IT acquisitions (61 - 70 of 76 items)
ADP Acquisitions: Lessons Learned From SEC's Edgar Pilot Test
IMTEC-87-31: Published: Aug 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR) pilot program to determine: (1) the cost-effectiveness of the pilot program compared to contract cost; (2) whether SEC met its scheduled pilot development; (3) the types of functions developed in EDGAR compared to the original requirements; (4) the feasibility of additional...
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Planned Use of Information Technology for the Space Station
T-IMTEC-87-5: Published: May 1, 1987. Publicly Released: May 1, 1987.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) plans to develop information technology for its Space Station and found that: (1) NASA recently developed revised cost estimates, a phased deployment program, and an extended time frame for design, development, and operation of the station; (2) NASA advanced automation efforts could improve both ground and orbital operations,...
ADP Acquisition: SEC Needs To Resolve Key Issues Before Proceeding With Its EDGAR System
IMTEC-87-2: Published: Oct 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (EDGAR) to determine whether SEC is ready to proceed with acquisition of an operational system.Federal securities laws require companies to file an annual report that provides a comprehensive overview of the state of their businesses. EDGAR i...
Data Processing: SBA Needs To Strengthen Management of Its Computer Systems
IMTEC-86-28: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) automated systems and information resources management (IRM) activities to determine whether they: (1) assist its regional and district offices in carrying out SBA major programs; and (2) are adequate, appropriate, and effective.GAO found that: (1) SBA did not systematically involve field offices in the...
Evaluating the Acquisition and Operation of Information Systems
130485: Jul 1, 1986
This publication provides GAO and others in the federal audit community with a logical framework for evaluating government agencies' acquisition and operation of computer-based information systems, specifically as they: (1) ensure system effectiveness; (2) promote system economy and efficiency; (3) protect data integrity; (4) safeguard information resources; and (5) comply with laws and regulation...
The Development and Award of the SSA Systems Engineering and Integration Contract
128425: Nov 6, 1985
Testimony was given on the development and award of a Social Security Administration (SSA) systems engineering and integration contract to a prime contractor and its subcontractor. GAO found several irregular procurement practices which continued for 2 years preceding the contract award, including: (1) subcontractor personnel were given office space at SSA even though they had no contracts or form...
DOD Instruction 5000.5X, Standard Instruction Set Architectures for Embedded Computers
MASAD-82-16: Published: Jan 27, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1982.
Acting on a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) plans to implement proposed DOD Instruction 5000.5X, a plan to curtail high costs resulting from support costs in the field. The proposed instruction would limit the number of architectures used for computer hardware and software design and development and would require ownership of standard architectures for military-embe...
Better Management Needed in Automating the Federal Judiciary
GGD-81-19: Published: Apr 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1981.
The Federal Judicial Center is developing and implementing computer-based systems, collectively known as Courtran, to automate various activities of Federal courts. GAO reviewed some of the Center's systems development and transfer practices, the need for increased Center-Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts coordination, and the plans to automate the Federal judiciary.The Federal Judicial Cen...
Government-Wide Guidelines and Management Assistance Center Needed To Improve ADP Systems Development
AFMD-81-20: Published: Feb 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1981.
In more than 57 reports in the past 10 years, GAO has identified management weaknesses in the design and development of large, complex Federal data processing systems. GAO suggests a framework of principles and procedures for managing systems development which could be the basis for issuing Government-wide guidelines. The earlier recommendation that a management assistance center for computer soft...
Social Security Needs To Better Plan, Develop, and Implement Its Major ADP Systems Redesign Projects
HRD-81-47: Published: Feb 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1981.
The efforts by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to redesign its retirement, survivors, disability, and health insurance automated system was reviewed. This redesign represented a major multifaceted automatic data processing system modification project undertaken to improve service to program beneficiaries.Although substantial effort and resources were invested in this project, it was large...