Second Review of a New Data Management System for the Social Security Administration pdf

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Second Review of a New Data Management System for the Social Security Administration by NRC pdf download

Second Review of a New Data Management System for the Social Security Administration by NRC pdf download. This report is the second in a continuing review of the planning being done by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to develop a new data management system to support its service delivery process. The review was undertaken at the request of the Social Security Administration, and follows by one year a review by a similar panel of the Board on Telecommunications-Computer Applications, National Research Council. That panel’s report, Review of a New Data Management System for the Social Security Administration, published in 1978, examined the planning done by the SSA through 1977 and discussed such technical issues as data base design.

Second Review of a New Data Management System for the Social Security Administration by NRC pdf download

This second report reviews the planning done through 1978 and deals with issues that have more of a management and planning orientation. For each review, the panel consisted of 12 members, 8 of whom participated in both reviews. The second panel was asked to assist the Social Security Administration by examining such aspects of the agency’s effort as: privacy and security, project control, and the development of plans for system design and for system transition.

Second Review of a New Data Management System for the Social Security Administration by NRC pdf download

During 1978, the members reviewed the effort with the SSA staff at six panel meetings and numerous subpanel meetings. The report begins with an introduction and summary of the panel’s principal findings and recommendations. Chapter II provides the background about the subject, delineates the dimensions of the SSA’s data management problem, summarizes the major conclusions of the panel’s first review, and describes the federal government’s policies for acquiring large computer systems. Chapter III concerns the SSA’s strategy for acquiring its new system and its need for project management planning. Chapter IV develops in some detail the options available to the SSA as it plans for the transition from the present process to a future one.

Second Review of a New Data Management System for the Social Security Administration by NRC pdf download

Chapter V concentrates on the importance of incorporating privacy and security safeguards in the new system. Finally, in Chapter VI the panel discusses some significant human factors issues. The panel has benefited greatly from open, frank, and informative discussions with officials and staff of the SSA. Appreciation is expressed, in particular, to Stanford Ross, Commissioner of Social Security, Don
Wortman, Acting Commissioner during part of the review, and Robert B.Bynum, the Associate Commissioner for Program Operations during the period of the review, as well as to Ray Lannon, the Director.

Second Review of a New Data Management System for the Social Security Administration by NRC pdf download

Second Review of a New Data Management System for the Social Security Administration by NRC pdf download


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