Software verification and validation (71 - 80 of 84 items)
Defense Financial Management: Immature Software Development Processes at Indianapolis Increase Risk
AIMD-97-41: Published: Jun 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Financial Systems Activity (FSA)-Indianapolis' capability for developing and maintaining software for its information systems.GAO noted that: (1) although FSA-Indianapolis does not yet satisfy the criteria for a level 2 (i.e., repeatable) software development capability on any of the four projects GAO reviewed, the two projects under its soft...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide--Exposure Draft (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.14)
158206: Mar 1, 1997
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-10.1.14, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide, September 1997. GAO published a guide to aid federal agencies in planning, managing, and evaluating their year 2000 compliance efforts, focusing on: (1) awareness; (2) assessment; (3) renovation; (4) validation; and (5) implementation...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Needs to Resolve Certain Issues With Its Integrated Case Processing System
GGD/AIMD-97-31: Published: Jan 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Integrated Case Processing (ICP) systems development effort, focusing on: (1) IRS' assessment of ICP costs and benefits and users' perceptions of the system's benefits; (2) IRS' testing of ICP; (3) IRS' ongoing efforts to redesign its customer service work processes to fully use ICP capabilities; and (4) the sof...
Tax Systems Modernization: Imaging System's Performance Improving but Still Falls Short of Expectations
GGD-97-29: Published: Jan 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the performance of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Service Center Recognition/Image Processing System (SCRIPS) in 1996, focusing on: (1) the primary causes for performance problems that occurred in 1995; (2) whether SCRIPS performance improved in 1996 as of September 30, 1996; and (3) the status of IRS future plans for SCRIPS.GAO found that: (...
Land Management Systems: Progress and Risks in Developing BLM's Land and Mineral Record System
AIMD-95-180: Published: Aug 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) modernization of its Automated Land and Mineral Record System (ALMRS), focusing on: (1) BLM progress in developing and implementing ALMRS modernization; and (2) potential modernization risks.GAO found that: (1) although BLM initiated ALMRS planning in the early 1980s, it did not award the modernization contract...
Weather Forecasting: Improvements Needed in Laboratory Software Development Processes
AIMD-95-24: Published: Dec 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), focusing on whether the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) and NWS Technical Development Laboratory (TDL) software development processes are adequate to support the AWIPS Forecast Preparation System (A...
Test and Evaluation: DOD Has Been Slow In Improving Testing of Software-Intensive Systems
NSIAD-93-198: Published: Sep 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve its software acquisition processes and test and evaluation of software-intensive systems, focusing on: (1) how software-related problems affect defense acquisition programs during operational test and evaluation (OT&E); and (2) barriers that limit OT&E effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) DOD software-intensive systems often fail to me...
Space Station: NASA's Software Development Approach Increases Safety and Cost Risks
IMTEC-92-39: Published: Jun 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) development of computer software for its space station, to determine whether: (1) NASA is using independent verification and validation techniques to ensure that software meets specified requirements and functions; (2) NASA has incorporated software risk management techniques; (3) standards...
Space Shuttle: NASA Should Implement Independent Oversight of Software Development
IMTEC-91-20: Published: Feb 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to improve shuttle software oversight activities and identified: (1) NASA procedures for developing, validating, verifying, and reconfiguring shuttle software; (2) an independent NASA contractor's recommendations for verification and validation (V&V) of shuttle softwa...
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...