IT acquisitions (41 - 50 of 75 items)
Reengineering: Opportunities to Improve
AIMD-95-67R: Published: Jan 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' systems modernization efforts, focusing on the difficulties agencies have in applying information technology to their programs. GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies often do not reengineer their business processes before applying information technology to their programs; (2) agencies have not used information technology to simplif...
Social Security Administration: Risks Associated With Information Technology Investment Continue
AIMD-94-143: Published: Sep 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to implement intelligent workstations and local area networks (IWS/LAN).GAO found that: (1) future SSA ability to serve its recipient base will depend on whether it is able to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its work processes; (2) although SSA has begun to acquire new information techn...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS' Use of Consultants to Do the TMAC Price/Technical Tradeoff Analysis
IMTEC-93-4BR: Published: Oct 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) use of consultants to conduct a second price/technical tradeoff analysis for the Treasury Multi-user Acquisition Contract (TMAC) procurement; (2) the extent to which IRS identified and evaluated sources of expertise available within the government to do the analysis; (3) whether the analysis was conducted properly; and (4) the level of oversig...
ADP Procurement: Prompt Navy Action Can Reduce Risks to SNAP III Implementation
IMTEC-92-69: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its Shipboard Non-Tactical Automated Data Processing (ADP) Program (SNAP), focusing on: (1) identifying potential risks related to SNAP III systems development; (2) the upgrading of SNAP I and SNAP II systems; and (3) Navy managers' roles in planning and implementing a new system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has inadequate managerial oversight of SNAP development...
Major NIH Computer System: Poor Management Resulted in Unmet Scientists' Needs and Wasted Millions
IMTEC-92-5: Published: Nov 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how effectively the National Institutes of Health (NIH) managed the acquisition process leading to its 1988 contract for a major computer system.GAO found that: (1) the NIH information resources management (IRM) organization, which was established to oversee and coordinate IRM functions, did not assert leadership or exercise its authority over the...
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...
ADP Procurements: GSA Needs to Improve Its Review Process to Enhance Its ADP Oversight
IMTEC-92-7: Published: Oct 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management and acquisition of computer hardware and software under the Brooks Act, focusing on how GSA can better ensure that federal agencies efficiently and effectively procure automatic data processing (ADP) resources.GAO found that: (1) federal agencies spend over $6 billion annually to acquire the es...
ADP Procurement: Better Capacity Planning Needed at Agriculture's National Finance Center
IMTEC-91-14: Published: Feb 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Finance Center's procurements from a computer manufacturer, focusing on whether: (1) USDA circumvented competitive procurement requirements in acquiring automatic data processing (ADP) equipment for the Center; and (2) the Center procured ADP equipment that exceeded its needs and entered into cross-se...
Information Resources: Problems Persist in Justice's ADP Management and Operations
IMTEC-91-4: Published: Nov 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) automatic data processing (ADP) management and operation capabilities.GAO found that: (1) problems affecting the overall management of DOJ information technology resources included DOJ components' development of separate systems, incomplete and unreliable data, and lack of an overall ADP and case management plan; (...
Resolution Trust Corporation: Stronger Information Technology Leadership Needed
IMTEC-90-76: Published: Jul 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) the adequacy of key components of the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) information resources management (IRM); and (2) the RTC Oversight Board's role in reviewing current and planned use of information resources.GAO found that: (1) RTC lacked central leadership in agency IRM activities, and there were no clear lines of accountability, au...