Data processing (11 - 20 of 26 items)
The Bureau of the Census Must Solve ADP Acquisition and Security Problems
AFMD-82-13: Published: Oct 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1981.
GAO reported on problems in the acquisition and security of automatic data processing (ADP) at the Bureau of the Census.GAO found that the fully competitive computer replacement acquisition is almost 2 years behind the Bureau's initial projections. The Bureau has presented a new revision of the schedule. However, GAO believes that without appropriate top management attention, involvement, and prio...
The World Wide Military Command and Control Information System--Problems in Information Resource Management
MASAD-82-2: Published: Oct 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1981.
GAO was requested to evaluate: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to modernize the World Wide Military Command and Control Information System (WIS), as the World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS) automatic data processing program is currently termed; (2) the DOD plan to modernize WIS to determine whether it provided a reasonable and systematic approach to address and res...
Opportunities Still Exist To Better Use the Mint's Data Processing Center
GGD-81-64: Published: Mar 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1981.
The Bureau of the Mint's automatic data processing center in San Francisco, California, serves not only the Bureau but other Department of the Treasury bureaus and Federal agencies as well. A review was performed to evaluate how well the Bureau's data processing resources are managed.Incomplete and inaccurate computer utilization measurements have caused Bureau officials to believe that the data c...
Government-Wide Guidelines and Management Assistance Center Needed To Improve ADP Systems Development
AFMD-81-20: Published: Feb 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1981.
In more than 57 reports in the past 10 years, GAO has identified management weaknesses in the design and development of large, complex Federal data processing systems. GAO suggests a framework of principles and procedures for managing systems development which could be the basis for issuing Government-wide guidelines. The earlier recommendation that a management assistance center for computer soft...
Social Security Needs To Better Plan, Develop, and Implement Its Major ADP Systems Redesign Projects
HRD-81-47: Published: Feb 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1981.
The efforts by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to redesign its retirement, survivors, disability, and health insurance automated system was reviewed. This redesign represented a major multifaceted automatic data processing system modification project undertaken to improve service to program beneficiaries.Although substantial effort and resources were invested in this project, it was large...
Computerized Hospital Medical Information Systems Need Further Evaluation To Ensure Benefits From Huge Investments
AFMD-81-3: Published: Nov 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1980.
GAO reviewed computerized hospital medical information systems (HMIS), which are expected to proliferate in the nation's hospitals within the next 5 to 10 years. The review was made to determine what the National Center for Health Services Research (NCHSR) has done to answer questions on the social and economic impact of HMIS. NCHSR is responsible, among other things, for supporting research, demo...
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...
Improvements Needed in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Management and Use of Its Automatic Data Processing Resources
EMD-79-102: Published: Sep 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1979.
The management and use of general purpose automatic data processing (ADP) resources in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) were reviewed. The primary purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of agency policies and procedures for (1) planning, controlling, and reviewing ADP activities and systems; and (2) identifying and acquiring ADP hardware and related services. Ineffective use o...
GSA's Administration of the Automatic Data Processing Equipment (ADPE) Interim Upgrade Acquisition Policy
FGMSD-79-10: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1978.
A review was made of the automatic data processing (ADP) equipment interim upgrade acquisition process at the General Services Administration (GSA) to evaluate the interim upgrade policy, the administration of the interim upgrade process, and the effect the interim upgrade policy has had on competition in ADP procurement. The interim upgrade process prescribed in the Federal property management re...
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...