Computers (11 - 20 of 48 items)
Review of Two Proposed Automatic Data Processing Procurements by the Social Security Administration
IMTEC-85-7: Published: Apr 10, 1985. Publicly Released: May 10, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated two proposed Social Security Administration (SSA) procurements for automatic data processing equipment.On March 5, 1985, SSA cancelled the solicitation for communications processors because it is considering alternative ways to satisfy this requirement. SSA is not currently soliciting proposals for either procurement. GAO found no evidence that SS...
Policy and Procedures Pertaining to Procurement of ADP Equipment
B-159605: Published: Aug 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
GAO Research Guide: Electronic Data Processing
OLS-83-3: Published: Aug 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1983.
This bibliography is a guide to basic reference works on the subjects of computer software, hardware, telecommunications, and automatic data processing (ADP) management prepared for the use of individuals who wish to do research in the area of ADP. Sources for standards and conferences are also included...
Benchmarking: Costly and Difficult, but Often Necessary When Buying Computer Equipment or Services
AFMD-83-5: Published: Oct 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the costs of benchmarking in automatic data processing procurement to determine whether benchmarking is necessary and cost effective and what alternatives there are to the benchmark process.GAO found that benchmarking is the most common evaluation technique used in the selection of computer equipment and services by the federal government, because...
Utilization at Aberdeen Proving Ground's ADP Installation
LCD-76-125: Published: Jun 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1982.
GAO surveyed data processing activities at the Aberdeen Proving Ground to assess the overall management effectiveness in using the computer to support the mission.The Aberdeen Proving Ground operates an IBM model 360/65 computer which was installed in 1970. It is used for business, scientific, and engineering applications and serves as a central computer for several remote activities through telec...
Review of a Computer Hardware Acquisition for NOAA in Boulder, Colorado
AFMD-81-92: Published: Sep 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the computer hardware procurement history of the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The review addressed the following: (1) whether ERL was following a pattern of noncompetitive acquisitions; (2) the justification for the recent computer hardware acquisition for the Boulder computer center; (3) the management of the Boulde...
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...
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...
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...