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Defense IRM: Poor Implementation of Management Controls Has Put Migration Strategy at Risk
AIMD-98-5: Published: Oct 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative, focusing on: (1) the number and cost of systems designated for migration, the number of legacy systems already terminated or scheduled for termination, and savings resulting from terminations of legacy systems; and (2) whether DOD's management contro...
USDA Information Management: Action Needed To Address Long-standing Deficiencies
T-AIMD-97-56: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) past difficulties that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has experienced in planning for and managing information technology (IT); (2) actions GAO believes USDA must take if it is to significantly improve its management of information technology resources; and (3) USDA's current moratorium on information technology acquisitions.GAO noted t...
High-Risk Series: Information Management and Technology
HR-97-9: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the information system development and modernization efforts at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Weather Service (NWS), focusing on the agencies' problems meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO found that: (1) information systems are now integral to nearly every aspect of over $1...
Customs Service Modernization: Strategic Information Management Must Be Improved for National Automation Program to Succeed
AIMD-96-57: Published: May 9, 1996. Publicly Released: May 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's efforts to modernize its automated systems, focusing on: (1) the status and adequacy of Customs' implementation of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP); and (2) whether Customs is using a best-practices approach to improve mission performance through strategic information management and technology in implementing NCA...
Department of State IRM: Strategic Approach Needed to Better Support Agency Mission and Business Needs
AIMD-95-20: Published: Dec 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's information resources management (IRM) program and ongoing IRM improvement efforts.GAO found that: (1) State has poorly managed its information resources and continues to use inadequate and obsolete information technology, which has resulted in critical information shortfalls and interrupted operations; (2) although State...
Defense Management: Impediments Jeopardize Logistics Corporate Information Management
NSIAD-95-28: Published: Oct 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of its Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative, focusing on: (1) DOD progress in improving the logistics functions and depot maintenance under the initiative; and (2) impediments to further progress in achieving CIM goals.GAO found that: (1) CIM has had little effect on improving DOD materi...
DOD's CALS Initiative
AIMD-94-197R: Published: Sep 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support (CALS) initiative, focusing on: (1) two key CALS programs; (2) the impact of the Automated Document Conversion System (ADCS) on the initiative; and (3) the justification for using noncompetitive procedures to expand the Army-specific CALS contract to a DOD-wide scope. G...
Environmental Protection: EPA's Actions to Improve Longstanding Information Management Weaknesses
T-IMTEC-93-4: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1993.
GAO discussed information resources management (IRM) at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GAO noted that: (1) EPA has hundreds of district information systems with their own structures and purposes; (2) many of the EPA automated systems are too difficult to use or ill-designed to measure and assess environmental results; (3) data problems reflect EPA deficiencies in adhering to existing g...
Commerce: Information Management
IMTEC-93-21R: Published: Feb 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1993.
GAO reviewed information resources management (IRM) at the Department of Commerce, focusing on the operations of the Office of Information Resources Management (OIRM). GAO found that: (1) various bureaus within Commerce are responsible for IRM; (2) in general, Commerce staff believed OIRM has helped improve the acquisition of information resources; (3) OIRM did not oversee IRM systems after their...
Defense ADP: Corporate Information Management Must Overcome Major Problems
IMTEC-92-77: Published: Sep 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing the Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative, which will help DOD streamline operations and manage resources more efficiently.GAO found that: (1) CIM is the largest information-management initiative ever undertaken; (2) the success of CIM is threatened by DOD inability to change lo...