Systems design (111 - 120 of 221 items)
Welfare to Work: JOBS Automated Systems Do Not Focus on Program's Employment Objective
AIMD-94-44: Published: Jun 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' development of automated systems for their Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) programs, focusing on the assistance the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has provided to the states for systems development.GAO found that: (1) ACF has not provided adequate guidance for the states to develop effective information sy...
Health Care: Benefits and Barriers to Automated Medical Records
T-AIMD-94-117: Published: May 6, 1994. Publicly Released: May 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the benefits of and the barriers to automating medical records. GAO noted that: (1) information systems technology would improve public health care services, control health care costs, and provide information for health care administration; (2) automated medical records improve record content and retrieval time, provide reminders for needed care a...
Title 6--NAD Electronic Signature
AIMD-94-102R: Published: Apr 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1994.
The Department of the Navy requested that GAO review its prototype electronic signature module for depot time and attendance (T&A) systems. GAO noted that: (1) it no longer approves complete or partial accounting system designs; (2) federal agencies have standards for developing T&A systems with advanced technologies and criteria for using electronic signatures for certifications; (3) it sanctions...
Tax Systems Modernization: Status of Planning and Technical Foundation
T-AIMD/GGD-94-104: Published: Mar 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1994.
GAO discussed the status of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program. GAO noted that: (1) although IRS is working to establish its systems management infrastructure, it is not yet positioned to successfully build TSM systems; (2) IRS has not defined its business needs in detail, which hampers TSM projects; (3) IRS has made some progress in developing TSM technic...
Electronic Signature Prototype System
AIMD-94-70R: Published: Feb 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1994.
GAO responded to a request from the Army Corps of Engineers to extend its sanction of the Army's Electronic Signature Prototype System. GAO noted that: (1) the prototype system's internal controls are adequate and the electronic signatures generated by the system provide at least the same quality of evidence as handwritten signatures; (2) certain key controls for the system cannot be implemented a...
Tax Systems Modernization: Time Tables for Critical Planning Documents
AIMD-93-81FS: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the planning and system development products that are necessary for the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) implementation of its Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program.GAO found that: (1) TSM planning and system development products are categorized as summary documents and technical supporting products; (2) summary documents set IRS s...
Patent and Trademark Office: Key Processes for Managing Automated Patent System Development Are Weak
AIMD-93-15: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) Automated Patent System (APS), focusing on whether PTO can adequately: (1) establish cost, benefit, and schedule baselines; and (2) monitor progress against these baselines.GAO found that: (1) PTO has adopted an evolutionary system approach that recognizes risks and uncertainties and develops system phases in...
Test and Evaluation: DOD Has Been Slow In Improving Testing of Software-Intensive Systems
NSIAD-93-198: Published: Sep 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve its software acquisition processes and test and evaluation of software-intensive systems, focusing on: (1) how software-related problems affect defense acquisition programs during operational test and evaluation (OT&E); and (2) barriers that limit OT&E effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) DOD software-intensive systems often fail to me...
Tax Administration: Achieving Business and Technical Goals In Tax Systems Modernization
T-GGD-93-24: Published: Apr 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) tax systems modernization (TSM), focusing on: (1) how TSM is changing IRS business operations; (2) TSM implementation and how it will be kept up to date; (3) IRS management of TSM; and (4) taxpayer services and collection programs. GAO noted that: (1) interim systems, such as automated filing and corporate files on-line (CFOL), have increased prod...
Weather Forecasting: Important Issues on Automated Weather Processing System Need Resolution
IMTEC-93-12BR: Published: Jan 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) acquisition of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), focusing on: (1) how effectively the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) analyzed and defined its system requirements; (2) key risks associated with the acquisition; and (3) whether any risks warranted delay of the cont...