Information systems (31 - 40 of 51 items)
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Continuing Risks of Disruption to Social Security, Medicare, and Treasury Programs
T-AIMD-98-161: Published: May 7, 1998. Publicly Released: May 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the computing challenges that the upcoming change of century poses to virtually all major organizations, public and private, including government programs with a high degree of interaction with the public.GAO noted that: (1) the public faces the risk that critical services could be severely disrupted by the year 2000 computing crisis; (2) GAO's re...
Civil Agencies Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-29(2): Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Civil Agencies Information Systems issue area as of May 3, 1998...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Potential for Widespread Disruption Calls for Strong Leadership and Partnerships
AIMD-98-85: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the year 2000 computing crisis facing the nation, focusing on: (1) the year 2000 risks facing the government and nation; (2) the evolution of the federal government's year 2000 strategy; and (3) additional actions that can be taken by the Executive Branch to prepare the nation for the year 2000.GAO noted that: (1) while progress has been made in ad...
Department of the Interior: Year 2000 Computing Crisis Presents Risk of Disruption to Key Operations
T-AIMD-98-149: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1998.
GAO discussed where the federal government stands in its efforts to lessen Year 2000 risks and GAO's preliminary observations on Year 2000 activities at the Department of the Interior.GAO noted that: (1) the federal government is extremely vulnerable to the Year 2000 issue due to its widespread dependence on computer systems; (2) its reviews of federal agency Year 2000 programs have found uneven p...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Business Continuity and Contingency Planning (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.19)
AIMD-10.1.19: Published: Mar 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-10.1.19, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Business Continuity and Contingency Planning, August 1998. GAO published a guide to provide a conceptual framework for helping large agencies to manage the risk of potential year 2000-induced disruptions to their operations. This guide provides information on the scope and challenge and offers a structured approach f...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: FAA Must Act Quickly to Prevent Systems Failures
T-AIMD-98-63: Published: Feb 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to address the year 2000 problem, focusing on: (1) FAA's reliance on information processing; (2) where the agency stands today; (3) what remains at risk; and (4) what GAO recommends must be done to increase the likelihood that FAA systems will be year 2000 compliant by January 1 of that year.GAO...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Success Depends Upon Strong Management and Structured Approach
T-AIMD-97-173: Published: Sep 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1997.
GAO discussed the impact of the year 2000 on automated systems and the guidelines for how to go about addressing the Year 2000 problem.GAO noted that: (1) correcting the problem will be labor-intensive and time-consuming; it must also be accomplished while systems continue to operate; (2) typical systems contain tens or hundreds of computer programs, each with thousands, tens of thousands, or even...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide (Supersedes 158206)
AIMD-10.1.14: Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
This publication supersedes Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide--Exposure Draft, March 1997. GAO published a guide to aid federal agencies in planning, managing, and evaluating their year 2000 compliance efforts, focusing on five phases supported by program and project management activities: (1) awareness; (2) assessment; (3) renovation; (4) validation; and (5) implementation...
Defense Computers: SSG Needs to Sustain Year 2000 Progress
AIMD-97-120R: Published: Aug 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the status of the Standard Systems Group's (SSG) efforts to correct the Year 2000 computer problems in the Air Force's standard systems; and (2) whether SSG can ensure that standard systems under its responsibility are compliant in time to process year 2000 data.GAO noted that: (1) SSG managers have recognized the importance of solving the Yea...
Defense Computers: Issues Confronting DLA in Addressing Year 2000 Problems
AIMD-97-106: Published: Aug 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) program for solving its Year 2000 computer problem, focusing on the: (1) status of DLA's efforts to correct its Year 2000 problems; and (2) appropriateness of DLA's strategy and actions for ensuring that the problem will be successfully addressed.GAO noted that: (1) DLA has recognized that the Year 2000 problem...