Appropriations (1 - 10 of 38 items)
Information Technology: Agriculture Needs to Strengthen Management Practices for Stabilizing and Modernizing Its Farm Program Delivery Systems
GAO-08-657: Published: May 16, 2008. Publicly Released: May 16, 2008.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has experienced significant problems with its information technology systems that support the delivery of benefits programs to farmers. In October 2006, these systems began experiencing considerable delays while attempting to process a large number of transactions, and by January 2007, the systems became inoperable for 1 month. In response to these issues,...
Social Security Administration: Year 2000 Readiness Efforts Helped Ensure Century Rollover and Leap Year Success
AIMD-00-125: Published: Apr 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) final actions to ensure its year 2000 readiness, including the actions it took during the rollover period--December 30,1999, through January 3, 2000, as well as for the February 29 leap year date--to ensure a successful transition to the new century.GAO noted that: (1) overall, SSA demonstrated a strong an...
Customs Service Modernization: Serious Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Corrected
AIMD-99-41: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's management of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), focusing on whether Customs has adequately justified ACE cost-effectiveness.GAO noted that: (1) Customs is not managing ACE effectively, and it does not have a firm basis for concluding that ACE is a cost-effective solution to modernizing its commercial environment; (2)...
Child Support Enforcement: Strong Leadership Required to Maximize Benefits of Automated Systems
AIMD-97-72: Published: Jun 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its 1992 report on child support enforcement, focusing on: (1) the status of state development efforts, including costs incurred; (2) whether the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had implemented GAO's 1992 recommendations; and (3) whether the Department was providing effective federal oversight of state systems development activities.GA...
Tax Systems Modernization: Actions Underway But IRS Has Not Yet Corrected Management and Technical Weaknesses
AIMD-96-106: Published: Jun 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) actions to correct GAO-identified management and technical weaknesses that jeopardize its tax systems modernization (TSM) efforts.GAO found that: (1) IRS does not have a comprehensive strategy to maximize electronic filing because the present strategy targets only a small portion of the taxpayers likely to fil...
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...
Patent and Trademark Office: Key Processes for Managing Automated Patent System Development Are Weak
AIMD-93-15: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) Automated Patent System (APS), focusing on whether PTO can adequately: (1) establish cost, benefit, and schedule baselines; and (2) monitor progress against these baselines.GAO found that: (1) PTO has adopted an evolutionary system approach that recognizes risks and uncertainties and develops system phases in...
Weather Forecasting: Important Issues on Automated Weather Processing System Need Resolution
IMTEC-93-12BR: Published: Jan 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Weather Service's (NWS) acquisition of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), focusing on: (1) how effectively the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) analyzed and defined its system requirements; (2) key risks associated with the acquisition; and (3) whether any risks warranted delay of the cont...
Health Information Systems: National Practitioner Data Bank Continues to Experience Problems
IMTEC-93-1: Published: Jan 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Practitioner Data Bank's management controls, focusing on whether HHS: (1) ensures that the data bank timely and securely accepts and responds to user requests; (2) adequately monitors contractor operations of the data bank's automated system; and (3) future directional planning and financing is adequate.GAO found that: (1) d...
ADP Procurement: Prompt Navy Action Can Reduce Risks to SNAP III Implementation
IMTEC-92-69: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its Shipboard Non-Tactical Automated Data Processing (ADP) Program (SNAP), focusing on: (1) identifying potential risks related to SNAP III systems development; (2) the upgrading of SNAP I and SNAP II systems; and (3) Navy managers' roles in planning and implementing a new system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has inadequate managerial oversight of SNAP development...