Program evaluation (41 - 50 of 50 items)
Business Systems Modernization: Internal Revenue Service's Fiscal Year 2006 Expenditure Plan
GAO-06-360: Published: Feb 21, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2006.
The Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Business Systems Modernization (BSM) program is a multibillion-dollar, high-risk, highly complex effort that involves the development and delivery of a number of modernized information systems intended to replace the agency's aging business and tax processing systems. As required by law, IRS submitted its fiscal year 2006 expenditure plan, in October 2005, to c...
DOD Systems Modernization: Planned Investment in the Naval Tactical Command Support System Needs to be Reassessed
GAO-06-215: Published: Dec 5, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2005.
Because it is important that the Department of Defense (DOD) adheres to disciplined information technology (IT) acquisition processes to successfully modernize its business systems, GAO was asked to determine whether the Naval Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS) is being managed according to important aspects of DOD's acquisition policies and guidance, as well as other relevant acquisition man...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Navy ERP Adherence to Best Business Practices Critical to Avoid Past Failures
GAO-05-858: Published: Sep 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2005.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) difficulty in implementing business systems that are efficient and effective continues despite the billions of dollars that it invests each year. For a decade now--since 1995--we have designated DOD's business systems modernization as "high-risk." GAO was asked to (1) provide a historical perspective on the planning and costs of the Navy's four Enterprise Resource...
Information Technology: Management Improvements Needed on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Infrastructure Modernization Program
GAO-05-805: Published: Sep 7, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2005.
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Atlas program is intended to modernize Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) information technology (IT) infrastructure. By congressional mandate, DHS is to develop and submit for approval an expenditure plan for Atlas that satisfies certain legislative conditions, including a review by GAO. GAO was asked to determine whether the plan satisfied cer...
Business Systems Modernization: Internal Revenue Service's Fiscal Year 2005 Expenditure Plan
GAO-05-774: Published: Jul 22, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 2005.
The Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Business Systems Modernization (BSM) program is a multibillion-dollar, high-risk, highly complex effort that involves the development and delivery of a number of modernized information systems intended to replace the agency's aging business and tax processing systems. As required by law, IRS submitted its fiscal year 2005 expenditure plan in April 2005 to congr...
Information Resource Management Internal Control Issues
GAO-05-288R: Published: Mar 10, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 2005.
In a recently completed report for Congress, we evaluated how the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Housing Service (RHS) makes eligibility determinations for its rural housing programs. As part of that review, we used 2000 census data to determine the populations of the rural areas that received RHS housing program loans and grants. We obtained information on the RHS loans and grants...
Office of Personnel Management: Retirement Systems Modernization Program Faces Numerous Challenges
GAO-05-237: Published: Feb 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2005.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) manages the systems that process retirement benefits for most federal civilian employees. In fiscal year 2003, over 198,000 claims were processed and over $50 billion in benefits was paid through OPM's retirement systems. OPM is trying to modernize these systems through a program called Retirement Systems Modernization (RSM). The conference report accompany...
Information Technology: Architecture Needed to Guide NASA's Financial Management Modernization
GAO-04-43: Published: Nov 21, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2003.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is in the process of modernizing its financial management operations and supporting information technology systems. This modernization, known as the Integrated Financial Management Program (IFMP), is intended to provide NASA with an agencywide, integrated approach to performing critical business functions, such as contract management--an are...
Electronic Government: Challenges to the Adoption of Smart Card Technology
GAO-03-1108T: Published: Sep 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2003.
The federal government is increasingly interested in the use of smart cards--credit-card-like devices that use integrated circuit chips to store and process data--for improving the security of its many physical and information assets. Besides better authentication of the identities of people accessing buildings and computer systems, smart cards offer a number of potential benefits and uses, such a...
Business Systems Modernization: IRS Has Made Significant Progress in Improving Its Management Controls, but Risks Remain
GAO-03-768: Published: Jun 27, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2003.
As required by law, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in November 2002 and March 2003, submitted to the congressional appropriations committees its initial and revised fiscal year 2003 expenditure plans, respectively, requesting about $378 million for the Business Systems Modernization (BSM) program. GAO reviewed the plans to (1) determine whether the plans were prepared in accordance with the l...