Data processing (1 - 10 of 26 items)
Medical ADP Systems: Automated Medical Records Hold Promise to Improve Patient Care
IMTEC-91-5: Published: Jan 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the potential benefits of and impediments to the use of automatic data processing (ADP) systems in managing medical patient care records.GAO found that automated medical records could: (1) greatly improve patient care management due to their quick accessibility, improved accuracy, higher quality, increased versatility, and decisionmaking and qualit...
ADP Management Controls: Farmers Home Administration Can Improve Reporting of Weaknesses
IMTEC-88-38: Published: Jul 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1988.
GAO determined whether the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) identified, corrected, and reported its automatic data processing (ADP) weaknesses in compliance with the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA).GAO found that FmHA failed to: (1) submit for inclusion in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) annual FMFIA reports the specific ADP management weaknesses which USDA and T...
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...
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...
Improvements Needed in General Automated Data Processing Controls at the National Finance Center
AFMD-85-38: Published: Jul 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1985.
GAO reviewed the adequacy of selected general automatic data processing (ADP) controls at the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Finance Center (NFC).GAO found that: (1) NFC did not have a formal disaster recovery and backup processing plan to ensure continued operations of its financial and personnel systems; (2) computer program documentation for the payroll/personnel billings and colle...
Need To Improve Management of ACDA's Automatic Data Processing and Operations Analysis Functions
NSIAD-83-66: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the management of computer-based support functions at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA).GAO found that, at the end of fiscal year (FY) 1982, ACDA: (1) abolished its Office of Operations Analysis (OA); (2) transferred its analysts to other parts of ACDA and gave them new titles; (3) cancelled its contract for a DEC-20 computer; and (...
Bonneville's ADP Resource Management Controls Show Improvement, but More Needs To Be Done
AFMD-83-63: Published: Jun 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) progress in making its automatic data processing (ADP) resource management controls effective.GAO found that additional management controls and large-scale changes are needed to achieve effective and economical operations for computer systems integration, ADP resource management and use, computer protection, and contingency planning. GAO not...
Need for Better Management of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
AFMD-82-74: Published: May 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute. The Institute's mission is to conduct research on the effects of radiation on living organisms and related matters that are essential to the operational and medical support of the Department of Defense (DOD). GAO was asked to address: management and control of the Institute's au...
Agreement Needed on DOD Guidelines for Exempting Certain ADP Equipment and Service Procurements From the Brooks Act
GGD-82-52: Published: Mar 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1982.
GAO was asked to provide a complete and comprehensive list of activities within the Department of Defense (DOD) that would remain covered by the Paperwork Reduction Act and the Brooks Act in view of the language exempting certain procurements of automatic data processing (ADP) equipment and services contained in the fiscal year 1982 DOD Authorization Act.GAO found that the DOD Authorization Act mo...
Improvement of Certain Management Areas
091301: Jun 19, 1978
During an audit of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) financial statements for the 15 months ended September 30, 1977, GAO noted certain matters that should be adopted to improve NCUA management.GAO found that the share insurance fund has been suffering a loss from involuntary liquidations because credit unions do not have sufficient assets to pay shareholders. However, credit checks...