Interagency relations (61 - 70 of 184 items)
Managing for Results: Emerging Benefits From Selected Agencies' Use of Performance Agreements
GAO-01-115: Published: Oct 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2000.
The Veterans Health Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the Office of Student Financial Assistance have begun to use results- oriented performance agreements to align agency expectations with organizational goals. Each agency developed and implemented agreements that reflected their specific organizational priorities, structures, and cultures. GAO identified the following five co...
Program Evaluation: Studies Helped Agencies Measure or Explain Program Performance
GGD-00-204: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how federal agencies used evaluation studies to report on their achievements, focusing on: (1) how program evaluation studies or methods served in performance reporting; and (2) circumstances that led agencies to conduct evaluations.GAO noted that: (1) evaluations helped the agencies improve their measurement of program performance or understanding...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Challenges to Building a Comprehensive Strategy for Information Sharing and Coordination
T-AIMD-00-268: Published: Jul 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the challenges of developing effective information sharing and coordination strategies needed to deal with computer security threats.GAO noted that: (1) developing the information sharing and coordination capabilities needed to effectively deal with computer threats and actual incidents is complex and challenging but essential; (2) data on possibl...
Congressional Oversight: Challenges for the 21st Century
T-OCG-00-11: Published: Jul 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the importance of congressional oversight and the challenges that face the 21st century.GAO noted that: (1) future fiscal challenges call for prudent stewardship of the national government to ensure delivery of the services that Americans need versus what they want, and considering what the government can collectively afford; (2) this affordabilit...
State Department: Progress and Challenges in Managing for Results
T-NSIAD/AIMD-00-254: Published: Jul 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of State's progress in addressing the challenges it faces in its efforts to achieve a more secure, efficient, and effective network of operations.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's evaluations showed that although State's strategic and performance plans had their strong points, they only partially met the requirements of the 1993 Government...
Civil Rights Division: Fiscal Year 2000 Annual Performance Plan Could Be Improved
GGD-00-90R: Published: Mar 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division (CRT) fiscal year (FY) 2000 annual performance plan to determine the extent to which the plan had met Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requirements and related guidance, focusing on: (1) defining expected performance; (2) addressing the crosscutting nature of its programs; and (3) provi...
Office of Management and Budget: Future Challenges to Management
T-GGD/AIMD-00-141: Published: Apr 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the management challenges facing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), focusing on the broader challenges facing the nation and the federal government now and in the future and their implications for central leadership approaches in general, and OMB in particular.GAO noted that: (1) the nation faces a wide range of challenges and opportunitie...
Managing for Results: Barriers to Interagency Coordination
GGD-00-106: Published: Mar 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2000.
GAO reviewed the federal government's management of crosscutting program activities, focusing on: (1) an overview of programs with mission fragmentation and overlap in 1998 and 1999; (2) barriers to interagency coordination within the last decade; and (3) potential approaches for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of crosscutting programs.GAO noted that: (1) mission fragmentation and progr...
Managing for Results: Challenges in Producing Credible Performance Information
T-GGD/RCED-00-134: Published: Mar 22, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the challenges federal agencies face in producing credible performance information, focusing on: (1) a governmentwide perspective on the credibility of agencies' performance information based on GAO's assessment of agencies' performance plans; (2) the challenges agencies face in producing credible performance data; and (3) how agencies can use the...
Managing for Results: Using GPRA to Help Congressional Decisionmaking and Strengthen Oversight
T-GGD-00-95: Published: Mar 22, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the House Committees' use of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 to inform their decisionmaking and oversight, focusing on: (1) an overview of the implementation of the GPRA across the executive branch and why the government is at a critical stage in GPRA's implementation; (2) how the House has used GPRA to improve programmat...