Systems design (41 - 50 of 76 items)
Land Management Systems: Major Software Development Does Not Meet BLM's Business Needs
T-AIMD-99-102: Published: Mar 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Automated Land and Mineral Record System project, also known as the ALMRS/Modernization, focusing on: (1) the history of the project; (2) the results of GAO's reviews, including the key reasons for problems; and (3) where GAO believes BLM should go from here.GAO noted that: (1) BLM spent over 15 years and esti...
Customs Service Modernization: Serious Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Corrected
AIMD-99-41: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's management of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), focusing on whether Customs has adequately justified ACE cost-effectiveness.GAO noted that: (1) Customs is not managing ACE effectively, and it does not have a firm basis for concluding that ACE is a cost-effective solution to modernizing its commercial environment; (2)...
Small Business Administration: Planning for Loan Monitoring System Has Many Positive Features But Still Carries Implementation Challenges
T-AIMD-98-233: Published: Jul 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1998.
GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) activities to complete planning for its loan monitoring system, as required by the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997, focusing on SBA's project plan for completing the mandated actions.GAO noted that: (1) SBA's project plan provides information in many key areas to explain how it intends to complete the mandated actions; (2) the plan...
VA Information Technology: Improvements Needed to Implement Legislative Reforms
AIMD-98-154: Published: Jul 7, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented specific provisions of the Clinger-Cohen Act and other legislative reforms, including: (1) reengineering business processes before acquiring information technology; (2) completing an integrated information technology architecture; (3) institutionalizing a disciplined information technology...
Small Business Administration: Mandated Planning for Loan Monitoring System Is Not Complete
AIMD-98-214R: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) June 2, 1998, report on its status in completing eight legislatively mandated planning actions for a proposed loan monitoring system.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's review of SBA's planning initiatives and its June 1998 report showed that SBA formed a project team for the loan monitoring system i...
Customs Service Modernization: Architecture Must Be Complete and Enforced to Effectively Build and Maintain Systems
AIMD-98-70: Published: May 5, 1998. Publicly Released: May 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's enterprise information systems architecture, focusing on determining whether: (1) the architecture is complete; and (2) Customs has processes and procedures to enforce compliance with the architecture.GAO noted that: (1) Customs does not yet have a complete enterprise information systems architecture to guide and constrain the...
Tax Systems Modernization: Blueprint Is a Good Start But Not Yet Sufficiently Complete to Build or Acquire Systems
AIMD/GGD-98-54: Published: Feb 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the modernization blueprint that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) prepared pursuant to the conference report accompanying the fiscal year 1997 Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act.GAO noted that: (1) IRS' May 15, 1997, modernization blueprint is a good first step and provides a solid foundation from which to determine precise business requirem...
Veterans Affairs Computer Systems: Action Underway Yet Much Work Remains To Resolve Year 2000 Crisis
T-AIMD-97-174: Published: Sep 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal progress in addressing the Year 2000 problem, focusing on: (1) action taken by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a whole; (2) steps taken by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) in response to recommendations contained in a GAO report; and (3) results of its review of the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) Year 2000 acti...
Executive Guide: Measuring Performance and Demonstrating Results of Information Technology Investments (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-98-99)
AIMD-97-163: Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-98-99. GAO published a guide to aid federal agencies in understanding and devising effective information technology (IT) measurement implementation approaches. The guide presents information on: (1) the demand for performance measurement; (2) fundamental practices and the foundation of IT performance measurement; (3) practice areas for: (a) following an...
Defense Computers: SSG Needs to Sustain Year 2000 Progress
AIMD-97-120R: Published: Aug 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the status of the Standard Systems Group's (SSG) efforts to correct the Year 2000 computer problems in the Air Force's standard systems; and (2) whether SSG can ensure that standard systems under its responsibility are compliant in time to process year 2000 data.GAO noted that: (1) SSG managers have recognized the importance of solving the Yea...