IT acquisitions (1 - 10 of 17 items)
Defense IRM: Poor Implementation of Management Controls Has Put Migration Strategy at Risk
AIMD-98-5: Published: Oct 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative, focusing on: (1) the number and cost of systems designated for migration, the number of legacy systems already terminated or scheduled for termination, and savings resulting from terminations of legacy systems; and (2) whether DOD's management contro...
Customs Service Modernization: Strategic Information Management Must Be Improved for National Automation Program to Succeed
AIMD-96-57: Published: May 9, 1996. Publicly Released: May 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's efforts to modernize its automated systems, focusing on: (1) the status and adequacy of Customs' implementation of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP); and (2) whether Customs is using a best-practices approach to improve mission performance through strategic information management and technology in implementing NCA...
Information Resources Management Policy and Issues Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-31(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Information Resources Management Policy and Issues issue area as of July 6, 1995...
DOD's CALS Initiative
AIMD-94-197R: Published: Sep 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support (CALS) initiative, focusing on: (1) two key CALS programs; (2) the impact of the Automated Document Conversion System (ADCS) on the initiative; and (3) the justification for using noncompetitive procedures to expand the Army-specific CALS contract to a DOD-wide scope. G...
Department of Energy: Better Information Resources Management Needed to Accomplish Missions
IMTEC-92-53: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) information resources management (IRM) program in selected mission areas, focusing on whether: (1) information shortfalls interfere with fulfillment of managers' responsibilities; (2) DOE strategic IRM planning is linked to strategic mission planning; and (3) management control over acquisition and operation of information systems ensures compliance wi...
Strategic Information Planning: Framework for Designing and Developing System Architectures
IMTEC-92-51: Published: Jun 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1992.
GAO provided a generic framework for systematically analyzing, designing, and developing open and flexible information system architectures that can be used to meet various information processing needs.GAO noted that the framework is intended for use by GAO staff in evaluating federal agencies' information systems acquisition and development processes, but could be useful to others as a guide for...
Trademark Automation: Search System Improved But Funding for Replacement Should Be Deferred
IMTEC-91-66: Published: Sep 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) actions and plans to improve and replace T-Search, the automated search and retrieval system used to determine whether an applicant's trademark is confusingly similar to pending or registered trademarks.GAO found that: (1) PTO has acted to address users' complaints by moving T-Search to a diffe...
FAA Information Resources: Agency Needs to Correct Widespread Deficiencies
IMTEC-91-43: Published: Jun 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management of its information resources; and (2) whether FAA was acting to implement needed agency-wide corrective measures.GAO found that: (1) since FAA has not always ensured that agencies effectively and efficiently acquired and managed computers, software, and related information resources, it ha...
Defense ADP: Corporate Information Management Initiative Faces Significant Challenges
IMTEC-91-35: Published: Apr 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of its Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative, designed to improve DOD business practices, make better use of information technology, and eliminate duplicate information systems.GAO found that: (1) to encourage the military services to identify and cut duplicative system developments and...
Defense ADP: Corporate Information Management Savings Estimates Are Not Supported
IMTEC-91-18: Published: Feb 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative to determine the basis for and validity of the savings DOD estimated it would derive from improving the standardization, quality, and consistency of data from DOD management information systems.GAO found that: (1) there was no basis to support the DOD estimate that...