Computer equipment management (11 - 20 of 34 items)
Bonneville's ADP Resource Management Controls Show Improvement, but More Needs To Be Done
AFMD-83-63: Published: Jun 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) progress in making its automatic data processing (ADP) resource management controls effective.GAO found that additional management controls and large-scale changes are needed to achieve effective and economical operations for computer systems integration, ADP resource management and use, computer protection, and contingency planning. GAO not...
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...
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...
Need for Improved Management and Increased Sharing of Computer Resources at the San Antonio Data Services Center
FGMSD-80-82: Published: Sep 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1980.
The Air Force Data Services Center in San Antonio, Texas, was established to test the economic and operational feasibility of a regional data processing center. With four Air Force bases, a large Army installation, and several other Government activities in the San Antonio area, the Center serves a large automatic data processing user community. The Center operates on a fee-for-services basis with...
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...
Improvements Needed in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Management and Use of Its Automatic Data Processing Resources
EMD-79-102: Published: Sep 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1979.
The management and use of general purpose automatic data processing (ADP) resources in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) were reviewed. The primary purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of agency policies and procedures for (1) planning, controlling, and reviewing ADP activities and systems; and (2) identifying and acquiring ADP hardware and related services. Ineffective use o...
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...
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...
Improved Management of Computer Resources Needed To Enhance Marine Corps' Efficiency and Effectiveness
LCD-76-124: Published: Jul 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1977.
Many Marine Corps' administrative and tactical information processes have been automated and, consequently, whether at an established base or deployed at a remote location, depend on the availability of computer support.The Corps has separate computer installations for its combat force and its service support units. Thus, it has acquired more computers than it needs and has developed separate syst...