Information management (11 - 20 of 44 items)
Customs Service Modernization: Strategic Information Management Must Be Improved for National Automation Program to Succeed
AIMD-96-57: Published: May 9, 1996. Publicly Released: May 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's efforts to modernize its automated systems, focusing on: (1) the status and adequacy of Customs' implementation of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP); and (2) whether Customs is using a best-practices approach to improve mission performance through strategic information management and technology in implementing NCA...
Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-30(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems issue area as of April 6, 1996...
Tax Systems Modernization: Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Overcome To Achieve Success
T-AIMD-96-75: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) plan, focusing on IRS efforts to correct: (1) management and technical weaknesses that have impeded TSM; and (2) analogous technical weaknesses in its Cyberfile initiative. GAO found that: (1) although IRS has enhanced its software development capability and better defined TSM per...
Medicare Transaction System: Strengthened Management and Sound Development Approach Critical to Success
T-AIMD-96-12: Published: Nov 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) approach to managing the Medicare Transaction System (MTS). GAO noted that: (1) MTS is designed to unify the nine Medicare claims-processing systems, improve Medicare contractor oversight, improve services to beneficiaries and providers, reduce administrative expenses, and better protect Medicare program funds from waste, fraud, and a...
FDA Import Automation: Serious Management and Systems Development Problems Persist
AIMD-95-188: Published: Sep 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) progress in implementing its Operational and Administrative System for Import Support (OASIS), focusing on systems development areas that need improvement.GAO found that: (1) although some improvements have been made to import operations, FDA has not completed OASIS after 8 years and about $14 million in sys...
Weather Forecasting: Improvements Needed in Laboratory Software Development Processes
AIMD-95-24: Published: Dec 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), focusing on whether the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) and NWS Technical Development Laboratory (TDL) software development processes are adequate to support the AWIPS Forecast Preparation System (A...
Health Care: Benefits and Barriers to Automated Medical Records
T-AIMD-94-117: Published: May 6, 1994. Publicly Released: May 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the benefits of and the barriers to automating medical records. GAO noted that: (1) information systems technology would improve public health care services, control health care costs, and provide information for health care administration; (2) automated medical records improve record content and retrieval time, provide reminders for needed care a...
Tax Systems Modernization: Time Tables for Critical Planning Documents
AIMD-93-81FS: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the planning and system development products that are necessary for the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) implementation of its Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program.GAO found that: (1) TSM planning and system development products are categorized as summary documents and technical supporting products; (2) summary documents set IRS s...
Patent and Trademark Office: Key Processes for Managing Automated Patent System Development Are Weak
AIMD-93-15: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) Automated Patent System (APS), focusing on whether PTO can adequately: (1) establish cost, benefit, and schedule baselines; and (2) monitor progress against these baselines.GAO found that: (1) PTO has adopted an evolutionary system approach that recognizes risks and uncertainties and develops system phases in...
Weather Forecasting: Important Issues on Automated Weather Processing System Need Resolution
IMTEC-93-12BR: Published: Jan 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) acquisition of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), focusing on: (1) how effectively the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) analyzed and defined its system requirements; (2) key risks associated with the acquisition; and (3) whether any risks warranted delay of the cont...