Electronic data processing (51 - 60 of 211 items)
Data Security Software
133201: Jan 1, 1986
This article discusses security software, one of the newer methods of automating computer system controls. It notes that security software must meet intended objectives in the areas of accountability, auditability, integrity, and usability. It describes the functional categories of security software, including: (1) operating systems security; (2) access control; (3) file encryption; (4) risk asses...
Glossary of EDP Terminology
130989: Jan 1, 1986
GAO presented a glossary of data processing terminology to offer users a good working knowledge of data processing terms...
Results of EDP Auditor Reader Survey on Microcomputers
130372: Jan 1, 1986
In the EDP Auditor Update, Vol. II, 1986, GAO conducted a survey on the use of electronic data processing. GAO found that microcomputers were significantly useful in: (1) the auditing process; (2) administrative support functions such as word processing and budgeting; and (3) technology transfer...
Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment System
127994: Sep 26, 1985
Testimony was given on computer problems that have been found with the Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment System which is intended to provide leaders with a timely and accurate warning in the event of a nuclear attack. Several false warnings triggered the system 4 years ago and, since that time, efforts have been made to find the cause of these problems and to provide solutions for them. The p...
Improvements Needed in General Automated Data Processing Controls at the National Finance Center
AFMD-85-38: Published: Jul 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1985.
GAO reviewed the adequacy of selected general automatic data processing (ADP) controls at the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Finance Center (NFC).GAO found that: (1) NFC did not have a formal disaster recovery and backup processing plan to ensure continued operations of its financial and personnel systems; (2) computer program documentation for the payroll/personnel billings and colle...
Review of Two Proposed Automatic Data Processing Procurements by the Social Security Administration
IMTEC-85-7: Published: Apr 10, 1985. Publicly Released: May 10, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated two proposed Social Security Administration (SSA) procurements for automatic data processing equipment.On March 5, 1985, SSA cancelled the solicitation for communications processors because it is considering alternative ways to satisfy this requirement. SSA is not currently soliciting proposals for either procurement. GAO found no evidence that SS...
Automatic Data Processing Activity in the Feed Materials Production Center, Fernald, Ohio
088725: Nov 7, 1975
No summary is currently available...
"Spaces," "Faces," and "Bucks": An Overview of the Role of Automated Information Systems in Managing the Enlisted Force
127325: May 1, 1985
GAO issued a handbook to assist evaluators involved in audits pertaining to defense force management issues. The military services base force management decisions on three factors, including: (1) manpower necessary to fulfill mission requirements; (2) personnel available to fill necessary positions; and (3) personnel costs. The military services use a wide variety of management information systems...
[Request for Opinion Concerning Exchange Agreements Between Patent and Trademark Office and Private Firms]
B-217448: Published: Mar 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed whether exchange agreements between the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and private firms, to automate PTO trademark search activities, are subject to the Brooks Act. GAO held that these exchange agreements for products and services are essentially procurement contracts and that they are, therefore, subject to the act...