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GAO ADP Data Lines: Issue No. 3
122633: Jun 1, 1983
This periodical is designed to serve as a means of communicating automatic data processing (ADP) information within GAO. This issue contains articles on ADP procurement, ongoing programs and projects, microcomputer processing procedures, installation and relocation of ADP equipment, and an index to the first three issues...
GAO ADP Data Lines: Issue No. 2
122632: Apr 1, 1983
This periodical is designed to serve as a means of communicating automatic data processing (ADP) information within GAO. This issue contains articles on teleprocessing, ongoing programs, ADP administration in GAO, and whether to lease or buy ADP equipment...
Small Computers in the Federal Government: Management Is Needed To Realize Potential and Prevent Problems
AFMD-83-36: Published: Mar 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1983.
GAO identified a rapidly evolving problem relating to the acquisition and use of small computers by federal agencies. GAO based its report on earlier findings and on current monitoring efforts of automatic data processing performance at several agencies.GAO found that the use of small computers in the government has advanced much faster than agency efforts to manage these resources. Existing guida...
Data Processing Costs Can Be Reduced at Army and Air Force Exchange Service
AFMD-83-17: Published: Dec 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1982.
As part of a continuing effort to assess the effectiveness of data processing management in agencies that rely heavily on computer resources to accomplish their missions, GAO suggested ways to improve data processing management at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and to avoid excessive computer support costs.GAO found that the Exchange Service could have saved up to $4.5 million on two rece...
[Comments on Proposed Changes to DAR Cost Principles and Internal Procedures]
B-208536: Published: Nov 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1982.
Comments were presented on proposed changes to Defense Acquisition Regulation cost principles and internal procedures related to contractor-owned or leased automatic data processing equipment (ADPE). Further, comments were also presented on the consolidation of certain ADPE acquisition regulations. GAO agreed with the changes, qualifying its approval with suggestions to conduct an extensive cost a...
Department of Commerce Could Save $24.6 Million by Modifying Computer Procurement Actions
CED-82-81: Published: Apr 28, 1982. Publicly Released: May 28, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the computer requirements of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) and the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL), both independent agencies within the Department of Commerce, to determine: (1) the feasibility of consolidating the requirements of NBS and ERL and establishing a single data processing center for both organizations; (2) the best location for a single data...
Incorporation of Contract Clause Into Proposed FPR Temporary Regulation
B-197574: Published: Apr 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1982.
GAO was asked to comment on the advisability of incorporating a General Services Administration contract clause into a proposed Federal procurement regulation. The clause concerns the application of a Service Contract Act wage determination to contracts involving automatic data processing equipment maintenance and repair. GAO had no objection to the contract clause in question and commented that t...
Proposed Revisions to Procurement Regulations Covering ADP Equipment and Services
B-199089: Published: Oct 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1982.
GAO was asked for its comments on proposed revisions to the Federal Procurement Regulations and the Federal Property Management Regulations, covering the procurement, utilization, and management of automatic data processing equipment, software, maintenance services, and related supplies by Federal agencies. The comments provided concerned the following areas: (1) automatic data processing equipmen...
Achieving Greater Economies in Data Processing in Federal Government
115926: Jun 10, 1981
The economics that can be achieved in automatic data processing (ADP) management were addressed. The Government has become increasingly dependent upon the use of computer technology. It is estimated that the Government will operate more than 18,000 computers in 1981; the cost of their installation, operation, and maintenance is estimated to be in excess of $15 billion annually. Because computer sy...
Review of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Procurements of Automatic Data Processing Equipment
EMD-81-20: Published: Nov 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1980.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) determined that TVA needed additional automatic data processing (ADP) equipment to handle its expanding workload. Because this need was considered urgent, GSA allowed TVA to lease additional equipment without soliciting competitive bids from computer vendors. GSA stipulated that TVA proceed expeditiously toward a co...