Acquisition (1 - 10 of 11 items)
Information Management: The National Archives and Records Administration's Fiscal Year 2008 Expenditure Plan
GAO-08-1105: Published: Sep 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2008.
To preserve and provide access to all types of electronic records, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been developing an Electronic Records Archive (ERA), including a base system for federal records and a separate system for presidential records, known as the Executive Office of the President (EOP) system. As mandated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, NARA must...
Electronic Records Archives: The National Archives and Records Administration's Fiscal Year 2006 Expenditure Plan
GAO-06-906: Published: Aug 18, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 2006.
Since 2001, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been working to acquire the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) system, which is intended to address critical issues in the creation, management, and use of federal electronic records. As required by law, the agency submitted its fiscal year 2006 expenditure plan to the congressional appropriations committees, seeking the releas...
Information Management: Planning for the Electronic Records Archives Has Improved
GAO-04-927: Published: Sep 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2004.
Since 2001, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been working to develop the policies and plans to build the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), a major information system that is intended to preserve and provide access to massive volumes of all types and formats of electronic records. Senate Report 108-146 directed GAO to provide a progress report on NARA's development of th...
Records Management: National Archives and Records Administration's Acquisition of Major System Faces Risks
GAO-03-880: Published: Aug 22, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 2003.
Increasingly, government records involve documents that are electronically created and stored. In support of its mission to manage and archive these records and ensure access to the "essential evidence" that they contain, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is acquiring an advanced Electronic Records Archives (ERA). GAO was asked to determine, among other things, how the ERA pr...
Intellectual Property: Industry and Agency Concerns Over Intellectual Property Rights
GAO-02-723T: Published: May 10, 2002. Publicly Released: May 10, 2002.
Improperly defined intellectual property rights in a government contract can result in the loss of an entity's critical assets or limit the development of applications critical to public health or safety. Conversely, successful contracts can spur economic development, innovation, and growth, and dramatically improve the quality of delivered goods and services. Contracting for intellectual property...
Foreign Technology: Collection and Dissemination of Japanese Information Can Be Improved
NSIAD-93-251: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. and Japanese organizations' collection and dissemination of foreign technology information, focusing on: (1) the Japanese and U.S. governments' processes for performing these functions; (2) Japanese officials' views on successful foreign technology collection and dissemination efforts; and (3) the collection efforts of U.S. government organiza...
Defense ADP: A Coordinated Strategy Is Needed to Implement the CALS Initiative
IMTEC-91-54: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) initiative to reduce the cost of maintenance and support by automating the millions of pages of technical data needed to support weapons systems.GAO found that: (1) the potential benefits of CALS could be significant, especially in the repair and maintenance o...
Information Resources: HCFA Must Better Justify Further Data Center Expansion
IMTEC-91-65: Published: Sep 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) plans to upgrade its data center, focusing on: (1) the planning and analysis documentation used to support this expansion; and (2) whether HCFA had a capacity management program to analyze its current data center work load and forecast future needs.GAO found that: (1) HCFA has not adequately justified its planned acquisition of compute...
Air Force ADP: Evaluations Needed to Substantiate Modernization Program Benefits
IMTEC-89-29: Published: May 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) Logistics Management System (LMS) Modernization Program, focusing on cost savings and system evaluations.GAO analyzed 1988 Air Force evaluations of the LMS program and found that AFLC: (1) could adequately support only $1.9 billion of the $12.2 billion in cost savings it originally expected in 1984; and (2)...
SSA Data Communications Contracts With Paradyne Corporation Demonstrate the Need for Improved Management Controls
IMTEC-84-15: Published: Jul 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) two contracts with the Paradyne Corporation for improving the SSA data communications network.The SSA terminal replacement contract with Paradyne was the largest in SSA history. The first contract, valued at about $115 million, required Paradyne to install leased terminals in SSA offices nationwide for...