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General Accounting Office, Improvements Needed in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Management and Use of Its Automatic Data Processing Resources (EMD-79-102) (Sept. 6, 1979).


This report identified the following weaknesses in the ADP planning structure and process:

  • TVA did not have an agencywide plan to use as a management tool for measuring and controlling ADP activities.
  • Top management generally did not support the development of agencywide ADP systems which could cut costs.
  • Top management did not require all offices and divisions to use available management systems. Such use could better control ADP system design and development.
  • Procedures did not ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing acquisition of ADP services.
  • Adequacy of the justification for future ADP equipment was questionable.
  • The organization, authority, and responsibility of the ADP audit function was insufficient.