Information technology (71 - 80 of 83 items)
Air Traffic Control: Complete and Enforced Architecture Needed for FAA Systems Modernization
AIMD-97-30: Published: Feb 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) modernization effort, focusing on: (1) whether FAA has a target architecture and associated subarchitectures, to guide the development and evolution of its ATC systems; and (2) what, if any, architectural incompatibilities exist among ATC systems and the effect of these incompatibilities.GAO found that: (1) FAA lack...
VBA Information Technology Investment
AIMD-97-10R: Published: Oct 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) budget provides enough resources for the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) to manage and implement all of the priorities that must be addressed in the information technology area; (2) whether VBA is making progress in its information technology management; and (3) how other government agenc...
Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-30(4): Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems issue area as of September 3, 1996...
Weather Forecasting: Recommendations to Address New Weather Processing System Development Risks
AIMD-96-74: Published: May 13, 1996. Publicly Released: May 13, 1996.
GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) and made recommendations to strengthen NWS ability to achieve a fair return on its AWIPS investment.GAO found that: (1) NWS needs to validate proposed AWIPS capabilities on a mission-impact basis and only implement validated capabilities; (2) NWS needs to tie its decisions on information techno...
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...
Improving Federal Performance in the Information Age: Issues and Opportunities--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-95-29: Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its Information Resources Management (IRM) issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to: (1) identify opportunities to enhance agency management teams' ability to manage information technology (IT); (2) build consensus and criteria on the value of using a defined set of strategic information management practices; (3) provide input to Congress on new o...
Reengineering: Opportunities to Improve
AIMD-95-67R: Published: Jan 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' systems modernization efforts, focusing on the difficulties agencies have in applying information technology to their programs. GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies often do not reengineer their business processes before applying information technology to their programs; (2) agencies have not used information technology to simplif...
High Performance Computing and Communications: New Program Direction Would Benefit from a More Focused Effort
AIMD-95-6: Published: Nov 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) program, focusing on: (1) the effectiveness of the program's management structure in setting goals and measuring progress; and (2) how extensively private industry has been involved in program planning and execution.GAO found that: (1) the Administration is broadening the HPCC r...
Information Technology: Comments on Navy Facility Consolidation Plan
NSIAD-93-87: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1992.
GAO addressed whether the Navy's Information Technology Facility (ITF) consolidation plan meets the requirements, terms, and conditions of the fiscal year 1992 Department of Defense (DOD) appropriations act.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's ITF consolidation plan supports the Navy's needs for information technology and meets the statutory certification criteria; (2) the Navy used verifiable data and...
Farmers Home Administration: Half-Billion Dollar ADP Modernization Lacks Adequate Planning and Oversight
T-IMTEC-92-2: Published: Oct 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1991.
GAO discussed its review of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) $520-million information systems modernization, focusing on FmHA effectiveness in planning and oversight. GAO noted that: (1) inadequate planning, combined with ineffective management and oversight, led to the failure of the previous two modernization efforts; (2) FmHA has yet to resolve its long-standing planning and oversight p...