Summary: H.R.4061 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (11/02/2005)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Management Improvement Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of Veterans Affairs has the authority and control necessary for the development, approval, implementation, integration, and oversight of policies, procedures, processes, activities, and systems relating to the management of Department information technology.

Requires the: (1) Secretary to develop, implement, and maintain a process for the selection and oversight of information technology for the Department, including a strategic plan that includes performance measurements and an integrated enterprise architecture; and (2) CIO to review and update on an ongoing basis the plan and architecture.

Directs the CIO to select the CIOs for each of the Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, and National Cemetery Administration, who will implement the plan and architecture within their departments.

Requires the Secretary to submit to the congressional veterans' committees interim and annual progress reports on the implementation of this Act, with a final report due no later than January 1, 2008.