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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...
Forest Service Is Making Progress in Developing a Nationwide Geographic Information System
T-IMTEC-91-11: Published: Apr 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1991.
GAO discussed the Forest Service's progress in addressing major weaknesses in the development of its Geographic Information System (GIS). GAO found that: (1) to be more flexible in configuring GIS capabilities for its 880 sites, the Service plans to evaluate configuration requirements during a planned pilot phase; (2) the Service's approach for assessing alternatives focused largely on automating...
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...
ADP Systems: HCFA's Failure to Follow Guidelines Makes Systems Effectiveness Uncertain
IMTEC-90-53: Published: Jul 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the development, progress, performance, and cost of the Common Working File (CWF), which the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) implemented to improve Medicare claims processing.GAO found that: (1) in developing CWF, HCFA believed that it did not have to prepare a required plan, since it employed contractors to process claims, rather than...
Geographic Information System: Forest Service Not Ready to Acquire Nationwide System
IMTEC-90-31: Published: Jun 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Forest Service's plans to acquire a $1.2-billion computer-based geographic information system (GIS) for its field sites nationwide.GAO found that the Service: (1) was not ready to procure GIS nationwide; (2) did not analyze a full range of alternatives or adequately analyze alternatives for integrating GIS into its operations; (3) made assumpti...
Forest Service Not Ready to Acquire a Nationwide Geographic Information System
T-IMTEC-90-10: Published: May 2, 1990. Publicly Released: May 2, 1990.
GAO discussed the Forest Service's plans to acquire a nationwide geographic information system (GIS). GAO found that: (1) the nationwide system would be composed of commercially available GIS software linked by an existing telecommunications network; (2) the Service estimated that GIS would cost $1.2 billion over a 12-year period, of which about $900 million was for management and overhead costs;...
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 Systems: Better Control Over States' Medicaid Systems Needed
IMTEC-89-19: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
GAO evaluated the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) management of and control over federal funds for helping states, to acquire, operate, and enhance automated Medicaid systems by reviewing 129 automation-funding requests states made between November 1985 through July 1988.GAO found that HCFA: (1) approved 116 automation requests, totalling about $119 million, which lacked such federal...
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...
Information Technology and Government Operations
138539: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, discusses the federal government's use of information technology. Although computer information technology offers government agencies the opportunity to compensate for scarcity of resources by getting more work done with less money and fewer workers, managers and developers of such systems must know how to effectively and efficie...