Posted June 13, 2011
On Thursday, June 9, the Office of the Auditor General released its 2011 Status Report. Chapter 2 of the report, "Large Information Technology Projects" reviews five of seven large IT projects that were previously audited in 2006. The report reads:
"Overall, the government has made unsatisfactory progress on its commitments in reponse to our 2006 recommendations. Although some improvements have been made, progress has been unsatisfactory in the important areas of governance and project business cases. Only two of the five projects we looked at... met most of our criteria for well-managed projects."
The report goes on to state, however, that all the organizations in question agree with the recommendations of the Auditor General, and their detailed responses to the recommendations are included in the report. This represents huge opportunity for the ICT industry in Canada to work together with the Canadian federal government toward increasing the productivity and efficiency of all its programs and systems.
The report also reviews regulation by Health Canada of the safety of medical devices. Access this chapter, titled "Regulating Medical Devices - Health Canada," here.