Systems design (51 - 60 of 221 items)
Information Technology: Architecture Needed to Guide Modernization of DOD's Financial Operations
GAO-01-525: Published: May 17, 2001. Publicly Released: May 17, 2001.
The Department of Defense (DOD) does not have a financial management enterprise architecture, and it does not have the management structures in place to effectively develop, implement, and maintain one. DOD has not applied recognized best practices--particularly support and sponsorship by the head of the enterprise and assignment of accountability and commensurate authority--to develop, implement,...
VA Information Technology: Important Initiatives Begun, Yet Serious Vulnerabilities Persist
GAO-01-550T: Published: Apr 4, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2001.
Although the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) has taken actions to improve many of its information technology (IT) management processes, it continues to face substantive challenges that, if left incomplete, could disrupt existing progress and threaten the viability of its existing and future IT spending. VA has yet to fill its full-time department chief information officer vacancy since the po...
Business Systems Modernization: IRS Has Satisfied Congressional Direction on the Custodial Accounting Project
GAO-01-444R: Published: Mar 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2001.
As part of its business systems modernization program, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is acquiring a system known as the Custodial Accounting Project (CAP). In September 2000, Congress directed that IRS limit its spending on CAP until IRS provided a compelling business case for investing in this project and started managing CAP as an integrated part of the business systems modernization progra...
Land Management Systems: BLM's Actions to Improve Information Technology Management
GAO-01-282: Published: Feb 27, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2001.
GAO reviewed steps taken by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to strengthen its information technology (IT) investment management and acquisition capabilities. The Bureau took these actions to address recommendations made in an earlier report on the failure of the Automated Land and Mineral Record System (ALMRS) to meet BLM's business needs. GAO found that since 1999, BLM has been working to imp...
Information Technology Management: Coast Guard Practices Can Be Improved
GAO-01-190: Published: Dec 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2000.
The Coast Guard is now striving to realize its information technology (IT) management vision of being able to "deliver the right information to the right people at the right time" in order to support its various missions. GAO reviewed the Coast Guard's policies and procedures in the areas of investment management, architecture, software acquisition and development, information security, and human...
Tax Systems Modernization: Results of Review of IRS' August 2000 Interim Spending Plan
GAO-01-91: Published: Nov 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2000.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has tried unsuccessfully to modernize its information systems. To prevent a repeat of past mistakes, Congress legislated explicit controls over IRS spending on systems modernization. Congress did so by creating Senate and House appropriations subcommittees, which specified four conditions. IRS has satisfied some, but not all, of the conditions set out by its appr...
Information Technology: VA Actions Needed to Implement Critical Reforms
AIMD-00-226: Published: Aug 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to address GAO's recommendations to improve VA's information technology (IT) program.GAO noted that: (1) VA had made progress in addressing GAO's 1998 recommendations regarding its information technology efforts; (2) for example, compared with its fiscal year (FY) 1999 IT investment review process, V...
Information Technology: INS Needs to Better Manage the Development of Its Enterprise Architecture
AIMD-00-212: Published: Aug 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) development of an enterprise architecture, focusing on the: (1) status of INS' efforts; and (2) effectiveness of INS' structures and processes for managing this development effort.GAO noted that: (1) INS recognizes that it does not have an enterprise architecture and has taken some limited steps to develop one; (2) however, it has con...
Information Technology Management: SBA Needs to Establish Policies and Procedures for Key IT Processes
AIMD-00-170: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) management of information technology (IT), focusing on the five key IT process areas--investment management, architecture, information security, software development and acquisition, and human capital management.GAO noted that: (1) although SBA plans to improve its key IT processes, many of SBA's policies a...
Information Technology Management: Small Business Administration Needs Policies and Procedures to Control Key IT Processes
T-AIMD-00-260: Published: Jul 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) management of information technology (IT), focusing on five key areas: (1) investment management; (2) architecture; (3) software development and acquisition; (4) information security; and (5) human capital management.GAO noted that: (1) SBA had made progress in establishing an investment review board and i...