Information systems (51 - 60 of 91 items)
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...
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...
ADP Systems: Army Decision to Use Air Force Military Pay System Appears Advantageous
IMTEC-89-28: Published: Mar 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's proposed redesign of its Joint Uniform Military Pay System, focusing on: (1) the Army's management of the project; and (2) whether the Army should adopt the Air Force's pay system, rather than redesign its own system.GAO found that: (1) the Army planned to redesign its military pay system to correct such system deficiencie...
Transition Series: Information Technology Issues
OCG-89-6TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO provided information on current information management and technology issues.GAO found that agencies need to: (1) conduct complete and effective strategic planning for computers and telecommunications; (2) establish good management practices to control systems development projects through initiation, development, and operation; (3) develop and implement systems with appropriate security contro...
Military Space Operations: Shuttle and Satellite Computer Systems Do Not Meet Performance Objectives
IMTEC-88-7: Published: Aug 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) status, current plans, and supporting studies for the Air Force's Consolidated Space Operations Center; and (2) Air Force's long-range plans for computer and communications systems architecture to support satellite control.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not meet its operational schedule estimates for the Center; (2) the Air Force...
IRS' ADP Budget: Funds for a Suspended Payroll Project Need Further Justification
IMTEC-88-44: Published: Jun 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1988.
GAO provided information regarding the: (1) current status of the Department of the Treasury's Federal Standard Civilian Payroll System (FEDSCPS); and (2) Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) budget request for FEDSCPS project funds.GAO found that Treasury: (1) contracted for FEDSCPS development in 1985; (2) assigned project responsibility to IRS; (3) terminated its FEDSCPS contract in 1987 due to inc...
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 Modernization: IRS' Tax System Redesign Progress and Plans for the Future
IMTEC-88-23BR: Published: Apr 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax System Redesign, focusing on the: (1) redesign's plans and initiatives; and (2) oversight agencies' comments and concerns.GAO found that IRS: (1) initiated the redesign in 1982 to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its automatic data processing systems for tax administration; (2) purs...