Department of Justice, Executive (81 - 90 of 269 items)
Information Management: Update on Freedom of Information Act Implementation Status
GAO-04-257: Published: Feb 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2004.
Based on principles of openness and accountability in government, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes that federal agencies must provide the public with access to government information, thus enabling them to learn about government operations and decisions. To ensure appropriate implementation of FOIA, Congress requires that agencies report annually to the Attorney General informatio...
Justice Outcome Evaluations: Design and Implementation of Studies Require More NIJ Attention
GAO-03-1091: Published: Sep 24, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2003.
Policy makers need valid, reliable, and timely information on the outcomes of criminal justice programs to help them decide how to set criminal justice funding priorities. In view of previously reported problems with selected outcome evaluations managed by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), GAO assessed the methodological quality of a sample of completed and ongoing NIJ outcome evaluation gr...
Freedom of Information Act: Agency Views on Changes Resulting from New Administration Policy
GAO-03-981: Published: Sep 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2003.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is based on principles of openness and accountability in government. FOIA establishes that federal agencies must provide the public with access to government information, unless the information falls into one of nine specifically exempted categories (for example, certain information compiled for law enforcement purposes). However, agencies can use their discre...
Opportunities for Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds: Examples from Selected GAO Work
GAO-03-1006: Published: Aug 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2003.
This report is submitted pursuant to section 301(e) of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2004, which directs the Comptroller General to submit to the Committees on the Budget a comprehensive report identifying instances in which the committees of jurisdiction may make legislative changes to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of federal programs within their j...
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Single-Employer Insurance Program: Long-Term Vulnerabilities Warrant 'High Risk' Designation
GAO-03-1050SP: Published: Jul 23, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2003.
The potential losses that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), through its single-employer insurance program, might face from the termination of underfunded plans have been a longstanding concern of the Congress and GAO. In 1990, as part of our effort to call attention to high-risk areas in the federal government, we noted that weaknesses in the single-employer insurance program's fina...
High-Risk Series: An Update
GAO-03-119: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
GAO's audits and evaluations identify federal programs and operations that are high risk, in some cases, due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Increasingly, we also are identifying high-risk areas to focus on major economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. Since 1990, GAO has periodically reported on government operations that it has designated as...
High-Risk Series: Federal Real Property
GAO-03-122: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
Long-standing problems with excess and underutilized real property, deteriorating facilities, unreliable real property data, and costly space challenges are shared by several agencies. These factors have multibillion-dollar cost implications and can seriously jeopardize mission accomplishment. Federal agencies face many challenges securing real property due to the threat of terrorism.Over 30 agenc...
High-Risk Series: Protecting Information Systems Supporting the Federal Government and the Nation's Critical Infrastructures
GAO-03-121: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
Since GAO designated computer security in the federal government as high risk in 1997, evidence of pervasive weaknesses has been continuing. Also, related risks have been escalating, in part because of the dramatic increases in computer interconnectivity and increasing dependence on computers to support critical operations and infrastructures, such as power distribution, water supply, national def...
High-Risk Series: Strategic Human Capital Management
GAO-03-120: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
In its January 2001 High-Risk Update (GAO-01-263), GAO designated strategic human capital management as a governmentwide high-risk area. The basic problem, which continues today, has been the long-standing lack of a consistent strategic approach to marshaling, managing, and maintaining the human capital needed to maximize government performance and assure its accountability. This report is part of...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: A Governmentwide Perspective
GAO-03-95: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
In its 2001 Governmentwide Perspective, GAO identified operational challenges, such as the continuing need to implement management reforms, and discussed the need to address human capital and other strategic challenges, particularly the longer-term budget outlook. The information GAO presents in this report is intended to help sustain congressional attention in addressing the challenges government...