Electronic data processing (111 - 120 of 211 items)
A Structure for Managing ADP Resources
113270: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 3, Summer 1980. Automatic data processing (ADP) activities still present major management problems which have resulted, in part, from the lack of an appropriate organizational structure and procedures for managing ADP activities. Top management does not consider information systems as a corporate asset; thus, it does not devote enough attenti...
The Road to a Billion Dollar Saving: A Team Effort
113269: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 3, Summer 1980. The Air Force Phase 4 project, to replace current computer systems at Air Force bases around the world at an estimated 20-year cost of $4 billion, is the largest single computer acquisition in government history. Most of the Air Force bases have two computer systems, one for processing supply applications and one for processin...
Honeywell Computer Equipment Supplied to DOD
B-163074: Published: Nov 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1979.
A firm requested that the Comptroller General provide corrections to his letter of October 1, 1979, to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Research and Development, House Armed Services Committee. There were three issues involved in the request. First, the firm claimed to have completed agreements with GAO concerning certain of its computer equipment supplied to the Department of Defense (DOD) as the Wo...
The Air Force Should Cancel Plans To Acquire Two Computer Systems at Most Bases
FGMSD-80-15: Published: Oct 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1979.
The report described how the Government could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Air Force redirected its computer system acquisition program. Air Force requirements, vendor competition, and the handling of unsolicited proposals were reviewed.The Air Force's stated requirements for a minimum of two new computer systems capable of running the same programs had never been justified and were...
Management Guidelines for Cost Accounting and Cost Control for ADP Systems Design and Development Activities
094325: Nov 1, 1979
Management guidelines for cost accounting and cost control for automatic data processing (ADP) system's design and development activities are presented. Specifically, the guidelines presented include topic areas such as the ADP system life cycle concept, formal planning of an ADP system, resource utilization measurement, management reporting, and the assignment of cost to end user units...
Duplication in the Navy's Management Information Systems Is Costly
LCD-79-113: Published: Oct 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1979.
During fiscal year 1978, the Navy spent $481 million to operate and maintain automated management information systems (MIS) that support many similar management functions. These different computerized systems produce essentially the same kinds of management reports; have approximately the same automated procedures and processes; and accumulate, process, and store much of the same data.The Navy doe...
Review of HEW Guidelines for Acquiring Automatic Data Processing Systems Under the Social Security Act
HRD-79-126: Published: Oct 2, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1979.
GAO was requested to review requirements governing federally funded automatic data processing (ADP) systems acquisitions with regard to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) requirements on States procuring and using computers to administer programs under the Social Security Act. Nine ADP procurements in five States were reviewed with respect to the procurement methods used.GAO fo...
Problems Associated With Developing Large, Complex Data Processing Systems
FGMSD-79-49: Published: Aug 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1979.
To ensure the successful development of data processing systems, the following management principles must be followed: continual planning, a structured approach to managing development work, and effective top management involvement throughout the development process. GAO review of the problems associated with developing large data processing systems centered on the Army, the Veterans Administratio...
Questions Designed To Aid Managers and Auditors in Assessing the ADP Planning Process
092130: Sep 9, 1979
The Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Group of the GAO Financial and General Management Studies Division prepared and compiled a publication containing the results of their research and experience in the management of ADP planning. A question and answer format is used to identify and to amplify approximately 58 elements considered essential to the operation of an effective ADP planning process. By c...
Improvements Needed in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Management and Use of Its Automatic Data Processing Resources
EMD-79-102: Published: Sep 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1979.
The management and use of general purpose automatic data processing (ADP) resources in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) were reviewed. The primary purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of agency policies and procedures for (1) planning, controlling, and reviewing ADP activities and systems; and (2) identifying and acquiring ADP hardware and related services. Ineffective use o...