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Risk and Control of the Software Maintenance Process
132203: Jan 1, 1987
This article discusses specific methods of ensuring computer software quality through software maintenance, and covers such important steps in the maintenance process as requirements analysis, design analysis and review, testing, documentation, and postinstallation review...
Improvements Needed in General Automated Data Processing Controls at the National Finance Center
AFMD-85-38: Published: Jul 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1985.
GAO reviewed the adequacy of selected general automatic data processing (ADP) controls at the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Finance Center (NFC).GAO found that: (1) NFC did not have a formal disaster recovery and backup processing plan to ensure continued operations of its financial and personnel systems; (2) computer program documentation for the payroll/personnel billings and colle...
Improvements Needed in the Department of the Interior's Measurement of Offshore Oil for Royalty Purposes
RCED-84-78: Published: Apr 30, 1984. Publicly Released: May 30, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's activities relating to the measurement of oil produced on the Outer Continental Shelf, focusing on: (1) identifying the procedures Interior uses to ensure that offshore oil production is measured accurately for royalty purposes; (2) determining whether offshore operators are complying with regulations concerning the...
The Energy Information Administration Needs To Strengthen Its Computer Systems Development Procedures
RCED-84-42: Published: Jan 3, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1984.
GAO reviewed Energy Information Administration (EIA) procedures for developing automated information systems, focusing on the application of those procedures to the development of an automated hydropower billing system for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). EIA regularly provides computer systems development services for other Department of Energy components.GAO found that EIA did no...
Bonneville's ADP Resource Management Controls Show Improvement, but More Needs To Be Done
AFMD-83-63: Published: Jun 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) progress in making its automatic data processing (ADP) resource management controls effective.GAO found that additional management controls and large-scale changes are needed to achieve effective and economical operations for computer systems integration, ADP resource management and use, computer protection, and contingency planning. GAO not...
Federal Information Systems Remain Highly Vulnerable to Fraudulent, Wasteful, Abusive, and Illegal Practices
MASAD-82-18: Published: Apr 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 19, 1982.
GAO was requested to evaluate the information security programs in the executive agencies. Specifically, GAO was asked to address: (1) whether the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines, if fully implemented by the executive agencies, provide an acceptable level of protection over information systems; (2) whether the central agencies fulfill their governmentwide information security prog...
HHS Ability To Effectively Implement Incentive Funding for State Information Systems in the Aid to Families With Dependent Children Program
HRD-81-119: Published: Jun 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1981.
New legislation authorized the Federal Government to begin paying 90 percent of the costs incurred by States for the planning, design, development, or installation of Statewide mechanized claims processing and information retrieval systems for administering the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. Currently, the Federal Government pays 50 percent of both development and operatin...
A Structure for Managing ADP Resources
113270: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 3, Summer 1980. Automatic data processing (ADP) activities still present major management problems which have resulted, in part, from the lack of an appropriate organizational structure and procedures for managing ADP activities. Top management does not consider information systems as a corporate asset; thus, it does not devote enough attenti...
Opportunities for Improving Computerized Civilian Payroll Processing Operations
FGMSD-75-15: Published: Mar 24, 1975. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1975.
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