Information systems (71 - 80 of 149 items)
Perceived Barriers to Effective Information Resources Management: Results of GAO Panel Discussions
IMTEC-92-67: Published: Sep 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1992.
GAO held a series of panel discussion with representative federal government and private industry experts to determine perceived barriers to effective information resources management (IRM) in the federal government.GAO found that: (1) poor IRM can lead to higher costs, schedule delays, poor system performance, unsecured, impaired and uncoordinated information systems, unreliable data, and ineffec...
Air Force ADP: Status of Logistics Modernization Projects and CIM Impacts
IMTEC-92-66: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Materiel Command's (AFMC) 14 major logistics system modernization projects, focusing on: (1) the status of those projects; (2) whether the Air Force has evaluated any benefits derived from the completed systems; and (3) the impact that the Department of Defense's Corporate Information Management Initiative (CIM) has had on those proje...
Information Dissemination: Case Studies on Electronic Dissemination at Four Agencies
IMTEC-92-6FS: Published: Jul 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined electronic information dissemination processes at four agencies, focusing on the: (1) Department of Agriculture's Computerized Information Delivery Service; (2) National Technical Information Service's Bibliographic Database; (3) Bureau of the Census' general information dissemination program; and (4) National Library of Medicine's Medical Literatu...
Planning, Preparing, Documenting, and Referencing SAS Products
IMTEC-11.1.2: Published: Aug 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1992.
GAO published a guide to help evaluators and analysts apply and use the SAS data analysis system to assist with planning, preparing, documenting, and referencing SAS products, focusing on: (1) how GAO system users can develop products which conform to quality control and workpaper documentation standards; (2) the flexibility, suitability, and ease of use of the SAS system; (3) SAS uses in planning...
PTO: Information Dissemination
IMTEC-92-73R: Published: Jul 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO): (1) compliance with a mandated compact disk-read-only memory (CD-ROM) demonstration program; and (2) efforts to disseminate patent information to the public. GAO noted that: (1) PTO is implementing the CD-ROM demonstration project; (2) PTO works closely with an industry association in establis...
Mission Support Project: Analyzing User Requirements for Assignment Management Tasks
OIMC-92-3: Published: Jul 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1992.
GAO provided updated information on the Mission Support Project, which defines user requirements to streamline assignment tasks and to more easily provide information access. GAO assessed ways that staff complete data collection and analysis tasks to carry out their work more efficiently and effectively...
Attack Warning: Lack of System Architecture Contributes to Major Development Problems
IMTEC-92-52: Published: Jun 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Air Force activities under the Cheyenne Mountain Upgrade (CMU) program, which is intended to modernize computer systems that provide critical strategic surveillance, attack warning, and assessment information to U.S. and Canadian leaders.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is currently developing the CMU program as five individual subsystems without...
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...
DOD's JUSTIS Decision
IMTEC-92-47R: Published: Apr 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to terminate the Air Force Joint Uniform Services Technical Information System (JUSTIS) Program. GAO noted that DOD: (1) terminated the JUSTIS Program on the grounds that the Joint Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (JCALS) Program could address over 50 percent of JUSTIS program requireme...
Information Resources: Summary of Federal Agencies' Information Resources Management Problems
IMTEC-92-13FS: Published: Feb 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal agency information resources management (IRM) problems documented in previous GAO reports.GAO found that: (1) 132 of the 192 reports that the GAO Information Management and Technology Division issued between October 1, 1988 and May 31, 1991, identified one or more IRM-related problems; and (2) the most common IRM problem that...