Report Knocks FDA For Lagging On Critical IT Upgrades

Law360, New York (April 17, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is falling short in efforts to bring its information technology systems up to date, with no comprehensive inventory of its IT systems and no master schedule for one $280 million project, according to a report released Monday.

In its report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office faulted the FDA for not making greater strides in modernizing its IT systems, which have been criticized for years as “outdated and unstable,” as the GAO described in a 2007 report.

On Monday, the GAO...
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