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Meeting the Government's Technology Challenge: Results of a GAO Symposium
IMTEC-90-23: Published: Feb 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1990.
GAO discussed the results of its symposium on the federal government's acquisition and management of information technology.GAO noted that effective information technology development depended on: (1) senior managers' ability to envision and commit to long-term goals; (2) agencies' access to knowledge and advice through the cultivation of external partnerships with other government entities, priva...
Information Technology and Government Operations
138539: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, discusses the federal government's use of information technology. Although computer information technology offers government agencies the opportunity to compensate for scarcity of resources by getting more work done with less money and fewer workers, managers and developers of such systems must know how to effectively and efficie...
Transition Series: Information Technology Issues
OCG-89-6TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO provided information on current information management and technology issues.GAO found that agencies need to: (1) conduct complete and effective strategic planning for computers and telecommunications; (2) establish good management practices to control systems development projects through initiation, development, and operation; (3) develop and implement systems with appropriate security contro...
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Planned Use of Information Technology for the Space Station
T-IMTEC-87-5: Published: May 1, 1987. Publicly Released: May 1, 1987.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) plans to develop information technology for its Space Station and found that: (1) NASA recently developed revised cost estimates, a phased deployment program, and an extended time frame for design, development, and operation of the station; (2) NASA advanced automation efforts could improve both ground and orbital operations,...
Computer Technology at IRS: Present and Planned
GGD-83-103: Published: Sep 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1983.
GAO examined the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) computer operations, as well as planned replacements, improvements, and additions to its computer resources, as of July 1983.IRS processed over 170 million tax returns and collected about $632 billion in tax revenues in fiscal year 1982. GAO stated that, without computers, these activities would have been virtually impossible. Computers, teleproces...