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GAO Request for Additional SES Positions
126106: Apr 26, 1984
Testimony was given concerning a GAO request for additional Senior Executive Service (SES) positions and an increase in its authority to hire experts and consultants for periods not in excess of 3 years. GAO is requesting an additional 19 SES positions because, in some cases, its current management is insufficient to effectively manage the scope and complexity of GAO work. In the automatic data pr...
Activities of Washington Data Processing Center Statistical Research Service
B-167008: Published: Apr 23, 1970. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
[Suitability of the MUMPS Language for Government Agencies]
B-203143: Published: Jul 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, comments were made on the suitability of the Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programming System (MUMPS) language for Government agencies. MUMPS is not used at GAO and GAO does not consider it suitable for generalized use in the Government. The system was developed as a means for building databases and querying hospital records and is one of 10 A...
Proposed Revisions to Procurement Regulations Covering ADP Equipment and Services
B-199089: Published: Oct 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1982.
GAO was asked for its comments on proposed revisions to the Federal Procurement Regulations and the Federal Property Management Regulations, covering the procurement, utilization, and management of automatic data processing equipment, software, maintenance services, and related supplies by Federal agencies. The comments provided concerned the following areas: (1) automatic data processing equipmen...
Achieving Greater Economies in Data Processing in Federal Government
115926: Jun 10, 1981
The economics that can be achieved in automatic data processing (ADP) management were addressed. The Government has become increasingly dependent upon the use of computer technology. It is estimated that the Government will operate more than 18,000 computers in 1981; the cost of their installation, operation, and maintenance is estimated to be in excess of $15 billion annually. Because computer sy...
Opportunities Still Exist To Better Use the Mint's Data Processing Center
GGD-81-64: Published: Mar 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1981.
The Bureau of the Mint's automatic data processing center in San Francisco, California, serves not only the Bureau but other Department of the Treasury bureaus and Federal agencies as well. A review was performed to evaluate how well the Bureau's data processing resources are managed.Incomplete and inaccurate computer utilization measurements have caused Bureau officials to believe that the data c...
Federal Agencies' Maintenance of Computer Programs: Expensive and Undermanaged
AFMD-81-25: Published: Feb 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1981.
Computer software maintenance consumes a large share of the federal government's automatic data processing (ADP) resources. A review was performed of computer software maintenance operations at 15 federal computer sites.Agencies have a limited overview of their software maintenance operations and have made little concentrated effort to effectively manage and minimize the resources required to main...
Government-Wide Guidelines and Management Assistance Center Needed To Improve ADP Systems Development
AFMD-81-20: Published: Feb 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1981.
In more than 57 reports in the past 10 years, GAO has identified management weaknesses in the design and development of large, complex Federal data processing systems. GAO suggests a framework of principles and procedures for managing systems development which could be the basis for issuing Government-wide guidelines. The earlier recommendation that a management assistance center for computer soft...
Use of Computers by Firms Providing Architect-Engineer Services to Federal Agencies
LCD-81-2: Published: Oct 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1980.
GAO examined the problems experienced by firms using computer aids on Federal design projects. As part of the planning effort for this review, GAO made a survey of 800 firms providing architectural and engineering services to Federal agencies to obtain sufficient data to use in planning the scope and depth of the review and to identify firms which experienced problems relating to computer use on F...
Agencies Should Encourage Greater Computer Use on Federal Design Projects
LCD-81-7: Published: Oct 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1980.
Federal agencies are not actively seeking or encouraging the use of computers on Federal design projects. As a result, they are missing opportunities to achieve significant savings and to improve the quality of Federal building designs.GAO found that Federal officials and agency procedures and practices often limit and hamper the use of computers on Federal projects. Agencies generally have not cr...