Information resources management (41 - 50 of 57 items)
Farmers Home Administration: Half-Billion Dollar ADP Modernization Lacks Adequate Planning and Oversight
T-IMTEC-92-2: Published: Oct 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1991.
GAO discussed its review of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) $520-million information systems modernization, focusing on FmHA effectiveness in planning and oversight. GAO noted that: (1) inadequate planning, combined with ineffective management and oversight, led to the failure of the previous two modernization efforts; (2) FmHA has yet to resolve its long-standing planning and oversight p...
Submarine Combat System: Status of Selected Technical Risks in the BSY-2 Development
IMTEC-91-46BR: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on specific hardware and software development risks for the Navy's AN/BSY-2 combat system.GAO found that: (1) an independent defense consultant identified three critical technical risk areas involving the immaturity of the system's enhanced modular signal processor, incomplete data-base management design, and potentially lengthy network...
Air Force ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-35FS: Published: Apr 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's procurement of mainframe computers and peripheral equipment.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal years 1986 and 1989, 98 percent of Air Force procurements for mainframe computer equipment required compatibility with other computer systems; (2) one manufacturer supplied the most equipment for Air Force mainframe procurements in both nu...
NASA ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-39FS: Published: Apr 20, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) compatible computer procurements.GAO found that: (1) from October 1986 through March 1989, 68 percent of NASA procurements for mainframes and mainframe peripherals required some type of compatibility; (2) NASA required compatibility with one manufacturer's equipment in 76 percent of its com...
Army ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-28FS: Published: Mar 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's computer procurements during fiscal years 1985 through 1989, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Army's procurements of mainframe computers and peripherals required compatibility with certain manufacturers' equipment; (2) Army's procurement methods; and (3) Army's Warner Amendment procurements.GAO found that: (1) the...
Automated Systems: Legislative Branch's Efforts in Sharing Payroll/Personnel Systems
IMTEC-90-20: Published: Feb 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed efforts by the Architect of the Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the Government Printing Office in improving their administrative systems by obtaining technological resources from other agencies.GAO found that the: (1) Library developed and followed a plan to use the Department of Agriculture National Finance Center's payroll and personnel sys...
Navy ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-89-66FS: Published: Sep 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the extent to which the Navy's mainframe computer and peripheral procurements required compatibility with existing computer equipment or software.GAO found that: (1) the Navy required compatibility with the largest manufacturer in 237 of its 411 compatible procurements, and compatibility with 3 other manufacturers in the other 174 procurements; (...
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...
Information Technology Utilization by the Federal Government
T-IMTEC-89-9: Published: Jun 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1989.
GAO discussed the federal government's utilization of information technology. GAO found that: (1) federal agencies were experiencing numerous problems in acquiring and developing the information systems necessary to manage government operations; (2) many systems do not work as planned and have experienced cost overruns and schedule delays; and (3) agencies do not clearly define their needs, consid...
Transition Series: Information Technology Issues
OCG-89-6TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO provided information on current information management and technology issues.GAO found that agencies need to: (1) conduct complete and effective strategic planning for computers and telecommunications; (2) establish good management practices to control systems development projects through initiation, development, and operation; (3) develop and implement systems with appropriate security contro...