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Architect of the Capitol: Status Report on Implementation of Management Review Recommendations
GAO-04-299: Published: Jan 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2004.
The Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) plays an important role in supporting the effective functioning of Congress and its neighboring institutions. In January 2003, GAO conducted a comprehensive management review of AOC's operations and made 35 recommendations to help AOC establish a strategic management and accountability framework, improve its management infrastructure and internal co...
U.S. Postal Service: Key Elements of Comprehensive Postal Reform
GAO-04-397T: Published: Jan 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2004.
Both the Presidential Commission on the U.S. Postal Service and GAO's past work have reported that universal postal service is at risk and that reform is needed to minimize the risk of a significant taxpayer bailout or dramatic postal rate increases. GAO has testified that Congress should enact comprehensive postal reform legislation that would clarify the Postal Service's (the Service) mission an...
Postal Pension Funding Reform: Issues Related to the Postal Service's Proposed Use of Pension Savings
GAO-04-238: Published: Nov 26, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2003.
In April 2003, Congress enacted the Postal Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) Funding Reform Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-18), which\ lowered the Postal Service's (Service) annual payment for its CSRS obligation by over $2.5 billion beginning in fiscal year 2003. P.L. 108-18 includes requiring (1) the Service to begin making payments into an escrow account in fiscal year 2006, (2) the Service to issu...
Government Printing Office: Advancing GPO's Transformation Effort through Strategic Human Capital Management
GAO-04-85: Published: Oct 20, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2003.
The Government Printing Office (GPO) has undertaken the task of transforming itself in response to pressing fiscal and other realities in the 21st century. This report focuses on actions GPO's leaders can take to advance its transformation efforts through strategic human capital management and is a part of GAO's response to a congressional request that GAO conduct a general management review of GP...
Federal Real Property: Actions Needed to Address Long-standing and Complex Problems
GAO-04-119T: Published: Oct 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2003.
The federal government faces longstanding problems with excess and underutilized real property, deteriorating facilities, unreliable real property data, and costly space. These problems have multibillion-dollar cost implications and can seriously jeopardize agencies' missions. In addition, federal agencies face many challenges securing real property due to the threat of terrorism. This testimony d...
Contract Management: High-Level Attention Needed to Transform DOD Services Acquisition
GAO-03-935: Published: Sep 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2003.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) spending on service contracts approaches $100 billion annually, but recent legislation directs DOD to manage its services procurement more effectively. Leading companies transformed management practices and achieved major savings after they analyzed spending patterns and coordinated procurement. This report evaluates DOD's implementation of the legislation in ligh...
National Science Foundation: Status of the Business Analysis Plan Contract
GAO-03-832R: Published: Jul 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2003.
In June 2002, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a 3-year, $14.8 million contract for a business analysis plan to support three key management areas at the foundation: its business processes, human capital, and information technology. The contract is to be completed by September 30, 2005, and is to result in seven deliverables, including a project plan to guide the contractor's work. Th...
NASA: Major Management Challenges and Program Risks
GAO-03-849T: Published: Jun 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2003.
Since its inception, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has undertaken numerous programs that have greatly advanced scientific and technological knowledge. NASA's activities span a broad range of complex and technical endeavors. But the agency is at a critical juncture, and major management improvements are needed. In January of this year, we identified four challenges facing...
Department of Education: Status of Efforts to Address Major Management Challenges
GAO-03-872T: Published: Jun 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2003.
In its 2003 performance and accountability report on the Department of Education, GAO identified challenges in, among other areas, student financial aid programs and financial management. The information GAO presents in this testimony is intended to assist Congress in assessing Education's progress in addressing and overcoming these challenges. GAO is not making new recommendations in this testimo...
Federal Real Property: Executive and Legislative Actions Needed to Address Long-standing and Complex Problems
GAO-03-839T: Published: Jun 5, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2003.
Long-standing problems with excess and underutilized real property, deteriorating facilities, unreliable real property data, and costly space challenges are shared by several agencies. These factors have multibillion-dollar cost implications and can seriously jeopardize agencies' missions. Federal agencies face many challenges securing real property due to the threat of terrorism. This testimony d...