The use of information technology (IT) is crucial to helping the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) effectively serve the nation's veterans, and the VA has expended billions of dollars annually over the last several years to manage and secure its info. systems and assets. VA has, however, experienced challenges in managing its IT. Reports have previously highlighted VA's weaknesses in managing and securing its info. systems and assets. This testimony discusses past reports on VA's weaknesses in managing its IT resources, specifically in the areas of systems development, info. security, and collaboration with the DoD on efforts to meet common health system needs. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.