Systems design (41 - 50 of 91 items)
Tax System Modernization: Attention to Critical Issues Can Bring Success
T-IMTEC-91-8: Published: Jun 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1991.
GAO discussed: (1) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) plans to modernize the automated tax processing system; and (2) two procurements related to the modernization. GAO noted that: (1) through fiscal year (FY) 1991, more than $500 million has been budgeted for tax system modernization (TSM), and IRS has requested $427 million more for FY 1992; (2) to ensure that IRS has personnel with the necess...
Stock Market Automation: Exchanges Have Increased Systems' Capacities Since the 1987 Market Crash
IMTEC-91-37: Published: May 10, 1991. Publicly Released: May 10, 1991.
GAO assessed the improvements made to stock markets' automated systems to facilitate order routing and trade execution on days with volatile trading and large trading volumes.GAO found that: (1) the National Association of Securities Dealers, the American Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, the Midwest Stock Exchange, the Pacific Stock Exchange, and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange improve...
Major ADP Systems: DOD Does Not Always Comply With Statutory Restriction on Obligations
IMTEC-91-16: Published: Jan 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) complied with a restriction against the obligation of funds for major automated information systems that did not successfully complete oversight reviews required by DOD regulations.GAO found that: (1) although it deferred milestone approval, the DOD Major Automated Information System Review Commit...
Tax System Modernization: Management Mistakes Caused Delays in Automated Underreporter System
IMTEC-90-51: Published: Jul 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Automated Underreporter System.GAO found that: (1) IRS management mistakes caused the pilot system to be delayed for more than 2 years; (2) IRS has deferred the pilot system to October 1990 because of inadequate system design and limited technical and project management expertise; (3) IRS believed that the syste...
Importance and Prevalence of Embedded Computer Systems and Oversight of This Technology by the Office of the Secretary of Defense
T-IMTEC-90-8: Published: Apr 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) increasing incorporation of embedded computer resources within major weapons systems. GAO noted that: (1) embedded computer resources had significant roles in the functioning of virtually all defense weapons systems, and it was conceivable that all major weapons systems could be computer-controlled in the future; (2) DOD investment in mission-critica...
Automated Systems: Legislative Branch's Efforts in Sharing Payroll/Personnel Systems
IMTEC-90-20: Published: Feb 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed efforts by the Architect of the Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the Government Printing Office in improving their administrative systems by obtaining technological resources from other agencies.GAO found that the: (1) Library developed and followed a plan to use the Department of Agriculture National Finance Center's payroll and personnel sys...
Automated Systems: Treasury's Efforts to Improve Its Payroll and Personnel Systems
IMTEC-90-4: Published: Dec 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's efforts to develop payroll and personnel systems, focusing on: (1) past improvement efforts; (2) present system characteristics; and (3) factors important to current improvement efforts.GAO found that: (1) Treasury made several attempts to improve and consolidate its payroll and personnel processing systems, but sti...
Social Security Administration's Systems Modernization Plan
T-IMTEC-89-11: Published: Sep 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1989.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to modernize its information systems. GAO found that: (1) SSA spent about $643 million between 1982 and 1988 to maintain and modernize its systems, and planned to spend an additional $381 million over the next 2 years; (2) the SSA Systems Modernization Plan emphasized software improvements, rather than its past approaches of buying m...
Information Management: Issues Important to Farmers Home Administration Systems Modernization
IMTEC-89-64: Published: Aug 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1989.
GAO evaluated the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) plans to modernize its automated systems, focusing on whether its approach addressed the problems it encountered in past efforts, as well as problems that other federal agencies encountered in their modernization programs.GAO found that: (1) although FmHA developed a strategic plan to guide the modernization program, the program's success depe...
ADP Systems: Better Control Over States' Medicaid Systems Needed
IMTEC-89-19: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
GAO evaluated the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) management of and control over federal funds for helping states, to acquire, operate, and enhance automated Medicaid systems by reviewing 129 automation-funding requests states made between November 1985 through July 1988.GAO found that HCFA: (1) approved 116 automation requests, totalling about $119 million, which lacked such federal...