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Federal Institute for Risk Assessment purchased unnecessary software
... Risk of poor requirements management ... trebled. Moreover, the Institute purchased unnecessary licences for expanding the software ... The Germamn SAI audited the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment that introduce a new software. Time of implementation was nearly three times as long as originally scheduled. The costs also nearly
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Bundesrechnungshof , issued in 2017
Risk cases: 2
The Ministry of the Environment lacks a compact information system and still uses 125 separate information systems and databases
The objective of the audit was to scrutinise the management of funds earmarked for the purchase and administration of ICT within the MoE and selected organisations which come under the management ... of the MoE. The audit identified the following risks: (1) non-existence of the Integrated environmental information system (IEIS) as an independent information system; (2) purchase of ICT, within the budget ... chapter of the MoE, through a state co-funded organisation CENIA which comes under the management of the MoE; (3) utilisation of the information systems. The audited period was 2010 to 2013; where relevant ... ... Ministry of the Environment manages 125 information systems and databases ... The Ministry of the Environment (MoE) has for more than 20 years a legal obligation to administer and manage an Integrated Environmental Information System (IEIS). In spite of this fact, the existing ... systems (more than 125 information systems and databases) are designed, implemented and managed as individual information systems without a direct integration into a joint point of reference.
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Supreme Audit Office of Czech Republic , issued in 2015
Risk cases: 7
Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems
... Be aware of legacy IT risks ... The US government spends about 75 percent of the total amount budgeted for information technology on operations and maintenance. GAO reviewed Office of Management and Budget and 26 agencies, covering ... years 2010 through 2017 and recommends to develop a goal for spending measure and finalize guidance to identify and prioritize legacy IT needing to be modernized or replaced.
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General Accountability Office , issued in 2016
Risk cases: 3
Australian Taxation Office: Administration of Australian Business Number Registrations
... More elligibility and data integrity needed ... The Australian Business Number (ABN) and Australian Business Register initiatives were implemented as part of theGovernment's comprehensive reform of the taxation system in 2000. Their introduction ... involved challenging issues of technology and governance , including the imperative to process and register significant numbers of applications in a short time. Overall, the Australian SAI concluded ... that the ABN registration process is operating effectively. However, matters relating to the eligibility of some ABN applicants need to be reviewed. Further, some data integrity issues remain outstanding.
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The Australian National Audit Office , issued in 2003
Risk cases: 3
Central government staff costs
... Results of staff reductions ... The British NAO found that departments had significantly reduced numbers of their civil servants and of course salary costs at the same time. But they reduced staff numbers mainly by minimising ... recruitment, and the age profile of the civil service has changed. NAO pays a lot attention to what effect this has had on the future pipeline of talent and skills. It reminds also that the departments need ... long-term operating models to work efficiently with the staff reduced.
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National Audit Office , issued in 2015
Risk cases: 5
Centralisation of support services of state authorities
... ... Most goals of centralisation of support services were achived ... Centralisation of support services of state authorities has generally been successful, the quality of accounting has improved, and accounting has become more effective. The objective of saving ... on costs was not achieved. It would be beneficial to analyse the implementation of a similar model in local governments, i.e. concentrating the accounting services to central units in order to improve ... the quality of accounting and make work more effective. It would allow saving working time on doing routine accounting procedures and use this time more for financial management, which helps to use public funds
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National Audit Office of Estonia , issued in 2018
Risk cases: 2
Conflicts of interest
... First, recognise the conflicts of interest are a real risk ... the British NAO gathered a significant amount of intelligence on conflicts, particularly in the health and education sectors. These are areas of government where services are increasingly ... commissioned and delivered by parties at arm’s-length to departments. Conflicts of interest can occur naturally as a product of the way a system is designed and most often arise from operational situations.
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National Audit Office , issued in 2015
Risk cases: 8
Use of consultants and temporary staff
... New skills needed in a longer term ... UK NAO: Used well, consultants and temporary staff can be an important source of specialist skills and capabilities that are uneconomic for departments to maintain in their permanent staff. Since ... 2009-10, the government has used spending controls to reduce its use of consultants and temporary staff, and by 2014-15 spending had fallen by £1.5 billion. However, spending has increased by between £400 ... million and £600 million since 2011-12, suggesting that this was more of a short-term reduction than a sustainable strategy. In the longer term, departments will need to develop workforce, skills
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National Audit Office , issued in 2016
Risk cases: 7
Digital transformation in government
... Support exemplars, provide consistent guidance... and do not lose focus ... As the NAO states: Government faces significant challenges in providing public services. While many government services are now available online, public administration is struggling to manage more ... complicated programmes and to improve the complex systems and processes that support public services.
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National Audit Office , issued in 2017
Risk cases: 4
FEMA Needs to Address Management Weaknesses to Improve Its Systems
... ... Controls in emergency management ... GAO audited the agency of the Department of Homeland Security, responsible for federal efforts to mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters. American auditors recommend that the agency fully ... define its investment board’s roles and responsibilities and procedures for selecting and overseeing investments, update its strategic plan and complete plans for IT modernization, and establish time ... frames for completing workforce planning efforts. The agency should also establish policies and guidance for implementing key IT management controls.
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General Accountability Office , issued in 2016
Risk cases: 4
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