Computer equipment contracts (1 - 10 of 66 items)
Information Technology: A Statistical Study of Acquisition Time
AIMD-95-65: Published: Mar 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal information technology (IT) acquisitions to determine how various factors affect the IT acquisition process.GAO found that: (1) the average time taken to complete an IT acquisition varies according to the procurement type, dollar value, and whether a bid protest is filed; (2) hardware, software, maintenance, and support services are the maj...
Veterans Benefits: Redirected Modernization Shows Promise
AIMD-94-26: Published: Dec 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) computer systems and services modernization project, focusing on: (1) the status of the VBA business process redesign and its service improvement goals; (2) the validity of VBA cost estimates; (3) the VBA contention that existing computer equipment failures are frequent and cause service problems; and (4...
Information Technology: An Audit Guide For Assessing Acquisition Risks
IMTEC-8.1.4: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO published a guide for evaluating information technology acquisitions, focusing on audit guidance on: (1) management and user support; (2) project staffing; (3) needs, requirements, and specifications; (4) alternatives; (5) solicitation documents; (6) source selection; (7) contract management; and (8) test and acceptance...
Tax Systems Modernization: Update on Critical Issues Facing IRS
T-IMTEC-92-18: Published: May 13, 1992. Publicly Released: May 13, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization Program. GAO noted that: (1) although IRS has published its final Design Master Plan, it has made limited progress in completing other crucial planning, such as developing a strategy for integrating all modernization projects and preparing a transition plan to automate business functions under the Tax Systems Modernizatio...
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Could Have Avoided Successful Protests of Major Computer Procurement
IMTEC-92-27: Published: Mar 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) troubled procurement of the Treasury Multi-User Acquisition Contract (TMAC), focusing on what IRS: (1) did to cause the protest; (2) could have done to avoid the successful protests; and (3) needs to do to prevent similar successful protests of future Tax System Modernization (TSM) procurements.GAO found that: (...
Major NIH Computer System: Poor Management Resulted in Unmet Scientists' Needs and Wasted Millions
IMTEC-92-5: Published: Nov 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how effectively the National Institutes of Health (NIH) managed the acquisition process leading to its 1988 contract for a major computer system.GAO found that: (1) the NIH information resources management (IRM) organization, which was established to oversee and coordinate IRM functions, did not assert leadership or exercise its authority over the...
ADP Procurement: DOD's Approach to Providing Logistics Data on Compact Disk Is Justified
IMTEC-91-74: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) procurement to publish and distribute the federal supply catalog using compact disk read-only memory technology, focusing on whether DLA: (1) followed the Federal Information Resources Management Regulation (FIRMR) and the General Services Administration's (GSA) guidance in conducting its requirements analysis;...
ADP Procurement: Better Capacity Planning Needed at Agriculture's National Finance Center
IMTEC-91-14: Published: Feb 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Finance Center's procurements from a computer manufacturer, focusing on whether: (1) USDA circumvented competitive procurement requirements in acquiring automatic data processing (ADP) equipment for the Center; and (2) the Center procured ADP equipment that exceeded its needs and entered into cross-se...
Army ADP: Prevalence of Fourth Quarter Obligations
IMTEC-91-12: Published: Dec 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's management of its automatic data processing (ADP) funds, focusing on: (1) the prevalence and cost-effectiveness of ADP yearend obligations; and (2) its Training and Doctrine Command's (TRADOC) compliance with procurement policies.GAO found that: (1) the Army's obligations from its operation and maintenance appropriation for ADP hardware...
Treasury ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-91-8FS: Published: Nov 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's compatible computer procurements, focusing on procurements that required compatibility with a particular computer manufacturer's equipment.GAO found that: (1) during the 3.5 fiscal years ending in March 1989, 88 percent of 323 Treasury procurements for mainframes and mainframe peripherals required some type of compa...