Military forces (51 - 60 of 66 items)
Opportunities for Improving the Management of DOD Computer Systems
121729: Jun 21, 1983
Testimony was given concerning opportunities for improvement in the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of its computer systems. DOD is the largest consumer of computer hardware and services in the Government. Expenditures for both general purpose and embedded computer systems are expected to experience continued growth, and the costs for embedded systems will be substantial. However, through...
Organizational Structure and Information Systems Used To Manage the Army's Depot-Level Maintenance Programs
103401: Sep 19, 1977
A review of the operational structure and information systems used to manage the Army's depot-level maintenance programs revealed that the prompt processing of maintenance data is a significant problem for the Army.The Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM) used data on the application of modification work orders to determine the status of the various approved aircraft modification projects. A lar...
Utilization at Aberdeen Proving Ground's ADP Installation
LCD-76-125: Published: Jun 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1982.
GAO surveyed data processing activities at the Aberdeen Proving Ground to assess the overall management effectiveness in using the computer to support the mission.The Aberdeen Proving Ground operates an IBM model 360/65 computer which was installed in 1970. It is used for business, scientific, and engineering applications and serves as a central computer for several remote activities through telec...
The Army's Battery Computer System
MASAD-81-18: Published: Mar 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1981.
GAO was asked to evaluate test results of the Army's Battery Computer System (BCS) to determine whether the test results were valid and to ascertain whether congressional direction has been followed. BCS, designed to reduce mission response time and improve artillery weapon effectiveness, could satisfy a longstanding requirement for battery autonomous operations. In evaluating the BCS test results...
The Navy's Computerized Pay System Is Unreliable and Inefficient--What Went Wrong?
FGMSD-80-71: Published: Sep 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1980.
Over the last 12 years, the Navy has spent more than $150 million to develop and operate a central automated military pay system that is largely unreliable and inefficient. Although GAO approved the system design, it is not working as designed because it was not implemented as designed.Two studies conducted in 1978 revealed that 42 percent of 291 selected pay accounts reviewed were inaccurate and...
Review of the Battlefield Exploitation and Target Acquisition System
LCD-80-38: Published: Mar 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1980.
The Subcommittee on Defense requested that GAO provide information on the Battlefield Exploitation and Target Acquisition (BETA) project for forthcoming hearings on the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 1981 budget. The BETA project is a high risk, joint service effort to develop an experimental test bed for automated collection, analysis, correlation, and dissemination of tactical intelli...
Honeywell Computer Equipment Supplied to DOD
B-163074: Published: Nov 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1979.
A firm requested that the Comptroller General provide corrections to his letter of October 1, 1979, to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Research and Development, House Armed Services Committee. There were three issues involved in the request. First, the firm claimed to have completed agreements with GAO concerning certain of its computer equipment supplied to the Department of Defense (DOD) as the Wo...
The Air Force Should Cancel Plans To Acquire Two Computer Systems at Most Bases
FGMSD-80-15: Published: Oct 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1979.
The report described how the Government could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Air Force redirected its computer system acquisition program. Air Force requirements, vendor competition, and the handling of unsolicited proposals were reviewed.The Air Force's stated requirements for a minimum of two new computer systems capable of running the same programs had never been justified and were...
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...
DOD Automated Systems Security Programs
LCD-79-109: Published: Mar 21, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1979.
Comments are provided on a report which examined the automated systems security programs of the Department of Defense (DOD) and other major federal agencies, particularly as they relate to protecting sensitive data concerning internal audits and audit findings.The report concluded that agency management attention to programs for protecting data in automated systems was deficient. However, potentia...