Systems management (1 - 10 of 17 items)
VA IT Management: Organization Is Largely Centralized; Additional Actions Could Improve Human Capital Practices and Systems Development Processes
GAO-16-403: Published: Aug 17, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2016.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) performs key information technology (IT)-related functions, such as leadership, strategic planning, systems development and acquisition, and systems operations and maintenance, largely through its centralized Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), led by the Chief Information Officer (CIO). VA's two IT governance boards are intended to play a role in oth...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Opportunity to Strengthen Government's Management of Information and Technology
T-AIMD/GGD-94-126: Published: May 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act and the proposed reauthorization compromise. GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies have difficulties in managing and using information technology; (2) the federal government can learn from successful private organizations and state governments on how to manage information technology as an integral p...
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...
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...
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 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...
Defense ADP: Corporate Information Management Savings Estimates Are Not Supported
IMTEC-91-18: Published: Feb 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative to determine the basis for and validity of the savings DOD estimated it would derive from improving the standardization, quality, and consistency of data from DOD management information systems.GAO found that: (1) there was no basis to support the DOD estimate that...
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...
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...