IT acquisitions (51 - 60 of 76 items)
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...
ADP Acquisition: Navy's Efforts to Develop an Integrated Disbursing and Accounting System
IMTEC-89-20FS: Published: Feb 8, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided cost information on the Navy's proposed Integrated Disbursing and Accounting Financial Information Processing System (IDA).GAO found that the Navy: (1) planned to integrate several disbursing and accounting systems into IDA to ensure proper recording of commercial accounts payable and obligations prior to payments; (2) believes that IDA will resolv...
ADP Systems: SSA Efforts in Implementing Its Field Office Modernization
IMTEC-89-45: Published: May 17, 1989. Publicly Released: May 17, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) field office modernization project to: (1) evaluate the project's status; and (2) assess how modernization is affecting field operations.GAO found that: (1) SSA spent about $148 million to modernize computer equipment in 1,300 field offices; (2) SSA met its initial field office hardware installation schedule; (3) SSA redesigned portions of it...
Submarine Combat System: Technical Challenges Confronting Navy's Seawolf AN/BSY-2 Development
IMTEC-89-35: Published: Mar 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified the technical challenges confronting the Navy in its efforts to develop the AN/BSY-2 combat system for the Seawolf submarine, focusing on system design, software development, testing and integration, and independent verification and validation.GAO found that: (1) seven development organizations under the direction of a prime contractor would s...
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...
Computer Systems: Navy Needs to Assess Less Costly Ways to Implement Its Stock Point System
IMTEC-89-2: Published: Dec 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Navy's Stock Point ADP Replacement Project (SPAR), focusing on whether the Navy had: (1) studied less costly alternatives to its SPAR implementation plan; and (2) identified for elimination other Navy supply systems that might duplicate SPAR.GAO found that the Navy: (1) developed SPAR to improve and modernize stock point operations by replacing...
Medical ADP Systems: Analysis of Technical Aspects of DOD's Composite Health Care System
IMTEC-88-27: Published: Jul 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the system-level specifications and medical facility work-load data for the Department of Defense's (DOD) Composite Health Care System (CHCS) acquisition.GAO found that DOD needed to perform additional cost-effectiveness analysis on four system-level specifications relating to: (1) costing all computer operators as contractor-provided, although...
ADP Standards: Army Cancels Restrictive 3-Tier Architecture Standards
IMTEC-88-13: Published: May 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 3-tier architecture policy for processing and exchanging data among its various automated systems and its associated standards to: (1) determine whether they complied with the Brooks Act, the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, and federal regulations; (2) evaluate their potential long-term effects on automatic data processing (AD...
ADP Systems: Department of Veterans Benefits Modernization Program
IMTEC-88-3: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) Department of Veterans Benefits' efforts to modernize automated computer systems which were resulting in inefficient and costly support for veterans' benefits programs.GAO found that VA has begun several modernization projects, including: (1) organizing a separate automatic data processing (ADP) staff for the Depa...