Computers (31 - 40 of 49 items)
ADP Equipment: Buying Through GSA's Office of Technology Plus Stores
IMTEC-86-2BR: Published: Nov 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the government's use of Office of Technology Plus (OTP) computer stores, which the General Services Administration (GSA) established to facilitate federal acquisition of automatic data processing (ADP) products. Agencies may place single orders with OTP stores for up to $100,000 as an alternative to GSA ADP schedule contracts. GAO was asked to dete...
GAO Research Guide: Electronic Data Processing
OLS-83-3: Published: Aug 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1983.
This bibliography is a guide to basic reference works on the subjects of computer software, hardware, telecommunications, and automatic data processing (ADP) management prepared for the use of individuals who wish to do research in the area of ADP. Sources for standards and conferences are also included...
Opportunities for Improving the Management of DOD Computer Systems
121729: Jun 21, 1983
Testimony was given concerning opportunities for improvement in the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of its computer systems. DOD is the largest consumer of computer hardware and services in the Government. Expenditures for both general purpose and embedded computer systems are expected to experience continued growth, and the costs for embedded systems will be substantial. However, through...
Small Computers in the Federal Government: Management Is Needed To Realize Potential and Prevent Problems
AFMD-83-36: Published: Mar 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1983.
GAO identified a rapidly evolving problem relating to the acquisition and use of small computers by federal agencies. GAO based its report on earlier findings and on current monitoring efforts of automatic data processing performance at several agencies.GAO found that the use of small computers in the government has advanced much faster than agency efforts to manage these resources. Existing guida...
Improving COBOL Application Can Recover Significant Computer Resources
AFMD-82-4: Published: Apr 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1982.
GAO examined: (1) the management implications and economics of reducing the machine resources consumed by Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL) applications in the federal government; and (2) the applicability of these findings to different brands of computers.Federal use of computers is extensive, with COBOL being the most widely used computer language. Significant benefits have been achieved...
DOD Instruction 5000.5X, Standard Instruction Set Architectures for Embedded Computers
MASAD-82-16: Published: Jan 27, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1982.
Acting on a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) plans to implement proposed DOD Instruction 5000.5X, a plan to curtail high costs resulting from support costs in the field. The proposed instruction would limit the number of architectures used for computer hardware and software design and development and would require ownership of standard architectures for military-embe...
Review of a Computer Hardware Acquisition for NOAA in Boulder, Colorado
AFMD-81-92: Published: Sep 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the computer hardware procurement history of the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The review addressed the following: (1) whether ERL was following a pattern of noncompetitive acquisitions; (2) the justification for the recent computer hardware acquisition for the Boulder computer center; (3) the management of the Boulde...
Wider Use of Better Computer Software Technology Can Improve Management Control and Reduce Costs
FGMSD-80-38: Published: Apr 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1980.
Computer software is the most important part of automatic data processing (ADP) systems today. It is expensive to develop and maintain, and errors and omissions in software can seriously disrupt automated systems. Because the Federal Government spends billions of dollars annually on computer programs, GAO undertook a review to assess current practices in using software tools and techniques to main...
Honeywell Computer Equipment Supplied to DOD
B-163074: Published: Nov 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1979.
A firm requested that the Comptroller General provide corrections to his letter of October 1, 1979, to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Research and Development, House Armed Services Committee. There were three issues involved in the request. First, the firm claimed to have completed agreements with GAO concerning certain of its computer equipment supplied to the Department of Defense (DOD) as the Wo...
Improvements Needed in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Management and Use of Its Automatic Data Processing Resources
EMD-79-102: Published: Sep 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1979.
The management and use of general purpose automatic data processing (ADP) resources in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) were reviewed. The primary purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of agency policies and procedures for (1) planning, controlling, and reviewing ADP activities and systems; and (2) identifying and acquiring ADP hardware and related services. Ineffective use o...