Military forces (41 - 50 of 66 items)
Medical ADP Systems: Status of Defense's Test of VA's System
IMTEC-87-39: Published: Sep 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1987.
GAO assessed the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) testing of the Veterans Administration's (VA) Decentralized Hospital Computer Program system at two military hospital test sites.GAO found that: (1) March Air Force Base Hospital was testing 10 of 12 available software modules; (2) Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center was testing 6 of the 12 modules; (3) the hospitals were not testing all of...
Computer Systems: Navy Stock Point ADP Replacement Program Needs Better Management Controls
IMTEC-87-30: Published: Sep 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's Stock Point ADP Replacement (SPAR) project to determine whether the Navy complied with Department of Defense (DOD) directives to improve and modernize its computerized information systems.GAO found that the Navy: (1) plans to acquire new automatic data processing (ADP) equipment, redesign its computer software, and convert its curren...
ADP Systems: Army and Air Force Military Retired Pay Systems Can Be Improved
IMTEC-87-32: Published: Aug 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1987.
GAO reviewed selected automated and manual control procedures within the Army and Air Force automated retired pay systems to determine whether the procedures ensure that retirees and annuitants receive correct payments.GAO found that: (1) the systems accurately processed retired and annuitant pay for most transactions it reviewed; (2) the Veterans Administration's failure to inform the services of...
ADP Acquisition: Navy Has Not Justified an Additional PERSPAY Computer
IMTEC-87-29: Published: Aug 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Navy's decision to purchase an additional mainframe computer for its Personnel and Pay Systems Consolidated Computer Center Project (PERSPAY).GAO found that the: (1) estimated total cost for the additional computer is over $6 million; (2) Navy did not consider other, more cost-effective alternatives; (3) Navy did not comply with federal regulations mandating a co...
Software Development: Information on Department of Defense Central Design Activities
IMTEC-87-24FS: Published: May 20, 1987. Publicly Released: May 20, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) central software design activities, specifically the: (1) number of central design activities in each military service; (2) number of automated information systems that support these activities; and (3) resources for these activities and the systems they support.GAO used DOD definitions and reporting guidelines to...
DOD's Acquisition of the Composite Health Care System
T-IMTEC-87-3: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
GAO testified on the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to modernize its medical information systems through the Composite Health Care System (CHCS) after Congress directed it to implement measures aimed at reducing development risk and controlling costs. Although DOD has more clearly defined its requirements and recently awarded four contracts for system development, GAO was concerned over whe...
Computer Systems: Continued Oversight Crucial for Air Force's Requirements Data Bank
IMTEC-87-6: Published: Dec 5, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's: (1) development and management of the Requirements Data Bank, an automated logistics management system; and (2) compliance with Department of Defense (DOD) directives governing project management policies and procedures.GAO noted that the Air Force will use the Requirements Data Bank to compute estimated quantities and associated budgets for spare parts and materials...
Status of the Marine Corps Integrated Fire and Air Support System
NSIAD-86-111FS: Published: Apr 28, 1986. Publicly Released: May 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on the Marine Corps' Integrated Fire and Air Support System (MIFASS) to determine the potential for merging it with similar Army fire support command and control systems.GAO found that: (1) no hardware similarities exist between MIFASS and the Army's interim Light Field Artillery Tactical Data System (LFATDS) because LFATDS is basica...
ADP Acquisitions: Information on Navy's Personnel and Pay Computer Project
IMTEC-86-6FS: Published: Jan 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's Personnel and Pay Systems Consolidated Computer Center Project (PERSPAY) and presented: (1) background information and a chronology of events; (2) a synopsis of the automatic data processing (ADP) equipment purchased to support the project; and (3) funding and cost data.GAO found that the Navy: (1) initiated the project to jointly and c...
"Spaces," "Faces," and "Bucks": An Overview of the Role of Automated Information Systems in Managing the Enlisted Force
127325: May 1, 1985
GAO issued a handbook to assist evaluators involved in audits pertaining to defense force management issues. The military services base force management decisions on three factors, including: (1) manpower necessary to fulfill mission requirements; (2) personnel available to fill necessary positions; and (3) personnel costs. The military services use a wide variety of management information systems...