Systems conversions (61 - 70 of 302 items)
Tax Systems Modernization: Results of Review of IRS' August 2000 Interim Spending Plan
GAO-01-91: Published: Nov 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2000.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has tried unsuccessfully to modernize its information systems. To prevent a repeat of past mistakes, Congress legislated explicit controls over IRS spending on systems modernization. Congress did so by creating Senate and House appropriations subcommittees, which specified four conditions. IRS has satisfied some, but not all, of the conditions set out by its appr...
VA Information Technology: Progress Continues Although Vulnerabilities Remain
T-AIMD-00-321: Published: Sep 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) information technology (IT) program, focusing on VA's efforts to: (1) improve its process for selecting, controlling, and evaluating IT investments; (2) fill the chief information officer (CIO) position; (3) develop an overall strategy for reengineering its business processes; (4) complete a departmentwide...
Foreign Affairs: Effort to Upgrade Information Technology Overseas Faces Formidable Challenges
T-AIMD/NSIAD-00-214: Published: Jun 22, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of State's efforts to improve the foreign affairs community's information technology infrastructure, focusing on: (1) State's efforts to implement the Overseas Presence Advisory Panel's recommendations; and (2) the challenges and risks it will face as it proceeds.GAO noted that: (1) the Overseas Presence Advisory Panel was formed to...
Tax Systems Modernization: Results of Review of IRS' March 7, 2000, Expenditure Plan
AIMD-00-175: Published: May 24, 2000. Publicly Released: May 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) second Information Technology Investment Account (ITIA) expenditure plan, focusing on: (1) the progress IRS has made in meeting the commitments in its first expenditure plan; (2) whether the plan satisfies the conditions specified in the Department of the Treasury's fiscal year 1998 and 1999 appropriations act...
SBA Loan Monitoring System: Substantial Progress Yet Key Risks and Challenges Remain
AIMD-00-124: Published: Apr 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) progress in performing planning actions for its loan monitoring system.GAO noted that: (1) SBA had made substantial progress in completing the eight planning actions mandated by the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997 but still had to complete work for some actions and implement key functions to effe...
Social Security Administration: Year 2000 Readiness Efforts Helped Ensure Century Rollover and Leap Year Success
AIMD-00-125: Published: Apr 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) final actions to ensure its year 2000 readiness, including the actions it took during the rollover period--December 30,1999, through January 3, 2000, as well as for the February 29 leap year date--to ensure a successful transition to the new century.GAO noted that: (1) overall, SSA demonstrated a strong an...
IRS Modernization: Business Practice, Performance Management, and Information Technology Challenges
T-GGD/AIMD-00-144: Published: Apr 10, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) modernization efforts, focusing on the business practice, performance management, and information technology challenges IRS faces.GAO noted that: (1) IRS acknowledges that it will need to do more than make marginal improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of its current business practices; (2) according...
Land Management Systems: Status of BLM's Actions to Improve Information Technology Management
AIMD-00-67: Published: Feb 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to implement GAO's recommendations for improving the development of its Automated Land and Minerals Record System (ALMRS),focusing on whether BLM has: (1) adequately assessed the usability of the ALMRS Initial Operating Capability (IOC) and alternatives to meet its business needs; (2) adequately a...
Executive Office of the President: Analysis of EOP's 1999 Information Technology Architecture Update and Capital Investment Plan Report
AIMD-00-63R: Published: Feb 4, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Executive Office of the President's (EOP) 1999 Annual Update to the Information Technology Architecture (ITA) and its Capital Investment Plan Report, focusing on whether these documents adequately define a target enterprise systems architecture.GAO noted that: (1) EOP's ITA Update defines several key elements of a target systems architecture, s...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Readiness of FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System Can Be Improved
AIMD/GGD-00-49: Published: Dec 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) efforts to ensure that its National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is year 2000 compliant.GAO noted that: (1) two of the most critical phases of the year 2000 readiness process are testing and contingency planning; (2) testing is essential to providing reasonable assurance that new or mod...