Federal Highway Administration Project To Redesign Its Accounts System To Eliminate Inefficient Uses of Computers and People

FGMSD-80-22: Published: Jan 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1980.

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The Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Accounts System consists of overlapping manual and automated processing steps.

The FHwA Accounts System does not use modern data entry and retrieval methods. The outdated methods cause the computer to produce reports that do not get to users in time to meet due dates for monthend financial reports. The Department of Transportation is in the process of acquiring new computers which will be able to use modern input and output methods. FHwA will have to redesign its system to take advantage of the new computer's processing capabilities; otherwise the capabilities of the computers will be used inefficiently and uneconomically.

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