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Social Media: Federal Agencies Need Policies and Procedures for Managing and Protecting Information They Access and Disseminate
GAO-11-605: Published: Jun 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2011.
Federal agencies increasingly use recently developed Internet technologies that allow individuals or groups to create, organize, comment on, and share online content. The use of these social media services-- including popular Web sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube-- has been endorsed by President Obama and provides opportunities for agencies to more readily share information with and solici...
Information Sharing Environment: Better Road Map Needed to Guide Implementation and Investments
GAO-11-455: Published: Jul 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2011.
Recent planned and attempted acts of terrorism on U.S. soil underscore the importance of the government's continued need to ensure that terrorism-related information is shared in an effective and timely manner. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, as amended, mandated the creation of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE), which is described as an approach for sharing t...
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking: National Data Collection Efforts Underway to Address Some Information Gaps
GAO-11-833T: Published: Jul 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 2011.
This testimony discusses issues related to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In hearings conducted from 1990 through 1994, Congress noted that violence against women was a problem of national scope and that the majority of crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking were perpetrated against women. These hearings culminated in the enactment of...
Race to the Top: Reform Efforts Are Under Way and Information Sharing Could Be Improved
GAO-11-658: Published: Jun 30, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2011.
In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Congress required the U.S. Department of Education (Education) to make education reform grants to states. Education subsequently established the Race to the Top (RTT) grant fund and awarded almost $4 billion to 12 states related to developing effective teachers and leaders, improving the lowest-achieving schools, expanding student data systems...
Rail Security: TSA Improved Risk Assessment but Could Further Improve Training and Information Sharing
GAO-11-688T: Published: Jun 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2011.
Alleged terrorist plots against rail systems in major U.S. cities have increased focus on these systems. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is the primary federal agency responsible for rail security. This testimony addresses the following: (1) the extent that DHS has conducted comprehensive risk assessments for the transportation se...
Military Housing: Enhancements Needed to Housing Allowance Process and Information Sharing among Services
GAO-11-462: Published: May 16, 2011. Publicly Released: May 16, 2011.
The Department of Defense (DOD) paid active duty military personnel over $18 billion in housing allowances in fiscal year 2010. DOD sets housing allowance rates annually based on market costs of rent, utilities, and renter's insurance. Also, DOD has identified 26 installations significantly impacted by expected growth in personnel due to various rebasing actions. The Senate report accompanying a b...
Bureau of the Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Systems Controls
GAO-11-528R: Published: Apr 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2011.
In connection with fulfilling our requirement to audit the financial statements of the U.S. government, we audited and reported on the Schedules of Federal Debt Managed by the Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2010 and 2009. As part of these audits, we performed a review of information systems controls over key BPD financial systems. As we reported in connect...
Federal Reserve Banks: Areas for Improvement in Information Systems Controls
GAO-11-447R: Published: Mar 31, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2011.
In connection with fulfilling our requirement to audit the financial statements of the U.S. government, we audited and reported on the Schedules of Federal Debt Managed by the Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2010 and 2009. As part of these audits, we performed a review of information systems controls over key financial systems maintained and operated by the...
Electronic Government: National Archives and Records Administration's Fiscal Year 2011 Expenditure Plan
GAO-11-299: Published: Mar 4, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2011.
Since 2001, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been working to develop an Electronic Records Archive (ERA) to preserve and provide access to massive volumes of all types of electronic records. NARA originally planned to complete the system in 2012, but has repeatedly revised the program schedule and estimated cost and is now planning to deploy an ERA system with reduced fu...
National Archives: Framework Governing Use of Presidential Library Facilities and Staff
GAO-11-390: Published: Feb 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2011.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) operates presidential libraries for all of the former U.S. presidents since Herbert Hoover. These libraries received over 2.4 million visits in 2009, including researchers, public program attendees, and museum visitors. Each library is associated with a private foundation, which raised the funds to build the library and then turned the librar...