“With Hurricane Dorian crawling toward the East Coast of the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is far short of federally mandated IT management practices, according to an Aug. 30 report from the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General.”
“FEMA has not established an IT strategic plan, architecture, or governance framework to facilitate day-to-day management of its aging IT systems and equipment,” the IG wrote, describing FEMA’s IT investments as “a critical asset” of its disaster response and recovery operations.
“We attribute these deficiencies to the FEMA Chief Information Officer’s limited authority to manage IT agency-wide, as well as to a decentralized resource allocation approach that…” Read the full article here.
Source: FEMA has a whirlwind of IT problems – By Andrew Eversden, September 3, 2019. Federal Times.