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Medical ADP Systems: Analysis of Technical Aspects of DOD's Composite Health Care System
IMTEC-88-27: Published: Jul 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the system-level specifications and medical facility work-load data for the Department of Defense's (DOD) Composite Health Care System (CHCS) acquisition.GAO found that DOD needed to perform additional cost-effectiveness analysis on four system-level specifications relating to: (1) costing all computer operators as contractor-provided, although...
Battlefield Automation: Better Justification and Testing Needed for Common Computer Acquisition
IMTEC-88-12: Published: Dec 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army Command and Control System (ACCS) common hardware and software acquisition program to determine its cost-effectiveness for providing battlefield computer systems.GAO found that the Army: (1) plans to use a consolidated acquisition strategy to procure computer hardware and software for four battlefield systems; (2) has not performed the req...
ADP Acquisitions: Lessons Learned From SEC's Edgar Pilot Test
IMTEC-87-31: Published: Aug 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR) pilot program to determine: (1) the cost-effectiveness of the pilot program compared to contract cost; (2) whether SEC met its scheduled pilot development; (3) the types of functions developed in EDGAR compared to the original requirements; (4) the feasibility of additional...
Computers: Information on the Patent and Trademark Office Automation Program
IMTEC-86-4FS: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) planning, contracting, and scheduling of its patent automation program.GAO found that: (1) although federal regulations caution against lengthy cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts because they provide minimum incentives for cost control, PTO entered into a $289 million, 18-year, cost-plus-fixed-fe...
ASCS Needs Better Information To Adequately Assess Proposed County and State Office Automation
IMTEC-84-11: Published: May 25, 1984. Publicly Released: May 25, 1984.
GAO examined the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service's (ASCS) cost-benefit analysis to determine whether ASCS adequately justified the automation of its state and county offices.Before automating the state and county offices that administer ASCS commodity and land use programs, ASCS tested the idea in seven county offices. The ASCS cost-benefit analysis shows greater estimated bene...
Strong Central Management of Office Automation Will Boost Productivity
AFMD-82-54: Published: Sep 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management of office automation in the Federal Government.The four agencies GAO reviewed are not reaping the maximum benefits or productivity gains from office automation because they lack strong central management. The agencies are now encountering the same problems successful private companies have tried to avoid. These problems are likely...