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The following are the GAO reports published in 1978 that are discussed in this wiki (in reverse chronological order). Those Reports that have already been summarized are in blue; those that have not yet been summarized are in red.



  • Information Technology: Civil Service Commission Should Correct Weaknesses in Its Automatic Data Processing Policies and Practices (FPCD-78-94) (Nov. 20, 1978).
  • Federal Paperwork: Its Impact On American Business (GGD-79-4) (Nov. 17, 1978).
  • Human Capital: The Proper Use of Consultants, Experts, and Contractors (Nov. 15, 1978).
  • New Methods Needed for Checking Payments Made by Computer (Nov. 11, 1978).




  • Telecommunications: Establishment of a Central Focal Point for Telecommunications Matters (B-131935) (Aug. 18, 1978).
  • Telecommunications: Coordination, Policy Development, and Implementation for International Telecommunications Facilities (Aug. 16, 1978).
  • Telecommunications: Contemplated Legislation To Provide Telecommunications for the Deaf (LCD-78-118) (Aug. 14, 1978).
  • Government Operations: Policy and Procedures Pertaining to Procurement of ADP Equipment (B-159605) (Aug. 9, 1978).


  • Information Technology: Improvements Needed in the Department of Energy's Efforts To Develop a Financial Reporting System (EMD-78-95) (July 31, 1978).
  • Information Technology: Development of Department of Defense's Tri-Service Medical Information Systems (LCD-78-121) (July 19, 1978).
  • Budget and Spending: New Ways of Preparing Data for Computers Could Save Money and Time and Reduce Errors (FGMSD-78-39) (July 18, 1978).
  • Information Technology: The Department of the Interior's Computerized Resources Information Bank (EMD-78-17) (July 17, 1978).
  • Managing Weapon System Software: Progress and Problems (PSAD-78-112) (July 10, 1978) (unclassified digest).




  • Budget and Spending: Challenges of Protecting Personal Information in an Expanding Federal Computer Network Environment (LCD-76-102) (Apr. 28, 1978).
  • Budget and Spending: The Air Force Continued To Develop the Advanced Logistics System, a Program It Was Directed To Cancel (LCD-78-108) (Apr. 24, 1978).
  • The Federal Information Processing Standards Program: Many Potential Benefits, Little Progress, and Many Problems (FGMSD-78-23) (Apr. 19, 1978).
  • Shifting the Government's Automatic Data Processing Requirements to the Private Sector: Further Study and Better Guidance Needed (FGMSD-78-22) (Apr. 11, 1978).
  • Telecommunications: Office of Telecommunications Policy's Contract for a Publication on Intercepting Electronic Communications (LCD-78-110) (Apr. 10, 1978).
  • Information Security: Multilevel Computer Security Requirements of the World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS) (LCD-78-106) (Apr. 5, 1978).


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Other GAO Reports[]

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