Automatic data processing (31 - 40 of 69 items)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Inadequacies in Data Processing Planning in the Department of the Interior
FGMSD-78-41: Published: Jun 23, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1978.
In fiscal year 1977, the Department of the Interior spent over $50 million for acquisition, operation, and use of automatic data processing (ADP) resources. Interior uses computer systems for processing scientific, statistical, engineering, land management, enforcement, and safety programs, but it is not as economical or effective in its acquisition and use of ADP resources as it should be.Althoug...
BPA Management of ADP Systems Development Activities
B-115369: Published: May 30, 1978. Publicly Released: May 30, 1978.
GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) management of automatic data processing (ADP) systems development activities. BPA has serious weaknesses in its ADP systems management, which GAO believes warrant immediate action. Because the ADP management plan lacks meaningful information about individual systems, is inaccurate, is not authoritative, and is not considered mandatory, the pla...
Inadequacies in Data Processing Planning in the Department of Commerce
FGMSD-78-27: Published: May 1, 1978. Publicly Released: May 1, 1978.
The Department of Commerce uses more than 300 computer systems for its various programs. In 1977, it spent over $100 million on such systems. The Department could achieve significant savings by improving the management of its planning processes for acquiring and using automated data processing (ADP) resources.Savings could be attained through consolidation of existing facilities which perform simi...