IT acquisitions (51 - 60 of 92 items)
ADP Modernization: IRS Needs to Assess Design Alternatives for Its Electronic Filing System
IMTEC-89-33: Published: May 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) development of an electronic filing system, intended to streamline the tax processing system by using computers instead of the traditional paper forms for filing individual tax returns.GAO found that IRS: (1) issued a task order to its automatic data processing (ADP) contractor to develop software for the electr...
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 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...
ADP Systems: VA Actions to Improve Management of Information Resources
IMTEC-89-24: Published: Apr 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1989.
GAO summarized the status of Veterans Administration (VA) actions in response to GAO recommendations in three reports on its information systems and information resources management activities.GAO found that: (1) VA strengthened controls over the software development process, conducted risk analysis and contingency planning to improve security, and issued guidelines restricting release of sensitiv...
Medical ADP Systems: Composite Health Care System Operational Tests Extended
IMTEC-89-30: Published: Apr 10, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO monitored the Department of Defense's (DOD) operational test and evaluation of the Composite Health Care System (CHCS) to determine whether: (1) DOD implementation plans were reasonable; and (2) test objectives were achievable within established time frames.GAO found that: (1) DOD was over 6 months behind schedule in deploying CHCS to test hospitals du...
ADP Budget: Defense Logistics Agency's Automated Information Systems Budget Request
IMTEC-88-50BR: Published: Sep 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget requests for selected general-purpose automated information systems.GAO found that: (1) DLA failed to provide required cost data for some information systems and descriptions of required resources for acquisitions that cost over $2 million; and (2) planned to obligate $24.1 millio...
ADP Systems: FDA Can Reduce Development Risks for Its Import Information System
IMTEC-88-42: Published: Sep 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) automated Import Support and Information System (ISIS) to determine whether FDA: (1) complied with government standards and regulations in developing ISIS; (2) ensured that ISIS would interface with the Customs Service's automated systems; (3) plans to use ISIS to collect data on imports FDA regulates; an...
Trademark ADP System: Patent Office Should Analyze Alternatives Before Contract Award
IMTEC-87-44: Published: Aug 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the need and justification for the Department of Commerce's Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) procurement of replacement hardware and software for its automated trademark system.GAO found that: (1) PTO did not compare alternatives before deciding to continue with its revised procurement strategy of relieving immediate capacity problems only; (2)...
Medical ADP Systems: Status of Defense's Test of VA's System
IMTEC-87-39: Published: Sep 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1987.
GAO assessed the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) testing of the Veterans Administration's (VA) Decentralized Hospital Computer Program system at two military hospital test sites.GAO found that: (1) March Air Force Base Hospital was testing 10 of 12 available software modules; (2) Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center was testing 6 of the 12 modules; (3) the hospitals were not testing all of...
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...