IT acquisitions (11 - 20 of 29 items)
Justice: IRM and Project EAGLE
IMTEC-93-7R: Published: Dec 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Justice's implementation of congressional recommendations to improve automated data processing (ADP) management and procurement. GAO noted that: (1) Justice has stopped ordering additional personal computers used as Enhanced Automation for the Government Legal Environment (EAGLE) workstations; (2) Justice is placing new orders fo...
Veterans Benefits: Acquisition of Information Resources for Modernization Is Premature
IMTEC-93-6: Published: Nov 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) information systems modernization effort, focusing on whether VBA: (1) will reflect its commitment to migrate to an open systems environment in its modernized system; and (2) procurements in support of the modernization effort duplicated other departmental procurements.GAO found that VBA: (1) has not suf...
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...
Department of Energy: Better Information Resources Management Needed to Accomplish Missions
IMTEC-92-53: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) information resources management (IRM) program in selected mission areas, focusing on whether: (1) information shortfalls interfere with fulfillment of managers' responsibilities; (2) DOE strategic IRM planning is linked to strategic mission planning; and (3) management control over acquisition and operation of information systems ensures compliance wi...
Information Resources Management: Initial Steps Taken But More Improvements Needed in AID's IRM Program
IMTEC-92-64: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) information resources management (IRM) program, focusing on: (1) whether the program meets federal IRM quality criteria; and (2) strategic IRM planning efforts to address IRM deficiencies and requirements.GAO found that: (1) the AID IRM program attempts to provide quality information to support agency operations and fulfill reporting re...
Strategic Information Planning: Framework for Designing and Developing System Architectures
IMTEC-92-51: Published: Jun 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1992.
GAO provided a generic framework for systematically analyzing, designing, and developing open and flexible information system architectures that can be used to meet various information processing needs.GAO noted that the framework is intended for use by GAO staff in evaluating federal agencies' information systems acquisition and development processes, but could be useful to others as a guide for...
Veterans Affairs IRM: Stronger Role Needed for Chief Information Resources Officer
IMTEC-91-51BR: Published: Jul 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the status of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plan for reorganizing its Office of Information Resources Management (IRM); (2) determined the effects of the reorganization on automatic data processing (ADP) acquisition skills; (3) evaluated whether the reorganization was consistent with legal guidelines; and (4) evaluated the involveme...
FAA Information Resources: Agency Needs to Correct Widespread Deficiencies
IMTEC-91-43: Published: Jun 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management of its information resources; and (2) whether FAA was acting to implement needed agency-wide corrective measures.GAO found that: (1) since FAA has not always ensured that agencies effectively and efficiently acquired and managed computers, software, and related information resources, it ha...
Defense ADP: Corporate Information Management Initiative Faces Significant Challenges
IMTEC-91-35: Published: Apr 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of its Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative, designed to improve DOD business practices, make better use of information technology, and eliminate duplicate information systems.GAO found that: (1) to encourage the military services to identify and cut duplicative system developments and...
Information Resources: Problems Persist in Justice's ADP Management and Operations
IMTEC-91-4: Published: Nov 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) automatic data processing (ADP) management and operation capabilities.GAO found that: (1) problems affecting the overall management of DOJ information technology resources included DOJ components' development of separate systems, incomplete and unreliable data, and lack of an overall ADP and case management plan; (...