IT acquisitions (31 - 40 of 66 items)
The Air Force Should Cancel Plans To Acquire Two Computer Systems at Most Bases
FGMSD-80-15: Published: Oct 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1979.
The report described how the Government could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Air Force redirected its computer system acquisition program. Air Force requirements, vendor competition, and the handling of unsolicited proposals were reviewed.The Air Force's stated requirements for a minimum of two new computer systems capable of running the same programs had never been justified and were...
Review of HEW Guidelines for Acquiring Automatic Data Processing Systems Under the Social Security Act
HRD-79-126: Published: Oct 2, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1979.
GAO was requested to review requirements governing federally funded automatic data processing (ADP) systems acquisitions with regard to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) requirements on States procuring and using computers to administer programs under the Social Security Act. Nine ADP procurements in five States were reviewed with respect to the procurement methods used.GAO fo...
Data Base Management Systems--Without Careful Planning There Can Be Problems
FGMSD-79-35: Published: Jun 29, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1979.
A study was made to determine the problems encountered by agencies in acquiring and using database management system (DBMS) technology and what impact DBMS technology has had on agency operations. The General Services Administration (GSA) is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring Government-wide policy for the acquisition, use, and management of automatic data processing (ADP) re...
Veterans Administration's Plans To Noncompetitively Upgrade Its Austin, Texas, Data Processing Center
FGMSD-79-27: Published: May 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1979.
GAO was requested to review the Veterans Administration's (VA) plans to upgrade noncompetitively its Austin, Texas Data Processing Center (DPC), and the agency's management and use of its automated data processing (ADP) services. Based on its review, GAO concluded that the planned replacement of current equipment of the Austin DPC was not warranted because the VA requirements analysis understated...
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...
BPA Management of ADP Systems Development Activities
B-115369: Published: May 30, 1978. Publicly Released: May 30, 1978.
GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) management of automatic data processing (ADP) systems development activities. BPA has serious weaknesses in its ADP systems management, which GAO believes warrant immediate action. Because the ADP management plan lacks meaningful information about individual systems, is inaccurate, is not authoritative, and is not considered mandatory, the pla...
Inadequacies in Data Processing Planning in the Department of Commerce
FGMSD-78-27: Published: May 1, 1978. Publicly Released: May 1, 1978.
The Department of Commerce uses more than 300 computer systems for its various programs. In 1977, it spent over $100 million on such systems. The Department could achieve significant savings by improving the management of its planning processes for acquiring and using automated data processing (ADP) resources.Savings could be attained through consolidation of existing facilities which perform simi...
Shifting the Government's Automatic Data Processing Requirements to the Private Sector: Further Study and Better Guidance Needed
FGMSD-78-22: Published: Apr 11, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1978.
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 states that, as national policy, the Government should rely on private enterprise to provide commercial or industrial products and services with specific exceptions. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), OMP, is concerned over the limited extent to which agencies have implemented the policy as it relates to their automatic data process...
Accounting for Automatic Data Processing Costs Needs Improvement
FGMSD-78-14: Published: Feb 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1978.
Automatic data processing is used extensively throughout the Government, but many problems have been encountered in accounting for related costs.Of 26 Federal data processing organizations reviewed, none had adequate cost information on their automatic data processing assets and operations. Major cost elements such as utilities, space rental, data transmission costs, and military salaries were fre...
DOE Compliance With Brooks Act
B-115369: Published: Feb 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1978.
GAO inititated a review of recent acquisitions of automatic data processing (ADP) equipment by the predecessor agencies of the Department of Energy (DOE) or their contractors to determine their compliance with the Brooks Act and the General Services Administration (GSA) implementing regulations. The GSA position appears to be that only service contractors are subject to GSA authority under the Bro...