Electronic data processing (61 - 70 of 87 items)
By Making the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory a Federal Computer Center, the Department of Energy Can Save Millions While Serving Government Agencies
EMD-78-30: Published: Feb 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1978.
In order to consolidate agency automatic data processing resources, legislation was passed in 1965 calling for multiagency service centers, referred to as federal data processing centers. The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Computer Facility, now owned by the Department of Energy (DOE), has been operating essentially as a data processing center for many years, although it was not designated so offici...
The Defense Integrated Data System: Is It Efficient and Effective?
LCD-77-117: Published: Dec 20, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1977.
In May 1965, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) began developing the Defense Integrated Data System which was expected to provide for future workload growth by consolidating various logistics subsystems into one integrated data bank. DLA has consolidated the various subsystems into one integrated data bank, centralized the processing and storage of catalog management data to provide uniform contro...
Monitoring the Development of the Federal Power Commission's Regulatory Information System
GGD-77-95: Published: Sep 30, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1977.
The Regulatory Information System which will automate information processing functions of the Federal Power Commission (FPC) will ultimately collect, process, and provide output on information reported by over 5,000 companies (respondents). In phase I of the two-phase development, 29 existing public use forms containing over 500 supporting schedules will be consolidated into 14 new forms with abou...
A Selected Bibliography on Computer Software Conversion
090884: Sep 15, 1977
This bibliography lists the literature on conversion that was examined during the GAO study of computer software conversion in the Federal Government...
Planning Procedures for Computer Resources in the Department of the Interior
FGMSD-77-68: Published: Aug 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1977.
A survey of planning procedures for computer resources in the Department of the Interior showed that the National Park Service had not complied with the plans and decisions of the central automatic data processing policy officer of the Department.The National Park Service continues to use a vendor as the major source of its computer services under extensions of a sole-source contract first awarded...
Automated Systems: The Auditor's Role
102820: Jul 13, 1977
A variety of approaches and techniques are used by the auditors and systems evaluators of GAO to review electronic data processing systems. From the standpoint of system logic, a system is fully designed when a programmer begins coding the programs. Review of system designs includes an evaluation of the network of system controls and audit trails; a determination of the degree of integrity maintai...
Improved Management of Computer Resources Needed To Enhance Marine Corps' Efficiency and Effectiveness
LCD-76-124: Published: Jul 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1977.
Many Marine Corps' administrative and tactical information processes have been automated and, consequently, whether at an established base or deployed at a remote location, depend on the availability of computer support.The Corps has separate computer installations for its combat force and its service support units. Thus, it has acquired more computers than it needs and has developed separate syst...
Computer Operations and Data Processing Activities at the Social Security Administration
HRD-77-97: Published: Jun 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1977.
The primary responsibility of the Social Security Administration is to make correct and timely benefit payments to individuals entitled to receive various benefits under several Federal programs. The agency processes much of the necessary recordkeeping workload on specially designed electronic data processing systems, mostly located at agency headquarters. A congressionally requested analysis in 1...
Guide for Evaluating Automated Systems
095106: Mar 1, 1977
Guidelines are presented to provide the auditor with a structured approach for evaluating an automated or computerized system. This system approach places primary emphasis on determining the reliability of the automated system, including the information and reports it produces. The guidelines contain audit procedures for reviewing a complete system, including an evaluation of controls and detailed...
Safeguarding Taxpayer Information: An Evaluation of the Proposed Computerized Tax Administration System
LCD-76-115: Published: Jan 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1977.
The proposed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) computer system, the Tax Administration System, was examined to determine safeguards for personal taxpayer information. Major threats to a network of this type are from untrustworthy users or from unauthorized access.Although absolute computer security is not practicable, the Tax Administration System will provide a high level of protection through techn...