Systems design (31 - 40 of 49 items)
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: F-14D Aircraft Software Is Not Reliable
IMTEC-92-21: Published: Apr 2, 1992. Publicly Released: May 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the status of the Navy's development of on-board computer software for its $6.1 billion upgrade of the F-14D fighter aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the F-14D aircraft cannot meet its intended mission due in part to software problems that prevent the aircraft from functioning properly; (2) software problems have caused cockpit displays to go blank a...
Geographic Information System: Forest Service Has Resolved GAO Concerns About Its Proposed Nationwide System
T-IMTEC-92-14: Published: Apr 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1992.
GAO discussed the Forest Service's plans to acquire geographic information system (GIS) capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) the Service revised an earlier study and no longer assumes that every site will receive full GIS capability; (2) the Service plans to take a phased approach to acquiring and deploying the new technology and to assess the most appropriate location for GIS technology, and the ski...
Submarine Combat System: Status of Selected Technical Risks in the BSY-2 Development
IMTEC-91-46BR: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on specific hardware and software development risks for the Navy's AN/BSY-2 combat system.GAO found that: (1) an independent defense consultant identified three critical technical risk areas involving the immaturity of the system's enhanced modular signal processor, incomplete data-base management design, and potentially lengthy network...
Tax System Modernization: Management Mistakes Caused Delays in Automated Underreporter System
IMTEC-90-51: Published: Jul 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Automated Underreporter System.GAO found that: (1) IRS management mistakes caused the pilot system to be delayed for more than 2 years; (2) IRS has deferred the pilot system to October 1990 because of inadequate system design and limited technical and project management expertise; (3) IRS believed that the syste...
Air Force ADP: Depot Maintenance System Development Risks Are High
IMTEC-90-46: Published: May 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) attempt to develop the Depot Maintenance Management Information System (DMMIS), focusing on whether: (1) the adaptation of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) software would be compatible with DMMIS operations; (2) AFLC acquisition cost estimates were reasonable; and (3) AFLC could meet its development...
Forest Service Not Ready to Acquire a Nationwide Geographic Information System
T-IMTEC-90-10: Published: May 2, 1990. Publicly Released: May 2, 1990.
GAO discussed the Forest Service's plans to acquire a nationwide geographic information system (GIS). GAO found that: (1) the nationwide system would be composed of commercially available GIS software linked by an existing telecommunications network; (2) the Service estimated that GIS would cost $1.2 billion over a 12-year period, of which about $900 million was for management and overhead costs;...
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...
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...
Computer Procurement: Issues Concerning Technical Specifications for Navy's CAD/CAM Acquisition
IMTEC-88-16BR: Published: Mar 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Navy's technical specifications for its Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) equipment, focusing on issues the Navy should address before releasing its solicitation to industry.GAO found that the: (1) early CAD/CAM acquisitions were small and fragmented; (2) second-phase CAD/CAM acquisition is a large, joint system comma...