IT acquisitions (61 - 70 of 92 items)
ADP Budget: Information on Two IRS Computer Projects
IMTEC-87-26FS: Published: Jun 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) fiscal year (FY) 1988 budget provisions for the Communications Replacement System and its Tax System Redesign; and (2) amount IRS has already spent on those projects.GAO found that: (1) IRS plans to spend about $150 million on the Communications Replacement System through 1993; (2) IRS estima...
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...
DOD's Acquisition of the Composite Health Care System
T-IMTEC-87-3: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
GAO testified on the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to modernize its medical information systems through the Composite Health Care System (CHCS) after Congress directed it to implement measures aimed at reducing development risk and controlling costs. Although DOD has more clearly defined its requirements and recently awarded four contracts for system development, GAO was concerned over whe...
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 Acquisitions: SSA Should Limit ADP Procurements Until Further Testing Is Performed
IMTEC-86-31: Published: Aug 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Systems Modernization Plan to determine whether SSA fully justified ongoing and planned computer hardware procurements totalling $343 million and whether the procurements will meet SSA requirements.GAO found that: (1) the ongoing and planned procurements for the plan were not justified because it was un...
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...
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...
A List of Selected GAO Publications Containing Checklists or Guidance on Computer Software Topics
125250: Sep 20, 1984
A list was presented of GAO publications which contain guidance on computer software topics...
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...
Federal Agencies Could Save Time and Money With Better Computer Software Alternatives
AFMD-83-29: Published: May 20, 1983. Publicly Released: May 20, 1983.
GAO undertook a review to identify: (1) problems federal agencies have in satisfying their application software needs; (2) options available to agencies in acquiring application software; (3) whether agencies are taking advantage of the most beneficial options; and (4) recommendations to help satisfy federal software needs faster and more economically.GAO found a number of methods that can reduce...