Information resources management (31 - 40 of 57 items)
IRS Operations: Significant Challenges in Financial Management and Systems Modernization
T-AIMD-96-56: Published: Mar 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1996.
GAO discussed its: (1) fiscal year 1994 financial audit of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and (2) evaluation of the IRS Tax System Modernization (TSM) effort. GAO noted that: (1) IRS did not use its revenue general ledger accounting system or its master files for its revenue reports, but relied on alternative sources such as Treasury schedules; (2) there were large discrepancies between infor...
Information Technology: Best Practices Can Improve Performance and Produce Results
T-AIMD-96-46: Published: Feb 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1996.
GAO discussed how leading organizations' best practices can be effectively used to improve information technology (IT) management in the federal government. GAO noted that: (1) federal IT-related expenditures total over $25 billion per year, but the benefits from IT are unknown; (2) IT can be used to improve organizational performance, but risks of failure must be carefully managed to ensure succe...
Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-30(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Managing Technology Change: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States Senate
T-AIMD-96-25: Published: Dec 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1995.
GAO discussed how the U.S. Senate can make the best use of information technology to further its mission. GAO noted that: (1) although the Senate is unique, it could learn from other organizations' information technology experiences; (2) the Senate has opportunities to improve its services to constituents, public accessibility, legislative processes, and committee and office operations; (3) a stra...
Improving Federal Performance in the Information Age: Issues and Opportunities--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-95-29: Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its Information Resources Management (IRM) issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to: (1) identify opportunities to enhance agency management teams' ability to manage information technology (IT); (2) build consensus and criteria on the value of using a defined set of strategic information management practices; (3) provide input to Congress on new o...
Information Technology Investment: A Governmentwide Overview
AIMD-95-208: Published: Jul 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on overall federal information technology (IT) obligations, focusing on programs to identify IT investments that are at risk and in need of corrective action.GAO found that: (1) the total amount of federal IT spending is unknown, since the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) does not collect comprehensive IT budget data on a governmen...
Tax Systems Modernization: Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Corrected If Modernization Is to Succeed
AIMD-95-156: Published: Jul 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1995.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to modernize tax processing, focusing on: (1) IRS business and technical practices in the areas of electronic forms, strategic information management, software development, technical infrastructures, and organizational controls; and (2) opportunities to improve IRS information systems management and software development...
Department of Energy: Procedures Lacking to Protect Computerized Data
AIMD-95-118: Published: Jun 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the alleged sale of surplus Department of Energy (DOE) computer equipment to a private businessman, focusing on whether: (1) the sale actually occurred; (2) the surplus computers contained any classified or sensitive unclassified information; and (3) DOE is subject to Federal Information Resources Management Regulation (FIRMR) guidan...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS' Use of Consultants to Do the TMAC Price/Technical Tradeoff Analysis
IMTEC-93-4BR: Published: Oct 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) use of consultants to conduct a second price/technical tradeoff analysis for the Treasury Multi-user Acquisition Contract (TMAC) procurement; (2) the extent to which IRS identified and evaluated sources of expertise available within the government to do the analysis; (3) whether the analysis was conducted properly; and (4) the level of oversig...
ADP Procurement: Prompt Navy Action Can Reduce Risks to SNAP III Implementation
IMTEC-92-69: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its Shipboard Non-Tactical Automated Data Processing (ADP) Program (SNAP), focusing on: (1) identifying potential risks related to SNAP III systems development; (2) the upgrading of SNAP I and SNAP II systems; and (3) Navy managers' roles in planning and implementing a new system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has inadequate managerial oversight of SNAP development...