S. 2336: Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reform Act of 2019

CBO Score

$2 million

Date of Report

Wed February 19th, 2020

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

A bill to improve the management of information technology projects and investments of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Jon Tester — D — MT

Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to assess and report on its Information Technology (IT) systems and procedures. Specifically, the bill would require VA to: • Review the agency’s processes for managing the risk of cost overruns or schedule delays that projects for acquiring or modifying IT systems could experience; • Report on IT projects with obligations of $25 million or more; • Provide additional information on IT projects in the agency’s annual budget submission; and • Monitor IT performance metrics. The bill also would require the Government accountability Office (GAO) to review and report on VA’s practices for managing risks in the department’s IT programs.

View the full vote history of this bill on GovTrack.us.

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