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Navy ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-89-66FS: Published: Sep 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the extent to which the Navy's mainframe computer and peripheral procurements required compatibility with existing computer equipment or software.GAO found that: (1) the Navy required compatibility with the largest manufacturer in 237 of its 411 compatible procurements, and compatibility with 3 other manufacturers in the other 174 procurements; (...
ADP Systems: FDA Can Reduce Development Risks for Its Import Information System
IMTEC-88-42: Published: Sep 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) automated Import Support and Information System (ISIS) to determine whether FDA: (1) complied with government standards and regulations in developing ISIS; (2) ensured that ISIS would interface with the Customs Service's automated systems; (3) plans to use ISIS to collect data on imports FDA regulates; an...
FBI Management of Its Automated Information Systems
GGD-84-24: Published: Oct 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1983.
GAO reviewed 12 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) automated information systems that support both administrative operations and investigations.GAO found that, although FBI development and implementation of a single automated information system are generally well managed, improvement is needed. The FBI failure to effectively standardize database element guidelines has hampered efforts to coordi...
DOD Instruction 5000.5X, Standard Instruction Set Architectures for Embedded Computers
MASAD-82-16: Published: Jan 27, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1982.
Acting on a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) plans to implement proposed DOD Instruction 5000.5X, a plan to curtail high costs resulting from support costs in the field. The proposed instruction would limit the number of architectures used for computer hardware and software design and development and would require ownership of standard architectures for military-embe...
The World Wide Military Command and Control System--Major Changes Needed in Its Automated Data Processing Management and Direction
LCD-80-22: Published: Dec 14, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1979.
The World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS) is an arrangement of personnel, equipment, communications, facilities, and procedures employed in planning, directing, coordinating, and controlling the operational activities of U.S. military forces. WWMCCS and its priority component, the National Military Command System, are essential elements of U.S. national security. WWMCCS is intend...
The Federal Information Processing Standards Program: Many Potential Benefits, Little Progress, and Many Problems
FGMSD-78-23: Published: Apr 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1978.
The Brooks Act called for a Federal automatic data processing (ADP) standards program that would permit the interchange of computer equipment, software, and data. It was also intended to stimulate competition by permitting Federal agencies to procure their ADP requirements from numerous vendors offering low-cost compatible products.Some standards have been developed, but agencies are not fully usi...
Problems Found With Government Acquisition and Use of Computers From November 1965 to December 1976
FGMSD-77-14: Published: Mar 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1977.
During the 11 years since enactment of the Brooks Act, GAO has issued 175 reports relating to the management and use of automatic data processing (ADP) systems in Federal programs. GAO summarizes the information from these reports to assist Congress, Federal managers, and other groups interested in data processing problems.Problems in ADP management include: acquisition of ADP equipment without ad...