Information systems (111 - 120 of 149 items)
Submarine Combat System: Technical Challenges Confronting Navy's Seawolf AN/BSY-2 Development
IMTEC-89-35: Published: Mar 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified the technical challenges confronting the Navy in its efforts to develop the AN/BSY-2 combat system for the Seawolf submarine, focusing on system design, software development, testing and integration, and independent verification and validation.GAO found that: (1) seven development organizations under the direction of a prime contractor would s...
Freedom of Information Act: State Department Request Processing
GGD-89-23: Published: Jan 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of State's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request processing operations.GAO found that State: (1) received 7,567 FOIA requests from 1985 through 1987; (2) took longer than 6 months to complete three-fourths of the requests; (3) reported a backlog of 3,700 requests; (4) recognized that its limited staff could not keep up with th...
Securities Regulation: Efforts to Detect, Investigate, and Deter Insider Trading
GGD-88-116: Published: Aug 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) and self-regulatory organizations' (SRO) efforts to detect, investigate, and deter insider trading.GAO found that the securities markets are vulnerable to insider trading because of the: (1) large number of corporate events, such as mergers and acquisitions; (2) large number of individuals with knowled...
Strategic Plan: Information Management and Technology Issue Area Plan
542805: Jun 1, 1988
GAO presented its issue area plan for information management and technology. The plan's goals include: (1) examining the effectiveness of oversight of agencies' information management activities; (2) assessing agencies' acquisition and management of computer and telecommunications resources; and (3) promoting more efficient, effective, and economical use of information technology. The plan will sp...
Financial Markets: Status of Computer Improvements at the New York Stock Exchange
IMTEC-88-35: Published: Apr 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the status of the New York Stock Exchange's (NYSE): (1) corrective actions to its automated order processing systems; (2) plans for an independent assessment of its computer operations; and (3) efforts to improve its systems capacity planning process. GAO also reviewed the Security and Exchange Commission's (SEC) plans to review the adequacy of NYS...
Information Systems: Veterans Administration Information Resources Management Is Improving
IMTEC-88-17: Published: Jan 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Veterans Administration's (VA) management of information resources, focusing on its progress in: (1) overseeing systems development; (2) reducing data duplication and increasing data sharing; (3) upgrading its telecommunications system; and (4) training users of automatic data processing (ADP) systems.GAO found that VA had: (1) pursued in-hous...
Data Base Systems: Observations on Social Security's Data Base Integration Program
IMTEC-88-19: Published: Jan 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a Social Security Administration (SSA) request, GAO reviewed the SSA database integration program, focusing on the program strategy's technical feasibility.GAO noted that the proposed strategy required: (1) integration of five major master files containing over 900 million records; and (2) immediate on-line access to active and inactive records. GAO found that: (1) SSA had not analyzed...
Arms Exports: Licensing Reviews for Exporting Military Items Can Be Improved
NSIAD-87-211: Published: Sep 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's Office of Munition Control's (OMC) arms export licensing activities and procedures and identified actions OMC took to cope with its increased work load.GAO found that OMC: (1) approved about 90 percent of the license applications it acted on; (2) acted on 80 percent in less than a month; and (3) did not routinely check...
Freedom of Information Act: Accuracy of the State Department's Automated Case Tracking System
GGD-87-95BR: Published: Jul 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's operations relating to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, specifically the accuracy of the data in State's computerized Information Request Management System.GAO sampled 193 cases that were in the system between January 1986 and November 1986 and found that: (1) 41 percent of the cases contained at least one er...
ADP, IRM & Telecommunications 1986
IMTEC-87-18: Published: Jul 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1987.
GAO published its annual bibliography containing information on its documents relating to automatic data processing (ADP), information resource management (IRM), and telecommunications. The materials covered in this bibliography include documents released by GAO during 1986 and earlier documents which were judged appropriate for inclusion in the bibliography. This bibliography represents the total...