Systems design (121 - 130 of 221 items)
Health Information Systems: National Practitioner Data Bank Continues to Experience Problems
IMTEC-93-1: Published: Jan 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Practitioner Data Bank's management controls, focusing on whether HHS: (1) ensures that the data bank timely and securely accepts and responds to user requests; (2) adequately monitors contractor operations of the data bank's automated system; and (3) future directional planning and financing is adequate.GAO found that: (1) d...
Mission-Critical Systems: Defense Attempting to Address Major Software Challenges
IMTEC-93-13: Published: Dec 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) mission-critical systems, focusing on: (1) common software development problems affecting these systems; (2) factors contributing to their continued operation; and (3) actions DOD is taking to address software development problems.GAO found that: (1) management, requirements definition, and testing problems contrib...
Tax Systems Modernization: Concerns Over Security and Privacy Elements of the Systems Architecture
IMTEC-92-63: Published: Sep 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO continued to evaluate security and privacy elements of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization program, focusing on: (1) the system's security architecture; and (2) IRS efforts to incorporate features to protect the privacy of taxpayer information.GAO found that: (1) the security architecture did not describe how taxpayer information...
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...
Customs Automation: Effectiveness of Entry Summary Selectivity System Is Unknown
IMTEC-92-20: Published: Mar 24, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness and the development of the U.S. Customs Service's automated Entry Summary Selectivity (ESS) subsystem, intended to assist import specialists in tracking duty payments and trade laws violations and to provide for uniform treatment of importers and imported merchandise.GAO found that Customs: (1) began developing ESS in 1987 as a su...
Embedded Computer Systems: F-14D Aircraft Software Is Not Reliable
IMTEC-92-21: Published: Apr 2, 1992. Publicly Released: May 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the status of the Navy's development of on-board computer software for its $6.1 billion upgrade of the F-14D fighter aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the F-14D aircraft cannot meet its intended mission due in part to software problems that prevent the aircraft from functioning properly; (2) software problems have caused cockpit displays to go blank a...
Geographic Information System: Forest Service Has Resolved GAO Concerns About Its Proposed Nationwide System
T-IMTEC-92-14: Published: Apr 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1992.
GAO discussed the Forest Service's plans to acquire geographic information system (GIS) capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) the Service revised an earlier study and no longer assumes that every site will receive full GIS capability; (2) the Service plans to take a phased approach to acquiring and deploying the new technology and to assess the most appropriate location for GIS technology, and the ski...
Automated Information Systems: Defense Should Stop Further Development of Duplicative Recruiting Systems
IMTEC-92-15: Published: Feb 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' plans to develop or upgrade automated systems that provide support to recruiters, focusing on whether those systems should be placed under the Department of Defense (DOD) Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative.GAO found that: (1) the individual services spent over $82 million to design, develop, operate, and mainta...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Award to MITRE Corporation Violated the Competition in Contracting Act
IMTEC-92-28: Published: Mar 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) May 1990 $4.5 million contract award for engineering services to design the Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) Program, focusing on whether the noncompetitive award complied with Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) requirements concerning contracts awarded with less than full and open competition.GAO found that:...
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...