As a kid, some of my friends would hide their report cards from their parents when they received a bad grade. Eventually, the parents would realize they hadn’t seen the quarter’s progress report and looked into why. When they found out, they’d be doubly upset. Not only was there a bad grade, but their kid had try to hide the result. So, as my friends contemplated their mistake from the confines of their rooms, they learned, you can run, but you can’t hide. This also holds true in governmental practice as well. In the federal government, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) is that parent and they’re monitoring the progress. The GAO evaluates how well the government is performing on modernizing its IT infrastructure using, you guessed it, a report card.