IT acquisitions (41 - 50 of 69 items)
Information Resources: HCFA Must Better Justify Further Data Center Expansion
IMTEC-91-65: Published: Sep 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) plans to upgrade its data center, focusing on: (1) the planning and analysis documentation used to support this expansion; and (2) whether HCFA had a capacity management program to analyze its current data center work load and forecast future needs.GAO found that: (1) HCFA has not adequately justified its planned acquisition of compute...
Tax System Modernization: Issues Facing IRS
T-IMTEC-91-18: Published: Jul 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1991.
GAO discussed the prerequisites for the successful implementation of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax System Modernization (TMS) program. GAO noted that, to implement TMS, IRS must: (1) present a clear vision of how it plans to conduct business in the future and how it will use technology to achieve its goals; (2) finalize its Design Master Plan and review it periodically; and (3) develop...
Tax System Modernization: Further Testing of IRS' Automated Taxpayer Service Systems Is Needed
IMTEC-91-42: Published: Jun 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Taxpayer Service Integrated System (TSIS) to determine whether tests to measure TSIS effectiveness provided the information necessary to justify installing TSIS at all call sites.GAO found that: (1) tests of two of the three TSIS projects to automate its taxpayer inquiry program, the Taxpayer Service Expert Assi...
Tax System Modernization: Attention to Critical Issues Can Bring Success
T-IMTEC-91-8: Published: Jun 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1991.
GAO discussed: (1) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) plans to modernize the automated tax processing system; and (2) two procurements related to the modernization. GAO noted that: (1) through fiscal year (FY) 1991, more than $500 million has been budgeted for tax system modernization (TSM), and IRS has requested $427 million more for FY 1992; (2) to ensure that IRS has personnel with the necess...
Tax System Modernization: Status of IRS' Input Processing Initiative
IMTEC-91-9: Published: Dec 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) progress with the modernization of its tax processing system, focusing on input processing initiatives intended to speed the flow of tax information into computer systems for processing.GAO found that: (1) input processing initiatives will drastically reduce the manual processes associated with handling paper in...
Tax System Modernization: Management Mistakes Caused Delays in Automated Underreporter System
IMTEC-90-51: Published: Jul 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Automated Underreporter System.GAO found that: (1) IRS management mistakes caused the pilot system to be delayed for more than 2 years; (2) IRS has deferred the pilot system to October 1990 because of inadequate system design and limited technical and project management expertise; (3) IRS believed that the syste...
Computer Procurement: Hardware Upgrades for Navy Inventory Control System Should Be Delayed
IMTEC-89-67: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plans for a $22.1-million upgrade to its Uniform Inventory Control Point System (UICP), focusing on the: (1) data the Navy used to justify the upgrade; and (2) Navy's thoroughness in evaluating ways to improve the performance of its existing UICP resources. UICP supports inventory management functions for the Navy Aviation Supply Office (ASO) and the Navy Ship Parts Control...
Social Security Administration's Systems Modernization Plan
T-IMTEC-89-11: Published: Sep 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1989.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to modernize its information systems. GAO found that: (1) SSA spent about $643 million between 1982 and 1988 to maintain and modernize its systems, and planned to spend an additional $381 million over the next 2 years; (2) the SSA Systems Modernization Plan emphasized software improvements, rather than its past approaches of buying m...
ADP Planning: SSA's February 1989 Report on Computer Modernization Is Incomplete
IMTEC-89-76: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) automated data processing (ADP) report, focusing on whether the report contained sufficient information for evaluating future SSA budget requests for increased ADP spending authority.GAO found that the SSA report: (1) showed how the SSA 1990 information technology budget supported its larger mission, but d...
ADP Budget: Potential Reductions to the Department of the Army's Budget Request
IMTEC-89-69BR: Published: Sep 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1990 budget request for five major automation programs.GAO found that the Army: (1) requested over $219 million to modernize and redesign 31 automated systems in its Standard Army Management Information Systems Modernization Program, although the Major Automated Information System Review Council (MAISRC...