Information systems (81 - 90 of 135 items)
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...
ADP Budget Analysis: SSA's Information Systems Funding for Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989
IMTEC-88-49: Published: Sep 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Information Technology Systems budget to: (1) assess SSA changes to the system's plans and budgets for fiscal year (FY) 1988 and FY 1989; (2) determine SSA funding requirements for FY 1989; and (3) estimate its unobligated fund carryover at the end of FY 1988.GAO found that: (1) SSA significantly reduce...
Medical ADP Systems: Analysis of Technical Aspects of DOD's Composite Health Care System
IMTEC-88-27: Published: Jul 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the system-level specifications and medical facility work-load data for the Department of Defense's (DOD) Composite Health Care System (CHCS) acquisition.GAO found that DOD needed to perform additional cost-effectiveness analysis on four system-level specifications relating to: (1) costing all computer operators as contractor-provided, although...
ADP Standards: Army Cancels Restrictive 3-Tier Architecture Standards
IMTEC-88-13: Published: May 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 3-tier architecture policy for processing and exchanging data among its various automated systems and its associated standards to: (1) determine whether they complied with the Brooks Act, the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, and federal regulations; (2) evaluate their potential long-term effects on automatic data processing (AD...
ADP Modernization: Army Plans To Improve Budget Disclosure for Its Standard Depot System
IMTEC-88-30: Published: May 25, 1988. Publicly Released: May 25, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Army's modernization program for its automated Standard Depot System (SDS), which manages logistics activities at supply and maintenance depots, to determine if it: (1) established a framework to manage and control the program; and (2) adequately disclosed SDS funding requirements in its budget.GAO found that: (1) the Army estimated that, although SDS modernization would cost abou...
ADP Budget: Trends in SSA's Information Technology Systems Budget
IMTEC-88-33FS: Published: Apr 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Information Technology Systems budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that: (1) the systems account was comprised of funds for automatic data processing (ADP) acquisitions, ongoing ADP operations and maintenance, telephone equipment purchases, and telephone operations and maintenance; (2) al...
ADP Procurement: Army Accounting System Modernization
IMTEC-88-14BR: Published: Dec 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's plans to modernize its accounting systems to determine: (1) the Army's reasons for the modernization; (2) the effect of its automation strategy on planned computer upgrades at its Finance and Accounting Center; and (3) whether the Army's plan to replace automatic data processing equipment at the center would restrict competition among...
ADP Systems: Department of Veterans Benefits Modernization Program
IMTEC-88-3: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) Department of Veterans Benefits' efforts to modernize automated computer systems which were resulting in inefficient and costly support for veterans' benefits programs.GAO found that VA has begun several modernization projects, including: (1) organizing a separate automatic data processing (ADP) staff for the Depa...
ADP System: Patent Office's Contract Renegotiation Behind Schedule
IMTEC-87-35: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the efforts of the Department of Commerce's Patent and Trademark Office to renegotiate the current contract for the development and deployment of its automated patent system.GAO found that: (1) an agreement between Commerce and the contractor to renegotiate included specific provisions and a two-phase timetable to complete the nego...
Trademark ADP System: Patent Office Should Analyze Alternatives Before Contract Award
IMTEC-87-44: Published: Aug 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the need and justification for the Department of Commerce's Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) procurement of replacement hardware and software for its automated trademark system.GAO found that: (1) PTO did not compare alternatives before deciding to continue with its revised procurement strategy of relieving immediate capacity problems only; (2)...