Accession Number : ADA380199


Title :   Report on the Audit of the Use of Mobile Computers -- Air Force


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a380199.pdf


Report Date : 15 Feb 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : We are providing this final report on the Audit of the Use of Mobile Computers--Air Force for your review and comments. The audit was conducted from November 1989 through August 1990. The audit was part of our review of the use of mobile computers throughout DoD. Our overall objectives were to evaluate the effectiveness of present systems and to determine the need for any proposed improvements. Specifically, we determined whether the mobile computers met approved requirements and satisfied user needs, including training, and whether the proposed improvements were necessary. We also evaluated internal controls over the acquisition and management of movable automated data processing (ADP) equipment and determined compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The Transportable Shelter System (TSS) operates at 18 bases in Europe and the Pacific in support of wartime operations. The TSS is the backup computer to the fixed-site Standard Base Level Computer (the Base Computer). Through FY 1990, the TSS cost over $46 million to procure, operate, and maintain. The audit showed that the Air Force needed to retain no more than 5 of the 18 TSS's. This would save the Air Force $27.3 million (Enclosure 2).


Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING , *PORTABLE EQUIPMENT , *COMPUTERS , *TRANSPORTABLE , *USER NEEDS , *AUDITING , EUROPE , AIR FORCE , AUTOMATION , ACQUISITION , SHELTERS , REPORTS , INTERNAL , MOBILE , BACKUP SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE