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Tax Systems Modernization: Actions Underway But Management and Technical Weaknesses Not Yet Corrected
T-AIMD-96-165: Published: Sep 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1996.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to modernize the tax processing system. GAO noted that: (1) it has recently made numerous recommendations to IRS relating to its Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) effort; (2) IRS is making progress in maximizing electronic tax filing and controlling its systems and software development efforts; (3) IRS action on some GAO recommendations is i...
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...
Medicare Transaction System: Strengthened Management and Sound Development Approach Critical to Success
T-AIMD-96-12: Published: Nov 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) approach to managing the Medicare Transaction System (MTS). GAO noted that: (1) MTS is designed to unify the nine Medicare claims-processing systems, improve Medicare contractor oversight, improve services to beneficiaries and providers, reduce administrative expenses, and better protect Medicare program funds from waste, fraud, and a...
Welfare to Work: JOBS Automated Systems Do Not Focus on Program's Employment Objective
AIMD-94-44: Published: Jun 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' development of automated systems for their Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) programs, focusing on the assistance the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has provided to the states for systems development.GAO found that: (1) ACF has not provided adequate guidance for the states to develop effective information sy...
Tax Systems Modernization: Status of Planning and Technical Foundation
T-AIMD/GGD-94-104: Published: Mar 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1994.
GAO discussed the status of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program. GAO noted that: (1) although IRS is working to establish its systems management infrastructure, it is not yet positioned to successfully build TSM systems; (2) IRS has not defined its business needs in detail, which hampers TSM projects; (3) IRS has made some progress in developing TSM technic...
Test and Evaluation: DOD Has Been Slow In Improving Testing of Software-Intensive Systems
NSIAD-93-198: Published: Sep 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve its software acquisition processes and test and evaluation of software-intensive systems, focusing on: (1) how software-related problems affect defense acquisition programs during operational test and evaluation (OT&E); and (2) barriers that limit OT&E effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) DOD software-intensive systems often fail to me...
Weather Forecasting: Important Issues on Automated Weather Processing System Need Resolution
IMTEC-93-12BR: Published: Jan 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) acquisition of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), focusing on: (1) how effectively the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) analyzed and defined its system requirements; (2) key risks associated with the acquisition; and (3) whether any risks warranted delay of the cont...
Mission-Critical Systems: Defense Attempting to Address Major Software Challenges
IMTEC-93-13: Published: Dec 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) mission-critical systems, focusing on: (1) common software development problems affecting these systems; (2) factors contributing to their continued operation; and (3) actions DOD is taking to address software development problems.GAO found that: (1) management, requirements definition, and testing problems contrib...
Forest Service Is Making Progress in Developing a Nationwide Geographic Information System
T-IMTEC-91-11: Published: Apr 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1991.
GAO discussed the Forest Service's progress in addressing major weaknesses in the development of its Geographic Information System (GIS). GAO found that: (1) to be more flexible in configuring GIS capabilities for its 880 sites, the Service plans to evaluate configuration requirements during a planned pilot phase; (2) the Service's approach for assessing alternatives focused largely on automating...
Forest Service Not Ready to Acquire a Nationwide Geographic Information System
T-IMTEC-90-10: Published: May 2, 1990. Publicly Released: May 2, 1990.
GAO discussed the Forest Service's plans to acquire a nationwide geographic information system (GIS). GAO found that: (1) the nationwide system would be composed of commercially available GIS software linked by an existing telecommunications network; (2) the Service estimated that GIS would cost $1.2 billion over a 12-year period, of which about $900 million was for management and overhead costs;...