Information systems (81 - 90 of 94 items)
Federal Family Education Loan Information System: Weak Computer Controls Increase Risk of Unauthorized Access to Sensitive Data
AIMD-95-117: Published: Jun 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1995.
GAO reviewed the general controls over the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) information system, focusing on weaknesses that may affect the Department of Education's ability to safeguard assets, maintain sensitive loan data, and ensure the reliability of financial management information.GAO found that: (1) Education's general controls over the FFELP information system do not adequately...
Tax Systems Modernization: Unmanaged Risks Threaten Success
T-AIMD-95-86: Published: Feb 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) progress with the Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program. GAO noted that: (1) the systems IRS has implemented have only marginally improved tax processing and compliance operations because they are not integrated into TSM; (2) IRS has not fully implemented congressionally directed actions to improve its TSM program; (3) IRS has established a sepa...
Medicare: New Claims Processing System Benefits and Acquisition Risks
HEHS/AIMD-94-79: Published: Jan 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) process for procuring the Medicare Transaction System (MTS), a single automated system intended to replace claims processing functions performed by multiple automated systems, focusing on: (1) anticipated MTS benefits; (2) whether procurement safeguards ensure adequate system development; and (3) MT...
Veterans Benefits: Redirected Modernization Shows Promise
AIMD-94-26: Published: Dec 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) computer systems and services modernization project, focusing on: (1) the status of the VBA business process redesign and its service improvement goals; (2) the validity of VBA cost estimates; (3) the VBA contention that existing computer equipment failures are frequent and cause service problems; and (4...
Information Resources: USDA Lacks Data on Major Computer Systems
AIMD-94-31: Published: Oct 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) development of computer systems with life-cycle costs greater than $25 million.GAO found that: (1) USDA has 17 major computer systems under development with total life-cycle costs of $6.3 billion and two other major initiatives in early planning stages; (2) the major information technology modernization progra...
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...
Tax Systems Modernization: Update on Critical Issues Facing IRS
T-IMTEC-92-18: Published: May 13, 1992. Publicly Released: May 13, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization Program. GAO noted that: (1) although IRS has published its final Design Master Plan, it has made limited progress in completing other crucial planning, such as developing a strategy for integrating all modernization projects and preparing a transition plan to automate business functions under the Tax Systems Modernizatio...
Farmers Home Administration: Half-Billion Dollar ADP Modernization Lacks Adequate Planning and Oversight
T-IMTEC-92-2: Published: Oct 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1991.
GAO discussed its review of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) $520-million information systems modernization, focusing on FmHA effectiveness in planning and oversight. GAO noted that: (1) inadequate planning, combined with ineffective management and oversight, led to the failure of the previous two modernization efforts; (2) FmHA has yet to resolve its long-standing planning and oversight p...
ADP Modernization: FCC's Automation Planning Is Inadequate
IMTEC-88-51: Published: Sep 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) information resource management (IRM) and automation planning process, including its development of the Record Image Processing System.GAO found that the FCC strategic automation planning process was inadequate, since FCC did not: (1) state annual plan goals, objectives, and priorities or specify ways t...
ADP System: Patent Office's Contract Renegotiation Behind Schedule
IMTEC-87-35: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the efforts of the Department of Commerce's Patent and Trademark Office to renegotiate the current contract for the development and deployment of its automated patent system.GAO found that: (1) an agreement between Commerce and the contractor to renegotiate included specific provisions and a two-phase timetable to complete the nego...