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Full Committee

Placing Federal Tax Dollars at Risk: How the Small Business Administration Mismanages the Modernization of its Information Technology
On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. the Committee on Small Business conducted a hearing titled Placing Federal Tax Dollars at Risk: How the Small Business Administration Mismanages the Modernization of its Information Technology. The hearing began at 1:00 P.M. on February 8, 2012, in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Committee examined the Small Business Administration’s efforts to modernize the computer systems used to manage its loan portfolios.  The systems, originally developed in the 1970s, are outdated and multiple administrators determined that they need to be updated.  Given the problems plaguing the systems, the Chairman requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the modernization efforts.  This hearing reviewed the GAO audit and hear what steps, if any, the Administrator will take to improve the modernization of its loan management accounting systems.     

Opening Statement:

Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • The Honorable Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, United States Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • David Powner, Director, Information Technology Management Issues, United States Government Accountability Office, Washington, D.C.

    Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice
  • Official Witness List
  • Official Hearing Memo
  • Press Release
  • Hearing Video