Information systems (101 - 110 of 149 items)
Strategic Focus Needed to Improve the Coast Guard's Information Resources Management
T-IMTEC-90-7: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO discussed the Coast Guard's management of its information resources. GAO noted that the Coast Guard: (1) did not collect pertinent information and make it readily available to units, negatively affecting program operations and management; (2) focused its resolution of information system problems on replacing or upgrading technical system counterparts and did not address its overall information...
Coast Guard: Strategic Focus Needed to Improve Information Resources Management
IMTEC-90-32: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Coast Guard's: (1) management of major automated systems; and (2) development of information resource management (IRM) policies and procedures.GAO found that: (1) the Coast Guard had difficulty getting basic information that it needed to carry out its mission, since information was not readily available or easily transferable among Coast Guard...
Information Resources: Management Commitment Needed to Meet Information Challenges
IMTEC-90-27: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
GAO assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) information resources management (IRM) in supporting its mission, focusing on central VA IRM management practices and VA information needs.GAO found that: (1) VA information systems did not readily provide management with data to effectively assess, monitor, and manage its expensive programs, because of antiquated, ineffici...
Federal Information Resources Management Act (S. 1742)
T-IMTEC-90-3: Published: Feb 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1990.
GAO discussed proposed legislation and recent activities regarding federal paperwork reduction and comprehensive information management. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed legislation would encourage effective information management by directing each agency's chief information official to establish formal training programs; (2) federal agencies needed to adopt a strategic approach in developing info...
Air Force ADP: Systems Funded Without Adequate Cost/Benefit Analyses
IMTEC-90-6: Published: Dec 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) development of four management information systems, focusing on: (1) whether initial project planning weaknesses identified in other system development projects occurred in these projects; and (2) the cost-benefit analyses AFLC prepared in justifying and planning the projects.GAO found that: (1) AFLC perform...
Problems With Commerce's Worldwide Commercial Information Management System
T-NSIAD-90-6: Published: Nov 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1989.
GAO discussed the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service's (US&FCS) Commercial Information Management System (CIMS). GAO noted that CIMS: (1) development funds were inadequate; (2) hardware deficiencies limited the US&FCS staff's file access; (3) software design deficiencies and complexities hindered immediate responses to customers' requests; (4) software development was suspended because Commerce's...
Export Promotion: Problems With Commerce's Commercial Information Management System
NSIAD-89-162: Published: Aug 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the availability, data quality, budget, and full-implementation potential of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service's (US&FCS) Commercial Information Management System (CIMS), a comprehensive, automated trade information database intended to help domestic businesses establish themselves in the export marketplace.GAO found that: (1) 83 of 169 US&FC...
Information Management: Issues Important to Farmers Home Administration Systems Modernization
IMTEC-89-64: Published: Aug 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1989.
GAO evaluated the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) plans to modernize its automated systems, focusing on whether its approach addressed the problems it encountered in past efforts, as well as problems that other federal agencies encountered in their modernization programs.GAO found that: (1) although FmHA developed a strategic plan to guide the modernization program, the program's success depe...
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)...
ADP Systems: VA Actions to Improve Management of Information Resources
IMTEC-89-24: Published: Apr 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1989.
GAO summarized the status of Veterans Administration (VA) actions in response to GAO recommendations in three reports on its information systems and information resources management activities.GAO found that: (1) VA strengthened controls over the software development process, conducted risk analysis and contingency planning to improve security, and issued guidelines restricting release of sensitiv...