Information systems (71 - 80 of 91 items)
The Development and Award of the SSA Systems Engineering and Integration Contract
128425: Nov 6, 1985
Testimony was given on the development and award of a Social Security Administration (SSA) systems engineering and integration contract to a prime contractor and its subcontractor. GAO found several irregular procurement practices which continued for 2 years preceding the contract award, including: (1) subcontractor personnel were given office space at SSA even though they had no contracts or form...
The Energy Information Administration Needs To Strengthen Its Computer Systems Development Procedures
RCED-84-42: Published: Jan 3, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1984.
GAO reviewed Energy Information Administration (EIA) procedures for developing automated information systems, focusing on the application of those procedures to the development of an automated hydropower billing system for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). EIA regularly provides computer systems development services for other Department of Energy components.GAO found that EIA did no...
FBI Management of Its Automated Information Systems
GGD-84-24: Published: Oct 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1983.
GAO reviewed 12 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) automated information systems that support both administrative operations and investigations.GAO found that, although FBI development and implementation of a single automated information system are generally well managed, improvement is needed. The FBI failure to effectively standardize database element guidelines has hampered efforts to coordi...
Automatic Data Processing Policies, Procedures, and Practices at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California
B-162407(6): Published: Jun 9, 1971. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Use of Computerized Information for Local and National Health Care Planning Purposes
117533: Oct 17, 1980
A study was presented on the design and use of a computerized information system for planning the provision of health care services in a large industrial city. The information system can obtain current and future estimates of: (1) what is being provided and achieved by an existing health care system; (2) unsatisfied health care needs; (3) the likely costs for additional health care to satisfy thos...
The World Wide Military Command and Control Information System--Problems in Information Resource Management
MASAD-82-2: Published: Oct 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1981.
GAO was requested to evaluate: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to modernize the World Wide Military Command and Control Information System (WIS), as the World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS) automatic data processing program is currently termed; (2) the DOD plan to modernize WIS to determine whether it provided a reasonable and systematic approach to address and res...
HHS Ability To Effectively Implement Incentive Funding for State Information Systems in the Aid to Families With Dependent Children Program
HRD-81-119: Published: Jun 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1981.
New legislation authorized the Federal Government to begin paying 90 percent of the costs incurred by States for the planning, design, development, or installation of Statewide mechanized claims processing and information retrieval systems for administering the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. Currently, the Federal Government pays 50 percent of both development and operatin...
Social Security Needs To Better Plan, Develop, and Implement Its Major ADP Systems Redesign Projects
HRD-81-47: Published: Feb 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1981.
The efforts by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to redesign its retirement, survivors, disability, and health insurance automated system was reviewed. This redesign represented a major multifaceted automatic data processing system modification project undertaken to improve service to program beneficiaries.Although substantial effort and resources were invested in this project, it was large...
The Navy's Computerized Pay System Is Unreliable and Inefficient--What Went Wrong?
FGMSD-80-71: Published: Sep 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1980.
Over the last 12 years, the Navy has spent more than $150 million to develop and operate a central automated military pay system that is largely unreliable and inefficient. Although GAO approved the system design, it is not working as designed because it was not implemented as designed.Two studies conducted in 1978 revealed that 42 percent of 291 selected pay accounts reviewed were inaccurate and...
The Post-Implementation Review
112925: Jul 1, 1980
The post-implementation review phase of automated information system development work provides a feedback mechanism to management that can measure project results and gather data necessary to analyze what corrective action may be required before beginning another system development effort. The project leader, together with the members of the original development, conversion, and implementation tea...