Management information systems (51 - 59 of 59 items)
Farmers Home Administration's Computer-Based Unified Management Information System
112851: Jul 24, 1980
The Farmers Home Administration has dramatically expanded from a small credit agency for low income farmers to a major Federal agency providing financial assistance for agricultural and other rural development. The agency requires a responsive computer-based accounting and information system to meet its mission and program needs. The information must be timely, accurate, and available to the agenc...
Wider Use of Better Computer Software Technology Can Improve Management Control and Reduce Costs
FGMSD-80-38: Published: Apr 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1980.
Computer software is the most important part of automatic data processing (ADP) systems today. It is expensive to develop and maintain, and errors and omissions in software can seriously disrupt automated systems. Because the Federal Government spends billions of dollars annually on computer programs, GAO undertook a review to assess current practices in using software tools and techniques to main...
Farmers Home Administration's ADP Development Project--Current Status and Unresolved Problems
CED-80-67: Published: Feb 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1980.
The Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) computer-based systems project, the Unified Management Information System (UMIS), was reviewed. In 1974, FmHA began developing UMIS to provide better management information at all levels within the agency in an effort to improve service to rural Americans seeking financial assistance.FmHA has not properly designed, documented, or managed the project. As a r...
Duplication in the Navy's Management Information Systems Is Costly
LCD-79-113: Published: Oct 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1979.
During fiscal year 1978, the Navy spent $481 million to operate and maintain automated management information systems (MIS) that support many similar management functions. These different computerized systems produce essentially the same kinds of management reports; have approximately the same automated procedures and processes; and accumulate, process, and store much of the same data.The Navy doe...
GAO's Need for an Interim Management Data System (MDS)
B-161744: Published: Feb 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1979.
No summary is currently available...
Developing State Automated Information Systems To Support Federal Assistance Programs: Problems and Opportunities
FGMSD-78-31: Published: May 26, 1978. Publicly Released: May 26, 1978.
Federal assistance to State and local governments is provided through about 1,000 programs administered by over 50 Federal departments and agencies. Many of these programs are so large and complex that States must use computerized systems to support them. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-90 provides guidance to Federal agencies for cooperating with and assisting State and local gov...
Farmers Home Administration Needs To Better Plan, Direct, Develop, and Control Its Computer-Based Unified Management Information System
CED-78-68: Published: Feb 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1978.
The Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) provides financial assistance to rural Americans who are unable to obtain credit from other sources at reasonable rates and terms. In 1974, FmHA decided that the deficiencies of its management information system warranted replacement rather than modification and began developing a computer-based system, the Unified Management Information System (UMIS), to pro...
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...