Information systems (41 - 50 of 70 items)
Human Resources Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-34(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Human Resources Information Systems issue area as of July 6, 1995...
Federal Family Education Loan Information System: Weak Computer Controls Increase Risk of Unauthorized Access to Sensitive Data
AIMD-95-117: Published: Jun 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1995.
GAO reviewed the general controls over the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) information system, focusing on weaknesses that may affect the Department of Education's ability to safeguard assets, maintain sensitive loan data, and ensure the reliability of financial management information.GAO found that: (1) Education's general controls over the FFELP information system do not adequately...
Use of Corps Electronic Signature System
AIMD-94-179R: Published: Aug 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1994.
The Air Force requested that GAO sanction its use of the Army Corps of Engineers' Prototype Electronic Signature System for its data interchange project. GAO noted that: (1) it sanctioned the Corps' prototype system in January 1993 on a test basis; (2) the Corps plans to evaluate its prototype system in early 1995, at which time additional needed controls may be identified before GAO can sanction...
IRS Information Systems: Weaknesses Increase Risk of Fraud and Impair Reliability of Management Information
AIMD-93-34: Published: Sep 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) computerized information system controls as part of its audit of IRS fiscal year 1992 financial statements.GAO found that: (1) IRS does not adequately restrict access to taxpayer data to those computer support staff who need it and does not adequately monitor the activities of employees who are authorized to read and change taxpayer files; (2) ther...
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...
Customs Automation: Progress Made, More Expected in Revenue Reconciliation Process
IMTEC-91-27: Published: Mar 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's actions to address internal control weaknesses in reconciling collections with bank deposits.GAO found that: (1) Customs reconciled about $45.3 million of a $53.5-million discrepancy GAO previously identified between its reported collections and deposits by either locating previously unrecorded deposit confirmations or ob...
Customs Automation: Weakness in Revenue Collection at John F. Kennedy International Airport
IMTEC-90-16: Published: Sep 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1990.
GAO reviewed Customs Service's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Area Office's security, controls, and accountability over revenue collection.GAO found that: (1) physical security weaknesses at the cashier's office in the JFK Area Office included uncontrolled checks, an unlocked safe, unlocked doors, and inappropriate access; (2) inadequate separation of duties existed; (3) employees fai...
Automated Information Systems: Defense's Oversight Process Should Be Improved
IMTEC-90-36: Published: Apr 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) oversight of major automated information system development.GAO found that: (1) OSD did not effectively enforce established policies for controlling the acquisition of major automated information systems; (2) significant cost growth and schedule delays were generally due to weaknesses in executing life...