Information management (101 - 110 of 202 items)
Defense: Health Care
IMTEC-93-29R: Published: Jun 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1993.
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative in military health services. GAO noted that: (1) CIM provides an opportunity for the military to systematically reengineer the way it delivers health care services; (2) DOD has not developed a systemwide strategic plan with measureable goals and objectives to guide the restructuri...
Tax Systems Modernization: Comments on IRS' Fiscal Year 1994 Budget Request
T-IMTEC-93-6: Published: Apr 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program's fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget. GAO noted that: (1) the FY 1994 TSM budget will increase 25 percent and total $717 million; (2) over 80 percent of the TSM budget is for equipment and services and significant increases in staff; (3) the appropriateness of TSM funding is questionable because IRS has not suffic...
Tax Systems Modernization: Program Status and Comments on IRS' Portion of President's Request For Fiscal Year 1993 Supplemental Funds
T-IMTEC-93-3: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) management of its Tax System Modernization (TSM) Program. GAO noted that: (1) IRS has made progress in implementing some interim TSM systems that benefit both IRS and taxpayers; (2) other interim systems have significant problems and delays which require reevaluation of their costs and benefits, since they will overlap other long-term TSM projects...
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...
Software Reuse: Major Issues Need to Be Resolved Before Benefits Can Be Achieved
IMTEC-93-16: Published: Jan 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on software reuse, focusing on: (1) issues that inhibit effective software reuse; and (2) Department of Defense (DOD) strategies to implement a departmentwide software reuse program.GAO found that: (1) developing and maintaining software in organizations such as DOD is costly, and software reuse could both reduce such costs and increase...
Weather Forecasting: Important Issues on Automated Weather Processing System Need Resolution
IMTEC-93-12BR: Published: Jan 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) acquisition of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), focusing on: (1) how effectively the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) analyzed and defined its system requirements; (2) key risks associated with the acquisition; and (3) whether any risks warranted delay of the cont...
Health Information Systems: National Practitioner Data Bank Continues to Experience Problems
IMTEC-93-1: Published: Jan 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Practitioner Data Bank's management controls, focusing on whether HHS: (1) ensures that the data bank timely and securely accepts and responds to user requests; (2) adequately monitors contractor operations of the data bank's automated system; and (3) future directional planning and financing is adequate.GAO found that: (1) d...
Mission-Critical Systems: Defense Attempting to Address Major Software Challenges
IMTEC-93-13: Published: Dec 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) mission-critical systems, focusing on: (1) common software development problems affecting these systems; (2) factors contributing to their continued operation; and (3) actions DOD is taking to address software development problems.GAO found that: (1) management, requirements definition, and testing problems contrib...
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...
Tax Systems Modernization: Concerns Over Security and Privacy Elements of the Systems Architecture
IMTEC-92-63: Published: Sep 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO continued to evaluate security and privacy elements of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization program, focusing on: (1) the system's security architecture; and (2) IRS efforts to incorporate features to protect the privacy of taxpayer information.GAO found that: (1) the security architecture did not describe how taxpayer information...