A report from the Government Accountability Office shows 12 “potentially” duplicative information technology investments in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services cost more than $321 million since 2008.

HHS was the big offender with six projects costing $260.38 million, 81 percent of the total. Four enterprise information security initiatives that GAO considers to be similar to other efforts cost HHS $256.59 million, with two Medicare Coverage Determination projects adding $3.79 million.

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