Systems design (51 - 60 of 68 items)
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...
Customs Service Modernization: ACE Poses Risks and Challenges
T-AIMD-97-96: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
GAO discussed issues related to the U.S. Customs Service's systems modernization, focusing on: (1) Customs' efforts to address risks associated with the agency's modernization of its automated systems; and (2) challenges Customs faces as it plans and develops the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) System.GAO noted that: (1) in May 1996, Customs was ill-prepared to develop ACE because the agenc...
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...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Risk of Serious Disruption to Essential Government Functions Calls for Agency Action Now
T-AIMD-97-52: Published: Feb 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1997.
GAO discussed the potential serious disruption to critical government functions and services that may result from the upcoming change of century, focusing on the steps agencies can take to reduce the risk of year 2000 computer system failures by making their systems year 2000-compliant.GAO noted that: (1) if not modified, computer systems or applications that use dates or perform date- or time-sen...
AIMD-97-43R: Published: Feb 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO summarized its January 21, 1997, briefing on the status of: (1) U.S. Customs Service efforts to implement recommendations GAO made in May 1996 on its information technology (IT) modernization effort; and (2) Customs' Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) initiative. GAO did not independently verify ACE-related costs as reported by Customs.GAO noted that:...
Tax Systems Modernization: Actions Underway But Management and Technical Weaknesses Not Yet Corrected
T-AIMD-96-165: Published: Sep 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1996.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to modernize the tax processing system. GAO noted that: (1) it has recently made numerous recommendations to IRS relating to its Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) effort; (2) IRS is making progress in maximizing electronic tax filing and controlling its systems and software development efforts; (3) IRS action on some GAO recommendations is i...
Customs Service Modernization: Strategic Information Management Must Be Improved for National Automation Program to Succeed
AIMD-96-57: Published: May 9, 1996. Publicly Released: May 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's efforts to modernize its automated systems, focusing on: (1) the status and adequacy of Customs' implementation of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP); and (2) whether Customs is using a best-practices approach to improve mission performance through strategic information management and technology in implementing NCA...
Tax Systems Modernization: Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Overcome To Achieve Success
T-AIMD-96-75: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) plan, focusing on IRS efforts to correct: (1) management and technical weaknesses that have impeded TSM; and (2) analogous technical weaknesses in its Cyberfile initiative. GAO found that: (1) although IRS has enhanced its software development capability and better defined TSM per...
Status of Tax Systems Modernization, Tax Delinquencies, and the Potential for Return-Free Filing
T-GGD/AIMD-96-88: Published: Mar 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) Plan, focusing on: (1) IRS efforts to correct TSM management and technical weaknesses within an established time frame and cost figure; (2) IRS plans to collect delinquent taxes and correct accounts receivable discrepancies; and (3) the viability of return-free filing. GAO noted...
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...