Military forces (11 - 20 of 27 items)
Air Force Decision Not To Purchase Certain Automatic Data Processing Equipment Located at Its Environmental Technical Applications Center, Washington, D.C.
B-151204: Published: Jan 20, 1972. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
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Organizational Structure and Information Systems Used To Manage the Army's Depot-Level Maintenance Programs
103401: Sep 19, 1977
A review of the operational structure and information systems used to manage the Army's depot-level maintenance programs revealed that the prompt processing of maintenance data is a significant problem for the Army.The Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM) used data on the application of modification work orders to determine the status of the various approved aircraft modification projects. A lar...
Utilization at Aberdeen Proving Ground's ADP Installation
LCD-76-125: Published: Jun 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1982.
GAO surveyed data processing activities at the Aberdeen Proving Ground to assess the overall management effectiveness in using the computer to support the mission.The Aberdeen Proving Ground operates an IBM model 360/65 computer which was installed in 1970. It is used for business, scientific, and engineering applications and serves as a central computer for several remote activities through telec...
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...
The Navy's Computerized Pay System Is Unreliable and Inefficient--What Went Wrong?
FGMSD-80-71: Published: Sep 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1980.
Over the last 12 years, the Navy has spent more than $150 million to develop and operate a central automated military pay system that is largely unreliable and inefficient. Although GAO approved the system design, it is not working as designed because it was not implemented as designed.Two studies conducted in 1978 revealed that 42 percent of 291 selected pay accounts reviewed were inaccurate and...
Honeywell Computer Equipment Supplied to DOD
B-163074: Published: Nov 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1979.
A firm requested that the Comptroller General provide corrections to his letter of October 1, 1979, to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Research and Development, House Armed Services Committee. There were three issues involved in the request. First, the firm claimed to have completed agreements with GAO concerning certain of its computer equipment supplied to the Department of Defense (DOD) as the Wo...
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...
Duplication in the Navy's Management Information Systems Is Costly
LCD-79-113: Published: Oct 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1979.
During fiscal year 1978, the Navy spent $481 million to operate and maintain automated management information systems (MIS) that support many similar management functions. These different computerized systems produce essentially the same kinds of management reports; have approximately the same automated procedures and processes; and accumulate, process, and store much of the same data.The Navy doe...
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...
The Air Force Continued To Develop the Advanced Logistics System, a Program It Was Directed To Cancel
LCD-78-108: Published: Apr 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1978.
In December 1975, the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations instructed the Air Force to terminate the design and development of its Advanced Logistics System (ALS), to augment its real-time logistical computers, and to continue only nondeferrable mission-essential projects until a complete assessment of its logistical information requirements was completed and a plan for a new system was p...