Information resources management (61 - 70 of 137 items)
DOD Systems Modernization: Continued Investment in the Standard Procurement System Has Not Been Justified
GAO-01-682: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Defense's (DOD) ability to contract for goods and services by acquiring and implementing a standard procurement system (SPS). DOD's management of SPS is a lesson in how not to justify, make, and monitor the implementation of information technology investment decisions. Specifically, DOD has not (1) ensured that accountability and responsibility for measuring p...
Information Technology: DLA Should Strengthen Business Systems Modernization Architecture and Investment Activities
GAO-01-631: Published: Jun 4, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2001.
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) plays a critical role in supporting America's military forces worldwide. DLA employs about 28,000 civilian and military workers at about 500 sites in all 50 states and 28 countries; in round numbers, it manages 4 million supply items and processes 30 million annual supply distribution actions. This report reviews DLA's efficiency and effectiveness in managing it...
Customs Service Modernization: Results of Review of First Automated Commercial Environment Expenditure Plan
GAO-01-696: Published: Jun 5, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2001.
This report discusses the U.S. Custom Service's expenditure plan for its Automated Commercial Environment System (ACE). GAO found that (1) Customs' expenditure plan satisfies the legislative conditions specified in the 2001 Consolidated Appropriations Act, (2) activities described in the plan are consistent with GAO's two open recommendations regarding the need for Customs to justify and make ACE...
Information Technology: Architecture Needed to Guide Modernization of DOD's Financial Operations
GAO-01-525: Published: May 17, 2001. Publicly Released: May 17, 2001.
The Department of Defense (DOD) does not have a financial management enterprise architecture, and it does not have the management structures in place to effectively develop, implement, and maintain one. DOD has not applied recognized best practices--particularly support and sponsorship by the head of the enterprise and assignment of accountability and commensurate authority--to develop, implement,...
Veterans Affairs: Subcommittee Questions Concerning the Department's Information Technology Program
GAO-01-691R: Published: May 2, 2001. Publicly Released: May 2, 2001.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) information technology (IT) program faces many challenges, including filling its chief information officer position, improving computer security, and refining its process for selecting, controlling, and evaluating its information technology investments. This correspondence answers several questions from Congress on these and other challenges facing VA's IT...
VA Information Technology: Important Initiatives Begun, Yet Serious Vulnerabilities Persist
GAO-01-550T: Published: Apr 4, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2001.
Although the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) has taken actions to improve many of its information technology (IT) management processes, it continues to face substantive challenges that, if left incomplete, could disrupt existing progress and threaten the viability of its existing and future IT spending. VA has yet to fill its full-time department chief information officer vacancy since the po...
DOD Information Technology: Software and Systems Process Improvement Programs Vary in Use of Best Practices
GAO-01-116: Published: Mar 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2001.
Several Department of Defense (DOD) components have software and systems process improvement (SPI) programs that are aligned closely to the best practices embodied in the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) IDEAL model and thus provide excellent examples of SPI. Elsewhere in DOD, however, such programs are lacking. Where they do exist, these programs are being credited with producing higher quali...
Business Systems Modernization: IRS Has Satisfied Congressional Direction on the Custodial Accounting Project
GAO-01-444R: Published: Mar 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2001.
As part of its business systems modernization program, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is acquiring a system known as the Custodial Accounting Project (CAP). In September 2000, Congress directed that IRS limit its spending on CAP until IRS provided a compelling business case for investing in this project and started managing CAP as an integrated part of the business systems modernization progra...
Land Management Systems: BLM's Actions to Improve Information Technology Management
GAO-01-282: Published: Feb 27, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2001.
GAO reviewed steps taken by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to strengthen its information technology (IT) investment management and acquisition capabilities. The Bureau took these actions to address recommendations made in an earlier report on the failure of the Automated Land and Mineral Record System (ALMRS) to meet BLM's business needs. GAO found that since 1999, BLM has been working to imp...
Tax Systems Modernization: Results of Review of IRS' Third Expenditure Plan
GAO-01-227: Published: Jan 22, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2001.
This report reviews the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) third expenditure plan for its systems modernization project. GAO found that the plan satisfied the conditions specified in Treasury's 1998 and 1999 appropriations acts and that IRS was making progress towards satisfying Congress' direction on the Custodial Accounting Project (CAP) and Security and Technology Infrastructure Release (STIR) Pr...