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Contract Management: No Reliable Data to Measure Benefits of the Simplified Acquisition Test Program
GAO-03-1068: Published: Sep 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2003.
In recent years, the federal government has introduced new ways to streamline the acquisition process. One of those vehicles is the simplified acquisition procedures test program, which removes some of the procedural requirements for buying commercial goods and services. Using the test program, federal procurement officials can make purchases faster than they have in the past for procurements not...
Decennial Census: Methods for Collecting and Reporting Hispanic Subgroup Data Need Refinement
GAO-03-228: Published: Jan 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2003.
To help boost response rates of both the general and Hispanic populations, the U.S. Census Bureau (Bureau) redesigned the 2000 questionnaire, in part by deleting a list of examples of Hispanic subgroups from the question on Hispanic origin. While more Hispanics were counted in 2000 compared to 1990, the counts for Dominicans and other Hispanic subgroups were lower than expected. Concerned that thi...
Justice Department: Better Management Oversight and Internal Controls Needed to Ensure Accuracy of Terrorism-Related Statistics
GAO-03-266: Published: Jan 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2003.
In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, the Department of Justice (DOJ) provides Congress and the public with an annual performance report. These reports serve as an important measure of DOJ's progress related to its strategic goals and objectives, including statistics on its Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Report. We were asked to review the accuracy of DOJ's terrorism...
Performance Reporting: Few Agencies Reported on the Completeness and Reliability of Performance Data
GAO-02-372: Published: Apr 26, 2002. Publicly Released: May 16, 2002.
The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requires federal agencies to set goals for program performance and to report annually on their progress toward achieving those goals. Agencies need to produce credible performance data to provide transparency of government operations so that Congress, program managers, and others can make informed decisions. The Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 re...
District of Columbia Government: Progress and Challenges in Performance Management
GAO-01-96T: Published: Oct 3, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 2000.
This testimony focuses on the District of Columbia's progress and challenges in performance management. GAO discusses whether the District: (1) met the 29 performance goals that it scheduled for completion by the end of fiscal year 2000 that Congress chose from the more than 400 performance measures contained in the Mayor's fiscal year 2001 budget request, and (2) provided evidence that the perfor...
Observations on the Department of Commerce's Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Program Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Annual Performance Plan
GGD-00-152R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's fiscal year (FY) 1999 annual program performance report and FY 2001 annual performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA).GAO noted that: (1) Commerce's FY 1999 performance report indicated that the agency made some progress concerning key outcomes; (2) Commerce used measurable go...
Observations on the Department of Health and Human Services' Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
HEHS-00-127R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Service's (HHS) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) HHS generally met its FY 1999 goals in improving waste, fraud, and error in Medicare and Medicaid; (2) HHS has recognized that having specific error rates for...
Observations on the National Science Foundation's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
RCED-00-205R: Published: Jun 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan.GAO noted that: (1) NSF's FY 1999 performance report demonstrates that NSF was generally successful in achieving the outcome involving "discoveries at and across the frontier of science and engineering" in research areas such as biology, Ar...
2000 Census: Answers to Hearing Questions on the Status of Key Operations
GGD-00-109R: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: May 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Bureau of the Census' key census operations, focusing on: (1) whether the Bureau followed GAO's recommendations and adopted an alternate form of contingency planning instead of relying on Congress for a supplemental appropriation; (2) why the census is such a local endeavor; (3) whether the Bureau will be able to tr...
2000 Census: Progress Report on the Mail Response Rate and Key Operations
T-GGD/AIMD-00-136: Published: Apr 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of key 2000 census-taking operations, focusing on: (1) the mail response rate and the implications it has for timely and accurate completion of the Bureau of the Census' nonresponse follow-up workload; (2) update/leave procedure, which is used to count people in certain small towns and rural areas; (3) Service-Based Enumeration, used to...