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Department of Commerce: Relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
OGC-00-33R: Published: Jul 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the relationship between the Department of Commerce and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), focusing on: (1) whether the formation of ICANN was in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and the Government Corporation Control Act; (2) how ICANN's interim board was selected and what role Commerce played...
Information Security: Software Change Controls at the Department of Commerce
AIMD-00-187R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed software change controls at the Department of Commerce, focusing on: (1) whether key controls as described in agency policies and procedures regarding software change authorization, testing, and approval complied with federal guidance; and (2) the extent to which agencies contracted for year 2000 remediation of mission-critical systems and involved...
Cooperative Research: Results of U.S.-Industry Partnership to Develop a New Generation of Vehicles
RCED-00-81: Published: Mar 30, 2000. Publicly Released: May 4, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a partnership between the federal government and three domestic automobile manufacturers called the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV), focusing on: (1) the progress made to date toward achieving the partnership goals; (2) the historical federal funding levels; (3) the technologies being developed under PNGV; and (4) a comparison o...
Competitive Contracting: Preliminary Issues Regarding FAIR Act Implementation
T-GGD-00-34: Published: Oct 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its observations on the initial implementation of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act of 1998, focusing on: (1) the progress to date in developing and releasing agencies' FAIR Act inventories; (2) the status of the initial steps taken to implement the FAIR Act; and (3) issues related to the Department of Commerce, the Environmental...
Telecommunications Technology: Federal Funding for Schools and Libraries
HEHS-99-133: Published: Aug 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federally created or facilitated programs for helping schools and libraries with their telecommunications and information technology efforts.GAO noted that: (1) GAO identified 35 federal programs in 8 agencies that could be used as a source of support for telecommunications and information technology by libraries or elementary and secondary schools...
Observations on the Department of Commerce's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan
GGD-99-117R: Published: Jul 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan, which was submitted to Congress in response to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) assessing the usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking; and (2) identifying the degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents over...
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Endangered and Threatened Species of Salmonids
OGC-99-38: Published: Apr 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) new rules on endangered and threatened species of salmonids. GAO noted that: (1) the rules would impart threatened status on several species of salmonids; and (2) NOAA complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rules...
Agency Performance Plans: Examples of Practices That Can Improve Usefulness to Decisionmakers
GGD/AIMD-99-69: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) identified and described practices that were applied in some federal agencies' 1999 performance plans that might, if consistently applied, improve the usefulness of all agencies' annual performance plans; and (2) provided examples from agencies' fiscal year 1999 performance plans that illustrate each practice.GAO noted that: (1) opportunities to improv...
Financial Management: Federal Financial Management Improvement Act Results for Fiscal Year 1997
AIMD-98-268: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed information concerning: (1) compliance with the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996's (FFMIA) requirements, including whether the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) agencies' financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable accounting standards; and (2) the adequacy of applicable accounting standards for the fede...
Results Act: Observations on the Department of Commerce's Annual Performance Plan for Fiscal Year 1999
GGD-98-135R: Published: Jun 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's annual performance plan for fiscal year (FY) 1999, focusing on: (1) the extent to which Commerce's performance plan provides a clear picture of intended agencywide performance; (2) how well Commerce's performance plan discusses the strategies and resources it will use to achieve its performance goals; and (3) the extent...