Systems design (11 - 20 of 25 items)
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...
Medicare Transaction System: Success Depends Upon Correcting Critical Managerial and Technical Weaknesses
AIMD-97-78: Published: May 16, 1997. Publicly Released: May 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) acquisition of its Medicare Transaction System (MTS), focusing on the extent to which HCFA is: (1) effectively managing its interim Medicare processing environment; (2) using required practices to manage MTS as an investment; and (3) applying sound system development processes to reduce risk.GAO not...
Land Management Systems: BLM Faces Risks in Completing the Automated Land and Mineral Record System
AIMD-97-42: Published: Mar 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to complete the development of the Automated Land and Mineral Record System/Modernization (ALMRS/Modernization), focusing on: (1) whether risks remain that could seriously affect the performance, capability, or cost of ALMRS; (2) whether BLM is operationally and managerially ready to deploy ALMRS in fis...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Needs to Resolve Certain Issues With Its Integrated Case Processing System
GGD/AIMD-97-31: Published: Jan 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Integrated Case Processing (ICP) systems development effort, focusing on: (1) IRS' assessment of ICP costs and benefits and users' perceptions of the system's benefits; (2) IRS' testing of ICP; (3) IRS' ongoing efforts to redesign its customer service work processes to fully use ICP capabilities; and (4) the sof...
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...
Medicare Transaction System: Strengthened Management and Sound Development Approach Critical to Success
T-AIMD-96-12: Published: Nov 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) approach to managing the Medicare Transaction System (MTS). GAO noted that: (1) MTS is designed to unify the nine Medicare claims-processing systems, improve Medicare contractor oversight, improve services to beneficiaries and providers, reduce administrative expenses, and better protect Medicare program funds from waste, fraud, and a...
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...
Test and Evaluation: DOD Has Been Slow In Improving Testing of Software-Intensive Systems
NSIAD-93-198: Published: Sep 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve its software acquisition processes and test and evaluation of software-intensive systems, focusing on: (1) how software-related problems affect defense acquisition programs during operational test and evaluation (OT&E); and (2) barriers that limit OT&E effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) DOD software-intensive systems often fail to me...