Systems design (11 - 20 of 25 items)
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...
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...
The Post-Implementation Review
112925: Jul 1, 1980
The post-implementation review phase of automated information system development work provides a feedback mechanism to management that can measure project results and gather data necessary to analyze what corrective action may be required before beginning another system development effort. The project leader, together with the members of the original development, conversion, and implementation tea...
Management Guidelines for Cost Accounting and Cost Control for ADP Systems Design and Development Activities
094325: Nov 1, 1979
Management guidelines for cost accounting and cost control for automatic data processing (ADP) system's design and development activities are presented. Specifically, the guidelines presented include topic areas such as the ADP system life cycle concept, formal planning of an ADP system, resource utilization measurement, management reporting, and the assignment of cost to end user units...
Questions Designed To Aid Managers and Auditors in Assessing the ADP Planning Process
092130: Sep 9, 1979
The Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Group of the GAO Financial and General Management Studies Division prepared and compiled a publication containing the results of their research and experience in the management of ADP planning. A question and answer format is used to identify and to amplify approximately 58 elements considered essential to the operation of an effective ADP planning process. By c...
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...
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...
Automated Decisionmaking and Computer-Related Crimes; A Discussion of Two GAO Reports
103077: Sep 13, 1977
Two recent GAO reports related to inadequacies in the automated system design and development process. In the report, "Improvements Needed in Managing Automated Decisionmaking by Computers Throughout the Federal Government," automated decisionmaking applications were identified, causes for bad decisions were analyzed, and corrective actions suggested. In a sampling of 128 systems, over 1.7 billion...
Automated Systems: The Auditor's Role
102820: Jul 13, 1977
A variety of approaches and techniques are used by the auditors and systems evaluators of GAO to review electronic data processing systems. From the standpoint of system logic, a system is fully designed when a programmer begins coding the programs. Review of system designs includes an evaluation of the network of system controls and audit trails; a determination of the degree of integrity maintai...
Selected Literature on Cost Accounting and Cost Control for Automatic Data Processing
092323: Jan 7, 1976
Abstracts are presented of recent articles, texts, Federal reports, and Federal policy and guidance documents on cost accounting and cost control for automatic data processing (ADP) activities and systems. A variety of viewpoints and backgrounds are represented in a cross section of current ADP activities. The articles and reports are annotated and organized by key points and conclusions relative...