Electronic data processing (81 - 90 of 211 items)
Questions Designed To Aid Managers and Auditors in Assessing the ADP Planning Process
119637: Sep 30, 1982
This publication cites 58 elements considered essential to good automatic data processing (ADP) planning. Identified from research in the literature and from the results of GAO reviews of Federal agencies, these essential elements have been amplified into specific criteria which can be used as a reference base for evaluating the management of the ADP planning process. GAO believes that such an ass...
Need for Better Management of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
AFMD-82-74: Published: May 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute. The Institute's mission is to conduct research on the effects of radiation on living organisms and related matters that are essential to the operational and medical support of the Department of Defense (DOD). GAO was asked to address: management and control of the Institute's au...
Agreement Needed on DOD Guidelines for Exempting Certain ADP Equipment and Service Procurements From the Brooks Act
GGD-82-52: Published: Mar 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1982.
GAO was asked to provide a complete and comprehensive list of activities within the Department of Defense (DOD) that would remain covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act and the Brooks Act in view of the language exempting certain procurements of automatic data processing (ADP) equipment and services contained in the fiscal year 1982 DOD Authorization Act.GAO found that the DOD Authorization Act mo...
Improvement of Certain Management Areas
091301: Jun 19, 1978
During an audit of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) financial statements for the 15 months ended September 30, 1977, GAO noted certain matters that should be adopted to improve NCUA management.GAO found that the share insurance fund has been suffering a loss from involuntary liquidations because credit unions do not have sufficient assets to pay shareholders. However, credit checks...
Organizational Structure and Information Systems Used To Manage the Army's Depot-Level Maintenance Programs
103401: Sep 19, 1977
A review of the operational structure and information systems used to manage the Army's depot-level maintenance programs revealed that the prompt processing of maintenance data is a significant problem for the Army.The Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM) used data on the application of modification work orders to determine the status of the various approved aircraft modification projects. A lar...
Proposed Revisions to Procurement Regulations Covering ADP Equipment and Services
B-199089: Published: Oct 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1982.
GAO was asked for its comments on proposed revisions to the Federal Procurement Regulations and the Federal Property Management Regulations, covering the procurement, utilization, and management of automatic data processing equipment, software, maintenance services, and related supplies by Federal agencies. The comments provided concerned the following areas: (1) automatic data processing equipmen...
Utilization at Aberdeen Proving Ground's ADP Installation
LCD-76-125: Published: Jun 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1982.
GAO surveyed data processing activities at the Aberdeen Proving Ground to assess the overall management effectiveness in using the computer to support the mission.The Aberdeen Proving Ground operates an IBM model 360/65 computer which was installed in 1970. It is used for business, scientific, and engineering applications and serves as a central computer for several remote activities through telec...
The Need for a Better Trained EDP Auditor
117740: Jan 1, 1982
The demand for electronic data processing auditors is discussed in this article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 1, Winter 1982, as well as the skills needed in training a capable informations systems auditor...
Review of a Computer Hardware Acquisition for NOAA in Boulder, Colorado
AFMD-81-92: Published: Sep 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the computer hardware procurement history of the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The review addressed the following: (1) whether ERL was following a pattern of noncompetitive acquisitions; (2) the justification for the recent computer hardware acquisition for the Boulder computer center; (3) the management of the Boulde...
The Bureau of the Census Must Solve ADP Acquisition and Security Problems
AFMD-82-13: Published: Oct 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1981.
GAO reported on problems in the acquisition and security of automatic data processing (ADP) at the Bureau of the Census.GAO found that the fully competitive computer replacement acquisition is almost 2 years behind the Bureau's initial projections. The Bureau has presented a new revision of the schedule. However, GAO believes that without appropriate top management attention, involvement, and prio...