Cost effectiveness analysis (11 - 20 of 26 items)
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)...
Army ADP: Prevalence of Fourth Quarter Obligations
IMTEC-91-12: Published: Dec 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's management of its automatic data processing (ADP) funds, focusing on: (1) the prevalence and cost-effectiveness of ADP yearend obligations; and (2) its Training and Doctrine Command's (TRADOC) compliance with procurement policies.GAO found that: (1) the Army's obligations from its operation and maintenance appropriation for ADP hardware...
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...
Defense's Acquisition of the Composite Health Care System
T-IMTEC-90-4: Published: Mar 15, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1990.
GAO commented on the Department of Defense's (DOD) ongoing efforts to acquire and test the Composite Health Care System (CHCS), focusing on the planned test schedule, estimated benefits, life-cycle costs, and current funding. GAO noted that: (1) DOD would not develop and deploy about 38 percent of CHCS software by the planned completion date; (2) DOD officials estimated that the software would pro...
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...
ADP Planning: SSA's February 1989 Report on Computer Modernization Is Incomplete
IMTEC-89-76: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) automated data processing (ADP) report, focusing on whether the report contained sufficient information for evaluating future SSA budget requests for increased ADP spending authority.GAO found that the SSA report: (1) showed how the SSA 1990 information technology budget supported its larger mission, but d...
Information Management: Issues Important to Farmers Home Administration Systems Modernization
IMTEC-89-64: Published: Aug 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1989.
GAO evaluated the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) plans to modernize its automated systems, focusing on whether its approach addressed the problems it encountered in past efforts, as well as problems that other federal agencies encountered in their modernization programs.GAO found that: (1) although FmHA developed a strategic plan to guide the modernization program, the program's success depe...
ADP Modernization: IRS' Automated Examination System--Troubled Past, Uncertain Future
IMTEC-89-54: Published: Jun 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Automated Examination System (AES), intended to automate the examination of income tax returns, focusing on: (1) IRS progress in developing and implementing AES; and (2) AES compatibility with the IRS Tax System Modernization effort, intended to streamline tax processing through increased automation.GAO found th...
Computer Procurement: Navy Decision to Terminate Its Standard Automated Financial System
IMTEC-89-37: Published: Mar 30, 1989. Publicly Released: May 1, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to terminate its Standard Automated Financial System (STAFS).GAO found that the Navy evaluated four alternatives to identify the most economical means of satisfying its financial management information needs, including: (1) continuing with STAFS after correcting deficiencies, testing the system, and successfully operating STA...
Programming Language: Status, Costs, and Issues Associated With Defense's Implementation of Ada
IMTEC-89-9: Published: Mar 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of its Ada programming language, focusing on: (1) the cost to implement Ada; and (2) Ada technical issues.GAO evaluated 100 Ada projects and found that: (1) 87 percent of the projects were either planned or in developmental stages; (2) the Air Force and the Army issued Ada procedures; (3) DOD inventories on...