Appropriations (11 - 20 of 38 items)
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...
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...
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...
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...
Computer Technology: Air Attack Warning System Cannot Process All Radar Track Data
IMTEC-91-15: Published: May 13, 1991. Publicly Released: May 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the capability of the AN/FYQ-93 (Q-93) computer used to process Atmospheric Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment (Atmospheric TW/AA) data for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), focusing on the Air Force's plans to integrate upgraded and new radars into the system.GAO found that: (1) the Q-93 architecture provided limited expans...
Attack Warning: Costs to Modernize NORAD's Computer System Significantly Understated
IMTEC-91-23: Published: Apr 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and Air Force's efforts to upgrade the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment System's computerized subsystems at Cheyenne Mountain, Wyoming, focusing on: (1) recent organizational changes for managing the Cheyenne Mountain Upgrade (CMU) program; and (2)...
Medical ADP Systems: Automated Medical Records Hold Promise to Improve Patient Care
IMTEC-91-5: Published: Jan 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the potential benefits of and impediments to the use of automatic data processing (ADP) systems in managing medical patient care records.GAO found that automated medical records could: (1) greatly improve patient care management due to their quick accessibility, improved accuracy, higher quality, increased versatility, and decisionmaking and qualit...
ADP Systems: HCFA's Failure to Follow Guidelines Makes Systems Effectiveness Uncertain
IMTEC-90-53: Published: Jul 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the development, progress, performance, and cost of the Common Working File (CWF), which the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) implemented to improve Medicare claims processing.GAO found that: (1) in developing CWF, HCFA believed that it did not have to prepare a required plan, since it employed contractors to process claims, rather than...
Computer Acquisition: Navy's Aviation Logistics System Not Ready for Deployment
IMTEC-90-11: Published: Feb 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the risks and benefits of the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management System (NALCOMIS) warrant its scheduled deployment.GAO found that NALCOMIS is not ready for phase II deployment because: (1) the Navy did not adequately perform some key software development steps; (2) the Navy confined phase II operational testing to sites that were...