FBI Management of Its Automated Information Systems

Gao ID: GGD-84-24 October 18, 1983

GAO reviewed 12 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) automated information systems that support both administrative operations and investigations.

GAO found that, although FBI development and implementation of a single automated information system are generally well managed, improvement is needed. The FBI failure to effectively standardize database element guidelines has hampered efforts to coordinate the compatibility of different systems to create a single system. GAO believes that, if standardization is not completed before the implementation of the system, unnecessary costs could result. GAO also noted that independent quality assurance reviews are necessary to fully ensure the integrity of the Field Office Information Managment System (FOIMS) and the Budget and Accounting System (BAS) software.


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