Information technology (51 - 60 of 65 items)
Small Business Administration: Mandated Planning for Loan Monitoring System Is Not Complete
AIMD-98-214R: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) June 2, 1998, report on its status in completing eight legislatively mandated planning actions for a proposed loan monitoring system.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's review of SBA's planning initiatives and its June 1998 report showed that SBA formed a project team for the loan monitoring system i...
Tax Systems Modernization: Blueprint Is a Good Start But Not Yet Sufficiently Complete to Build or Acquire Systems
AIMD/GGD-98-54: Published: Feb 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the modernization blueprint that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) prepared pursuant to the conference report accompanying the fiscal year 1997 Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act.GAO noted that: (1) IRS' May 15, 1997, modernization blueprint is a good first step and provides a solid foundation from which to determine precise business requirem...
Executive Guide: Measuring Performance and Demonstrating Results of Information Technology Investments (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-98-99)
AIMD-97-163: Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-98-99. GAO published a guide to aid federal agencies in understanding and devising effective information technology (IT) measurement implementation approaches. The guide presents information on: (1) the demand for performance measurement; (2) fundamental practices and the foundation of IT performance measurement; (3) practice areas for: (a) following an...
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...
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:...
Air Traffic Control: Complete and Enforced Architecture Needed for FAA Systems Modernization
AIMD-97-30: Published: Feb 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) modernization effort, focusing on: (1) whether FAA has a target architecture and associated subarchitectures, to guide the development and evolution of its ATC systems; and (2) what, if any, architectural incompatibilities exist among ATC systems and the effect of these incompatibilities.GAO found that: (1) FAA lack...
Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-30(4): Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems issue area as of September 3, 1996...
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...
Tax Systems Modernization: Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Overcome To Achieve Success
T-AIMD-96-75: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) plan, focusing on IRS efforts to correct: (1) management and technical weaknesses that have impeded TSM; and (2) analogous technical weaknesses in its Cyberfile initiative. GAO found that: (1) although IRS has enhanced its software development capability and better defined TSM per...
Information Technology: A Model to Help Managers Decrease Acquisition Risks
IMTEC-8.1.6: Published: Aug 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1990.
GAO provided an acquisition model to help federal managers identify critical factors needed to manage and control large-scale information systems development and acquisition projects that require formal project management.GAO noted that the model: (1) covered the presolicitation, solicitation and award, and post-award phases of the acquisition process; (2) emphasized the involvement of both inform...