Information resources management (51 - 60 of 76 items)
Veterans Benefits Computer Systems: Uninterrupted Delivery of Benefits Depends on Timely Correction of Year-2000 Problems
T-AIMD-97-114: Published: Jun 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1997.
GAO discussed actions being taken by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) to address the computing challenges faced by virtually all major organizations, public and private, with the upcoming change of century.GAO noted that: (1) as with all other federal agencies, VBA could face widespread computer systems failures as the year 2000 nears due to the potential for incorrect information proces...
Medicare Transaction System: Serious Managerial and Technical Weaknesses Threaten Modernization
T-AIMD-97-91: Published: May 16, 1997. Publicly Released: May 16, 1997.
GAO discussed the status and prognosis for success of the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) Medicare Transaction System (MTS), focusing on HCFA's: (1) actions to date in its development of a system that can handle Medicare claims processing into the next century; (2) management of the interim claims-processing environment in which it must operate until conversion to MTS or another syst...
Medicare Transaction System: Success Depends Upon Correcting Critical Managerial and Technical Weaknesses
AIMD-97-78: Published: May 16, 1997. Publicly Released: May 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) acquisition of its Medicare Transaction System (MTS), focusing on the extent to which HCFA is: (1) effectively managing its interim Medicare processing environment; (2) using required practices to manage MTS as an investment; and (3) applying sound system development processes to reduce risk.GAO not...
Customs Service Modernization: ACE Poses Risks and Challenges
T-AIMD-97-96: Published: May 15, 1997. Publicly Released: May 15, 1997.
GAO discussed issues related to the U.S. Customs Service's systems modernization, focusing on: (1) Customs' efforts to address risks associated with the agency's modernization of its automated systems; and (2) challenges Customs faces as it plans and develops the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) System.GAO noted that: (1) in May 1996, Customs was ill-prepared to develop ACE because the agenc...
Land Management Systems: BLM Faces Risks in Completing the Automated Land and Mineral Record System
AIMD-97-42: Published: Mar 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to complete the development of the Automated Land and Mineral Record System/Modernization (ALMRS/Modernization), focusing on: (1) whether risks remain that could seriously affect the performance, capability, or cost of ALMRS; (2) whether BLM is operationally and managerially ready to deploy ALMRS in fis...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Risk of Serious Disruption to Essential Government Functions Calls for Agency Action Now
T-AIMD-97-52: Published: Feb 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1997.
GAO discussed the potential serious disruption to critical government functions and services that may result from the upcoming change of century, focusing on the steps agencies can take to reduce the risk of year 2000 computer system failures by making their systems year 2000-compliant.GAO noted that: (1) if not modified, computer systems or applications that use dates or perform date- or time-sen...
AIMD-97-43R: Published: Feb 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO summarized its January 21, 1997, briefing on the status of: (1) U.S. Customs Service efforts to implement recommendations GAO made in May 1996 on its information technology (IT) modernization effort; and (2) Customs' Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) initiative. GAO did not independently verify ACE-related costs as reported by Customs.GAO noted that:...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Needs to Resolve Certain Issues With Its Integrated Case Processing System
GGD/AIMD-97-31: Published: Jan 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Integrated Case Processing (ICP) systems development effort, focusing on: (1) IRS' assessment of ICP costs and benefits and users' perceptions of the system's benefits; (2) IRS' testing of ICP; (3) IRS' ongoing efforts to redesign its customer service work processes to fully use ICP capabilities; and (4) the sof...
Tax Systems Modernization: Actions Underway But Management and Technical Weaknesses Not Yet Corrected
T-AIMD-96-165: Published: Sep 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1996.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to modernize the tax processing system. GAO noted that: (1) it has recently made numerous recommendations to IRS relating to its Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) effort; (2) IRS is making progress in maximizing electronic tax filing and controlling its systems and software development efforts; (3) IRS action on some GAO recommendations is i...
Weather Forecasting: Recommendations to Address New Weather Processing System Development Risks
AIMD-96-74: Published: May 13, 1996. Publicly Released: May 13, 1996.
GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) and made recommendations to strengthen NWS ability to achieve a fair return on its AWIPS investment.GAO found that: (1) NWS needs to validate proposed AWIPS capabilities on a mission-impact basis and only implement validated capabilities; (2) NWS needs to tie its decisions on information techno...