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Cyberspace Policy: Executive Branch Is Making Progress Implementing 2009 Policy Review Recommendations, but Sustained Leadership Is Needed
GAO-11-24: Published: Oct 6, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2010.
To address pervasive computer-based (cyber) attacks against the United States that posed potentially devastating impacts to systems and operations, the federal government has developed policies and strategies intended to combat these threats. A recent key development was in February 2009, when President Obama initiated a review of the government's overall strategy and supporting activities with th...
Environmental Satellites: Strategy Needed to Sustain Critical Climate and Space Weather Measurements
GAO-10-456: Published: Apr 27, 2010. Publicly Released: May 27, 2010.
Environmental satellites provide data on the earth and its space environment that are used for forecasting the weather, measuring variations in climate over time, and predicting space weather. In planning for the next generation of these satellites, federal agencies originally sought to fulfill weather, climate, and space weather requirements. However, in 2006, federal agencies restructured two ke...
National Archives: Progress and Risks in Implementing its Electronic Records Archive Initiative
GAO-10-222T: Published: Nov 5, 2009. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 2009.
Since 2001, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been working to develop a modern Electronic Records Archive (ERA) system, a major information system that is intended to preserve and provide access to massive volumes of all types and formats of electronic records. The system is being developed incrementally over several years, with the first two pieces providing an initial s...
Electronic Records Archive: The National Archives and Records Administration's Fiscal Year 2009 Expenditure Plan
GAO-09-733: Published: Jul 24, 2009. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2009.
Since 2001, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been developing an Electronic Records Archive (ERA) to preserve and provide access to massive volumes of electronic records independent of their original hardware and software. The ERA system is to include a base system for federal records and a separate system for presidential records, known as the Executive Office of the Pre...
Certificated Expenditures: Executive Office of the President Fiscal Year 2007 Certificated Expenditures Were Used for Authorized Purposes
GAO-09-305: Published: Feb 17, 2009. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2009.
Pursuant to 3 U.S.C. 105(d) and 106(b), we reviewed certificated expenditures from fiscal year 2007 appropriations of the President of the United States and the Vice President of the United States. These sections authorize the President and the Vice President to expend appropriated funds for certain specified purposes that may be accounted for solely on their certificates and as they determine, no...
Information Management: Challenges in Implementing an Electronic Records Archive
GAO-08-738T: Published: May 14, 2008. Publicly Released: May 14, 2008.
Since 2001, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been working to develop a modern Electronic Records Archives (ERA) system, a major information system that is intended to preserve and provide access to massive volumes of all types and formats of electronic records. The system is being developed incrementally over several years; the first system increment is to provide an ini...
Reliability of Federal Procurement Data
GAO-04-295R: Published: Dec 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 2003.
Reliable information is critical to informed decision making and to oversight of the procurement system. The Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) has been the federal government's central database of information on federal procurement actions since 1978. Congress and executive branch agencies rely on FPDS to assess the impact that governmentwide acquisition policies and processes are having on t...
Executive Office of the President: Analysis of Mandated Report on Key Information Technology Areas
GAO-02-779R: Published: Jun 28, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2002.
Congress limited the Executive Office of the President's use of systems modernization funds until the White House gave Congress a report that included an enterprise architecture, a description of information technology (IT) capital planning and investment control processes, a capital investment plan, and an IT human capital plan. The White House submitted its report to Congress in March 2002. GAO...
The White House: Allegations of Damage During the 2001 Presidential Transition
GAO-02-360: Published: Jun 7, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 2002.
Damage, theft, vandalism, and pranks occurred in the White House complex during the 2001 presidential transition. Several Executive Office of the President (EOP) staff claim that they observed (1) messy offices containing excessive trash or personal items, (2) numerous prank signs containing derogatory and offensive statements about the president, (3) government property that was damaged, and (4)...
Budget Issues: Agency Data Supporting Capital Project Funding Requests Could Be Improved
GAO-01-770: Published: Jun 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2001.
During its review of 2001 agency budget justifications, GAO found several capital project funding requests that lacked total project cost information and for which it was not always clear whether requested funding would provide a useful, stand-alone asset. Without this information, Congress cannot consider the full costs of proposed commitments or determine if it is funding an asset that will be u...