Information systems (111 - 120 of 497 items)
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: DEA Has Developed Plans and Established Controls for Business Continuity Planning
AIMD-00-8: Published: Oct 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) plans and controls for year 2000 business continuity planning, focusing on: (1) the status of and plans for completing DEA's contingency planning for continuity of operations; and (2) whether DEA's contingency planning efforts satisfy the key processes described in GAO's business continuity...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Agencies' Reporting of Mission-Critical Classified Systems
AIMD-99-218: Published: Aug 5, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal agencies' reporting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the year 2000 status of their classified systems, focusing on: (1) whether agencies are including classified systems in their quarterly reports to OMB; (2) whether agencies are separately reporting to OMB on the status of their classified systems; and (3) for...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Estimated Costs, Planned Uses of Emergency Funding, and Future Implications
T-AIMD-99-214: Published: Jun 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the costs associated with the year 2000 problem, focusing on: (1) estimated year 2000 costs and agency processes to track costs to date; (2) planned uses of emergency funding; (3) year 2000 costs for fiscal year (FY) 2000 and beyond; (4) agency program and information technology (IT) initiatives delayed by year 2000 activities; and (5) lessons lea...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: USDA Needs to Accelerate Time Frames for Completing Contingency Planning
AIMD-99-178: Published: May 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified actions the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking to develop year 2000 business continuity and contingency plans (BCCP).GAO noted that: (1) under the leadership of the department's chief information officer (CIO) and year 2000 program office, USDA component agencies are actively engaged in developing BCCPs to prepare for unforeseen year 2000...
Small Business Administration: Enhancements Needed for Loan Monitoring System Benchmark Study
AIMD-99-165: Published: May 14, 1999. Publicly Released: May 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a benchmark study conducted by a contractor comparing the Small Business Administration's (SBA) loan monitoring business processes to those of selected public and private sector organizations.GAO noted that: (1) the benchmark study was an important first step in SBA's efforts to develop a loan monitoring system; (2) it identified wide gaps between...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Labor Has Progressed But Selected Systems Remain at Risk
T-AIMD-99-179: Published: May 12, 1999. Publicly Released: May 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Labor's progress in making its 61 mission-critical systems year 2000 compliant, focusing on: (1) the systems operated by states to administer unemployment benefits payments for Labor's Unemployment Insurance Service (UIS); and (2) an assessment of the risks faced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).GAO noted that: (1) Labor h...
Government Auditing Standards: Amendment No. 1--Documentation Requirements When Assessing Control Risk at Maximum for Controls Significantly Dependent Upon Computerized Information Systems
A-GAGAS-1: Published: May 1, 1999. Publicly Released: May 1, 1999.
GAO presented a guide on its revised government auditing standards to audit officials and others interested in government auditing standards. The standards require auditors to document in the working papers the basis for assessing control risk at the maximum level for assertions that are significantly dependent on computerized systems...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Additional Work Remains to Ensure Delivery of Critical Services
T-AIMD-99-143: Published: Apr 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal agencies' progress in addressing the year 2000 computing challenge and outlined actions needed to ensure a smooth conversion to the next century, focusing on the: (1) status of the federal government's remediation of its mission-critical systems; (2) remaining challenges facing the government in ensuring the continuity of business operatio...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Defense Has Made Progress, But Additional Management Controls Are Needed
T-AIMD-99-101: Published: Mar 2, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to solve the year 2000 computer systems problem.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's efforts to confront the year 2000 problem is particularly daunting because: (a) DOD's size and scope of operations, criticality of mission, and heavy reliance on a diverse portfolio of information technology is unparalleled in either...
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)...