Systems design (51 - 60 of 65 items)
Attack Warning: Lack of System Architecture Contributes to Major Development Problems
IMTEC-92-52: Published: Jun 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Air Force activities under the Cheyenne Mountain Upgrade (CMU) program, which is intended to modernize computer systems that provide critical strategic surveillance, attack warning, and assessment information to U.S. and Canadian leaders.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is currently developing the CMU program as five individual subsystems without...
Tax Systems Modernization: Progress Mixed In Addressing Critical Success Factors
T-IMTEC-92-13: Published: Apr 2, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) progress in implementing the Tax System Modernization Program, focusing on eight factors critical to program success. GAO noted that IRS: (1) stated its business vision in its latest version of the Design Master Plan; (2) should be further along in its planning for the modernization, since significant initiatives are already underway; (3) has deve...
Tax Systems Modernization: Factors Critical to Success
T-IMTEC-92-10: Published: Mar 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization Program. GAO noted that: (1) under the existing tax processing system, returns processing is heavily centralized at one computing center where IRS maintains its master files on individuals and businesses; (2) under the proposed system, IRS would move the computing power to IRS service centers, which would use electronical...
ADP Modernization: Half-Billion Dollar FmHA Effort Lacks Adequate Planning and Oversight
IMTEC-92-9: Published: Oct 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) approach to managing its $520-million effort to modernize the automated systems it uses to make and collect loans, focusing on planning and oversight.GAO found that: (1) federal standards state that information system modernization efforts should be based on an agency's long-term business plan, addressing st...
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: 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: 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...
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...
Information Management: Issues Important to Farmers Home Administration Systems Modernization
IMTEC-89-64: Published: Aug 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1989.
GAO evaluated the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) plans to modernize its automated systems, focusing on whether its approach addressed the problems it encountered in past efforts, as well as problems that other federal agencies encountered in their modernization programs.GAO found that: (1) although FmHA developed a strategic plan to guide the modernization program, the program's success depe...
ADP Modernization: IRS' Automated Examination System--Troubled Past, Uncertain Future
IMTEC-89-54: Published: Jun 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Automated Examination System (AES), intended to automate the examination of income tax returns, focusing on: (1) IRS progress in developing and implementing AES; and (2) AES compatibility with the IRS Tax System Modernization effort, intended to streamline tax processing through increased automation.GAO found th...