Computers (1 - 10 of 48 items)
GAO Research Guide: Computers and Information Technology Issues
145121: Sep 1, 1991
GAO published a research guide to assist individuals conducting research on computers and information technology...
ADP Consolidation: Defense Logistics Agency's Implementation Approach Is Not Justified
IMTEC-91-34: Published: Aug 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) decision to consolidate its 23 automated data processing facilities into 6 regional processing centers.GAO found that DLA: (1) did not adequately justify its consolidation decision; (2) did not follow the contractors' or its own task force's alternative consolidation recommendations or perform an economic analys...
Army ADP: Prevalence of Fourth Quarter Obligations
IMTEC-91-12: Published: Dec 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's management of its automatic data processing (ADP) funds, focusing on: (1) the prevalence and cost-effectiveness of ADP yearend obligations; and (2) its Training and Doctrine Command's (TRADOC) compliance with procurement policies.GAO found that: (1) the Army's obligations from its operation and maintenance appropriation for ADP hardware...
ADP Budget: Department of the Air Force's Information Technology Systems Obligations
IMTEC-89-49FS: Published: May 22, 1989. Publicly Released: May 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's information technology obligations for fiscal years (FY) 1986 through 1990.GAO found that: (1) information technology obligations ranged from about $2.43 billion in FY 1986 to an estimated $2.77 billion for FY 1990; (2) the Air Force's operation and maintenance appropriation account received most information technolog...
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 Operations: Consolidation of Navy's Personnel and Pay Computer Resources
IMTEC-86-11BR: Published: Mar 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's success in meeting congressional expectations and its objectives in procuring and managing a personnel and pay systems consolidated computer center (PERSPAY).The Navy Finance Center (NFC) and the Naval Military Personnel Command (NMPC) agreed to pursue a joint, automatic data processing (ADP) procurement to reduce computer operations...
ADP Acquisitions: Information on Navy's Personnel and Pay Computer Project
IMTEC-86-6FS: Published: Jan 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's Personnel and Pay Systems Consolidated Computer Center Project (PERSPAY) and presented: (1) background information and a chronology of events; (2) a synopsis of the automatic data processing (ADP) equipment purchased to support the project; and (3) funding and cost data.GAO found that the Navy: (1) initiated the project to jointly and c...
Glossary of EDP Terminology
130989: Jan 1, 1986
GAO presented a glossary of data processing terminology to offer users a good working knowledge of data processing terms...
Results of EDP Auditor Reader Survey on Microcomputers
130372: Jan 1, 1986
In the EDP Auditor Update, Vol. II, 1986, GAO conducted a survey on the use of electronic data processing. GAO found that microcomputers were significantly useful in: (1) the auditing process; (2) administrative support functions such as word processing and budgeting; and (3) technology transfer...
Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment System
127994: Sep 26, 1985
Testimony was given on computer problems that have been found with the Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment System which is intended to provide leaders with a timely and accurate warning in the event of a nuclear attack. Several false warnings triggered the system 4 years ago and, since that time, efforts have been made to find the cause of these problems and to provide solutions for them. The p...