IT acquisitions (101 - 110 of 370 items)
Tax Systems Modernization: Status of Planning and Technical Foundation
T-AIMD/GGD-94-104: Published: Mar 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1994.
GAO discussed the status of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program. GAO noted that: (1) although IRS is working to establish its systems management infrastructure, it is not yet positioned to successfully build TSM systems; (2) IRS has not defined its business needs in detail, which hampers TSM projects; (3) IRS has made some progress in developing TSM technic...
Veterans Benefits: Redirected Modernization Shows Promise
AIMD-94-26: Published: Dec 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) computer systems and services modernization project, focusing on: (1) the status of the VBA business process redesign and its service improvement goals; (2) the validity of VBA cost estimates; (3) the VBA contention that existing computer equipment failures are frequent and cause service problems; and (4...
Patent and Trademark Office: Key Processes for Managing Automated Patent System Development Are Weak
AIMD-93-15: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) Automated Patent System (APS), focusing on whether PTO can adequately: (1) establish cost, benefit, and schedule baselines; and (2) monitor progress against these baselines.GAO found that: (1) PTO has adopted an evolutionary system approach that recognizes risks and uncertainties and develops system phases in...
Justice Software Management
IMTEC-93-35R: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of copyrighted personal computer software at the Department of Justice, focusing on: (1) Justice's policies and procedures for ensuring the proper use of copyrighted software; and (2) the extent to which unauthorized software exists at Justice agencies. GAO noted that: (1) departmentwide policies and procedures regarding software management...
DOD Computer Contracting: Inadequate Management Wasted Millions of Dollars
IMTEC-93-31: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Systems and Services Directorate's activities from June 1988 through January 1991, focusing on whether the Directorate: (1) had adequate internal controls; (2) followed proper contracting procedures; (3) appropriately managed certain information technology contracts; and (4) needed specifically identified training...
Tax Systems Modernization: Comments on IRS' Fiscal Year 1994 Budget Request
T-IMTEC-93-6: Published: Apr 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program's fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget. GAO noted that: (1) the FY 1994 TSM budget will increase 25 percent and total $717 million; (2) over 80 percent of the TSM budget is for equipment and services and significant increases in staff; (3) the appropriateness of TSM funding is questionable because IRS has not suffic...
Tax Systems Modernization: Program Status and Comments on IRS' Portion of President's Request For Fiscal Year 1993 Supplemental Funds
T-IMTEC-93-3: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) management of its Tax System Modernization (TSM) Program. GAO noted that: (1) IRS has made progress in implementing some interim TSM systems that benefit both IRS and taxpayers; (2) other interim systems have significant problems and delays which require reevaluation of their costs and benefits, since they will overlap other long-term TSM projects...
Tax Systems Modernization: Comments on IRS' Portion of President's Request for Fiscal Year 1993 Supplemental Funds
T-IMTEC-93-1: Published: Feb 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1993.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) request for fiscal year (FY) 1993 supplemental funds for the purchase of computer and telecommunications equipment. GAO noted that: (1) IRS proposed purchases represented accelerated acquisitions of planned computer purchases to support its tax systems modernization (TSM) program; (2) two of the projects, totalling $15.7 million, were short-term a...
Weather Forecasting: Important Issues on Automated Weather Processing System Need Resolution
IMTEC-93-12BR: Published: Jan 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) acquisition of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), focusing on: (1) how effectively the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) analyzed and defined its system requirements; (2) key risks associated with the acquisition; and (3) whether any risks warranted delay of the cont...
Information Technology: An Audit Guide For Assessing Acquisition Risks
IMTEC-8.1.4: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO published a guide for evaluating information technology acquisitions, focusing on audit guidance on: (1) management and user support; (2) project staffing; (3) needs, requirements, and specifications; (4) alternatives; (5) solicitation documents; (6) source selection; (7) contract management; and (8) test and acceptance...