Citation Edit

General Accounting Office, Government Operations: Multiyear Leasing and Government-Wide Purchasing of Automatic Data Processing Equipment Should Result in Significant Savings (B-115369) (Apr. 30, 1971) (full-text).

Overview Edit

The GAO reviewed the Government-wide program for acquiring automatic data processing (ADP) equipment.

The Congress enacted Public Law No. 89-306 (Brooks Automatic Data Processing Act of 1965, to provide for the establishment of a coordinated Government-wide program for the efficient and economical acquisition of general-purpose ADP equipment The law made the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responsible for fiscal and policy control and the General Services Administration (GSA) responsible for operations To assist GSA ln carrying out its responsibilities. The law directed that an ADP Fund be established.

The GAO concludes that a Government-wide effort is needed to make the maximum use of funds for acquiring ADP equipment.

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