Information technology (41 - 50 of 83 items)
Information Technology: Architecture Needed to Guide Modernization of DOD's Financial Operations
GAO-01-525: Published: May 17, 2001. Publicly Released: May 17, 2001.
The Department of Defense (DOD) does not have a financial management enterprise architecture, and it does not have the management structures in place to effectively develop, implement, and maintain one. DOD has not applied recognized best practices--particularly support and sponsorship by the head of the enterprise and assignment of accountability and commensurate authority--to develop, implement,...
Business Systems Modernization: IRS Has Satisfied Congressional Direction on the Custodial Accounting Project
GAO-01-444R: Published: Mar 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2001.
As part of its business systems modernization program, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is acquiring a system known as the Custodial Accounting Project (CAP). In September 2000, Congress directed that IRS limit its spending on CAP until IRS provided a compelling business case for investing in this project and started managing CAP as an integrated part of the business systems modernization progra...
Tax Systems Modernization: Results of Review of IRS' Third Expenditure Plan
GAO-01-227: Published: Jan 22, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2001.
This report reviews the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) third expenditure plan for its systems modernization project. GAO found that the plan satisfied the conditions specified in Treasury's 1998 and 1999 appropriations acts and that IRS was making progress towards satisfying Congress' direction on the Custodial Accounting Project (CAP) and Security and Technology Infrastructure Release (STIR) Pr...
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...
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...
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: Delivery of Key Benefits Hinges on States' Achieving Compliance
T-AIMD/GGD-99-221: Published: Jun 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the year 2000 challenge facing state and local governments, focusing on: (1) the reported year 2000 readiness of state and local governments and actions taken by the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion in this area; (2) the readiness and federal activities associated with state-administered federal programs; and (3) GAO's observations on H...