DHS Falls Behind Schedule On $1B In IT Contracts

Law360, New York (September 26, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT) -- Approximately one-third of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's major information technology acquisitions — collectively worth about $1 billion — failed to meet all cost and schedule goals, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported Wednesday.

Of the 68 programs the DHS has classified as “major investments” critical enough to warrant special management attention, 21 have slipped their schedule or cost estimates by at least 10 percent. This is the threshold at which the Office of Management and Budget begins to consider projects “at increased risk of...
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