Time-out is called on new VA IT projects

Time-out is called on new VA IT projects

Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi has ordered his department to put on hold all new information technology projects until VA sets a formal IT strategy.

Anthony Principi

Principi said during his confirmation hearing that IT can help the government's largest civilian department better serve veterans, but he is concerned about VA's poor performance on previous IT projects.

The moratorium does not affect ongoing IT projects, a department spokesman said.

Last year, the General Accounting Office criticized the department because it lacked an overall IT plan for re-engineering business processes and integrating its systems architecture.

'T.L. Orr

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