Accession Number : ADA292178

Title :   Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General. Report on Information Technology (IT) Resources, FY 1996/1997 Biennial Budget Estimates. Executive Summary.

Corporate Author : INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA292178

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The budget submission supports the agency requirements for telecommunications and automated information technology. In FY 1994, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) converted from existing leased system to purchased Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) telephone equipment as part of the Telecommunications Modernization Project within the National Capital Region. The conversion schedule was established by the Defense Telecommunications-Service Washington. The automated information technology costs involve hardware, software, maintenance, training, inter-agency service, and information system support personnel for agency standalone, network, and mainframe processing requirements. Standalone equipment such as portable computer notebooks are used by auditors, inspectors, and investigators in the field to facilitate data recording and report writing and need to be replaced on a scheduled basis. The headquarters local area network facilitates communication and datasharing within the agency. Mainframe processing time obtained through inter-agency support agreement is used for management support systems such as the agency procurement system, inventory system, and audit project information system, and for audit statistical analysis. Purchase of a minicomputer in FY 1993 allows the reduced use of mainframe processing time as statistical analysis shifted to in-house resources. (KAR) p. 2

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *TELECOMMUNICATIONS, *MILITARY BUDGETS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONVERSION, REQUIREMENTS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AUTOMATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, COMPUTERS, REPORTS, COST ESTIMATES, EFFICIENCY, REDUCTION, COSTS, SCHEDULING, SHIFTING, REPLACEMENT, RESOURCES, RECORDING SYSTEMS, INVENTORY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MANUALS, MINICOMPUTERS, AUDITING, TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Systems
      Radio Communications

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