Information resources management (61 - 70 of 98 items)
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Office of Thrift Supervision's Efforts to Ensure Thrift Systems Are Year 2000 Compliant
T-AIMD-98-102: Published: Mar 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the progress being made by the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) in ensuring that the more than 1,200 thrifts it oversees have adequately mitigated the risks associated with the year 2000 date change.GAO noted that: (1) the year 2000 problem poses a serious dilemma for thrifts due to their heavy reliance on information systems; (2) regulators hav...
Social Security Administration: Information Technology Challenges Facing the Commissioner
T-AIMD-98-109: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the information technology challenges facing the Social Security Administration and its recently appointed commissioner.GAO noted that: (1) SSA made significant early progress in assessing and renovating mission-critical mainframe systems--those necessary to prevent the disruption of benefits--and has been a leader among federal agencies; (2) yet...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Business Continuity and Contingency Planning (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.19)
AIMD-10.1.19: Published: Mar 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-10.1.19, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Business Continuity and Contingency Planning, August 1998. GAO published a guide to provide a conceptual framework for helping large agencies to manage the risk of potential year 2000-induced disruptions to their operations. This guide provides information on the scope and challenge and offers a structured approach f...
FAA Computer Systems: Limited Progress on Year 2000 Issue Increases Risk Dramatically
AIMD-98-45: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) year 2000 program, including the reliability of its year 2000 cost estimate.GAO noted that: (1) FAA's progress in making its systems ready for the year 2000 has been too slow; (2) at its current pace, it will not make it in time; (3) the agency has been severely behind schedule in com...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: FAA Must Act Quickly to Prevent Systems Failures
T-AIMD-98-63: Published: Feb 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to address the year 2000 problem, focusing on: (1) FAA's reliance on information processing; (2) where the agency stands today; (3) what remains at risk; and (4) what GAO recommends must be done to increase the likelihood that FAA systems will be year 2000 compliant by January 1 of that year.GAO...
Medicare Automated Systems: Weaknesses in Managing Information Technology Hinder Fight Against Fraud and Abuse
T-AIMD-97-176: Published: Sep 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1997.
GAO discussed: (1) the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) Medicare Transaction System (MTS) and the recommendations GAO made to correct serious weaknesses in its management identified as part of a GAO review; (2) two continuing HCFA initiatives to combat fraud and abuse; and (3) underlying information technology management issues.GAO noted that: (1) to improve the efficiency and effecti...
Veterans Affairs Computer Systems: Action Underway Yet Much Work Remains To Resolve Year 2000 Crisis
T-AIMD-97-174: Published: Sep 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal progress in addressing the Year 2000 problem, focusing on: (1) action taken by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a whole; (2) steps taken by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) in response to recommendations contained in a GAO report; and (3) results of its review of the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) Year 2000 acti...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Success Depends Upon Strong Management and Structured Approach
T-AIMD-97-173: Published: Sep 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1997.
GAO discussed the impact of the year 2000 on automated systems and the guidelines for how to go about addressing the Year 2000 problem.GAO noted that: (1) correcting the problem will be labor-intensive and time-consuming; it must also be accomplished while systems continue to operate; (2) typical systems contain tens or hundreds of computer programs, each with thousands, tens of thousands, or even...
Veterans Benefits Modernization: VBA Has Begun to Address Software Development Weaknesses But Work Remains
AIMD-97-154: Published: Sep 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a follow-up review to determine the actions taken by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) to address management and technical weaknesses identified in the June 19, 1996, hearing on the agency's modernization effort, focusing on the agency's actions to improve its software development capability.GAO noted that: (1) VBA has taken action to imp...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide (Supersedes 158206)
AIMD-10.1.14: Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
This publication supersedes Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide--Exposure Draft, March 1997. GAO published a guide to aid federal agencies in planning, managing, and evaluating their year 2000 compliance efforts, focusing on five phases supported by program and project management activities: (1) awareness; (2) assessment; (3) renovation; (4) validation; and (5) implementation...