Electronic data processing (91 - 100 of 211 items)
The World Wide Military Command and Control Information System--Problems in Information Resource Management
MASAD-82-2: Published: Oct 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1981.
GAO was requested to evaluate: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to modernize the World Wide Military Command and Control Information System (WIS), as the World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS) automatic data processing program is currently termed; (2) the DOD plan to modernize WIS to determine whether it provided a reasonable and systematic approach to address and res...
Non-Federal Computer Acquisition Practices Provide Useful Information for Streamlining Federal Methods
AFMD-81-104: Published: Oct 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1981.
GAO undertook a study to determine how 18 non-federal organizations acquire computer equipment.The study of the 18 non-federal organizations showed that the agencies': (1) managers are committed to using the computer effectively as a tool for achieving business goals; (2) strategies and plans provide a framework and operational direction for computer acquisitions; and (3) practices and procedures...
Automatic Data Processing Problems at the Social Security Administration
118089: Sep 23, 1981
Comments were presented on GAO audit work directed at evaluating automatic data processing (ADP) activities at the Social Security Administration (SSA). GAO has identified longstanding ADP system weaknesses at SSA, which include: (1) inadequate ADP-related planning; (2) deficiencies in system development and software; (3) problems in acquiring and effectively using computer hardware; and (4) diffi...
Achieving Greater Economies in Data Processing in Federal Government
115926: Jun 10, 1981
The economics that can be achieved in automatic data processing (ADP) management were addressed. The Government has become increasingly dependent upon the use of computer technology. It is estimated that the Government will operate more than 18,000 computers in 1981; the cost of their installation, operation, and maintenance is estimated to be in excess of $15 billion annually. Because computer sy...
Opportunities Still Exist To Better Use the Mint's Data Processing Center
GGD-81-64: Published: Mar 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1981.
The Bureau of the Mint's automatic data processing center in San Francisco, California, serves not only the Bureau but other Department of the Treasury bureaus and Federal agencies as well. A review was performed to evaluate how well the Bureau's data processing resources are managed.Incomplete and inaccurate computer utilization measurements have caused Bureau officials to believe that the data c...
Secret Service Has More Computer Capacity Than It Needs
GGD-81-43: Published: Mar 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1981.
The Secret Service relies heavily on data processing to carry out its protective and law enforcement functions. GAO reviewed the use of computers by the Service to evaluate how effectively these resources are managed and how well they contribute towards the accomplishment of its mission.The Secret Service has computer resources in excess of its requirements. Because the Service did not define its...
Federal Agencies' Maintenance of Computer Programs: Expensive and Undermanaged
AFMD-81-25: Published: Feb 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1981.
Computer software maintenance consumes a large share of the federal government's automatic data processing (ADP) resources. A review was performed of computer software maintenance operations at 15 federal computer sites.Agencies have a limited overview of their software maintenance operations and have made little concentrated effort to effectively manage and minimize the resources required to main...
Government-Wide Guidelines and Management Assistance Center Needed To Improve ADP Systems Development
AFMD-81-20: Published: Feb 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1981.
In more than 57 reports in the past 10 years, GAO has identified management weaknesses in the design and development of large, complex Federal data processing systems. GAO suggests a framework of principles and procedures for managing systems development which could be the basis for issuing Government-wide guidelines. The earlier recommendation that a management assistance center for computer soft...
Social Security Needs To Better Plan, Develop, and Implement Its Major ADP Systems Redesign Projects
HRD-81-47: Published: Feb 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1981.
The efforts by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to redesign its retirement, survivors, disability, and health insurance automated system was reviewed. This redesign represented a major multifaceted automatic data processing system modification project undertaken to improve service to program beneficiaries.Although substantial effort and resources were invested in this project, it was large...
Computerized Hospital Medical Information Systems Need Further Evaluation To Ensure Benefits From Huge Investments
AFMD-81-3: Published: Nov 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1980.
GAO reviewed computerized hospital medical information systems (HMIS), which are expected to proliferate in the nation's hospitals within the next 5 to 10 years. The review was made to determine what the National Center for Health Services Research (NCHSR) has done to answer questions on the social and economic impact of HMIS. NCHSR is responsible, among other things, for supporting research, demo...