Information technology (71 - 80 of 94 items)
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...
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...
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...
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...
Information Technology: An Audit Guide For Assessing Acquisition Risks
IMTEC-8.1.4: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO published a guide for evaluating information technology acquisitions, focusing on audit guidance on: (1) management and user support; (2) project staffing; (3) needs, requirements, and specifications; (4) alternatives; (5) solicitation documents; (6) source selection; (7) contract management; and (8) test and acceptance...
ADP: USDA Farm Service Agencies
IMTEC-92-72R: Published: Jul 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the process for and status of information technology budget revisions at four Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm services agencies. GAO noted that: (1) planned USDA information technology expenditures for 1993 total $397 million, including $191 million for long-range objectives and $206 million to operate and maintain existing sys...
Farmers Home Administration: Half-Billion Dollar ADP Modernization Lacks Adequate Planning and Oversight
T-IMTEC-92-2: Published: Oct 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1991.
GAO discussed its review of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) $520-million information systems modernization, focusing on FmHA effectiveness in planning and oversight. GAO noted that: (1) inadequate planning, combined with ineffective management and oversight, led to the failure of the previous two modernization efforts; (2) FmHA has yet to resolve its long-standing planning and oversight p...
FAA Information Technology: Complete Cost Data Not Provided to OMB
IMTEC-91-22: Published: Jan 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) compliance with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) requirement that it report data on the costs associated with the acquisition, operation, and use of such information technology as computer and communications systems.GAO found that: (1) FAA did not submit all required data on information technol...
Information Technology: A Model to Help Managers Decrease Acquisition Risks
IMTEC-8.1.6: Published: Aug 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1990.
GAO provided an acquisition model to help federal managers identify critical factors needed to manage and control large-scale information systems development and acquisition projects that require formal project management.GAO noted that the model: (1) covered the presolicitation, solicitation and award, and post-award phases of the acquisition process; (2) emphasized the involvement of both inform...