Computers (21 - 30 of 49 items)
Embedded Computer Systems: Status of C-17 Software
T-IMTEC-93-2: Published: Mar 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1993.
GAO reported on the status of embedded computers and software development for C-17 aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) the contractor has deferred C-17 software development, which has limited the aircraft's operational capabilities and delayed operational testing until January 1994; (2) software documentation is not adequate and may impair the Air Forces's software maintenance activities; (3) the C-17 c...
Embedded Computer Systems: New F/A-18 Capabilities Impact Navy's Software Development Process
IMTEC-92-81: Published: Sep 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's F/A-18 Aircraft, focusing on the: (1) Navy's process for managing software development; and (2) impact of new avionics, weapons, and other subsystems on that processs.GAO found that: (1) F/A-18 software development becomes more challenging as more capabilities are added to the fighter; (2) reasons for software changes incl...
Air Force ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-35FS: Published: Apr 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's procurement of mainframe computers and peripheral equipment.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal years 1986 and 1989, 98 percent of Air Force procurements for mainframe computer equipment required compatibility with other computer systems; (2) one manufacturer supplied the most equipment for Air Force mainframe procurements in both nu...
Army ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-28FS: Published: Mar 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's computer procurements during fiscal years 1985 through 1989, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Army's procurements of mainframe computers and peripherals required compatibility with certain manufacturers' equipment; (2) Army's procurement methods; and (3) Army's Warner Amendment procurements.GAO found that: (1) the...
Navy ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-89-66FS: Published: Sep 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the extent to which the Navy's mainframe computer and peripheral procurements required compatibility with existing computer equipment or software.GAO found that: (1) the Navy required compatibility with the largest manufacturer in 237 of its 411 compatible procurements, and compatibility with 3 other manufacturers in the other 174 procurements; (...
Computer Procurement: Hardware Upgrades for Navy Inventory Control System Should Be Delayed
IMTEC-89-67: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plans for a $22.1-million upgrade to its Uniform Inventory Control Point System (UICP), focusing on the: (1) data the Navy used to justify the upgrade; and (2) Navy's thoroughness in evaluating ways to improve the performance of its existing UICP resources. UICP supports inventory management functions for the Navy Aviation Supply Office (ASO) and the Navy Ship Parts Control...
ADP Acquisition: Army Civilian Personnel System
IMTEC-89-22FS: Published: Mar 3, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the costs and the Army's acquisition approach for its Civilian Personnel System (ACPERS).GAO found that the: (1) system will upgrade and standardize support for about 450,000 civilian Army personnel; (2) Army decided to design and develop its own system after considering several alternatives, but abandoned its development effort after a study te...
ADP Systems: SSA's Modernization Efforts Need Redirection
IMTEC-87-16: Published: Apr 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Systems Modernization Plan to: (1) determine if SSA should redirect or cancel it; and (2) assess SSA claims that automation improvements could reduce staff.GAO found that: (1) although SSA has made some improvements in its acquisition of computer equipment and expansion of the data communications networ...
Data Processing: USDA Needs To Better Manage Field-Office Computer Purchases
IMTEC-87-12: Published: Feb 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the acquisition and use of field-office computer systems by the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Soil Conservation Service (SCS) and Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), focusing on: (1) whether USDA, SCS, and FmHA are pursuing the feasibility of sharing computer resources for collocated field offices; (2) whether SCS and FmHA ar...
ADP Operations: Consolidation of Navy's Personnel and Pay Computer Resources
IMTEC-86-11BR: Published: Mar 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's success in meeting congressional expectations and its objectives in procuring and managing a personnel and pay systems consolidated computer center (PERSPAY).The Navy Finance Center (NFC) and the Naval Military Personnel Command (NMPC) agreed to pursue a joint, automatic data processing (ADP) procurement to reduce computer operations...