Systems design (21 - 30 of 76 items)
Customs Service Modernization: Actions Needed to Correct Serious ACE Management and Technical Weaknesses
T-AIMD-99-141: Published: Apr 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Customs Service's management of its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system.GAO noted that: (1) the need to leverage information technology to improve the way that Customs does business in the import arena is undeniable; (2) Customs' existing import processes and supporting systems are simply not responsive to the business needs of eithe...
Land Management Systems: Major Software Development Does Not Meet BLM's Business Needs
T-AIMD-99-102: Published: Mar 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Automated Land and Mineral Record System project, also known as the ALMRS/Modernization, focusing on: (1) the history of the project; (2) the results of GAO's reviews, including the key reasons for problems; and (3) where GAO believes BLM should go from here.GAO noted that: (1) BLM spent over 15 years and esti...
Customs Service Modernization: Serious Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Corrected
AIMD-99-41: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's management of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), focusing on whether Customs has adequately justified ACE cost-effectiveness.GAO noted that: (1) Customs is not managing ACE effectively, and it does not have a firm basis for concluding that ACE is a cost-effective solution to modernizing its commercial environment; (2)...
Customs Service Modernization: Architecture Must Be Complete and Enforced to Effectively Build and Maintain Systems
AIMD-98-70: Published: May 5, 1998. Publicly Released: May 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's enterprise information systems architecture, focusing on determining whether: (1) the architecture is complete; and (2) Customs has processes and procedures to enforce compliance with the architecture.GAO noted that: (1) Customs does not yet have a complete enterprise information systems architecture to guide and constrain the...
Tax Systems Modernization: Blueprint Is a Good Start But Not Yet Sufficiently Complete to Build or Acquire Systems
AIMD/GGD-98-54: Published: Feb 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the modernization blueprint that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) prepared pursuant to the conference report accompanying the fiscal year 1997 Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act.GAO noted that: (1) IRS' May 15, 1997, modernization blueprint is a good first step and provides a solid foundation from which to determine precise business requirem...
Customs Service Modernization: ACE Poses Risks and Challenges
T-AIMD-97-96: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
GAO discussed issues related to the U.S. Customs Service's systems modernization, focusing on: (1) Customs' efforts to address risks associated with the agency's modernization of its automated systems; and (2) challenges Customs faces as it plans and develops the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) System.GAO noted that: (1) in May 1996, Customs was ill-prepared to develop ACE because the agenc...
AIMD-97-43R: Published: Feb 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO summarized its January 21, 1997, briefing on the status of: (1) U.S. Customs Service efforts to implement recommendations GAO made in May 1996 on its information technology (IT) modernization effort; and (2) Customs' Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) initiative. GAO did not independently verify ACE-related costs as reported by Customs.GAO noted that:...
Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-30(4): Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems issue area as of September 3, 1996...
Weather Forecasting: Recommendations to Address New Weather Processing System Development Risks
AIMD-96-74: Published: May 13, 1996. Publicly Released: May 13, 1996.
GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) and made recommendations to strengthen NWS ability to achieve a fair return on its AWIPS investment.GAO found that: (1) NWS needs to validate proposed AWIPS capabilities on a mission-impact basis and only implement validated capabilities; (2) NWS needs to tie its decisions on information techno...
Customs Service Modernization: Strategic Information Management Must Be Improved for National Automation Program to Succeed
AIMD-96-57: Published: May 9, 1996. Publicly Released: May 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's efforts to modernize its automated systems, focusing on: (1) the status and adequacy of Customs' implementation of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP); and (2) whether Customs is using a best-practices approach to improve mission performance through strategic information management and technology in implementing NCA...