Information systems (81 - 90 of 149 items)
Air Force ADP: CAMS and REMIS
IMTEC-92-43R: Published: Mar 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's Core Automated Maintenance System (CAMS) and the Reliability and Maintainability Information System (REMIS). GAO noted that: (1) although the Air Force has not conducted a comprehensive review of CAMS to assess its overall performance, numerous studies regarding CAMS have disclosed system performance and data accuracy problems; (2)...
Information Dissemination: Innovative Ways Agencies Are Using Technology
T-IMTEC-92-6: Published: Feb 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1992.
GAO discussed how federal agencies are using technology to provide the public with cheaper and faster access to a wider range of information, focusing on: (1) compact disc-read only memory (CD-ROM); (2) bulletin board systems; (3) voice messaging/facsimile; and (4) floppy discs. GAO noted that: (1) the U.S. Geological Survey's Geologic Long-Range Inclined Asdic-East Coast CD-ROM includes sonar-sca...
Trademark Automation: Search System Improved But Funding for Replacement Should Be Deferred
IMTEC-91-66: Published: Sep 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) actions and plans to improve and replace T-Search, the automated search and retrieval system used to determine whether an applicant's trademark is confusingly similar to pending or registered trademarks.GAO found that: (1) PTO has acted to address users' complaints by moving T-Search to a diffe...
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...
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...
War on Drugs: Information Management Poses Formidable Challenges
IMTEC-91-40: Published: May 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified: (1) automated information systems used by federal agencies in combatting illicit drugs; and (2) federal drug control community efforts to improve counterdrug information management.GAO found that: (1) 24 civilian and intelligence agencies and 9 Department of Defense (DOD) components operated over 100 drug control information systems; (2) due to...
Ineffective Information Management Impedes EPA's Enforcement Mission and Cross-Media Initiatives
T-IMTEC-91-16: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to develop information systems to meet enforcement users' needs for information that cut across such environmental media as air, water, solid waste, pesticides, and toxic substances. GAO noted that: (1) two of the three mission-critical information systems EPA was developing to provide the capability to collect data for enforcement,...
Stock Market Automation: Exchanges Have Increased Systems' Capacities Since the 1987 Market Crash
IMTEC-91-37: Published: May 10, 1991. Publicly Released: May 10, 1991.
GAO assessed the improvements made to stock markets' automated systems to facilitate order routing and trade execution on days with volatile trading and large trading volumes.GAO found that: (1) the National Association of Securities Dealers, the American Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, the Midwest Stock Exchange, the Pacific Stock Exchange, and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange improve...
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...
Defense Distribution System Illustrates Problems Facing Corporate Information Management Interim Standard Systems
T-IMTEC-91-12: Published: Apr 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Corporate Information Management Initiative's nomination of the Defense Distribution System (DDS) as an interim standard system for integrating several existing systems that automate supply depots and related warehouse operations. GAO noted that: (1) DOD believed that combining components' separate depot systems into a standard depot automation syste...