Systems design (21 - 30 of 44 items)
Health Information Systems: National Practitioner Data Bank Continues to Experience Problems
IMTEC-93-1: Published: Jan 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Practitioner Data Bank's management controls, focusing on whether HHS: (1) ensures that the data bank timely and securely accepts and responds to user requests; (2) adequately monitors contractor operations of the data bank's automated system; and (3) future directional planning and financing is adequate.GAO found that: (1) d...
Mission-Critical Systems: Defense Attempting to Address Major Software Challenges
IMTEC-93-13: Published: Dec 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) mission-critical systems, focusing on: (1) common software development problems affecting these systems; (2) factors contributing to their continued operation; and (3) actions DOD is taking to address software development problems.GAO found that: (1) management, requirements definition, and testing problems contrib...
Tax Systems Modernization: Concerns Over Security and Privacy Elements of the Systems Architecture
IMTEC-92-63: Published: Sep 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO continued to evaluate security and privacy elements of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization program, focusing on: (1) the system's security architecture; and (2) IRS efforts to incorporate features to protect the privacy of taxpayer information.GAO found that: (1) the security architecture did not describe how taxpayer information...
Attack Warning: Lack of System Architecture Contributes to Major Development Problems
IMTEC-92-52: Published: Jun 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Air Force activities under the Cheyenne Mountain Upgrade (CMU) program, which is intended to modernize computer systems that provide critical strategic surveillance, attack warning, and assessment information to U.S. and Canadian leaders.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is currently developing the CMU program as five individual subsystems without...
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...
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 Award to MITRE Corporation Violated the Competition in Contracting Act
IMTEC-92-28: Published: Mar 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) May 1990 $4.5 million contract award for engineering services to design the Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) Program, focusing on whether the noncompetitive award complied with Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) requirements concerning contracts awarded with less than full and open competition.GAO found that:...
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...
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...
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...