Systems design (81 - 90 of 221 items)
Customs Service Modernization: Architecture Must Be Complete and Enforced to Effectively Build and Maintain Systems
AIMD-98-70: Published: May 5, 1998. Publicly Released: May 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's enterprise information systems architecture, focusing on determining whether: (1) the architecture is complete; and (2) Customs has processes and procedures to enforce compliance with the architecture.GAO noted that: (1) Customs does not yet have a complete enterprise information systems architecture to guide and constrain the...
Tax Systems Modernization: Blueprint Is a Good Start But Not Yet Sufficiently Complete to Build or Acquire Systems
AIMD/GGD-98-54: Published: Feb 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the modernization blueprint that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) prepared pursuant to the conference report accompanying the fiscal year 1997 Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act.GAO noted that: (1) IRS' May 15, 1997, modernization blueprint is a good first step and provides a solid foundation from which to determine precise business requirem...
Veterans Affairs Computer Systems: Action Underway Yet Much Work Remains To Resolve Year 2000 Crisis
T-AIMD-97-174: Published: Sep 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal progress in addressing the Year 2000 problem, focusing on: (1) action taken by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a whole; (2) steps taken by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) in response to recommendations contained in a GAO report; and (3) results of its review of the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) Year 2000 acti...
Child Support Enforcement: Leadership Essential to Implementing Effective Automated Systems
T-AIMD-97-162: Published: Sep 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1997.
GAO discussed the results of its recent review of automated systems being developed by the states to aid in the enforcement of child support payments, focusing on the: (1) benefits that automated systems are beginning to provide, as well as the cost to date; (2) problems that impeded early progress; (3) need for stronger federal leadership; and (4) challenges posed by the new welfare legislation.G...
Executive Guide: Measuring Performance and Demonstrating Results of Information Technology Investments (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-98-99)
AIMD-97-163: Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-98-99. GAO published a guide to aid federal agencies in understanding and devising effective information technology (IT) measurement implementation approaches. The guide presents information on: (1) the demand for performance measurement; (2) fundamental practices and the foundation of IT performance measurement; (3) practice areas for: (a) following an...
Defense Computers: SSG Needs to Sustain Year 2000 Progress
AIMD-97-120R: Published: Aug 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the status of the Standard Systems Group's (SSG) efforts to correct the Year 2000 computer problems in the Air Force's standard systems; and (2) whether SSG can ensure that standard systems under its responsibility are compliant in time to process year 2000 data.GAO noted that: (1) SSG managers have recognized the importance of solving the Yea...
Child Support Enforcement: Strong Leadership Required to Maximize Benefits of Automated Systems
AIMD-97-72: Published: Jun 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its 1992 report on child support enforcement, focusing on: (1) the status of state development efforts, including costs incurred; (2) whether the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had implemented GAO's 1992 recommendations; and (3) whether the Department was providing effective federal oversight of state systems development activities.GA...
Small Business Administration: Better Planning and Controls Needed for Information Systems
AIMD-97-94: Published: Jun 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to develop a risk management database and a loan monitoring system, focusing on: (1) the status of SBA's development and implementation of the risk management database; (2) whether SBA has established adequate processes and controls to ensure that the database will contain complete and accurate loan...
Veterans Benefits Computer Systems: Uninterrupted Delivery of Benefits Depends on Timely Correction of Year-2000 Problems
T-AIMD-97-114: Published: Jun 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1997.
GAO discussed actions being taken by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) to address the computing challenges faced by virtually all major organizations, public and private, with the upcoming change of century.GAO noted that: (1) as with all other federal agencies, VBA could face widespread computer systems failures as the year 2000 nears due to the potential for incorrect information proces...
Defense Financial Management: Immature Software Development Processes at Indianapolis Increase Risk
AIMD-97-41: Published: Jun 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Financial Systems Activity (FSA)-Indianapolis' capability for developing and maintaining software for its information systems.GAO noted that: (1) although FSA-Indianapolis does not yet satisfy the criteria for a level 2 (i.e., repeatable) software development capability on any of the four projects GAO reviewed, the two projects under its soft...