Automatic data processing (51 - 60 of 69 items)
GAO's Views on the Military's Financial Management ADP Systems
100326: Mar 16, 1977
Accounting problems in the Department of Defense (DOD) that have been reported by GAO include: the use of open allotments for unauthorized purposes; the nonexistence of general ledgers or the nonuse of them as a source for financial reports; the obligation of O and M funds when material is purchased by local stock funds; the accounting for fixed assets; the obligation of not more than 20 percent o...
Safeguarding Taxpayer Information: An Evaluation of the Proposed Computerized Tax Administration System
LCD-76-115: Published: Jan 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1977.
The proposed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) computer system, the Tax Administration System, was examined to determine safeguards for personal taxpayer information. Major threats to a network of this type are from untrustworthy users or from unauthorized access.Although absolute computer security is not practicable, the Tax Administration System will provide a high level of protection through techn...
Designation of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Computer Facility as a Federal Scientific Data Processing Center Could Save Millions
LCD-76-112: Published: Dec 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1976.
The Regents of the University of California operate the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory as a Government-owned, contractor-operated facility under contract to the Energy Research and Development Administration. Berkeley maintains a computer facility to support its research in three primary areas: physical research, biomedical research, and energy and environment research.Although not designated as suc...
New Computer Was Not Needed for the St. Louis Computer Center
LCD-76-126: Published: Dec 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1976.
The procurement of a Burroughs Corporation B-4781 computer system for the Department of Agriculture's St. Louis Computer Center was reviewed.The St. Louis Computer Center's data processing system has two computers and equipment that support, exclusively, the lending activities of the Farmers Home Administration. The procurement of a replacement computer system was not justified because the existin...
Analysis of Replacing Existing DOA Computer System
LCD-77-101: Published: Dec 1, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1976.
Plans of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to replace an IBM 360/65 computer system located at its New Orleans Computer Center were reviewed, particularly whether the replacement was justified and whether it would have to be made on a noncompetitive basis.To replace the existing computer would cost $2.4 million more than the present leased system over a 36 month period. It was felt that ever in...
Acquisition of Automatic Data Processing Equipment
B-115369.07: Published: Oct 14, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1976.
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Summary of Improvement Actions Taken by the Government Printing Office in the Utilization and Management of Automatic Data Processing Resources
FGMSD-76-58: Published: May 27, 1976. Publicly Released: May 27, 1976.
GAO reviewed the improvement actions taken by the Government Printing Office (GPO) in response to a prior report on improving the utilization and management of automatic data processing (ADP) resources.GAO found notable improvements being made in the management and application of ADP resources at GPO although not all of the problems discussed in the original report have been satisfactorily resolve...
Managers Need To Provide Better Protection for Federal Automatic Data Processing Facilities
FGMSD-76-40: Published: May 10, 1976. Publicly Released: May 10, 1976.
The federal government currently relies on the services of about 9,000 computers in its day-to-day operations, and this equipment is valued at billions of dollars. The value of some of the data which are processed on these computers is immeasurable. Consequently, protecting the equipment and data from unauthorized or inadvertent acts of destruction, alteration, or misuse is a matter of inestimable...
FEA Procurement of Automatic Data Processing Services
B-178205.52: Published: Apr 16, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1976.
GAO has expressed concern to the General Services Administration (GSA) that the spirit of the Brooks Act could be violated by automatic data processing (ADP) equipment acquisitions under facilities management services contractors. GSA review and delegation of procurement authority procedures and justification provisions had not been applied to ADP services procurements. GSA has reinterpreted its r...
USDA Proposal To Acquire Automatic Data Processing Equipment
LCD-76-120: Published: Apr 16, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1976.
A review was conducted of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposal to acquire automatic data processing equipment for two of its computer centers. One of the centers was experiencing difficulties with its newly installed system. These difficulties were attributed to the type of disk drives being used. The center concluded that the only satisfactory solution was to replace the disk drives wi...