Information resources management (51 - 57 of 57 items)
ADP Modernization: FCC's Automation Planning Is Inadequate
IMTEC-88-51: Published: Sep 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) information resource management (IRM) and automation planning process, including its development of the Record Image Processing System.GAO found that the FCC strategic automation planning process was inadequate, since FCC did not: (1) state annual plan goals, objectives, and priorities or specify ways t...
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 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...
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...
Drug Regulation: FDA's Computer Systems Need To Be Better Managed
IMTEC-86-32: Published: Sep 5, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) management and use of drug information to determine whether its primary drug information systems were: (1) accurate and complete; and (2) useful to reviewers in facilitating the evaluation of new drug applications.GAO found that, despite some improvement since 1983: (1) the three principal FDA drug inform...
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...