Information management (111 - 120 of 202 items)
ADP Procurement: Prompt Navy Action Can Reduce Risks to SNAP III Implementation
IMTEC-92-69: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its Shipboard Non-Tactical Automated Data Processing (ADP) Program (SNAP), focusing on: (1) identifying potential risks related to SNAP III systems development; (2) the upgrading of SNAP I and SNAP II systems; and (3) Navy managers' roles in planning and implementing a new system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has inadequate managerial oversight of SNAP development...
Attack Warning: Lack of System Architecture Contributes to Major Development Problems
IMTEC-92-52: Published: Jun 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Air Force activities under the Cheyenne Mountain Upgrade (CMU) program, which is intended to modernize computer systems that provide critical strategic surveillance, attack warning, and assessment information to U.S. and Canadian leaders.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is currently developing the CMU program as five individual subsystems without...
Customs Automation: Effectiveness of Entry Summary Selectivity System Is Unknown
IMTEC-92-20: Published: Mar 24, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness and the development of the U.S. Customs Service's automated Entry Summary Selectivity (ESS) subsystem, intended to assist import specialists in tracking duty payments and trade laws violations and to provide for uniform treatment of importers and imported merchandise.GAO found that Customs: (1) began developing ESS in 1987 as a su...
Embedded Computer Systems: C-17 Software Development Problems
T-IMTEC-92-17: Published: May 13, 1992. Publicly Released: May 13, 1992.
GAO discussed its review of C-17 aircraft software development problems. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force underestimated software complexity, and did not require the contractor to follow many basic software planning steps, institute good quality assurance practices, or separately track and report the status of software development; (2) when the C-17 test aircraft flew in September 1991, it was eq...
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...
Automated Information Systems: Defense Should Stop Further Development of Duplicative Recruiting Systems
IMTEC-92-15: Published: Feb 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' plans to develop or upgrade automated systems that provide support to recruiters, focusing on whether those systems should be placed under the Department of Defense (DOD) Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative.GAO found that: (1) the individual services spent over $82 million to design, develop, operate, and mainta...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Award to MITRE Corporation Violated the Competition in Contracting Act
IMTEC-92-28: Published: Mar 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) May 1990 $4.5 million contract award for engineering services to design the Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) Program, focusing on whether the noncompetitive award complied with Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) requirements concerning contracts awarded with less than full and open competition.GAO found that:...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Could Have Avoided Successful Protests of Major Computer Procurement
IMTEC-92-27: Published: Mar 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) troubled procurement of the Treasury Multi-User Acquisition Contract (TMAC), focusing on what IRS: (1) did to cause the protest; (2) could have done to avoid the successful protests; and (3) needs to do to prevent similar successful protests of future Tax System Modernization (TSM) procurements.GAO found that: (...
Defense ADP: Lessons Learned From Development of Defense Distribution System
IMTEC-92-25: Published: Mar 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) development, evaluation, and subsequent rejection of the Defense Distribution System (DDS) prototype for consolidating military depot management, as a case study of DOD efforts to standardize automated systems under its Corporate Information Management (CIM) Initiative.GAO found that DOD: (1) based DDS on an integ...
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...