The System Assessment Framework, Version 1.1:
A Guide for Reviewing Information Management and Technology Issues in the Federal Government
AIMD-10.1.12, May 1, 1997
GAO published a guide outlining the System Assessment Framework, a standardized methodology for evaluating critical issues associated with automated systems development. The methodology provides: (1) GAO information systems evaluators with a consistent and disciplined approach for conducting automated information system life-cycle reviews; and (2) criteria and a process that agencies can follow when planning, acquiring, and operating automated systems and some general audit steps to help the evaluator prepare an audit or evaluation plan.