IT acquisitions (61 - 70 of 73 items)
ADP System: Patent Office's Contract Renegotiation Behind Schedule
IMTEC-87-35: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the efforts of the Department of Commerce's Patent and Trademark Office to renegotiate the current contract for the development and deployment of its automated patent system.GAO found that: (1) an agreement between Commerce and the contractor to renegotiate included specific provisions and a two-phase timetable to complete the nego...
Trademark ADP System: Patent Office Should Analyze Alternatives Before Contract Award
IMTEC-87-44: Published: Aug 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the need and justification for the Department of Commerce's Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) procurement of replacement hardware and software for its automated trademark system.GAO found that: (1) PTO did not compare alternatives before deciding to continue with its revised procurement strategy of relieving immediate capacity problems only; (2)...
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...
ADP Acquisition: Navy Has Not Justified an Additional PERSPAY Computer
IMTEC-87-29: Published: Aug 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Navy's decision to purchase an additional mainframe computer for its Personnel and Pay Systems Consolidated Computer Center Project (PERSPAY).GAO found that the: (1) estimated total cost for the additional computer is over $6 million; (2) Navy did not consider other, more cost-effective alternatives; (3) Navy did not comply with federal regulations mandating a co...
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Planned Use of Information Technology for the Space Station
T-IMTEC-87-5: Published: May 1, 1987. Publicly Released: May 1, 1987.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) plans to develop information technology for its Space Station and found that: (1) NASA recently developed revised cost estimates, a phased deployment program, and an extended time frame for design, development, and operation of the station; (2) NASA advanced automation efforts could improve both ground and orbital operations,...
ADP Systems: SSA's Modernization Efforts Need Redirection
IMTEC-87-16: Published: Apr 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Systems Modernization Plan to: (1) determine if SSA should redirect or cancel it; and (2) assess SSA claims that automation improvements could reduce staff.GAO found that: (1) although SSA has made some improvements in its acquisition of computer equipment and expansion of the data communications networ...
ADP Acquisitions: OCC's Procurement of Laser Printers is Proper but ADP Statutes Apply
IMTEC-87-17: Published: Apr 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) procurement of laser printer equipment to determine whether OCC reasonably weighted technical considerations over cost; and (2) determined whether OCC was subject to the Property and Administrative Services Act and the Competition in Contracting Act.GAO found that: (1) OCC reasonably determ...
ADP Budget: SSA's Information Technology Systems Budget Requests and Obligations
IMTEC-87-15FS: Published: Mar 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Social Security Administration's (SSA): (1) automatic data processing procurements; (2) expenses related to its Systems Modernization Plan; and (3) estimates of future costs to complete the plan.GAO developed data on the SSA Information Technology Systems (ITS) budget activity for fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1987, including...
Computer Capacity: IRS Must Better Estimate Its Computer Resource Needs
IMTEC-87-5BR: Published: Nov 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) determined the status and progress of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Capacity Enhancement for the Processing System (CEPS) procurement; and (2) analyzed the need for and timing of CEPS, which IRS designed to upgrade or replace its large mainframe computers.IRS believed that, with CEPS, its existing mainframe computers would have sufficient capaci...
ADP Acquisitions: SSA Should Limit ADP Procurements Until Further Testing Is Performed
IMTEC-86-31: Published: Aug 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Systems Modernization Plan to determine whether SSA fully justified ongoing and planned computer hardware procurements totalling $343 million and whether the procurements will meet SSA requirements.GAO found that: (1) the ongoing and planned procurements for the plan were not justified because it was un...