Effective Management of Computer Leasing Needed to Reduce Government Costs.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
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Federal agencies spent about 1.1 billion to lease computer hardware in fiscal year 1983. GAO believes agencies that intend to retain installed computer technology can save on existing leases by buying already installed equipment, where appropriate refinancing existing leases exercising contract options to change from lease to installment purchase or reusing excess government-owned or government-leased equipment. Although agencies can do much to improve their leasing practices, leadership, funding, and support are needed from the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration to realize the potential cost savings. This report makes recommendations to the Director, Office of Management and Budget the Administrator of General Services and federal agency heads for actions that can help them obtain savings.
- Administration and Management
- Computer Hardware