Information management (121 - 130 of 202 items)
Farmers Home Administration: Half-Billion Dollar ADP Modernization Lacks Adequate Planning and Oversight
T-IMTEC-92-2: Published: Oct 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1991.
GAO discussed its review of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) $520-million information systems modernization, focusing on FmHA effectiveness in planning and oversight. GAO noted that: (1) inadequate planning, combined with ineffective management and oversight, led to the failure of the previous two modernization efforts; (2) FmHA has yet to resolve its long-standing planning and oversight p...
Medical ADP Systems: Changes in Composite Health Care System's Deployment Strategy Are Unwise
IMTEC-91-47: Published: Sep 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) assessed the status of the Department of Defense (DOD) Composite Health Care System's (CHCS) cost, schedule, performance, and benefits; and (2) identified and evaluated DOD changes in CHCS development, testing, and deployment strategy.GAO found that: (1) CHCS is a state-of-the-art, integrated medical information system that DOD is developing to impro...
High-Performance Computing: High-Speed Computer Networks in the United States, Europe, and Japan
IMTEC-91-69: Published: Sep 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efforts of the United States, Europe, and Japan to develop high-speed computer networks for research and education.GAO found that: (1) the United States leads Europe and Japan in the development of high-speed computer networks for research and education; (2) to enhance network services for the research and education community, federal sponsors...
Land Management Systems: Extensive Cost Increases and Delays in BLM's Major Data Base Project
IMTEC-91-55: Published: Aug 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) progress in achieving the Geographic Coordinate Database (GCDB) project's goals to create a database for the Automated Land and Mineral Record System (ALMRS), which includes the coordinates of legal boundaries, lease sites, and other tracts, and the survey characteristics of public lands.GAO found that: (1) BLM...
Information Resources: HCFA Must Better Justify Further Data Center Expansion
IMTEC-91-65: Published: Sep 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) plans to upgrade its data center, focusing on: (1) the planning and analysis documentation used to support this expansion; and (2) whether HCFA had a capacity management program to analyze its current data center work load and forecast future needs.GAO found that: (1) HCFA has not adequately justified its planned acquisition of compute...
ADP Consolidation: Defense Logistics Agency's Implementation Approach Is Not Justified
IMTEC-91-34: Published: Aug 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) decision to consolidate its 23 automated data processing facilities into 6 regional processing centers.GAO found that DLA: (1) did not adequately justify its consolidation decision; (2) did not follow the contractors' or its own task force's alternative consolidation recommendations or perform an economic analys...
Tax System Modernization: Further Testing of IRS' Automated Taxpayer Service Systems Is Needed
IMTEC-91-42: Published: Jun 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Taxpayer Service Integrated System (TSIS) to determine whether tests to measure TSIS effectiveness provided the information necessary to justify installing TSIS at all call sites.GAO found that: (1) tests of two of the three TSIS projects to automate its taxpayer inquiry program, the Taxpayer Service Expert Assi...
ADP Acquisition: Defense Logistics Agency Has Not Justified Need for Additional Computer
IMTEC-91-33: Published: May 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) efforts to procure a large mainframe computer, costing about $7.8 million, for its Columbus, Ohio, information processing center.GAO found that DLA overestimated its required computer capacity by about 50 percent, since: (1) it improperly assumed that the Columbus processing center computers would process Depart...
Tax System Modernization: Attention to Critical Issues Can Bring Success
T-IMTEC-91-8: Published: Jun 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1991.
GAO discussed: (1) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) plans to modernize the automated tax processing system; and (2) two procurements related to the modernization. GAO noted that: (1) through fiscal year (FY) 1991, more than $500 million has been budgeted for tax system modernization (TSM), and IRS has requested $427 million more for FY 1992; (2) to ensure that IRS has personnel with the necess...
Submarine Combat System: Status of Selected Technical Risks in the BSY-2 Development
IMTEC-91-46BR: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on specific hardware and software development risks for the Navy's AN/BSY-2 combat system.GAO found that: (1) an independent defense consultant identified three critical technical risk areas involving the immaturity of the system's enhanced modular signal processor, incomplete data-base management design, and potentially lengthy network...