Management information systems (11 - 20 of 32 items)
Health Care: Benefits and Barriers to Automated Medical Records
T-AIMD-94-117: Published: May 6, 1994. Publicly Released: May 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the benefits of and the barriers to automating medical records. GAO noted that: (1) information systems technology would improve public health care services, control health care costs, and provide information for health care administration; (2) automated medical records improve record content and retrieval time, provide reminders for needed care a...
Patent and Trademark Office: Key Processes for Managing Automated Patent System Development Are Weak
AIMD-93-15: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) Automated Patent System (APS), focusing on whether PTO can adequately: (1) establish cost, benefit, and schedule baselines; and (2) monitor progress against these baselines.GAO found that: (1) PTO has adopted an evolutionary system approach that recognizes risks and uncertainties and develops system phases in...
Tax Systems Modernization: Program Status and Comments on IRS' Portion of President's Request For Fiscal Year 1993 Supplemental Funds
T-IMTEC-93-3: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) management of its Tax System Modernization (TSM) Program. GAO noted that: (1) IRS has made progress in implementing some interim TSM systems that benefit both IRS and taxpayers; (2) other interim systems have significant problems and delays which require reevaluation of their costs and benefits, since they will overlap other long-term TSM projects...
Customs Automation: Effectiveness of Entry Summary Selectivity System Is Unknown
IMTEC-92-20: Published: Mar 24, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness and the development of the U.S. Customs Service's automated Entry Summary Selectivity (ESS) subsystem, intended to assist import specialists in tracking duty payments and trade laws violations and to provide for uniform treatment of importers and imported merchandise.GAO found that Customs: (1) began developing ESS in 1987 as a su...
Embedded Computer Systems: C-17 Software Development Problems
T-IMTEC-92-17: Published: May 13, 1992. Publicly Released: May 13, 1992.
GAO discussed its review of C-17 aircraft software development problems. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force underestimated software complexity, and did not require the contractor to follow many basic software planning steps, institute good quality assurance practices, or separately track and report the status of software development; (2) when the C-17 test aircraft flew in September 1991, it was eq...
Defense ADP: Lessons Learned From Development of Defense Distribution System
IMTEC-92-25: Published: Mar 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) development, evaluation, and subsequent rejection of the Defense Distribution System (DDS) prototype for consolidating military depot management, as a case study of DOD efforts to standardize automated systems under its Corporate Information Management (CIM) Initiative.GAO found that DOD: (1) based DDS on an integ...
Tax Systems Modernization: Factors Critical to Success
T-IMTEC-92-10: Published: Mar 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization Program. GAO noted that: (1) under the existing tax processing system, returns processing is heavily centralized at one computing center where IRS maintains its master files on individuals and businesses; (2) under the proposed system, IRS would move the computing power to IRS service centers, which would use electronical...
Land Management Systems: Extensive Cost Increases and Delays in BLM's Major Data Base Project
IMTEC-91-55: Published: Aug 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) progress in achieving the Geographic Coordinate Database (GCDB) project's goals to create a database for the Automated Land and Mineral Record System (ALMRS), which includes the coordinates of legal boundaries, lease sites, and other tracts, and the survey characteristics of public lands.GAO found that: (1) BLM...
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...
ADP Budget: Potential Reductions to the Department of the Air Force's Budget Request
IMTEC-90-57BR: Published: Sep 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request for 11 Air Force automation projects.GAO found that, based on budget justifications, schedule slippages, and program changes, the Air Force could potentially reduce its FY 1991 automated information systems budget by a total of $191.5 million by reducing: (1) $65.6 million from other...