Information systems (51 - 60 of 70 items)
Importance and Prevalence of Embedded Computer Systems and Oversight of This Technology by the Office of the Secretary of Defense
T-IMTEC-90-8: Published: Apr 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) increasing incorporation of embedded computer resources within major weapons systems. GAO noted that: (1) embedded computer resources had significant roles in the functioning of virtually all defense weapons systems, and it was conceivable that all major weapons systems could be computer-controlled in the future; (2) DOD investment in mission-critica...
Customs Automation: Duties and Other Collections Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse
IMTEC-90-29: Published: Feb 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the U.S. Customs Service's automated revenue collection and deposit processes, focusing on its internal control weaknesses.GAO found that: (1) Customs could be losing millions of dollars in duties and other collections due to abuse and a breakdown of internal controls over its collection documents; (2) the 5 million unaccounted-for collection docum...
ADP Acquisition: Air Force Logistics System Modernization Projects
IMTEC-89-42: Published: Apr 21, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided cost and schedule information on three Air Force computer systems, including the: (1) Requirements Data Bank System (RDB); (2) Contract Data Management System (CDMS); and (3) Depot Maintenance Management Information System (DMMIS).GAO found that the: (1) Air Force's initial estimates for RDB increased from $140 million to about $248 million; (2)...
ADP Systems: SSA Efforts in Implementing Its Field Office Modernization
IMTEC-89-45: Published: May 17, 1989. Publicly Released: May 17, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) field office modernization project to: (1) evaluate the project's status; and (2) assess how modernization is affecting field operations.GAO found that: (1) SSA spent about $148 million to modernize computer equipment in 1,300 field offices; (2) SSA met its initial field office hardware installation schedule; (3) SSA redesigned portions of it...
Customs Automation: Internal Control Weaknesses in Customs' Revenue Collection Process
IMTEC-89-50: Published: Apr 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Customs Service's Automated Commercial System's (ACS) controls for ensuring that its collected revenues were deposited in the U.S. Treasury.GAO found that Customs has been aware, since at least 1987, of significant internal control weaknesses in its accounting systems, revenue collection procedures, and the ACS Financial System module, includin...
ADP Modernization: IRS' Tax System Redesign Progress and Plans for the Future
IMTEC-88-23BR: Published: Apr 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax System Redesign, focusing on the: (1) redesign's plans and initiatives; and (2) oversight agencies' comments and concerns.GAO found that IRS: (1) initiated the redesign in 1982 to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its automatic data processing systems for tax administration; (2) purs...
Information Systems: Agencies Overlook Security Controls During Development
IMTEC-88-11S: Published: May 31, 1988. Publicly Released: May 31, 1988.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on agencies' development of automated systems. GAO provided information regarding the model it used in determining that federal agencies it reviewed did not meet federal criteria or practice sound system development methods for successfully incorporating appropriate security controls during their development of automated information systems.GAO discussed the...
Hospital ADP Systems: VA Needs To Better Manage Its Decentralized System Before Expansion
IMTEC-87-28: Published: Jul 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) Decentralized Hospital Computer Program (DHCP) system, which services 172 medical centers, to determine: (1) the status of the decentralized system; (2) VA effectiveness in managing the system's development and implementation; and (3) the possibility of using three commercial systems VA tested as alternatives t...
Software Development: Information on Department of Defense Central Design Activities
IMTEC-87-24FS: Published: May 20, 1987. Publicly Released: May 20, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) central software design activities, specifically the: (1) number of central design activities in each military service; (2) number of automated information systems that support these activities; and (3) resources for these activities and the systems they support.GAO used DOD definitions and reporting guidelines to...
Information System Security in Federal Civilian Agencies
T-IMTEC-87-7: Published: May 19, 1987. Publicly Released: May 19, 1987.
GAO discussed federal civilian agencies' practices in identifying and incorporating security controls in automated information systems. GAO believes that: (1) there is no comprehensive guidance that addresses how civilian agencies should incorporate security considerations into the system development process; (2) current agency practices do not ensure the security of mission-critical, sensitive sy...