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CROSSTALK and Mirror: What's New Under the CROSSTALK Standard--Part 1
140678: Mar 1, 1990
This article discusses recent computer software improvements and their usefulness in library online searching. Enhancements to the software included: (1) better written and organized documentation; (2) improved background processing capabilities; (3) the addition of a command stack/command line editor; and (4) a new script file command with debugging capabilities. Software designers also resolved...
ADP Budget: Potential Reductions to Army Automation Initiatives
IMTEC-90-3: Published: Nov 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1990: (1) $144-million automatic data processing (ADP) budget request for the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and Forces Command (FORSCOM); (2) $53-million request to modernize and redesign six standard Army software systems and the potential impact on the planned replacement of the $1-billion Army Standard Inform...
Computer Procurement: Hardware Upgrades for Navy Inventory Control System Should Be Delayed
IMTEC-89-67: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plans for a $22.1-million upgrade to its Uniform Inventory Control Point System (UICP), focusing on the: (1) data the Navy used to justify the upgrade; and (2) Navy's thoroughness in evaluating ways to improve the performance of its existing UICP resources. UICP supports inventory management functions for the Navy Aviation Supply Office (ASO) and the Navy Ship Parts Control...
Social Security Administration's Systems Modernization Plan
T-IMTEC-89-11: Published: Sep 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1989.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to modernize its information systems. GAO found that: (1) SSA spent about $643 million between 1982 and 1988 to maintain and modernize its systems, and planned to spend an additional $381 million over the next 2 years; (2) the SSA Systems Modernization Plan emphasized software improvements, rather than its past approaches of buying m...
Military Space Operations: Operational Problems Continue With the Satellite Control Computer System
IMTEC-89-56: Published: Aug 8, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's progress in making its new satellite control system, Data System Modernization (DSM), fully operational, focusing on: (1) whether DSM was meeting operational and performance requirements; (2) DSM hardware and software changes; and (3) current schedule and cost estimates.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) was primarily...
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...
Programming Language: Status, Costs, and Issues Associated With Defense's Implementation of Ada
IMTEC-89-9: Published: Mar 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of its Ada programming language, focusing on: (1) the cost to implement Ada; and (2) Ada technical issues.GAO evaluated 100 Ada projects and found that: (1) 87 percent of the projects were either planned or in developmental stages; (2) the Air Force and the Army issued Ada procedures; (3) DOD inventories on...