IT acquisitions (121 - 130 of 370 items)
Tax Systems Modernization: Progress Mixed In Addressing Critical Success Factors
T-IMTEC-92-13: Published: Apr 2, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) progress in implementing the Tax System Modernization Program, focusing on eight factors critical to program success. GAO noted that IRS: (1) stated its business vision in its latest version of the Design Master Plan; (2) should be further along in its planning for the modernization, since significant initiatives are already underway; (3) has deve...
Tax Systems Modernization: Factors Critical to Success
T-IMTEC-92-10: Published: Mar 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization Program. GAO noted that: (1) under the existing tax processing system, returns processing is heavily centralized at one computing center where IRS maintains its master files on individuals and businesses; (2) under the proposed system, IRS would move the computing power to IRS service centers, which would use electronical...
Major NIH Computer System: Poor Management Resulted in Unmet Scientists' Needs and Wasted Millions
IMTEC-92-5: Published: Nov 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how effectively the National Institutes of Health (NIH) managed the acquisition process leading to its 1988 contract for a major computer system.GAO found that: (1) the NIH information resources management (IRM) organization, which was established to oversee and coordinate IRM functions, did not assert leadership or exercise its authority over the...
Embedded Computer Systems: C-17 Software Development Problems
T-IMTEC-92-4: Published: Nov 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1991.
GAO discussed the Air Force's development and aquisition of C-17 embedded computer systems. GAO noted that: (1) the first C-17 flight test occurred 19 months after the originally scheduled date and the test aircraft did not include many of the software functions necessary for C-17 operational missions; (2) to add the missing functions, the contractor plans to complete two incremental software upgr...
Farmers Home Administration: Half-Billion Dollar ADP Modernization Lacks Adequate Planning and Oversight
T-IMTEC-92-2: Published: Oct 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1991.
GAO discussed its review of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) $520-million information systems modernization, focusing on FmHA effectiveness in planning and oversight. GAO noted that: (1) inadequate planning, combined with ineffective management and oversight, led to the failure of the previous two modernization efforts; (2) FmHA has yet to resolve its long-standing planning and oversight p...
ADP Procurements: GSA Needs to Improve Its Review Process to Enhance Its ADP Oversight
IMTEC-92-7: Published: Oct 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management and acquisition of computer hardware and software under the Brooks Act, focusing on how GSA can better ensure that federal agencies efficiently and effectively procure automatic data processing (ADP) resources.GAO found that: (1) federal agencies spend over $6 billion annually to acquire the es...
ADP Procurement: DOD's Approach to Providing Logistics Data on Compact Disk Is Justified
IMTEC-91-74: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) procurement to publish and distribute the federal supply catalog using compact disk read-only memory technology, focusing on whether DLA: (1) followed the Federal Information Resources Management Regulation (FIRMR) and the General Services Administration's (GSA) guidance in conducting its requirements analysis;...
Information Resources: HCFA Must Better Justify Further Data Center Expansion
IMTEC-91-65: Published: Sep 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) plans to upgrade its data center, focusing on: (1) the planning and analysis documentation used to support this expansion; and (2) whether HCFA had a capacity management program to analyze its current data center work load and forecast future needs.GAO found that: (1) HCFA has not adequately justified its planned acquisition of compute...
ADP Procurement: FBI Addresses Risk to Its National Crime Information Center Acquisition
IMTEC-91-60: Published: Aug 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1991.
GAO performed a risk assessment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) planned procurement of its National Crime Information Center Project (NCIC 2000), focusing on: (1) potential risks to the project's cost, schedule, and ability to meet user requirements; and (2) the effectiveness of a model GAO recently developed to identify potential risks in the information technology acquisition proc...
Tax System Modernization: Issues Facing IRS
T-IMTEC-91-18: Published: Jul 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1991.
GAO discussed the prerequisites for the successful implementation of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax System Modernization (TMS) program. GAO noted that, to implement TMS, IRS must: (1) present a clear vision of how it plans to conduct business in the future and how it will use technology to achieve its goals; (2) finalize its Design Master Plan and review it periodically; and (3) develop...