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GSA IT System Failed Due to Oversight Issue, Audit Finds

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The General Services Administration lost another IT system because of recurring contract management issues and lack of accountability, an internal audit found.

The GSA Office of Inspector General assessed the reliability of GSA’s Acquisition Career Managment Information System, the federal government’s acquisition workforce training and education database of record.

The ACMIS’ functionality was so poor the Homeland Security Department decided to stop using it, citing significant difficulties with the implementation and use of the system. DHS also indicated major functional issues for users and major systematic issues for the department’s headquarters.

GSA declared its intention to replace ACMIS to auditors, but auditors warned the agency risks running into the same problems unless it evaluates deficiencies of ACMIS.

GSA should “ensure that the development, implementation, and maintenance of the system that will replace ACMIS adhere to system development life cycle guidelines,” the audit says.

Click here to read the full OIG report.

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