Electronic data processing (21 - 30 of 66 items)
Review of a Computer Hardware Acquisition for NOAA in Boulder, Colorado
AFMD-81-92: Published: Sep 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the computer hardware procurement history of the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The review addressed the following: (1) whether ERL was following a pattern of noncompetitive acquisitions; (2) the justification for the recent computer hardware acquisition for the Boulder computer center; (3) the management of the Boulde...
The Bureau of the Census Must Solve ADP Acquisition and Security Problems
AFMD-82-13: Published: Oct 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1981.
GAO reported on problems in the acquisition and security of automatic data processing (ADP) at the Bureau of the Census.GAO found that the fully competitive computer replacement acquisition is almost 2 years behind the Bureau's initial projections. The Bureau has presented a new revision of the schedule. However, GAO believes that without appropriate top management attention, involvement, and prio...
Non-Federal Computer Acquisition Practices Provide Useful Information for Streamlining Federal Methods
AFMD-81-104: Published: Oct 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1981.
GAO undertook a study to determine how 18 non-federal organizations acquire computer equipment.The study of the 18 non-federal organizations showed that the agencies': (1) managers are committed to using the computer effectively as a tool for achieving business goals; (2) strategies and plans provide a framework and operational direction for computer acquisitions; and (3) practices and procedures...
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...
Government-Wide Guidelines and Management Assistance Center Needed To Improve ADP Systems Development
AFMD-81-20: Published: Feb 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1981.
In more than 57 reports in the past 10 years, GAO has identified management weaknesses in the design and development of large, complex Federal data processing systems. GAO suggests a framework of principles and procedures for managing systems development which could be the basis for issuing Government-wide guidelines. The earlier recommendation that a management assistance center for computer soft...
Social Security Needs To Better Plan, Develop, and Implement Its Major ADP Systems Redesign Projects
HRD-81-47: Published: Feb 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1981.
The efforts by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to redesign its retirement, survivors, disability, and health insurance automated system was reviewed. This redesign represented a major multifaceted automatic data processing system modification project undertaken to improve service to program beneficiaries.Although substantial effort and resources were invested in this project, it was large...
Procurement of ADP Equipment and Services by Veterans Administration
112407: May 29, 1980
GA0 reported on certain contracts and purchase orders related to the Veterans Administration's (VA) procurement of automatic data processing (ADP) equipment and services, using end-of-year funds, specifically VA medical ADP activities. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reviewed these contracts and purchase orders and alleged irregularities relating to some of these procurements. They direc...
Review of Selected Computer System Procurements
FGMSD-80-34: Published: Feb 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1980.
GAO was asked to study how conversion costs affect the procurement of new computer systems. Of particular concern was whether including conversion costs in computer procurements would result in selecting the system that would cost the Government the least over the life of the system. Conversion costs, a significant factor in computer replacement procurements, may run into millions of dollars when...
The Road to a Billion Dollar Saving: A Team Effort
113269: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 3, Summer 1980. The Air Force Phase 4 project, to replace current computer systems at Air Force bases around the world at an estimated 20-year cost of $4 billion, is the largest single computer acquisition in government history. Most of the Air Force bases have two computer systems, one for processing supply applications and one for processin...
Honeywell Computer Equipment Supplied to DOD
B-163074: Published: Nov 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1979.
A firm requested that the Comptroller General provide corrections to his letter of October 1, 1979, to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Research and Development, House Armed Services Committee. There were three issues involved in the request. First, the firm claimed to have completed agreements with GAO concerning certain of its computer equipment supplied to the Department of Defense (DOD) as the Wo...