Strategic planning (71 - 76 of 76 items)
Proposed Legislation to Establish a 4-Year Term for the Position of Administrator of General Services
T-GGD-90-11: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management capabilities. GAO found that four deficiencies in GSA management posed significant obstacles to its effective management control, including: (1) ineffective leadership because of frequent turnover in political leadership, lack of career executive involvement in the planning process, and lack of attention to developing senior exec...
Transition Series: Information Technology Issues
OCG-89-6TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO provided information on current information management and technology issues.GAO found that agencies need to: (1) conduct complete and effective strategic planning for computers and telecommunications; (2) establish good management practices to control systems development projects through initiation, development, and operation; (3) develop and implement systems with appropriate security contro...
Human Resource Management: Status of Agency Practices for Improving Federal Productivity
GGD-87-61FS: Published: Jun 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on innovative human resource management practices in federal agencies.GAO surveyed 71 federal organizations that employed about 92 percent of the executive branch civilian work force and found that: (1) agencies reported that they used a wide variety of human resource management practices; (2) agencies introduced about one third of thei...
Better Management Would Improve the Effectiveness of the District of Columbia's ADP Resources
GGD-82-47: Published: Mar 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1982.
GAO reviewed the problems which the District of Columbia is experiencing in managing and using its automatic data processing (ADP) resources.The cost of programs managed or controlled with information maintained by computers is a significant portion of the District's operating budget. However, inadequate management practices have reduced the effectiveness of this support, affected agency and ADP o...
National Bureau of Standards--Information and Observations on Its Administration
CED-79-29: Published: Mar 21, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1979.
Information and observations on the more important aspects of National Bureau of Standards (NBS) administrative practices are presented in response to Senate committee concerns about persistent reports of a decline in NBS scientific capabilities and ability to respond adequately to specific congressional assignments.The Office of Management and Budget has not allowed NBS to use its appropriations...
Management Agenda for the Presidential and Congressional Transition: Strengthen Human Capital Capabilities to Enhance Performance
D15090: Nov 10, 2016
GAO's Management Agenda is a streamlined tool for new leaders to quickly learn about critical management challenges and risks facing the federal government and the actions needed to address those challenges. Eight management challenges are highlighted in the Management Agenda:Manage Finances to Improve the Nation's Fiscal ConditionManage Acquisitions to Maximize Cost Savings and Performance Develo...