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Report | July 9, 2024

Audit of the DoD’s Development and Maintenance of the Digital Modernization Strategy (Report No. DODIG‑2024‑104)


The objective of this audit was to determine whether the DoD developed and maintained the Digital Modernization Strategy (DMS) in accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-130.

OMB Circular No. A-130, “Managing Information as a Strategic Resource,” July 28, 2016, requires each Federal agency to develop and maintain an Information Resource Management (IRM) Strategic Plan to manage its information resources. The Circular requires that the IRM Strategic Plan describe the agency’s technology and information resource goals and demonstrate how the goals map to the agency’s mission and organizational priorities. The goals must be specific, verifiable, and measurable; and the IRM Strategic Plan must be reviewed annually as part of the agency’s Annual Performance Plan review. In July 2019, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, with support from the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO), issued the DoD’s IRM Strategic Plan, known as the DMS, to address those requirements.