Appropriations (21 - 30 of 30 items)
SBA Loan Monitoring System: Substantial Progress Yet Key Risks and Challenges Remain
AIMD-00-124: Published: Apr 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) progress in performing planning actions for its loan monitoring system.GAO noted that: (1) SBA had made substantial progress in completing the eight planning actions mandated by the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997 but still had to complete work for some actions and implement key functions to effe...
Patent and Trademark Office: Key Processes for Managing Automated Patent System Development Are Weak
AIMD-93-15: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) Automated Patent System (APS), focusing on whether PTO can adequately: (1) establish cost, benefit, and schedule baselines; and (2) monitor progress against these baselines.GAO found that: (1) PTO has adopted an evolutionary system approach that recognizes risks and uncertainties and develops system phases in...
Health Information Systems: National Practitioner Data Bank Continues to Experience Problems
IMTEC-93-1: Published: Jan 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Practitioner Data Bank's management controls, focusing on whether HHS: (1) ensures that the data bank timely and securely accepts and responds to user requests; (2) adequately monitors contractor operations of the data bank's automated system; and (3) future directional planning and financing is adequate.GAO found that: (1) d...
ADP Procurement: Prompt Navy Action Can Reduce Risks to SNAP III Implementation
IMTEC-92-69: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its Shipboard Non-Tactical Automated Data Processing (ADP) Program (SNAP), focusing on: (1) identifying potential risks related to SNAP III systems development; (2) the upgrading of SNAP I and SNAP II systems; and (3) Navy managers' roles in planning and implementing a new system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has inadequate managerial oversight of SNAP development...
Customs Automation: Effectiveness of Entry Summary Selectivity System Is Unknown
IMTEC-92-20: Published: Mar 24, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness and the development of the U.S. Customs Service's automated Entry Summary Selectivity (ESS) subsystem, intended to assist import specialists in tracking duty payments and trade laws violations and to provide for uniform treatment of importers and imported merchandise.GAO found that Customs: (1) began developing ESS in 1987 as a su...
ADP Management Controls: Farmers Home Administration Can Improve Reporting of Weaknesses
IMTEC-88-38: Published: Jul 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1988.
GAO determined whether the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) identified, corrected, and reported its automatic data processing (ADP) weaknesses in compliance with the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA).GAO found that FmHA failed to: (1) submit for inclusion in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) annual FMFIA reports the specific ADP management weaknesses which USDA and T...
ADP Procurements: Food and Drug Administration Circumvented Procurement Regulations
IMTEC-87-48: Published: Sep 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations of improper computer procurements by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).GAO found that: (1) FDA split one procurement into 11 smaller procurement requests to circumvent both the maximum order and dollar limitations for General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contracts; (2) the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...
ADP Acquisitions: Immigration and Naturalization Service Should Terminate Its Contract and Recompete
IMTEC-86-5: Published: Mar 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) management of automatic data processing (ADP) to evaluate its ongoing, multimillion-dollar computer systems acquisition.GAO found that INS: (1) violated procurement regulations by conducting additional negotiations with the proposed awardee in late-night meetings, which resulted in the awardee reducing its best and final offer; (2) fa...
Information Resource Management Problems in the Department of Commerce
CED-82-113: Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
Pursuant to a House committee request, GAO reported on the management of computer and information resources at the Department of Commerce. The report focused on Commerce's process for selection of computer contractors, the level of technology used in its automated systems, and the quality of internal controls in financial systems.GAO found that Commerce's Office of Information Resource Management...
Managing Host Country Contracting Activities
ID-82-42: Published: Jun 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1982.
GAO examined aspects of project activities financed by the Agency for International Development (AID) and implemented under contracts awarded by host countries. In addition, it identified issues which it believed AID should be aware of.GAO found that: (1) a centralized inventory of host country contracts recommended by AID management in 1977 and 1979 had not been developed; (2) the idea of a centr...