Electronic data processing (121 - 130 of 211 items)
Data Base Management Systems--Without Careful Planning There Can Be Problems
FGMSD-79-35: Published: Jun 29, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1979.
A study was made to determine the problems encountered by agencies in acquiring and using database management system (DBMS) technology and what impact DBMS technology has had on agency operations. The General Services Administration (GSA) is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring Government-wide policy for the acquisition, use, and management of automatic data processing (ADP) re...
Veterans Administration's Plans To Noncompetitively Upgrade Its Austin, Texas, Data Processing Center
FGMSD-79-27: Published: May 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1979.
GAO was requested to review the Veterans Administration's (VA) plans to upgrade noncompetitively its Austin, Texas Data Processing Center (DPC), and the agency's management and use of its automated data processing (ADP) services. Based on its review, GAO concluded that the planned replacement of current equipment of the Austin DPC was not warranted because the VA requirements analysis understated...
National Bureau of Standards Needs Better Management of Its Computer Resources To Improve Program Effectiveness
CED-79-39: Published: Apr 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1979.
Pursuant to congressional request, an evaluation was conducted to determine how effectively the computer resources at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) support NBS scientists and administrators in carrying out their mission and program responsibilities.Computer hardware at NBS is obsolete, resulting in increased operating costs, an inability to handle certain sophisticated problems, and a lac...
DOD Automated Systems Security Programs
LCD-79-109: Published: Mar 21, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1979.
Comments are provided on a report which examined the automated systems security programs of the Department of Defense (DOD) and other major federal agencies, particularly as they relate to protecting sensitive data concerning internal audits and audit findings.The report concluded that agency management attention to programs for protecting data in automated systems was deficient. However, potentia...
Changing World of the Computer and Implications of ADP for GAO
092322: Feb 13, 1979
A summary is presented of a briefing of GAO officials on the expanding power, potential, and problems of automatic data processing (ADP). The summary deals with ways that the current miniturization of computer hardware can be used to audit the technology and how to review the managerial aspects of the technology application. Contained within the publication are the guest speakers presentations and...
A Methodology for Reviewing Computer Software
090837: Jan 1, 1979
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 14, Issue 3, Summer 1979...
Programming Guide to Version 6.0 of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
108440: Jan 1, 1979
A reference guide to formats, procedures, and options available in a computerized statistical data package. The guide is designed to facilitate learning and program compilation and to encourage users to convert to the updated version described. Program executions presented apply specifically to GAO computer systems...
GSA's Administration of the Automatic Data Processing Equipment (ADPE) Interim Upgrade Acquisition Policy
FGMSD-79-10: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1978.
A review was made of the automatic data processing (ADP) equipment interim upgrade acquisition process at the General Services Administration (GSA) to evaluate the interim upgrade policy, the administration of the interim upgrade process, and the effect the interim upgrade policy has had on competition in ADP procurement. The interim upgrade process prescribed in the Federal property management re...
Civil Service Commission Should Correct Weaknesses in Its Automatic Data Processing Policies and Practices
FPCD-78-94: Published: Nov 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1978.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is becoming increasingly reliant on automatic data processing (ADP) support to carry out its missions.Weaknesses in CSC ADP management were noted in policy matters, program documentation, security planning, and contingency planning. CSC or its successor should: (1) establish a comprehensive, uniform ADP policy; (2) expand the current program documentation standar...
Development of Department of Defense's Tri-Service Medical Information Systems
LCD-78-121: Published: Jul 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1978.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) Tri-Service Medical Information System (TRIMIS) should provide automatic data processing support for patient care in military hospitals. Its potential benefits involve minimizing duplication in systems development by the services, money savings, and improved hospital patient care.However, little progress has been made toward achieving these objectives despite expe...