Information systems (41 - 50 of 51 items)
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Time Is Running Out for Federal Agencies to Prepare for the New Millennium
T-AIMD-97-129: Published: Jul 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1997.
GAO discussed: (1) the federal government's strategy for addressing the year 2000 computing problem, and agencies' reported status in resolving the issue; and (2) federal efforts to date based on work GAO completed at certain agencies and on GAO's review of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) implementation of the federal strategy, including year 2000 reports submitted by 24 federal agenci...
Veterans Benefits Computer Systems: Uninterrupted Delivery of Benefits Depends on Timely Correction of Year-2000 Problems
T-AIMD-97-114: Published: Jun 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1997.
GAO discussed actions being taken by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) to address the computing challenges faced by virtually all major organizations, public and private, with the upcoming change of century.GAO noted that: (1) as with all other federal agencies, VBA could face widespread computer systems failures as the year 2000 nears due to the potential for incorrect information proces...
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Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide--Exposure Draft (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.14)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This publication has been superseded by AIMD-10.1.14, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: An Assessment Guide, September 1997.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...
Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-30(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems issue area as of January 2, 1997...
Weather Forecasting: Recommendations to Address New Weather Processing System Development Risks
AIMD-96-74: Published: May 13, 1996. Publicly Released: May 13, 1996.
GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) and made recommendations to strengthen NWS ability to achieve a fair return on its AWIPS investment.GAO found that: (1) NWS needs to validate proposed AWIPS capabilities on a mission-impact basis and only implement validated capabilities; (2) NWS needs to tie its decisions on information techno...
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...
Tax Systems Modernization: Time Tables for Critical Planning Documents
AIMD-93-81FS: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the planning and system development products that are necessary for the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) implementation of its Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program.GAO found that: (1) TSM planning and system development products are categorized as summary documents and technical supporting products; (2) summary documents set IRS s...
Software Development: Update on Department of Defense Central Design Activities
IMTEC-88-20FS: Published: Mar 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD): (1) efforts to reconcile the cost data for its Central Design Activities (CDA); and (2) studies addressing CDA consolidation issues.GAO found that the: (1) revised DOD budget included nine additional CDA and an estimated $180 million more than its initial budget; and (2) Navy included certain dev...
ADP Acquisitions: Lessons Learned From SEC's Edgar Pilot Test
IMTEC-87-31: Published: Aug 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR) pilot program to determine: (1) the cost-effectiveness of the pilot program compared to contract cost; (2) whether SEC met its scheduled pilot development; (3) the types of functions developed in EDGAR compared to the original requirements; (4) the feasibility of additional...