Information systems (41 - 50 of 130 items)
Social Security Administration: Subcommittee Questions Concerning Information Technology Challenges Facing the Commissioner
AIMD-98-235R: Published: Jul 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the challenges the Social Security Administration (SSA) faces in preparing its information systems for the new century and in implementing technology initiatives such as the Intelligent Workstation/Local Area Network (IWS/LAN), focusing on whether: (1) SSA's information systems will be year 2000 compliant and whether SSA is respondin...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Telecommunications Readiness Critical, Yet Overall Status Largely Unknown
T-AIMD-98-212: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the nation's telecommunications infrastructure; (2) the risks facing the nation if critical components of that infrastructure are not year 2000 compliant by the turn of the century; (3) federal government actions relating to national, international, and governmental telecommunications infrastructure; and (4) present issues that must be addres...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: A Testing Guide (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.21)
AIMD-10.1.21: Published: Jun 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-10.1.21, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: A Testing Guide, November 1998. GAO published a guide to aid federal agencies in managing and assessing their year 2000 testing activities, focusing on: (1) establishing an organizational testing infrastructure; (2) designing, conducting, and reporting on four incremental levels of system-related testing; and (3) est...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: USDA Faces Tremendous Challenges in Ensuring That Vital Public Services Are Not Disrupted
T-AIMD-98-167: Published: May 14, 1998. Publicly Released: May 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its views on what additional actions must be taken to reduce the nation's year 2000 risks, focusing on: (1) an overview of the potential impact of the century change on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) mission; (2) how the department is structured to address the crisis; (3) how much work remains to be completed; (4) the efforts of ten of USD...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Continuing Risks of Disruption to Social Security, Medicare, and Treasury Programs
T-AIMD-98-161: Published: May 7, 1998. Publicly Released: May 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the computing challenges that the upcoming change of century poses to virtually all major organizations, public and private, including government programs with a high degree of interaction with the public.GAO noted that: (1) the public faces the risk that critical services could be severely disrupted by the year 2000 computing crisis; (2) GAO's re...
Customs Service Modernization: Architecture Must Be Complete and Enforced to Effectively Build and Maintain Systems
AIMD-98-70: Published: May 5, 1998. Publicly Released: May 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's enterprise information systems architecture, focusing on determining whether: (1) the architecture is complete; and (2) Customs has processes and procedures to enforce compliance with the architecture.GAO noted that: (1) Customs does not yet have a complete enterprise information systems architecture to guide and constrain the...
Civil Agencies Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-29(2): Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Civil Agencies Information Systems issue area as of May 3, 1998...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Potential for Widespread Disruption Calls for Strong Leadership and Partnerships
AIMD-98-85: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the year 2000 computing crisis facing the nation, focusing on: (1) the year 2000 risks facing the government and nation; (2) the evolution of the federal government's year 2000 strategy; and (3) additional actions that can be taken by the Executive Branch to prepare the nation for the year 2000.GAO noted that: (1) while progress has been made in ad...
Department of the Interior: Year 2000 Computing Crisis Presents Risk of Disruption to Key Operations
T-AIMD-98-149: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1998.
GAO discussed where the federal government stands in its efforts to lessen Year 2000 risks and GAO's preliminary observations on Year 2000 activities at the Department of the Interior.GAO noted that: (1) the federal government is extremely vulnerable to the Year 2000 issue due to its widespread dependence on computer systems; (2) its reviews of federal agency Year 2000 programs have found uneven p...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Federal Regulatory Efforts to Ensure Financial Institution Systems Are Year 2000 Compliant
T-AIMD-98-116: Published: Mar 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1998.
GAO discussed the progress of the federal regulatory agencies in ensuring that the thousands of financial institutions they oversee are ready for the upcoming century date change.GAO noted that: (1) because financial institutions are heavily dependent on information technology, their viability hinges on whether they can successfully remediate systems before the Year 2000 deadline; (2) given this p...