Computer systems (1 - 10 of 29 items)
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: FAA Must Act Quickly to Prevent Systems Failures
T-AIMD-98-63: Published: Feb 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to address the year 2000 problem, focusing on: (1) FAA's reliance on information processing; (2) where the agency stands today; (3) what remains at risk; and (4) what GAO recommends must be done to increase the likelihood that FAA systems will be year 2000 compliant by January 1 of that year.GAO...
Social Security Administration's Systems Modernization Plan
T-IMTEC-89-11: Published: Sep 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1989.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to modernize its information systems. GAO found that: (1) SSA spent about $643 million between 1982 and 1988 to maintain and modernize its systems, and planned to spend an additional $381 million over the next 2 years; (2) the SSA Systems Modernization Plan emphasized software improvements, rather than its past approaches of buying m...
ADP Systems: Status of SSA's Modernization Efforts
IMTEC-88-56: Published: Sep 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) actions to refocus its computer systems modernization efforts to determine the: (1) status of the software design and database integration; (2) relationship between the Systems Modernization Plan's (SMP) projects and key areas; (3) impact that new projects included in the plan may have on SSA computer s...
Computer Systems: Navy Stock Point ADP Replacement Program Needs Better Management Controls
IMTEC-87-30: Published: Sep 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's Stock Point ADP Replacement (SPAR) project to determine whether the Navy complied with Department of Defense (DOD) directives to improve and modernize its computerized information systems.GAO found that the Navy: (1) plans to acquire new automatic data processing (ADP) equipment, redesign its computer software, and convert its curren...
Computer Systems: VA's Target Project Never Achieved Redesign of Its Processing Software
IMTEC-86-30BR: Published: Aug 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) Compensation and Pension Benefit Payment System Target project to determine if VA achieved: (1) automation of claims authorization and inquiry functions in the regional offices; and (2) redesign of the system processing software to improve processing times, controls, and response to legislative requirements.VA...
Attack Warning: ADP Replacement for Warning and Assessment System Still Years Away
IMTEC-86-15: Published: Jun 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) the Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment (TW/AA) system's capabilities; and (2) Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to modernize the warning and assessment information processing systems at the ballistic missile and air defense command centers.GAO found that: (1) the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) computer system and the com...
ADP Acquisitions: Immigration and Naturalization Service Should Terminate Its Contract and Recompete
IMTEC-86-5: Published: Mar 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) management of automatic data processing (ADP) to evaluate its ongoing, multimillion-dollar computer systems acquisition.GAO found that INS: (1) violated procurement regulations by conducting additional negotiations with the proposed awardee in late-night meetings, which resulted in the awardee reducing its best and final offer; (2) fa...
"Spaces," "Faces," and "Bucks": An Overview of the Role of Automated Information Systems in Managing the Enlisted Force
127325: May 1, 1985
GAO issued a handbook to assist evaluators involved in audits pertaining to defense force management issues. The military services base force management decisions on three factors, including: (1) manpower necessary to fulfill mission requirements; (2) personnel available to fill necessary positions; and (3) personnel costs. The military services use a wide variety of management information systems...
GAO Request for Additional SES Positions
126106: Apr 26, 1984
Testimony was given concerning a GAO request for additional Senior Executive Service (SES) positions and an increase in its authority to hire experts and consultants for periods not in excess of 3 years. GAO is requesting an additional 19 SES positions because, in some cases, its current management is insufficient to effectively manage the scope and complexity of GAO work. In the automatic data pr...
The Energy Information Administration Needs To Strengthen Its Computer Systems Development Procedures
RCED-84-42: Published: Jan 3, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1984.
GAO reviewed Energy Information Administration (EIA) procedures for developing automated information systems, focusing on the application of those procedures to the development of an automated hydropower billing system for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). EIA regularly provides computer systems development services for other Department of Energy components.GAO found that EIA did no...