Information technology (51 - 60 of 67 items)
Defense IRM: Strategy Needed for Logistics Information Technology Improvement Efforts
AIMD-97-6: Published: Nov 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts over the last 4 years to improve its information systems in the depot maintenance, materiel management, and transportation business areas, focusing on whether selected standard information systems will allow DOD to meet its business objective to dramatically improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its l...
Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-30(4): Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems issue area as of September 3, 1996...
Tax Systems Modernization: Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Overcome To Achieve Success
T-AIMD-96-75: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) plan, focusing on IRS efforts to correct: (1) management and technical weaknesses that have impeded TSM; and (2) analogous technical weaknesses in its Cyberfile initiative. GAO found that: (1) although IRS has enhanced its software development capability and better defined TSM per...
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...
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...
Defense ADP Consolidation
AIMD-94-85R: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) complied with various reporting requirements for its proposed automatic data processing (ADP) consolidation, reductions in force, and personnel transfers. GAO noted that: (1) the DOD and Navy consolidation plans fully comply with the appropriations act; (2) DOD has implemented two major initiatives to improve the effectiveness and reduce the cos...
Defense: Health Care
IMTEC-93-29R: Published: Jun 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1993.
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative in military health services. GAO noted that: (1) CIM provides an opportunity for the military to systematically reengineer the way it delivers health care services; (2) DOD has not developed a systemwide strategic plan with measureable goals and objectives to guide the restructuri...
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...