Interagency relations (51 - 60 of 139 items)
DHS Multi-Agency Operation Centers Would Benefit from Taking Further Steps to Enhance Collaboration and Coordination
GAO-07-686R: Published: Apr 5, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2007.
This letter addresses the conference report to H.R. 5441 and Senate Report 109-273, which directs GAO to (1) analyze the role of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Operations Center and DHS component operations centers and (2) make recommendations regarding the operation and coordination of these centers. On March 1 and 13, 2007, we met with House and Senate Committee staff, respec...
Fiscal Year 2008 Performance Plan
GAO-07-421SP: Published: Mar 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2007.
This report presents the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Performance Plans for Fiscal Year 2008. In the spirit of the Government Performance and Results Act, this annual plan informs the Congress and the American people about what we expect to accomplish on their behalf in the coming fiscal year. It sets forth our plan to make progress toward achieving our strategic goals for serving the...
Interagency Contracting: Improved Guidance, Planning, and Oversight Would Enable the Department of Homeland Security to Address Risks
GAO-06-996: Published: Sep 27, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2006.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has some of the most extensive acquisition needs within the federal government. In fiscal year 2005, DHS spent $17.5 billion on contracted purchases, $6.5 billion, or 37 percent, of which was through the use of other agencies' contracts and contracting services, a process known as interagency contracting. While these types of contracts offer the benefits o...
Information Quality Act: Expanded Oversight and Clearer Guidance by the Office of Management and Budget Could Improve Agencies' Implementation of the Act
GAO-06-765: Published: Aug 23, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2006.
The importance and widespread use of federal information makes its accuracy imperative. The Information Quality Act (IQA) required that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issue guidelines to ensure the quality of information disseminated by federal agencies by fiscal year 2003. GAO was asked to (1) assess OMB's role in helping agencies implement IQA; (2) identify the number, type, and sourc...
Federal Programs with a Financial Eligibility Component
GAO-06-292R: Published: Dec 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 2005.
Each year, federal benefit programs make billions of dollars of improper payments, in some cases, due to inaccurate personal and financial information provided by applicants. For federal agencies administering those programs, getting reliable personal and financial information is vital for making good decisions about whether an individual or business is eligible for federal benefits. As one of the...
Results-Oriented Government: Practices That Can Help Enhance and Sustain Collaboration among Federal Agencies
GAO-06-15: Published: Oct 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 2005.
The federal government faces a series of challenges in the 21st century that will be difficult, if not impossible, for any single agency to address alone. Many issues cut across more than one agency and their actions are not well coordinated. Moreover, agencies face a range of barriers when they attempt to work collaboratively. This report identifies key practices that can help enhance and sustain...
Electronic Government: Funding of the Office of Management and Budget's Initiatives
GAO-05-420: Published: Apr 25, 2005. Publicly Released: May 25, 2005.
In accordance with the President's Management Agenda, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has sponsored initiatives to promote electronic government--the use of information technology, such as Web-based Internet applications, to enhance government services. Generally, these "e-gov" initiatives do not have direct appropriations but depend on a variety of funding sources, including monetary co...
Continuity of Operations: Agency Plans Have Improved, but Better Oversight Could Assist Agencies in Preparing for Emergencies
GAO-05-619T: Published: Apr 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2005.
To ensure that essential government services are available in emergencies, federal agencies are required to develop continuity of operations plans. According to guidance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is responsible for providing guidance for and assessing agency continuity plans, a key element of a viable capability is the proper identification of essential functions....
Comptroller General's Forum: High-Performing Organizations: Metrics, Means, and Mechanisms for Achieving High Performance in the 21st Century Public Management Environment
GAO-04-343SP: Published: Feb 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2004.
As we face the challenges of the 21st century, the federal government must strive to build high-performing organizations. Nothing less than a fundamental transformation in the people, processes, technology, and environment used by federal agencies to address public goals will be necessary to address public needs. In high-performing organizations, management controls, processes, practices, and syst...
Human Capital: Further Guidance, Assistance, and Coordination Can Improve Federal Telework Efforts
GAO-03-679: Published: Jul 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 2003.
Telework--work done at a location other than a traditional office--has gained widespread attention over the past decade as a human capital flexibility offering various potential benefits to employers, employees, and society. Using such flexibilities as management tools can help the federal government address its human capital challenges. GAO did this study in response to a congressional request to...