Opportunities Still Exist To Better Use the Mint's Data Processing Center

Gao ID: GGD-81-64 March 27, 1981

The Bureau of the Mint's automatic data processing center in San Francisco, California, serves not only the Bureau but other Department of the Treasury bureaus and Federal agencies as well. A review was performed to evaluate how well the Bureau's data processing resources are managed.

Incomplete and inaccurate computer utilization measurements have caused Bureau officials to believe that the data center was functioning at close to full capacity. In fact, the computer can accommodate almost twice its present workload. In addition, the center is incurring unnecessary costs for the maintenance of excess peripheral equipment for the computer. These problems have occurred because the Bureau is not collecting the performance data necessary to assess the computer's workload, evaluate its efficiency, and determine what additional equipment is or is not necessary to support it.


Our recommendations from this work are listed below with a Contact for more information. Status will change from "In process" to "Open," "Closed - implemented," or "Closed - not implemented" based on our follow up work.

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