Systems design (11 - 20 of 22 items)
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...
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...
Information Resources: Army Corporate Data Base Disregards Congressional and DOD Direction
IMTEC-90-64: Published: Jul 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Army's effort to develop a corporate database.GAO found that: (1) eight Army information system development initiatives are pursuing the objectives of the cancelled Corporate Database Project; (2) the initiatives at the major command and installation levels primarily involve the development of standard databases; (3) the Army'...
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...
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...
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...
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...