Procurement (1 - 10 of 68 items)
Information Technology: Critical Factors Underlying Successful Major Acquisitions
GAO-12-7: Published: Oct 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 2011.
Planned federal information technology (IT) spending has now risen to at least $81 billion for fiscal year 2012. As GAO has previously reported, although a variety of best practices exists to guide their successful acquisition, federal IT projects too frequently incur cost overruns and schedule slippages while contributing little to mission-related outcomes. Recognizing these problems, the Office...
Information Technology: Better Informed Decision Making Needed on Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network Acquisition
GAO-11-150: Published: Mar 11, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2011.
The Department of the Navy (DON), a major component of the Department of Defense (DOD), has launched its Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) program to replace the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) program. NGEN capabilities, such as secure transport of voice and data, data storage, and e-mail, are to be incrementally acquired through multiple providers. As planned, the first increment is ex...
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...
Tax Systems Modernization: Comments on IRS' Portion of President's Request for Fiscal Year 1993 Supplemental Funds
T-IMTEC-93-1: Published: Feb 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1993.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) request for fiscal year (FY) 1993 supplemental funds for the purchase of computer and telecommunications equipment. GAO noted that: (1) IRS proposed purchases represented accelerated acquisitions of planned computer purchases to support its tax systems modernization (TSM) program; (2) two of the projects, totalling $15.7 million, were short-term a...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS' Use of Consultants to Do the TMAC Price/Technical Tradeoff Analysis
IMTEC-93-4BR: Published: Oct 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) use of consultants to conduct a second price/technical tradeoff analysis for the Treasury Multi-user Acquisition Contract (TMAC) procurement; (2) the extent to which IRS identified and evaluated sources of expertise available within the government to do the analysis; (3) whether the analysis was conducted properly; and (4) the level of oversig...
Federal Procurements: Comments on Proposed Legislation Affecting Federal Procurements
T-OGC-92-3: Published: Jun 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
GAO discussed the effects of two legislative proposals on federal procurement. GAO noted that the proposed Federal Property and Administrative Services Authorization Act of 1992 would: (1) improve legislative oversight of the General Services Administration (GSA) by providing for periodic reauthorization of GSA appropriations; (2) make statutory provisions governing civilian agency procurements co...
IRS ADP Contracts
GGD-92-14R: Published: May 28, 1992. Publicly Released: May 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several allegations from a constituent concerning the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) negotiation and administration of certain automatic data processing service contracts to determine whether IRS implemented proper safeguards against contract abuse and waste. GAO noted that: (1) IRS internal audit staff did identify weaknesses in the negotiation...
Tax Systems Modernization: Update on Critical Issues Facing IRS
T-IMTEC-92-18: Published: May 13, 1992. Publicly Released: May 13, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization Program. GAO noted that: (1) although IRS has published its final Design Master Plan, it has made limited progress in completing other crucial planning, such as developing a strategy for integrating all modernization projects and preparing a transition plan to automate business functions under the Tax Systems Modernizatio...
Tax Systems Modernization: Progress Mixed In Addressing Critical Success Factors
T-IMTEC-92-13: Published: Apr 2, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) progress in implementing the Tax System Modernization Program, focusing on eight factors critical to program success. GAO noted that IRS: (1) stated its business vision in its latest version of the Design Master Plan; (2) should be further along in its planning for the modernization, since significant initiatives are already underway; (3) has deve...
Tax Systems Modernization: Factors Critical to Success
T-IMTEC-92-10: Published: Mar 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization Program. GAO noted that: (1) under the existing tax processing system, returns processing is heavily centralized at one computing center where IRS maintains its master files on individuals and businesses; (2) under the proposed system, IRS would move the computing power to IRS service centers, which would use electronical...