The potential for more collaboration exists among four
Office of Management and Budget sponsored e-Government
initiatives and their partner agencies and stakeholders,
the General Accounting Office has said.
It said although the four initiatives have taken steps to
promote collaboration among partner agencies, rapid
development has resulted in limited collaboration,
potentially undermining objectives.
The Office of Personnel Management, which is trying to
establish government-wide payroll processing standards, has
not addressed the concerns of a key stakeholder that will be
required to make changes to its payroll processes and
policies, said Congress’ fiscal watchdog.
Some of GAO’s findings: The Department of the Interior, which
is trying to compile a comprehensive inventory of geospatial
data holdings, has not taken steps to ensure that key
stakeholders at the state and local levels are involved.
The General Services Administration has not involved the
chief financial officers of partner agencies in its effort
to establish its Integrated Acquisition Environment. The
Small Business Administration has not taken key steps to
facilitate effective collaboration with its partners and
stakeholders, such as establishing a collaborative
decision-making process and partner roles and responsibilities
in its efforts to set up its Business Gateway.