Electronic data processing (101 - 110 of 211 items)
Use of Computers by Firms Providing Architect-Engineer Services to Federal Agencies
LCD-81-2: Published: Oct 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1980.
GAO examined the problems experienced by firms using computer aids on Federal design projects. As part of the planning effort for this review, GAO made a survey of 800 firms providing architectural and engineering services to Federal agencies to obtain sufficient data to use in planning the scope and depth of the review and to identify firms which experienced problems relating to computer use on F...
Agencies Should Encourage Greater Computer Use on Federal Design Projects
LCD-81-7: Published: Oct 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1980.
Federal agencies are not actively seeking or encouraging the use of computers on Federal design projects. As a result, they are missing opportunities to achieve significant savings and to improve the quality of Federal building designs.GAO found that Federal officials and agency procedures and practices often limit and hamper the use of computers on Federal projects. Agencies generally have not cr...
Need for Improved Management and Increased Sharing of Computer Resources at the San Antonio Data Services Center
FGMSD-80-82: Published: Sep 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1980.
The Air Force Data Services Center in San Antonio, Texas, was established to test the economic and operational feasibility of a regional data processing center. With four Air Force bases, a large Army installation, and several other Government activities in the San Antonio area, the Center serves a large automatic data processing user community. The Center operates on a fee-for-services basis with...
The Navy's Computerized Pay System Is Unreliable and Inefficient--What Went Wrong?
FGMSD-80-71: Published: Sep 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1980.
Over the last 12 years, the Navy has spent more than $150 million to develop and operate a central automated military pay system that is largely unreliable and inefficient. Although GAO approved the system design, it is not working as designed because it was not implemented as designed.Two studies conducted in 1978 revealed that 42 percent of 291 selected pay accounts reviewed were inaccurate and...
Review of the District of Columbia's Automatic Data Processing Operations
GGD-80-103: Published: Sep 9, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1980.
GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's data processing personnel and training processes as a part of its effort to assess the overall effectiveness of the District's management of its automatic data processing resources and recommend improvements. Preliminary work indicated that the District was experiencing problems attracting and retaining employees and keeping them abreast of the ever-changing...
Use of Automatic Data Processing in the Veterans Administration To Support Medical Care Facilities
113233: Sep 4, 1980
A review of the use of automatic data processing (ADP) resources throughout the Veterans Administration (VA) revealed that long-range planning is poor. ADP support to the medical centers has been decentralized, poorly coordinated, and sporadic. A future support system has begun without the planning, coordination, and user involvement needed to assure its success. While VA uses and manages data pro...
Triennial Assessment of the Tennessee Valley Authority--Fiscal Years 1977-1979
EMD-80-91: Published: Aug 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1980.
GAO summarized its work and reports accomplished during fiscal years 1977, 1978, and 1979 at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). It assessed the TVA role as a leader in the electric utility industry and made recommendations concerning: TVA systems for planning and for forecasting electricity needs in its service area; a number of supply and demand options available to TVA to permit it to better...
The Post-Implementation Review
112925: Jul 1, 1980
The post-implementation review phase of automated information system development work provides a feedback mechanism to management that can measure project results and gather data necessary to analyze what corrective action may be required before beginning another system development effort. The project leader, together with the members of the original development, conversion, and implementation tea...
Procurement of ADP Equipment and Services by Veterans Administration
112407: May 29, 1980
GA0 reported on certain contracts and purchase orders related to the Veterans Administration's (VA) procurement of automatic data processing (ADP) equipment and services, using end-of-year funds, specifically VA medical ADP activities. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reviewed these contracts and purchase orders and alleged irregularities relating to some of these procurements. They direc...
Review of Selected Computer System Procurements
FGMSD-80-34: Published: Feb 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1980.
GAO was asked to study how conversion costs affect the procurement of new computer systems. Of particular concern was whether including conversion costs in computer procurements would result in selecting the system that would cost the Government the least over the life of the system. Conversion costs, a significant factor in computer replacement procurements, may run into millions of dollars when...