IT acquisitions (91 - 100 of 370 items)
Tax Systems Modernization: Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Overcome To Achieve Success
T-AIMD-96-75: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) plan, focusing on IRS efforts to correct: (1) management and technical weaknesses that have impeded TSM; and (2) analogous technical weaknesses in its Cyberfile initiative. GAO found that: (1) although IRS has enhanced its software development capability and better defined TSM per...
Information Technology: Best Practices Can Improve Performance and Produce Results
T-AIMD-96-46: Published: Feb 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1996.
GAO discussed how leading organizations' best practices can be effectively used to improve information technology (IT) management in the federal government. GAO noted that: (1) federal IT-related expenditures total over $25 billion per year, but the benefits from IT are unknown; (2) IT can be used to improve organizational performance, but risks of failure must be carefully managed to ensure succe...
Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-30(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems issue area as of January 2, 1996...
INS Investment Strategy
AIMD-96-26R: Published: Dec 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) efforts to develop and implement an information technology (IT) investment strategy. GAO noted that: (1) INS has adopted leading private and public sector practices to improve mission performance and reduce costs; (2) because implementation of its IT investment strategy is in its early stages, INS needs to establish a fully functionin...
Land Management Systems: Progress and Risks in Developing BLM's Land and Mineral Record System
AIMD-95-180: Published: Aug 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) modernization of its Automated Land and Mineral Record System (ALMRS), focusing on: (1) BLM progress in developing and implementing ALMRS modernization; and (2) potential modernization risks.GAO found that: (1) although BLM initiated ALMRS planning in the early 1980s, it did not award the modernization contract...
Improving Federal Performance in the Information Age: Issues and Opportunities--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-95-29: Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its Information Resources Management (IRM) issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to: (1) identify opportunities to enhance agency management teams' ability to manage information technology (IT); (2) build consensus and criteria on the value of using a defined set of strategic information management practices; (3) provide input to Congress on new o...
Information Technology: A Statistical Study of Acquisition Time
AIMD-95-65: Published: Mar 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal information technology (IT) acquisitions to determine how various factors affect the IT acquisition process.GAO found that: (1) the average time taken to complete an IT acquisition varies according to the procurement type, dollar value, and whether a bid protest is filed; (2) hardware, software, maintenance, and support services are the maj...
Tax Systems Modernization: Unmanaged Risks Threaten Success
T-AIMD-95-86: Published: Feb 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) progress with the Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program. GAO noted that: (1) the systems IRS has implemented have only marginally improved tax processing and compliance operations because they are not integrated into TSM; (2) IRS has not fully implemented congressionally directed actions to improve its TSM program; (3) IRS has established a sepa...
Reengineering: Opportunities to Improve
AIMD-95-67R: Published: Jan 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' systems modernization efforts, focusing on the difficulties agencies have in applying information technology to their programs. GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies often do not reengineer their business processes before applying information technology to their programs; (2) agencies have not used information technology to simplif...
Social Security Administration: Risks Associated With Information Technology Investment Continue
AIMD-94-143: Published: Sep 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to implement intelligent workstations and local area networks (IWS/LAN).GAO found that: (1) future SSA ability to serve its recipient base will depend on whether it is able to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its work processes; (2) although SSA has begun to acquire new information techn...