Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Follow-up on Corrective Actions in Response to the General Accounting Office's Report on the National Institutes of Health Computer System," (A-15-95-40001)

July 23, 1997

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (1.6 mb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This report provides the results of our follow-up review to determine progress by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in implementing recommendations made by the General Accounting Office (GAO) in its November 1991 report entitled, "Major NIH Computer System--Poor Management Resulted in Unmet Scientists' Needs and Wasted Millions" (GAO/IMTEC-92-5).

The GAO reported that NIH did not:

The NIH concurred with corrective actions GAO recommended and, in Fiscal Year (FY) 1996, reported that it had completed the corrective actions.