Software (11 - 20 of 37 items)
Computer Systems: VA's Target Project Never Achieved Redesign of Its Processing Software
IMTEC-86-30BR: Published: Aug 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) Compensation and Pension Benefit Payment System Target project to determine if VA achieved: (1) automation of claims authorization and inquiry functions in the regional offices; and (2) redesign of the system processing software to improve processing times, controls, and response to legislative requirements.VA...
ADP Operations: Consolidation of Navy's Personnel and Pay Computer Resources
IMTEC-86-11BR: Published: Mar 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's success in meeting congressional expectations and its objectives in procuring and managing a personnel and pay systems consolidated computer center (PERSPAY).The Navy Finance Center (NFC) and the Naval Military Personnel Command (NMPC) agreed to pursue a joint, automatic data processing (ADP) procurement to reduce computer operations...
Data Security Software
133201: Jan 1, 1986
This article discusses security software, one of the newer methods of automating computer system controls. It notes that security software must meet intended objectives in the areas of accountability, auditability, integrity, and usability. It describes the functional categories of security software, including: (1) operating systems security; (2) access control; (3) file encryption; (4) risk asses...
GAO Research Guide: Electronic Data Processing
OLS-83-3: Published: Aug 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1983.
This bibliography is a guide to basic reference works on the subjects of computer software, hardware, telecommunications, and automatic data processing (ADP) management prepared for the use of individuals who wish to do research in the area of ADP. Sources for standards and conferences are also included...
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...
Review of a Computer Hardware Acquisition for NOAA in Boulder, Colorado
AFMD-81-92: Published: Sep 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the computer hardware procurement history of the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The review addressed the following: (1) whether ERL was following a pattern of noncompetitive acquisitions; (2) the justification for the recent computer hardware acquisition for the Boulder computer center; (3) the management of the Boulde...
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...
Federal Agencies' Maintenance of Computer Programs: Expensive and Undermanaged
AFMD-81-25: Published: Feb 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1981.
Computer software maintenance consumes a large share of the federal government's automatic data processing (ADP) resources. A review was performed of computer software maintenance operations at 15 federal computer sites.Agencies have a limited overview of their software maintenance operations and have made little concentrated effort to effectively manage and minimize the resources required to main...
Review of Selected Computer System Procurements
FGMSD-80-34: Published: Feb 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1980.
GAO was asked to study how conversion costs affect the procurement of new computer systems. Of particular concern was whether including conversion costs in computer procurements would result in selecting the system that would cost the Government the least over the life of the system. Conversion costs, a significant factor in computer replacement procurements, may run into millions of dollars when...
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...