IT acquisitions (111 - 120 of 370 items)
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS' Use of Consultants to Do the TMAC Price/Technical Tradeoff Analysis
IMTEC-93-4BR: Published: Oct 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) use of consultants to conduct a second price/technical tradeoff analysis for the Treasury Multi-user Acquisition Contract (TMAC) procurement; (2) the extent to which IRS identified and evaluated sources of expertise available within the government to do the analysis; (3) whether the analysis was conducted properly; and (4) the level of oversig...
ADP Procurement: Prompt Navy Action Can Reduce Risks to SNAP III Implementation
IMTEC-92-69: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its Shipboard Non-Tactical Automated Data Processing (ADP) Program (SNAP), focusing on: (1) identifying potential risks related to SNAP III systems development; (2) the upgrading of SNAP I and SNAP II systems; and (3) Navy managers' roles in planning and implementing a new system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has inadequate managerial oversight of SNAP development...
ADP: USDA Farm Service Agencies
IMTEC-92-72R: Published: Jul 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the process for and status of information technology budget revisions at four Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm services agencies. GAO noted that: (1) planned USDA information technology expenditures for 1993 total $397 million, including $191 million for long-range objectives and $206 million to operate and maintain existing sys...
Federal Procurements: Comments on Proposed Legislation Affecting Federal Procurements
T-OGC-92-3: Published: Jun 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
GAO discussed the effects of two legislative proposals on federal procurement. GAO noted that the proposed Federal Property and Administrative Services Authorization Act of 1992 would: (1) improve legislative oversight of the General Services Administration (GSA) by providing for periodic reauthorization of GSA appropriations; (2) make statutory provisions governing civilian agency procurements co...
Automated Patent System: Information on PTO's Program to Automate Patent Information and Processes
T-IMTEC-92-20: Published: May 28, 1992. Publicly Released: May 28, 1992.
GAO discussed the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) effort to develop its Automated Patent System (APS), focusing on what PTO has accomplished through its automation effort, and what remains to be done. GAO noted that: (1) of the five systems that will make up APS, only the full-text searching system is available to the entire examiner corps; (2) since 1986, all 1,800 PTO examiners have had acce...
IRS ADP Contracts
GGD-92-14R: Published: May 28, 1992. Publicly Released: May 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several allegations from a constituent concerning the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) negotiation and administration of certain automatic data processing service contracts to determine whether IRS implemented proper safeguards against contract abuse and waste. GAO noted that: (1) IRS internal audit staff did identify weaknesses in the negotiation...
Tax Systems Modernization: Update on Critical Issues Facing IRS
T-IMTEC-92-18: Published: May 13, 1992. Publicly Released: May 13, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization Program. GAO noted that: (1) although IRS has published its final Design Master Plan, it has made limited progress in completing other crucial planning, such as developing a strategy for integrating all modernization projects and preparing a transition plan to automate business functions under the Tax Systems Modernizatio...
Tax Systems Modernization: Input Processing Strategy is Risky and Lacks a Sound Analytical Basis
T-IMTEC-92-15: Published: Apr 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) integrated input processing initiative, focusing on whether: (1) IRS adequately assessed the costs and benefits of imaging returns compared to processing input electronically; (2) imaging would be cost-effective; (3) the current IRS input strategy is technically feasible given the state of character recognition technology; and (4) the Document Pro...
Geographic Information System: Forest Service Has Resolved GAO Concerns About Its Proposed Nationwide System
T-IMTEC-92-14: Published: Apr 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1992.
GAO discussed the Forest Service's plans to acquire geographic information system (GIS) capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) the Service revised an earlier study and no longer assumes that every site will receive full GIS capability; (2) the Service plans to take a phased approach to acquiring and deploying the new technology and to assess the most appropriate location for GIS technology, and the ski...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Could Have Avoided Successful Protests of Major Computer Procurement
IMTEC-92-27: Published: Mar 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) troubled procurement of the Treasury Multi-User Acquisition Contract (TMAC), focusing on what IRS: (1) did to cause the protest; (2) could have done to avoid the successful protests; and (3) needs to do to prevent similar successful protests of future Tax System Modernization (TSM) procurements.GAO found that: (...