Systems design (41 - 49 of 49 items)
Software Development: Information on Department of Defense Central Design Activities
IMTEC-87-24FS: Published: May 20, 1987. Publicly Released: May 20, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) central software design activities, specifically the: (1) number of central design activities in each military service; (2) number of automated information systems that support these activities; and (3) resources for these activities and the systems they support.GAO used DOD definitions and reporting guidelines to...
Computer Systems: VA's Target Project Never Achieved Redesign of Its Processing Software
IMTEC-86-30BR: Published: Aug 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) Compensation and Pension Benefit Payment System Target project to determine if VA achieved: (1) automation of claims authorization and inquiry functions in the regional offices; and (2) redesign of the system processing software to improve processing times, controls, and response to legislative requirements.VA...
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...
Wider Use of Better Computer Software Technology Can Improve Management Control and Reduce Costs
FGMSD-80-38: Published: Apr 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1980.
Computer software is the most important part of automatic data processing (ADP) systems today. It is expensive to develop and maintain, and errors and omissions in software can seriously disrupt automated systems. Because the Federal Government spends billions of dollars annually on computer programs, GAO undertook a review to assess current practices in using software tools and techniques to main...
Improvements Needed in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Management and Use of Its Automatic Data Processing Resources
EMD-79-102: Published: Sep 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1979.
The management and use of general purpose automatic data processing (ADP) resources in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) were reviewed. The primary purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of agency policies and procedures for (1) planning, controlling, and reviewing ADP activities and systems; and (2) identifying and acquiring ADP hardware and related services. Ineffective use o...
Immigration and Naturalization Service Proposed Procurement of Automated Data Processing Equipment To Streamline and Update Office Procedures
109955: Jul 23, 1979
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) plans to install minicomputers in its 49 offices. At present INS has six minicomputers. A review showed that INS did not comply with many guidelines and regulations in procuring its minicomputers; five were procured through sole source, noncompetitive actions. INS did not study the alternative methods of acquisition to determine the least cost or gr...
Interactive Graphics in the United Kingdom
098114: Jan 1, 1978
There are many automated data processing (ADP) systems with graphics capabilities currently in use in the United Kingdom. Research and development is further enhancing and developing this aspect of design methodology. One of the factors behind this activity has been the attitude of the British Government towards the development of computer technology and its practical application. The Government h...
Problems And Progress Of The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Automated Data Processing Service Center Concept
B-178806: Published: Oct 9, 1974. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1974.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army Materiel Command's automated data processing service center concept, focusing on whether: (1) centralization of automated data processing operations as planned by the Army would result in expected economies; and (2) the System-wide Project for Electronic Equipment at Depots Extended (SPEEDEX) would enable functional managers to more effect...