Systems design (31 - 40 of 44 items)
ADP Systems: HCFA's Failure to Follow Guidelines Makes Systems Effectiveness Uncertain
IMTEC-90-53: Published: Jul 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the development, progress, performance, and cost of the Common Working File (CWF), which the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) implemented to improve Medicare claims processing.GAO found that: (1) in developing CWF, HCFA believed that it did not have to prepare a required plan, since it employed contractors to process claims, rather than...
Automated Systems: Legislative Branch's Efforts in Sharing Payroll/Personnel Systems
IMTEC-90-20: Published: Feb 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed efforts by the Architect of the Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the Government Printing Office in improving their administrative systems by obtaining technological resources from other agencies.GAO found that the: (1) Library developed and followed a plan to use the Department of Agriculture National Finance Center's payroll and personnel sys...
Computer Systems: Actions on OMB Recommendations for a Joint Lookout System
IMTEC-90-10: Published: Dec 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ), Department of the Treasury's, and the Department of State's implementation of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) recommendations concerning the joint development and operation of a single interagency automated system for law enforcement and case management activities at the U.S. border.GAO...
Information Management: Issues Important to Farmers Home Administration Systems Modernization
IMTEC-89-64: Published: Aug 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1989.
GAO evaluated the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) plans to modernize its automated systems, focusing on whether its approach addressed the problems it encountered in past efforts, as well as problems that other federal agencies encountered in their modernization programs.GAO found that: (1) although FmHA developed a strategic plan to guide the modernization program, the program's success depe...
ADP Modernization: IRS' Automated Examination System--Troubled Past, Uncertain Future
IMTEC-89-54: Published: Jun 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Automated Examination System (AES), intended to automate the examination of income tax returns, focusing on: (1) IRS progress in developing and implementing AES; and (2) AES compatibility with the IRS Tax System Modernization effort, intended to streamline tax processing through increased automation.GAO found th...
Information Technology Utilization by the Federal Government
T-IMTEC-89-9: Published: Jun 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1989.
GAO discussed the federal government's utilization of information technology. GAO found that: (1) federal agencies were experiencing numerous problems in acquiring and developing the information systems necessary to manage government operations; (2) many systems do not work as planned and have experienced cost overruns and schedule delays; and (3) agencies do not clearly define their needs, consid...
Transition Series: Information Technology Issues
OCG-89-6TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO provided information on current information management and technology issues.GAO found that agencies need to: (1) conduct complete and effective strategic planning for computers and telecommunications; (2) establish good management practices to control systems development projects through initiation, development, and operation; (3) develop and implement systems with appropriate security contro...
ADP Management Controls: Farmers Home Administration Can Improve Reporting of Weaknesses
IMTEC-88-38: Published: Jul 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1988.
GAO determined whether the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) identified, corrected, and reported its automatic data processing (ADP) weaknesses in compliance with the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA).GAO found that FmHA failed to: (1) submit for inclusion in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) annual FMFIA reports the specific ADP management weaknesses which USDA and T...
Medical ADP Systems: Analysis of Technical Aspects of DOD's Composite Health Care System
IMTEC-88-27: Published: Jul 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the system-level specifications and medical facility work-load data for the Department of Defense's (DOD) Composite Health Care System (CHCS) acquisition.GAO found that DOD needed to perform additional cost-effectiveness analysis on four system-level specifications relating to: (1) costing all computer operators as contractor-provided, although...
ADP Standards: Army Cancels Restrictive 3-Tier Architecture Standards
IMTEC-88-13: Published: May 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 3-tier architecture policy for processing and exchanging data among its various automated systems and its associated standards to: (1) determine whether they complied with the Brooks Act, the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, and federal regulations; (2) evaluate their potential long-term effects on automatic data processing (AD...