NASA's IT Governance Ineffective, Internal Report Finds

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT) -- NASA’s decentralized nature and longstanding culture of autonomy are interfering with the space agency's ability to implement effective control over information technology, which contributes to weakened accountability and a lack of focused control over the IT budget and procurement, according to an internal report released Wednesday.

An investigation by NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin reveals that NASA’s chief information officer operates in an organizational structure that marginalizes the position, has limited control over a majority of the agency’s IT investments and is unable to enforce...
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