Information systems (81 - 90 of 91 items)
Wider Use of Better Computer Software Technology Can Improve Management Control and Reduce Costs
FGMSD-80-38: Published: Apr 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1980.
Computer software is the most important part of automatic data processing (ADP) systems today. It is expensive to develop and maintain, and errors and omissions in software can seriously disrupt automated systems. Because the Federal Government spends billions of dollars annually on computer programs, GAO undertook a review to assess current practices in using software tools and techniques to main...
Farmers Home Administration's ADP Development Project--Current Status and Unresolved Problems
CED-80-67: Published: Feb 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1980.
The Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) computer-based systems project, the Unified Management Information System (UMIS), was reviewed. In 1974, FmHA began developing UMIS to provide better management information at all levels within the agency in an effort to improve service to rural Americans seeking financial assistance.FmHA has not properly designed, documented, or managed the project. As a r...
Improvements Needed in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Management and Use of Its Automatic Data Processing Resources
EMD-79-102: Published: Sep 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1979.
The management and use of general purpose automatic data processing (ADP) resources in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) were reviewed. The primary purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of agency policies and procedures for (1) planning, controlling, and reviewing ADP activities and systems; and (2) identifying and acquiring ADP hardware and related services. Ineffective use o...
Immigration and Naturalization Service Proposed Procurement of Automated Data Processing Equipment To Streamline and Update Office Procedures
109955: Jul 23, 1979
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) plans to install minicomputers in its 49 offices. At present INS has six minicomputers. A review showed that INS did not comply with many guidelines and regulations in procuring its minicomputers; five were procured through sole source, noncompetitive actions. INS did not study the alternative methods of acquisition to determine the least cost or gr...
Strong Centralized Management Needed in Computer-Based Information Systems
LCD-78-105: Published: May 22, 1978. Publicly Released: May 22, 1978.
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) procedures for planning, approving, and managing the proposed acquisition of minicomputers and related development activities were reviewed. FAA management practices were compared with governmentwide guidance for managing, acquiring, and using computer systems. FAA has made limited progress in effectively managing the design, development, and operation o...
Farmers Home Administration Needs To Better Plan, Direct, Develop, and Control Its Computer-Based Unified Management Information System
CED-78-68: Published: Feb 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1978.
The Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) provides financial assistance to rural Americans who are unable to obtain credit from other sources at reasonable rates and terms. In 1974, FmHA decided that the deficiencies of its management information system warranted replacement rather than modification and began developing a computer-based system, the Unified Management Information System (UMIS), to pro...
Interactive Graphics in the United Kingdom
098114: Jan 1, 1978
There are many automated data processing (ADP) systems with graphics capabilities currently in use in the United Kingdom. Research and development is further enhancing and developing this aspect of design methodology. One of the factors behind this activity has been the attitude of the British Government towards the development of computer technology and its practical application. The Government h...
Automated Systems: The Auditor's Role
102820: Jul 13, 1977
A variety of approaches and techniques are used by the auditors and systems evaluators of GAO to review electronic data processing systems. From the standpoint of system logic, a system is fully designed when a programmer begins coding the programs. Review of system designs includes an evaluation of the network of system controls and audit trails; a determination of the degree of integrity maintai...
Selected Literature on Cost Accounting and Cost Control for Automatic Data Processing
092323: Jan 7, 1976
Abstracts are presented of recent articles, texts, Federal reports, and Federal policy and guidance documents on cost accounting and cost control for automatic data processing (ADP) activities and systems. A variety of viewpoints and backgrounds are represented in a cross section of current ADP activities. The articles and reports are annotated and organized by key points and conclusions relative...