Information systems (61 - 70 of 114 items)
Automated Information Systems: Defense Should Stop Further Development of Duplicative Recruiting Systems
IMTEC-92-15: Published: Feb 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' plans to develop or upgrade automated systems that provide support to recruiters, focusing on whether those systems should be placed under the Department of Defense (DOD) Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative.GAO found that: (1) the individual services spent over $82 million to design, develop, operate, and mainta...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Could Have Avoided Successful Protests of Major Computer Procurement
IMTEC-92-27: Published: Mar 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) troubled procurement of the Treasury Multi-User Acquisition Contract (TMAC), focusing on what IRS: (1) did to cause the protest; (2) could have done to avoid the successful protests; and (3) needs to do to prevent similar successful protests of future Tax System Modernization (TSM) procurements.GAO found that: (...
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...
Medical ADP Systems: Changes in Composite Health Care System's Deployment Strategy Are Unwise
IMTEC-91-47: Published: Sep 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) assessed the status of the Department of Defense (DOD) Composite Health Care System's (CHCS) cost, schedule, performance, and benefits; and (2) identified and evaluated DOD changes in CHCS development, testing, and deployment strategy.GAO found that: (1) CHCS is a state-of-the-art, integrated medical information system that DOD is developing to impro...
Tax System Modernization: Further Testing of IRS' Automated Taxpayer Service Systems Is Needed
IMTEC-91-42: Published: Jun 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Taxpayer Service Integrated System (TSIS) to determine whether tests to measure TSIS effectiveness provided the information necessary to justify installing TSIS at all call sites.GAO found that: (1) tests of two of the three TSIS projects to automate its taxpayer inquiry program, the Taxpayer Service Expert Assi...
ADP Acquisition: Defense Logistics Agency Has Not Justified Need for Additional Computer
IMTEC-91-33: Published: May 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) efforts to procure a large mainframe computer, costing about $7.8 million, for its Columbus, Ohio, information processing center.GAO found that DLA overestimated its required computer capacity by about 50 percent, since: (1) it improperly assumed that the Columbus processing center computers would process Depart...
Tax System Modernization: Attention to Critical Issues Can Bring Success
T-IMTEC-91-8: Published: Jun 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1991.
GAO discussed: (1) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) plans to modernize the automated tax processing system; and (2) two procurements related to the modernization. GAO noted that: (1) through fiscal year (FY) 1991, more than $500 million has been budgeted for tax system modernization (TSM), and IRS has requested $427 million more for FY 1992; (2) to ensure that IRS has personnel with the necess...
Attack Warning: Costs to Modernize NORAD's Computer System Significantly Understated
IMTEC-91-23: Published: Apr 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and Air Force's efforts to upgrade the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment System's computerized subsystems at Cheyenne Mountain, Wyoming, focusing on: (1) recent organizational changes for managing the Cheyenne Mountain Upgrade (CMU) program; and (2)...
Uncertainties Surrounding IRS' Fiscal Year 1992 Budget Request for Tax System Modernization
T-IMTEC-91-4: Published: Mar 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1991.
GAO discussed the: (1) Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) fiscal year (FY) 1992 budget request of $451 million for its Tax System Modernization program; (2) effects of the $49-million FY 1991 cut to the IRS data processing budget; and (3) impact of selected tax processing systems on the 1991 tax filing season. GAO noted that IRS: (1) may have overstated its FY 1992 modernization budget by nearly $55...
Medical ADP Systems: Automated Medical Records Hold Promise to Improve Patient Care
IMTEC-91-5: Published: Jan 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the potential benefits of and impediments to the use of automatic data processing (ADP) systems in managing medical patient care records.GAO found that automated medical records could: (1) greatly improve patient care management due to their quick accessibility, improved accuracy, higher quality, increased versatility, and decisionmaking and qualit...