IT acquisitions (61 - 70 of 93 items)
Small Business Administration: Status of Mandated Planning for Loan Monitoring System
AIMD-00-105R: Published: Feb 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to complete the mandated planning actions for the development of its loan monitoring system.GAO noted that: (1) as of February 23, 2000, SBA did not complete the required planning actions by its expected milestone of August 1999; (2) SBA officials advised GAO that they e...
Land Management Systems: Major Software Development Does Not Meet BLM's Business Needs
T-AIMD-99-102: Published: Mar 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Automated Land and Mineral Record System project, also known as the ALMRS/Modernization, focusing on: (1) the history of the project; (2) the results of GAO's reviews, including the key reasons for problems; and (3) where GAO believes BLM should go from here.GAO noted that: (1) BLM spent over 15 years and esti...
Information Technology: Department of Energy Does Not Effectively Manage Its Supercomputers
RCED-98-208: Published: Jul 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) acquisition and use of supercomputers, focusing on the: (1) number and cost of the supercomputers DOE acquired in fiscal years (FY) 1994 through 1997 and the number and proposed funding for planned major supercomputer acquisitions in FY 1998 through FY 2000; (2) stated need for DOE's supercomputers, the utilization...
Tax Systems Modernization: Blueprint Is a Good Start But Not Yet Sufficiently Complete to Build or Acquire Systems
AIMD/GGD-98-54: Published: Feb 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the modernization blueprint that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) prepared pursuant to the conference report accompanying the fiscal year 1997 Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act.GAO noted that: (1) IRS' May 15, 1997, modernization blueprint is a good first step and provides a solid foundation from which to determine precise business requirem...
Customs Service Modernization: ACE Poses Risks and Challenges
T-AIMD-97-96: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
GAO discussed issues related to the U.S. Customs Service's systems modernization, focusing on: (1) Customs' efforts to address risks associated with the agency's modernization of its automated systems; and (2) challenges Customs faces as it plans and develops the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) System.GAO noted that: (1) in May 1996, Customs was ill-prepared to develop ACE because the agenc...
AIMD-97-43R: Published: Feb 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO summarized its January 21, 1997, briefing on the status of: (1) U.S. Customs Service efforts to implement recommendations GAO made in May 1996 on its information technology (IT) modernization effort; and (2) Customs' Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) initiative. GAO did not independently verify ACE-related costs as reported by Customs.GAO noted that:...
Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-30(4): Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems issue area as of September 3, 1996...
Weather Forecasting: Recommendations to Address New Weather Processing System Development Risks
AIMD-96-74: Published: May 13, 1996. Publicly Released: May 13, 1996.
GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) and made recommendations to strengthen NWS ability to achieve a fair return on its AWIPS investment.GAO found that: (1) NWS needs to validate proposed AWIPS capabilities on a mission-impact basis and only implement validated capabilities; (2) NWS needs to tie its decisions on information techno...
Tax Systems Modernization: Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Overcome To Achieve Success
T-AIMD-96-75: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) plan, focusing on IRS efforts to correct: (1) management and technical weaknesses that have impeded TSM; and (2) analogous technical weaknesses in its Cyberfile initiative. GAO found that: (1) although IRS has enhanced its software development capability and better defined TSM per...
Information Technology: Best Practices Can Improve Performance and Produce Results
T-AIMD-96-46: Published: Feb 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1996.
GAO discussed how leading organizations' best practices can be effectively used to improve information technology (IT) management in the federal government. GAO noted that: (1) federal IT-related expenditures total over $25 billion per year, but the benefits from IT are unknown; (2) IT can be used to improve organizational performance, but risks of failure must be carefully managed to ensure succe...