FBI Management of Its Automated Information Systems

GGD-84-24: Published: Oct 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1983.

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GAO reviewed 12 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) automated information systems that support both administrative operations and investigations.

GAO found that, although FBI development and implementation of a single automated information system are generally well managed, improvement is needed. The FBI failure to effectively standardize database element guidelines has hampered efforts to coordinate the compatibility of different systems to create a single system. GAO believes that, if standardization is not completed before the implementation of the system, unnecessary costs could result. GAO also noted that independent quality assurance reviews are necessary to fully ensure the integrity of the Field Office Information Managment System (FOIMS) and the Budget and Accounting System (BAS) software.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

    Recommendation: The Director, FBI, should make independent quality assurance reviews of FOIMS and BAS software as provided for other systems in the Quality Assurance Plan.

    Agency Affected: Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Investigation


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