Federal agencies (61 - 70 of 143 items)
Organizational Transformation: Implementing Chief Operating Officer/Chief Management Officer Positions in Federal Agencies
GAO-08-34: Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2007.
Agencies across the federal government are embarking on large-scale organizational transformations to address 21st century challenges. One proposed approach to address systemic federal governance and management challenges involves the creation of a senior-level position--a chief operating officer (COO)/chief management officer (CMO)--in selected federal agencies to help elevate, integrate, and ins...
General Services Administration Could Better Manage Unexpended Construction Balances and Make Its Budget More Transparent
GAO-07-409R: Published: May 9, 2007. Publicly Released: May 9, 2007.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is the federal government's principal real estate agent, with responsibilities including constructing, leasing, and maintaining a variety of facilities--such as office buildings, courthouses, border stations, and laboratories--that it rents to federal agencies. GSA's construction projects, which can span several years, are authorized to carry forward fund...
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...
E-Government Travel: Participation by Small Businesses and Estimated Program Savings
GAO-06-911: Published: Sep 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2006.
In November 2003, the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded three 10-year e-Government Travel Service (eTS) master contracts as part of the e-Gov Travel initiative, managed by the General Services Administration (GSA), which aims to save costs and improve service by providing a common, integrated approach to managing government travel functions. GSA has projected that e-Gov Travel will rea...
Electronic Government: Agencies Face Challenges in Implementing New Federal Employee Identification Standard
GAO-06-178: Published: Feb 1, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2006.
Many forms of identification (ID) that federal employees and contractors use to access government-controlled buildings and information systems can be easily forged, stolen, or altered to allow unauthorized access. In an effort to increase the quality and security of federal ID and credentialing practices, the President directed the establishment of a governmentwide standard--Federal Information Pr...
Program Evaluation: OMB's PART Reviews Increased Agencies' Attention to Improving Evidence of Program Results
GAO-06-67: Published: Oct 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2005.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) designed the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) as a diagnostic tool to draw on program performance and evaluation information for forming conclusions about program benefits and recommending adjustments to improve results. To assess progress in improving the evidence base for PART assessments, GAO was requested to examine (1) agencies' progress in respo...
Federal Aircraft: Inaccurate Cost Data and Weaknesses in Fleet Management Planning Hamper Cost Effective Operations
GAO-04-645: Published: Jun 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2004.
Federal civilian agencies own and operate a fleet of aging aircraft, many of which may soon need to be replaced. Agencies manage their fleets with help from guidance and policies issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Numerous audit reports have disclosed that agencies lacked accurate cost data and had acquired aircraft without adequate j...
Observations on the General Services Administration's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
GGD-00-148R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA).GAO noted that: (1) the performance goals in the FY 1999 performance report for the first key outcome--quality products and services are provided to federal agencies...
Contract Management: Restructuring GSA's Federal Supply Service and Federal Technology Service
GAO-04-132T: Published: Oct 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 2003.
The General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Service (FSS) and Federal Technology Service (FTS) play an important role in assisting agencies procure a wide range of products and services. Over the past several years, FSS and FTS purchases have significantly increased, with IT products and services being the primary source of this growth. In April 2002, we identified overlap in FSS' a...