Information systems (51 - 60 of 87 items)
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...
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...
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...
National Bureau of Standards Needs Better Management of Its Computer Resources To Improve Program Effectiveness
CED-79-39: Published: Apr 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1979.
Pursuant to congressional request, an evaluation was conducted to determine how effectively the computer resources at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) support NBS scientists and administrators in carrying out their mission and program responsibilities.Computer hardware at NBS is obsolete, resulting in increased operating costs, an inability to handle certain sophisticated problems, and a lac...
DOD Automated Systems Security Programs
LCD-79-109: Published: Mar 21, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1979.
Comments are provided on a report which examined the automated systems security programs of the Department of Defense (DOD) and other major federal agencies, particularly as they relate to protecting sensitive data concerning internal audits and audit findings.The report concluded that agency management attention to programs for protecting data in automated systems was deficient. However, potentia...
Programming Guide to Version 6.0 of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
108440: Jan 1, 1979
A reference guide to formats, procedures, and options available in a computerized statistical data package. The guide is designed to facilitate learning and program compilation and to encourage users to convert to the updated version described. Program executions presented apply specifically to GAO computer systems...
Development of Department of Defense's Tri-Service Medical Information Systems
LCD-78-121: Published: Jul 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1978.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) Tri-Service Medical Information System (TRIMIS) should provide automatic data processing support for patient care in military hospitals. Its potential benefits involve minimizing duplication in systems development by the services, money savings, and improved hospital patient care.However, little progress has been made toward achieving these objectives despite expe...
New Ways of Preparing Data for Computers Could Save Money and Time and Reduce Errors
FGMSD-78-39: Published: Jul 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1978.
The preparation of data for processing by computers, data entry, has been dominated by the keypunch and the punched card for years. Better methods now exist, and both large and small government computer installations can benefit from adopting them.The keypunching method of data entry is costly, error prone, and time consuming. The three basic procedures of advanced data entry are key entry, automa...
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...
Developing State Automated Information Systems To Support Federal Assistance Programs: Problems and Opportunities
FGMSD-78-31: Published: May 26, 1978. Publicly Released: May 26, 1978.
Federal assistance to State and local governments is provided through about 1,000 programs administered by over 50 Federal departments and agencies. Many of these programs are so large and complex that States must use computerized systems to support them. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-90 provides guidance to Federal agencies for cooperating with and assisting State and local gov...