Military forces (11 - 20 of 66 items)
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS' Use of Consultants to Do the TMAC Price/Technical Tradeoff Analysis
IMTEC-93-4BR: Published: Oct 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) use of consultants to conduct a second price/technical tradeoff analysis for the Treasury Multi-user Acquisition Contract (TMAC) procurement; (2) the extent to which IRS identified and evaluated sources of expertise available within the government to do the analysis; (3) whether the analysis was conducted properly; and (4) the level of oversig...
ADP Procurement: Prompt Navy Action Can Reduce Risks to SNAP III Implementation
IMTEC-92-69: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its Shipboard Non-Tactical Automated Data Processing (ADP) Program (SNAP), focusing on: (1) identifying potential risks related to SNAP III systems development; (2) the upgrading of SNAP I and SNAP II systems; and (3) Navy managers' roles in planning and implementing a new system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has inadequate managerial oversight of SNAP development...
Embedded Computer Systems: Software Development Problems Delay the Army's Fire Direction Data Manager
IMTEC-92-32: Published: May 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's development of the Multiple Launch Rocket System's Fire Detection Data Manager (FDDM), focusing on: (1) the types and causes of software development problems; and (2) Army efforts to address such problems.GAO found that: (1) the Army's FDDM development effort has encountered a number of software problems that must be corrected before th...
Defense Relocation Assistance: Service Information Systems Operating, but Not Yet Interactive
NSIAD-92-186: Published: Jun 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in establishing an interactive computer information system for providing relocation assistance to help military service members and their families undergo permanent change-of-station moves.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1990, DOD approved a software package developed by the Army as the baseline softw...
Programming Language: Defense Policies and Plans for Implementing Ada
IMTEC-91-70BR: Published: Sep 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of legislation which mandated using the Ada programming language for all software development, where cost-effective.GAO found that: (1) DOD and the services' current policies support the intent of the law to use Ada for all software development, including information systems and automa...
Competitiveness of Federal Computer Procurements
T-IMTEC-90-12: Published: Sep 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1990.
GAO discussed federal agencies' use of competitive procedures in their automated data processing (ADP) procurements. GAO noted that: (1) factors affecting procurement competitiveness included improper review of alternatives, poorly defined requirements, improper bias, and poorly trained or inexperienced contracting staff; (2) agencies did not ensure adequate and appropriate competition in the less...
Computer Systems: Further Development of Navy's Source Data System Needs to Be Reassessed
IMTEC-90-25: Published: May 8, 1990. Publicly Released: May 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's development and management of its Source Data System project, intended to automate its military pay and personnel data.GAO found that: (1) by the end of fiscal year 1989, the Navy had spent about $174 million on the project without completing it; (2) as of February 1990, the Navy had converted only 64 percent of its active personnel to t...
Defense's Acquisition of the Composite Health Care System
T-IMTEC-90-4: Published: Mar 15, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1990.
GAO commented on the Department of Defense's (DOD) ongoing efforts to acquire and test the Composite Health Care System (CHCS), focusing on the planned test schedule, estimated benefits, life-cycle costs, and current funding. GAO noted that: (1) DOD would not develop and deploy about 38 percent of CHCS software by the planned completion date; (2) DOD officials estimated that the software would pro...
Computer Acquisition: Navy's Aviation Logistics System Not Ready for Deployment
IMTEC-90-11: Published: Feb 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the risks and benefits of the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management System (NALCOMIS) warrant its scheduled deployment.GAO found that NALCOMIS is not ready for phase II deployment because: (1) the Navy did not adequately perform some key software development steps; (2) the Navy confined phase II operational testing to sites that were...
ADP Budget: Potential Reductions to the Department of Defense's Budget Request
IMTEC-90-12: Published: Jan 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1990 budget request for automatic data processing (ADP) resources.GAO found that: (1) DOD components based their budget requests for the Worldwide Military Command and Control ADP Modernization Program on the structure of the program it replaced and had not finalized requirements for the restructur...