The Navy's Management of Its Automatic Data Processing Program

LCD-78-107: Published: Dec 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1978.

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The Navy has made efforts to improve the management of its Automatic Data Processing (ADP) program as a result of a 1975 GAO report indicating problems in this area.

However, GAO found that improvements have been slow in developing, and problems continue, such as: prolonged system developments, inadequate standard systems and the use of local programs to supplement the standard systems, and the acquisition of equipment that does not meet the needs of its users. The most significant factor which has caused these problems is the absence of an effective long-range ADP plan that deals with ADP requirements to support overall Navy objectives. The Navy recently attempted to resolve some of the deficiencies by establishing centralized management.

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