Information management (91 - 100 of 202 items)
Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-35(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Information Technology Investment: A Governmentwide Overview
AIMD-95-208: Published: Jul 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on overall federal information technology (IT) obligations, focusing on programs to identify IT investments that are at risk and in need of corrective action.GAO found that: (1) the total amount of federal IT spending is unknown, since the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) does not collect comprehensive IT budget data on a governmen...
Tax Systems Modernization: Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Corrected If Modernization Is to Succeed
AIMD-95-156: Published: Jul 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1995.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to modernize tax processing, focusing on: (1) IRS business and technical practices in the areas of electronic forms, strategic information management, software development, technical infrastructures, and organizational controls; and (2) opportunities to improve IRS information systems management and software development...
Department of Energy: Procedures Lacking to Protect Computerized Data
AIMD-95-118: Published: Jun 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the alleged sale of surplus Department of Energy (DOE) computer equipment to a private businessman, focusing on whether: (1) the sale actually occurred; (2) the surplus computers contained any classified or sensitive unclassified information; and (3) DOE is subject to Federal Information Resources Management Regulation (FIRMR) guidan...
Weather Forecasting: Improvements Needed in Laboratory Software Development Processes
AIMD-95-24: Published: Dec 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), focusing on whether the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) and NWS Technical Development Laboratory (TDL) software development processes are adequate to support the AWIPS Forecast Preparation System (A...
Health Care: Benefits and Barriers to Automated Medical Records
T-AIMD-94-117: Published: May 6, 1994. Publicly Released: May 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the benefits of and the barriers to automating medical records. GAO noted that: (1) information systems technology would improve public health care services, control health care costs, and provide information for health care administration; (2) automated medical records improve record content and retrieval time, provide reminders for needed care a...
Defense ADP Consolidation
AIMD-94-85R: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) complied with various reporting requirements for its proposed automatic data processing (ADP) consolidation, reductions in force, and personnel transfers. GAO noted that: (1) the DOD and Navy consolidation plans fully comply with the appropriations act; (2) DOD has implemented two major initiatives to improve the effectiveness and reduce the cos...
Veterans Benefits: Redirected Modernization Shows Promise
AIMD-94-26: Published: Dec 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) computer systems and services modernization project, focusing on: (1) the status of the VBA business process redesign and its service improvement goals; (2) the validity of VBA cost estimates; (3) the VBA contention that existing computer equipment failures are frequent and cause service problems; and (4...
Tax Systems Modernization: Time Tables for Critical Planning Documents
AIMD-93-81FS: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the planning and system development products that are necessary for the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) implementation of its Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program.GAO found that: (1) TSM planning and system development products are categorized as summary documents and technical supporting products; (2) summary documents set IRS s...
Patent and Trademark Office: Key Processes for Managing Automated Patent System Development Are Weak
AIMD-93-15: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) Automated Patent System (APS), focusing on whether PTO can adequately: (1) establish cost, benefit, and schedule baselines; and (2) monitor progress against these baselines.GAO found that: (1) PTO has adopted an evolutionary system approach that recognizes risks and uncertainties and develops system phases in...