Information resources management (51 - 60 of 75 items)
Geographic Information System: Forest Service Not Ready to Acquire Nationwide System
IMTEC-90-31: Published: Jun 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Forest Service's plans to acquire a $1.2-billion computer-based geographic information system (GIS) for its field sites nationwide.GAO found that the Service: (1) was not ready to procure GIS nationwide; (2) did not analyze a full range of alternatives or adequately analyze alternatives for integrating GIS into its operations; (3) made assumpti...
Air Force ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-35FS: Published: Apr 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's procurement of mainframe computers and peripheral equipment.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal years 1986 and 1989, 98 percent of Air Force procurements for mainframe computer equipment required compatibility with other computer systems; (2) one manufacturer supplied the most equipment for Air Force mainframe procurements in both nu...
NASA ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-39FS: Published: Apr 20, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) compatible computer procurements.GAO found that: (1) from October 1986 through March 1989, 68 percent of NASA procurements for mainframes and mainframe peripherals required some type of compatibility; (2) NASA required compatibility with one manufacturer's equipment in 76 percent of its com...
Army ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-28FS: Published: Mar 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's computer procurements during fiscal years 1985 through 1989, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Army's procurements of mainframe computers and peripherals required compatibility with certain manufacturers' equipment; (2) Army's procurement methods; and (3) Army's Warner Amendment procurements.GAO found that: (1) the...
Meeting the Government's Technology Challenge: Results of a GAO Symposium
IMTEC-90-23: Published: Feb 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1990.
GAO discussed the results of its symposium on the federal government's acquisition and management of information technology.GAO noted that effective information technology development depended on: (1) senior managers' ability to envision and commit to long-term goals; (2) agencies' access to knowledge and advice through the cultivation of external partnerships with other government entities, priva...
Navy ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-89-66FS: Published: Sep 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the extent to which the Navy's mainframe computer and peripheral procurements required compatibility with existing computer equipment or software.GAO found that: (1) the Navy required compatibility with the largest manufacturer in 237 of its 411 compatible procurements, and compatibility with 3 other manufacturers in the other 174 procurements; (...
ADP Systems: VA Actions to Improve Management of Information Resources
IMTEC-89-24: Published: Apr 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1989.
GAO summarized the status of Veterans Administration (VA) actions in response to GAO recommendations in three reports on its information systems and information resources management activities.GAO found that: (1) VA strengthened controls over the software development process, conducted risk analysis and contingency planning to improve security, and issued guidelines restricting release of sensitiv...
Information Technology and Government Operations
138539: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, discusses the federal government's use of information technology. Although computer information technology offers government agencies the opportunity to compensate for scarcity of resources by getting more work done with less money and fewer workers, managers and developers of such systems must know how to effectively and efficie...
ADP Management: Status of the Army's Logistics and Technical Information Initiatives
IMTEC-89-10: Published: Oct 31, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's efforts to identify integration and interoperability requirements for its automated logistics and technical information initiatives.GAO found that the Army: (1) issued a directive to establish a strategy for identifying systems integration and interoperability requirements for all of its technical information systems; (...
ADP Modernization: FCC's Automation Planning Is Inadequate
IMTEC-88-51: Published: Sep 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) information resource management (IRM) and automation planning process, including its development of the Record Image Processing System.GAO found that the FCC strategic automation planning process was inadequate, since FCC did not: (1) state annual plan goals, objectives, and priorities or specify ways t...