Information systems (51 - 60 of 118 items)
IRS Information Systems: Weaknesses Increase Risk of Fraud and Impair Reliability of Management Information
AIMD-93-34: Published: Sep 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) computerized information system controls as part of its audit of IRS fiscal year 1992 financial statements.GAO found that: (1) IRS does not adequately restrict access to taxpayer data to those computer support staff who need it and does not adequately monitor the activities of employees who are authorized to read and change taxpayer files; (2) ther...
Tax Administration: Status of Tax Systems Modernization, Tax Delinquencies, and the Tax Gap
T-GGD-93-4: Published: Feb 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1993.
GAO discussed issues facing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), focusing on: (1) management of the $23 billion Tax System Modernization (TSM) program; (2) collection of $30 billion in delinquent taxes; and (3) reduction of a $114 billion tax gap. GAO noted that: (1) IRS and taxpayers have realized some of the benefits of modernization, such as electronic filing; (2) IRS has made some progress with...
Health Information Systems: National Practitioner Data Bank Continues to Experience Problems
IMTEC-93-1: Published: Jan 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Practitioner Data Bank's management controls, focusing on whether HHS: (1) ensures that the data bank timely and securely accepts and responds to user requests; (2) adequately monitors contractor operations of the data bank's automated system; and (3) future directional planning and financing is adequate.GAO found that: (1) d...
Mission-Critical Systems: Defense Attempting to Address Major Software Challenges
IMTEC-93-13: Published: Dec 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) mission-critical systems, focusing on: (1) common software development problems affecting these systems; (2) factors contributing to their continued operation; and (3) actions DOD is taking to address software development problems.GAO found that: (1) management, requirements definition, and testing problems contrib...
ADP Procurement: Prompt Navy Action Can Reduce Risks to SNAP III Implementation
IMTEC-92-69: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its Shipboard Non-Tactical Automated Data Processing (ADP) Program (SNAP), focusing on: (1) identifying potential risks related to SNAP III systems development; (2) the upgrading of SNAP I and SNAP II systems; and (3) Navy managers' roles in planning and implementing a new system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has inadequate managerial oversight of SNAP development...
Mission Support Project: Analyzing User Requirements for Assignment Management Tasks
OIMC-92-3: Published: Jul 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1992.
GAO provided updated information on the Mission Support Project, which defines user requirements to streamline assignment tasks and to more easily provide information access. GAO assessed ways that staff complete data collection and analysis tasks to carry out their work more efficiently and effectively...
Mission Support Project: User Perceptions on Computer Use and Network Operations
OIMC-92-4: Published: Jul 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1992.
GAO provided information on the impact computers and local area networks (LAN) technology have on GAO assignment task timeliness and quality, personal productivity and morale, and user requests for technology. GAO noted that computers and network environments have a positive impact on assignment task timeliness and quality, and computer use has a positive impact on personal productivity and morale...
Attack Warning: Lack of System Architecture Contributes to Major Development Problems
IMTEC-92-52: Published: Jun 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Air Force activities under the Cheyenne Mountain Upgrade (CMU) program, which is intended to modernize computer systems that provide critical strategic surveillance, attack warning, and assessment information to U.S. and Canadian leaders.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is currently developing the CMU program as five individual subsystems without...
Embedded Computer Systems: Software Development Problems Delay the Army's Fire Direction Data Manager
IMTEC-92-32: Published: May 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's development of the Multiple Launch Rocket System's Fire Detection Data Manager (FDDM), focusing on: (1) the types and causes of software development problems; and (2) Army efforts to address such problems.GAO found that: (1) the Army's FDDM development effort has encountered a number of software problems that must be corrected before th...
Defense Relocation Assistance: Service Information Systems Operating, but Not Yet Interactive
NSIAD-92-186: Published: Jun 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in establishing an interactive computer information system for providing relocation assistance to help military service members and their families undergo permanent change-of-station moves.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1990, DOD approved a software package developed by the Army as the baseline softw...