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Digital Service Programs: Assessing Results and Coordinating with Chief Information Officers Can Improve Delivery of Federal Projects
GAO-16-733T: Published: Jun 10, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2016.
In a draft report, GAO determined that the General Service Administration's (GSA) 18F and Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) U.S. Digital Service (USDS) have provided a variety of services to agencies supporting their information technology (IT) efforts. Specifically, 18F staff helped 18 agencies with 32 projects and generally provided development and consulting services, including software d...
Inspectors General: Additional Efforts Needed by the Department of Commerce OIG to Address Audit Coverage, Hotline Operations, and Employee Concerns
GAO-15-260: Published: Jun 10, 2015. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2015.
During fiscal years 2011 through 2013, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) Office of Inspector General (OIG) experienced reductions in total budgetary resources from about $47 million to about $41 million, or almost 13 percent, compared to the average reduction of about 6 percent for all other cabinet-level OIGs. The Commerce OIG had a decline of full-time equivalent staff from 171 to 137, or ab...
Inspectors General: Improvements Needed in the Office of Inspector General's Oversight of the Denali Commission
GAO-14-320: Published: Sep 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2014.
The Denali Commission (Commission) Office of Inspector General (OIG) received budgetary resources of approximately $1 million from fiscal years 2011 through 2013. OIG budgetary resources increased approximately 7 percent from fiscal years 2011 through 2013, from approximately $310,000 to $331,000. During this period, the OIG consisted of one full-time employee, the Inspector General (IG), who obta...
Federal Contracts and Grants: Agencies Have Taken Steps to Improve Suspension and Debarment Programs
GAO-14-513: Published: May 21, 2014. Publicly Released: May 21, 2014.
The six agencies GAO reviewed all took action to incorporate characteristics associated with active suspension and debarment programs. Since GAO made recommendations to do so in 2011, the agencies have addressed staffing issues through actions such as defining roles and responsibilities, adding positions, and consolidating suspension and debarment functions. The agencies also have issued formal po...
Reexamining Regulations: Agencies Often Made Regulatory Changes, but Could Strengthen Linkages to Performance Goals
GAO-14-268: Published: Apr 11, 2014. Publicly Released: May 12, 2014.
Agencies often made changes to regulations in response to completed retrospective regulatory analyses, but could improve the reporting of progress. Executive Orders and related implementation guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) require executive agencies, and encourage independent regulatory agencies, to develop and implement retrospective review plans. Agencies use semiannual...
Entrepreneurial Assistance: Opportunities Exist to Improve Collaboration and Performance Management for Financial Assistance Programs
GAO-14-335T: Published: Feb 6, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2014.
Federal programs GAO reviewed that offer financial support to entrepreneurs, such as grants and loans, are fragmented and overlap based on the type of support they are authorized to offer and the type of entrepreneur they are authorized to serve. The Departments of Commerce (Commerce), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Agriculture (USDA); the Small Business Administration (SBA); and the Off...
Geospatial Information: OMB and Agencies Can Reduce Duplication by Making Coordination a Priority
GAO-14-226T: Published: Dec 5, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2013.
The President and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have established policies and procedures for coordinating investments in geospatial data, however, in November 2012, GAO reported that governmentwide committees and federal departments and agencies had not effectively implemented them. The committee that was established to promote the coordination of geospatial data nationwide--the Federa...
Information Technology: Additional OMB and Agency Actions Are Needed to Achieve Portfolio Savings
GAO-14-65: Published: Nov 6, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2013.
The 26 major federal agencies that were required to participate in the PortfolioStat initiative fully addressed four of seven key requirements established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). However, only 1 of the 26 agencies addressed all the requirements. For example, agencies did not develop action plans that addressed all elements, such as criteria for identifying wasteful, low-value...
Geospatial Information: OMB and Agencies Need to Make Coordination a Priority to Reduce Duplication
GAO-13-94: Published: Nov 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2012.
While the President and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have established policies and procedures for coordinating investments in geospatial data, governmentwide committees and federal departments and agencies have not effectively implemented them. The committee that was established to promote the coordination of geospatial data nationwide--the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)--ha...
Corporation for Travel Promotion: Establishment and Planned Programmatic Activities
GAO-12-485R: Published: Mar 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2012.
In September 2010, as directed by the Travel Promotion Act, the Secretary of Commerce appointed a board of 11 directors to govern CTP. Board members represent private and public sector areas related to travel and tourismincluding lodging, city and state convention and visitors bureaus, small business, travel distributors, airlines, and others. Subsequently, under the direction of the b...