Budget and information technology project planning implementation in the federal government: An investigation of the relationship between risk management and oversight

by Thomas, Brian E., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2008, 199 pages; 3296722


This paper examines project execution risk oversight in relation to the staff size, budget size, and the emphasis of federal government oversight by the Government Accountability Office. As the US federal government plans for its 2007 fiscal year, nearly $65 billion have been requested for 2007 Information Technology projects (H.R., 2005). The importance of making correct strategic decisions affects the delivery of services. In the case of the federal government, Information Technology is embedded in the business processes. This research indicates that there is a weak linkage between oversight and the amount of resources that may be at risk. This research conducts a regression analysis of the metrics collected by the federal government.

AdviserDouglas Smith
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Public administration
Publication Number3296722

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