Accountability (71 - 80 of 210 items)
President's Management Agenda: Review of OMB's Improved Financial Performance Scorecard Process
GAO-07-95: Published: Nov 16, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2006.
The President's Management Agenda (PMA) focuses attention on ensuring resources entrusted to the federal government are well managed and used wisely. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) developed standards to measure success and a PMA scorecard that gives a "green", "yellow" or "red score" by agency. Green indicates success, yellow indicates mixed results, and red indicates unsatisfactory re...
DOD's High-Risk Areas: Challenges Remain to Achieving and Demonstrating Progress in Supply Chain Management
GAO-06-983T: Published: Jul 25, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2006.
The Department of Defense (DOD) maintains a military force with unparalleled logistics capabilities, but it continues to confront decades-old supply chain management problems. The supply chain can be the critical link in determining whether our frontline military forces win or lose on the battlefield, and the investment of resources in the supply chain is substantial. Because of weaknesses in DOD'...
Yucca Mountain: DOE's Planned Nuclear Waste Repository Faces Quality Assurance and Management Challenges
GAO-06-550T: Published: Apr 25, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2006.
The Department of Energy (DOE) is working to obtain a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to construct a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The project, which began in the 1980s, has been beset by delays. In 2004, GAO raised concerns that persistent quality assurance problems could further delay the project. Then, in 2005, DOE announced discovery of employee e-m...
Architect of the Capitol: Management Challenges Remain
GAO-06-290: Published: Feb 21, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2006.
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is responsible for the maintenance, renovation, and new construction of the Capitol Hill complex, which comprises more than three dozen facilities and consists of nine jurisdictions, such as the U.S. Capitol and the Senate and House Office Buildings. In 2003, at the request of Congress, GAO issued a management review of AOC that contained recommendations in seven...
Questions for the Record Related to DOD's Personnel Security Clearance Program and the Government Plan for Improving the Clearance Process
GAO-06-323R: Published: Jan 17, 2006. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2006.
On November 9, 2005, GAO testified before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at a hearing on "Access Delayed: Fixing the Security Clearance Process, Part II." This letter responds to three questions for the record that Senator Daniel K. Akaka posed.Although we ha...
Issues Related to Poor Performers in the Federal Workplace
GAO-05-812R: Published: Jun 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2005.
Many factors contribute to an organization's success in accomplishing its mission, but none more than the effective management and utilization of its greatest asset--its employees. A high-performing organization relies on a dynamic workforce with the requisite talents, multidisciplinary knowledge, and up-to-date skills to ensure that it is equipped to accomplish its mission and achieve its goals....
Coast Guard: Preliminary Observations on the Condition of Deepwater Legacy Assets and Acquisition Management Challenges
GAO-05-651T: Published: Jun 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2005.
In 2002, the Coast Guard began a multiyear, $19 billion to $24 billion acquisition program to replace or modernize its fleet of deepwater aircraft and cutters, so called because they are capable of operating many miles off the coast. For several years now, the Coast Guard has been warning that the existing fleet--especially cutters--was failing at an unsustainable rate, and it began studying optio...
Results-Oriented Government: Improvements to DHS's Planning Process Would Enhance Usefulness and Accountability
GAO-05-300: Published: Mar 31, 2005. Publicly Released: May 2, 2005.
The creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was the largest government reorganization in over 50 years, involving 170,000 employees and a $40 billion budget. Given the magnitude of this effort, strategic planning is critical for DHS to ensure that it meets the nation's homeland security challenges. GAO was asked to assess the extent to which DHS's planning process and documents (1) a...
Management Reform: Assessing the President's Management Agenda
GAO-05-574T: Published: Apr 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2005.
As part of its work to improve the management and performance of the federal government, GAO monitors progress and continuing challenges related to the President's Management Agenda (PMA). The Administration has looked to GAO's high-risk program to help shape various governmentwide initiatives, including the PMA. GAO remains committed to working with the Congress and the Administration to help add...
U.S. Postal Service: Despite Recent Progress, Postal Reform Legislation Is Still Needed
GAO-05-453T: Published: Apr 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2005.
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 comprehensive postal reform legislation is needed to minimize the risk of a significant taxpayer bailout or dramatic postal rate increases. In April 2001, GAO added the Postal Service's (the Service) transformation efforts and long-term outlook to its High...