IT acquisitions (41 - 50 of 76 items)
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...
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...
Major ADP Systems: DOD Does Not Always Comply With Statutory Restriction on Obligations
IMTEC-91-16: Published: Jan 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) complied with a restriction against the obligation of funds for major automated information systems that did not successfully complete oversight reviews required by DOD regulations.GAO found that: (1) although it deferred milestone approval, the DOD Major Automated Information System Review Commit...
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...
Information Technology: A Model to Help Managers Decrease Acquisition Risks
IMTEC-8.1.6: Published: Aug 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1990.
GAO provided an acquisition model to help federal managers identify critical factors needed to manage and control large-scale information systems development and acquisition projects that require formal project management.GAO noted that the model: (1) covered the presolicitation, solicitation and award, and post-award phases of the acquisition process; (2) emphasized the involvement of both inform...
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...
Air Force ADP: Depot Maintenance System Development Risks Are High
IMTEC-90-46: Published: May 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) attempt to develop the Depot Maintenance Management Information System (DMMIS), focusing on whether: (1) the adaptation of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) software would be compatible with DMMIS operations; (2) AFLC acquisition cost estimates were reasonable; and (3) AFLC could meet its development...
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...
Meeting the Government's Technology Challenge: Results of a GAO Symposium
IMTEC-90-23: Published: Feb 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1990.
GAO discussed the results of its symposium on the federal government's acquisition and management of information technology.GAO noted that effective information technology development depended on: (1) senior managers' ability to envision and commit to long-term goals; (2) agencies' access to knowledge and advice through the cultivation of external partnerships with other government entities, priva...
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...