Information resources management (61 - 70 of 76 items)
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 Administration: Achieving Business and Technical Goals In Tax Systems Modernization
T-GGD-93-24: Published: Apr 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) tax systems modernization (TSM), focusing on: (1) how TSM is changing IRS business operations; (2) TSM implementation and how it will be kept up to date; (3) IRS management of TSM; and (4) taxpayer services and collection programs. GAO noted that: (1) interim systems, such as automated filing and corporate files on-line (CFOL), have increased prod...
Submarine Combat System: Status of Selected Technical Risks in the BSY-2 Development
IMTEC-91-46BR: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on specific hardware and software development risks for the Navy's AN/BSY-2 combat system.GAO found that: (1) an independent defense consultant identified three critical technical risk areas involving the immaturity of the system's enhanced modular signal processor, incomplete data-base management design, and potentially lengthy network...
Information Resources: Management Improvements Essential for Key Agriculture Automated Systems
IMTEC-90-85: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service's (ASCS) two major information resources management projects, focusing on: (1) the costs and schedule delays for the Grain Inventory Management System (GIMS) and Processed Commodity Inventory Management System (PCIMS); and (2) how ASCS monitored and managed d...
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...
Automated Systems: Legislative Branch's Efforts in Sharing Payroll/Personnel Systems
IMTEC-90-20: Published: Feb 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed efforts by the Architect of the Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the Government Printing Office in improving their administrative systems by obtaining technological resources from other agencies.GAO found that the: (1) Library developed and followed a plan to use the Department of Agriculture National Finance Center's payroll and personnel sys...
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...
Information Management: Issues Important to Farmers Home Administration Systems Modernization
IMTEC-89-64: Published: Aug 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1989.
GAO evaluated the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) plans to modernize its automated systems, focusing on whether its approach addressed the problems it encountered in past efforts, as well as problems that other federal agencies encountered in their modernization programs.GAO found that: (1) although FmHA developed a strategic plan to guide the modernization program, the program's success depe...
Information Technology Utilization by the Federal Government
T-IMTEC-89-9: Published: Jun 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1989.
GAO discussed the federal government's utilization of information technology. GAO found that: (1) federal agencies were experiencing numerous problems in acquiring and developing the information systems necessary to manage government operations; (2) many systems do not work as planned and have experienced cost overruns and schedule delays; and (3) agencies do not clearly define their needs, consid...
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...