Computers (31 - 40 of 48 items)
Standard Definitions: Missing and Needed Software Tools
091116: Jan 1, 1978
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 13, Issue 6, Spring 1978, discussed the software problems which are emerging with the increased use of computers by federal agencies. Terminology is a constant difficulty with audit work in the software area. The field is new and software terms mean different things to different people. In addition, the field has moved so fast that standards org...
Handling of Bid Protests Involving Automatic Data Processing Equipment Procurements
B-158766: Published: Sep 26, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
A Working Glossary of Computer Software Terms
090832: Sep 15, 1977
A glossary is presented of working definitions of software terms. These terms were compiled during a GAO study of computer software conversion in the federal government...
Planning Procedures for Computer Resources in the Department of the Interior
FGMSD-77-68: Published: Aug 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1977.
A survey of planning procedures for computer resources in the Department of the Interior showed that the National Park Service had not complied with the plans and decisions of the central automatic data processing policy officer of the Department.The National Park Service continues to use a vendor as the major source of its computer services under extensions of a sole-source contract first awarded...
Veterans' Administration Justification of Costs and Benefits of Proposed Computer System (Target)
HRD-77-98: Published: Jul 20, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1977.
The Veterans' Administration's (VA) proposed computer system, the Target System, is intended to modernize benefit claims processing and to improve service to veterans. The VA estimates that the system will cost over $100 million to develop and over $12 million each year to operate.The VA has proceeded with the development of the Target System without an economic analyses of the proposed system or...
Automated Systems: The Auditor's Role
102820: Jul 13, 1977
A variety of approaches and techniques are used by the auditors and systems evaluators of GAO to review electronic data processing systems. From the standpoint of system logic, a system is fully designed when a programmer begins coding the programs. Review of system designs includes an evaluation of the network of system controls and audit trails; a determination of the degree of integrity maintai...
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...
Computer Operations and Data Processing Activities at the Social Security Administration
HRD-77-97: Published: Jun 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1977.
The primary responsibility of the Social Security Administration is to make correct and timely benefit payments to individuals entitled to receive various benefits under several Federal programs. The agency processes much of the necessary recordkeeping workload on specially designed electronic data processing systems, mostly located at agency headquarters. A congressionally requested analysis in 1...
Capitalization and Use of the Automatic Data Processing Fund That Is Administered by the General Services Administration
B-115369: Published: May 6, 1977. Publicly Released: May 6, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
Vulnerability of the Computer Society
100059: Nov 2, 1976
The problems to society of increased computerization of information were presented. A paper by the Swedish Minister of Defense cited studies that showed the common occurrence of errors in data processing, intentional manipulation of computers, and the fact that manipulation is generally discovered only by chance. GAO has reported the use of computers for unreviewed payments of billions of dollars...