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Friday, March 17, 2006

OMB: Questions remain in effort to consolidate financial systems

"Uncertainties cling to a governmentwide mandatory effort to consolidate information technology systems for financial management, Office of Management and Budget officials acknowledged Wednesday.

'There's a lot of questions out there that we still need to answer,' said Karen Evans, OMB administrator of e-government and information technology. She testified at a hearing called by the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance and Accountability.

Speaking during a hearing break, Linda Combs, OMB's controller, acknowledged that aspects of the consolidation still need to be worked out. "We're working on something that's not been done before, and we're taking a deliberate look at every step we take," she said. "

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