Computer systems (11 - 20 of 29 items)
Automatic Data Processing Problems at the Social Security Administration
118089: Sep 23, 1981
Comments were presented on GAO audit work directed at evaluating automatic data processing (ADP) activities at the Social Security Administration (SSA). GAO has identified longstanding ADP system weaknesses at SSA, which include: (1) inadequate ADP-related planning; (2) deficiencies in system development and software; (3) problems in acquiring and effectively using computer hardware; and (4) diffi...
Achieving Greater Economies in Data Processing in Federal Government
115926: Jun 10, 1981
The economics that can be achieved in automatic data processing (ADP) management were addressed. The Government has become increasingly dependent upon the use of computer technology. It is estimated that the Government will operate more than 18,000 computers in 1981; the cost of their installation, operation, and maintenance is estimated to be in excess of $15 billion annually. Because computer sy...
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...
The Navy's Computerized Pay System Is Unreliable and Inefficient--What Went Wrong?
FGMSD-80-71: Published: Sep 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1980.
Over the last 12 years, the Navy has spent more than $150 million to develop and operate a central automated military pay system that is largely unreliable and inefficient. Although GAO approved the system design, it is not working as designed because it was not implemented as designed.Two studies conducted in 1978 revealed that 42 percent of 291 selected pay accounts reviewed were inaccurate and...
The Road to a Billion Dollar Saving: A Team Effort
113269: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 3, Summer 1980. The Air Force Phase 4 project, to replace current computer systems at Air Force bases around the world at an estimated 20-year cost of $4 billion, is the largest single computer acquisition in government history. Most of the Air Force bases have two computer systems, one for processing supply applications and one for processin...
The Air Force Should Cancel Plans To Acquire Two Computer Systems at Most Bases
FGMSD-80-15: Published: Oct 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1979.
The report described how the Government could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Air Force redirected its computer system acquisition program. Air Force requirements, vendor competition, and the handling of unsolicited proposals were reviewed.The Air Force's stated requirements for a minimum of two new computer systems capable of running the same programs had never been justified and were...
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...
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...
Federal Computer Systems Protection Act of 1978 (S. 1766)
106293: Jun 22, 1978
The growing use of computers in Government operations has made computer crime a serious problem resulting in losses in money, equipment, and data, and in personnel injuries. Computer crimes against the Government include fraudulent input, unauthorized use of computer-related facilities, destruction or alteration of data, hardware, and software, and thefts of Government property. About 62 percent o...
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...