Information management (61 - 70 of 202 items)
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Office of Thrift Supervision's Efforts to Ensure Thrift Systems Are Year 2000 Compliant
T-AIMD-98-102: Published: Mar 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the progress being made by the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) in ensuring that the more than 1,200 thrifts it oversees have adequately mitigated the risks associated with the year 2000 date change.GAO noted that: (1) the year 2000 problem poses a serious dilemma for thrifts due to their heavy reliance on information systems; (2) regulators hav...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Business Continuity and Contingency Planning (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.19)
AIMD-10.1.19: Published: Mar 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-10.1.19, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Business Continuity and Contingency Planning, August 1998. GAO published a guide to provide a conceptual framework for helping large agencies to manage the risk of potential year 2000-induced disruptions to their operations. This guide provides information on the scope and challenge and offers a structured approach f...
Defense Computers: Air Force Needs to Strengthen Year 2000 Oversight
AIMD-98-35: Published: Jan 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's program for solving its year 2000 computer systems problem, focusing on the: (1) status of the Air Force's efforts to oversee its Year 2000 program; and (2) appropriateness of the Air Force's strategy and actions for ensuring that the problem will be successfully addressed.GAO noted that: (1) as with other military services, the Air...
Defense Computers: SSG Needs to Sustain Year 2000 Progress
AIMD-97-120R: Published: Aug 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the status of the Standard Systems Group's (SSG) efforts to correct the Year 2000 computer problems in the Air Force's standard systems; and (2) whether SSG can ensure that standard systems under its responsibility are compliant in time to process year 2000 data.GAO noted that: (1) SSG managers have recognized the importance of solving the Yea...
Defense Computers: Improvements to DOD Systems Inventory Needed for Year 2000 Effort
AIMD-97-112: Published: Aug 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve the Defense Integration Support Tools (DIST) database, which serves as the DOD inventory of automated information systems and is intended to be used as a tool to help DOD components in addressing year 2000 date problems.GAO noted that: (1) a critical step in solving the year 2000 problem is to co...
Child Support Enforcement: Strong Leadership Required to Maximize Benefits of Automated Systems
AIMD-97-72: Published: Jun 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its 1992 report on child support enforcement, focusing on: (1) the status of state development efforts, including costs incurred; (2) whether the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had implemented GAO's 1992 recommendations; and (3) whether the Department was providing effective federal oversight of state systems development activities.GA...
IRS Systems Security and Funding: Additional Information on Employee Browsing and Tax Systems Modernization
AIMD/GGD-97-140R: Published: Jun 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided additional information on employee browsing and tax systems modernization.GAO responded to additional questions received from the Senate Subcommittee on Treasury and General Government on employees' electronic browsing of taxpayer files and Internal Revenue's fiscal years 1998 and 1999 budget requests for tax systems modernization...
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...
USDA Information Management: Extensive Improvements Needed in Managing Information Technology Investments
T-AIMD-97-90: Published: May 14, 1997. Publicly Released: May 14, 1997.
GAO discussed the need for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address its long-standing difficulties in managing its substantial information technology (IT) investments.GAO noted that: (1) a USDA that works better and costs less in the 21st century must have efficient and effective information systems; (2) yet USDA has a long history of poorly planning and managing IT investments with the res...
Managing Technology: Best Practices Can Improve Performance and Produce Results
T-AIMD-97-38: Published: Jan 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1997.
GAO discussed how best practices applied by leading organizations can be effectively used to improve the management of information technology (IT) in the federal government. GAO noted that: (1) as a result of legislative changes and new direction from the Administration, agency leaders should begin making technology investment decisions based on careful analyses of relative costs, benefits, and ri...