Interagency relations (61 - 70 of 139 items)
Contract Management: Interagency Contract Program Fees Need More Oversight
GAO-02-734: Published: Jul 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 2002.
Federal interagency contract service programs are being used in a wide variety of situations, from those in which a single agency provides limited contracting assistance to an approach in which the provider agency's contracting officer handles all aspects of the procurement. This increased use of interagency contracts is a result of reforms and legislation passed in the 1990s, allowing agencies to...
Contract Management: Roles and Responsibilities of the Federal Supply Service and Federal Technology Service
GAO-02-560T: Published: Apr 11, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2002.
The General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Service (FSS) and Federal Technology Service (FTS) help agencies to purchase telephone and computer systems, motor vehicles, travel, and everyday supplies valued at more than $30 billion annually. FSS and FTS take different approaches to filling agency customers' requirements but, in the information technology area, they provide similar go...
Managing For Results: Next Steps to Improve the Federal Government's Management and Performance
GAO-02-439T: Published: Feb 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2002.
Federal agencies need to work with other governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, both domestically and internationally, to achieve results. By focusing on accountable, results-oriented management, the federal government can use this network to deliver economical, efficient, and effective programs and services to the American people. The administration's p...
Information Technology: State Department Led Overseas Modernization Program Faces Management Challenges
GAO-02-41: Published: Nov 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2001.
To promote U.S. interests in the face of rapid economic, political, technological, and environmental change, 24 federal agencies are engaged in foreign affairs activities at 255 overseas locations in 162 countries. The Department of State is responsible for coordinating and supporting federal agencies' international activities and providing a means for effective interagency information sharing. St...
Chief Financial Officers Council and Joint Financial Management Improvement Program: Building the Work Force Capacity to Successfully Implement Financial Systems (April 2002)
A02376: Oct 15, 2001
One of the priorities of the U.S. Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Council is to improve financial performance through better financial management systems. The Bush administration has identified several management reform initiatives, including strategic management of human capital, improving financial performance and expanding e-government. Under the auspices of the Financial Systems Committee and H...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Education
GAO-01-245: Published: Jan 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2001.
This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Education. These challenges include (1) ensuring access to postsecondary education, (2) encouraging states to improve performance information, (3) promoting coordination with other federal agencies and school districts, and (4) improving financial m...
Office of Management and Budget: Future Challenges to Management
T-GGD/AIMD-00-141: Published: Apr 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the management challenges facing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), focusing on the broader challenges facing the nation and the federal government now and in the future and their implications for central leadership approaches in general, and OMB in particular.GAO noted that: (1) the nation faces a wide range of challenges and opportunitie...
The Results Act: Observations on the U.S. Export-Import Bank's Draft Fiscal Years 2001-06 Strategic Plan
GGD/NSIAD-00-93R: Published: Feb 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) draft fiscal years 2001-2006 strategic plan, focusing on the: (1) improvements made to the February 1999 draft strategic plan; and (2) areas where Eximbank's draft strategic plan could better meet the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and related guidance.GAO noted that: (1) Eximb...
Certification Requirements: Guidance Governing Agency Actions Is Limited
T-GGD-99-166: Published: Sep 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the certification requirements of federal agencies, focusing on: (1) the extent and variety of certification activities in the federal government; (2) the extent to which any policies, procedures, or guidance exist governing these activities, either governmentwide or within selected agencies; and (3) an agency certification practice that could ser...
Public-Private Partnerships: Key Elements of Federal Building and Facility Partnerships
T-GGD-99-81: Published: Apr 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the key elements of partnerships between the federal government and the private sector, focusing on: (1) some of the weaknesses that are making it necessary for agencies to think strategically when managing buildings and facilities; and (2) the key elements and related experiences of the 6 federal partnerships that were created to meet these chall...