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Information Management: Selected Agencies' Handling of Personal Information
GAO-02-1058: Published: Sep 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2002.
To obtain government services, members of the public must often provide agencies with personal information, which includes both identifying information (such as name or Social Security number, which can be used to locate to identify someone) and nonidentifying information (such as age or gender). GAO was asked to review agencies' handling of the personal information they collect and whether this h...
The American Community Survey: Accuracy and Timeliness Issues
GAO-02-956R: Published: Sep 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2002.
GAO has reviewed several major issues associated with the proposed full implementation of the American Community Survey (ACS) by the Bureau of the Census for 2003. If the ACS is approved, this mandatory mail survey would cost from $120 to $150 million a year, and would require responses from a sample of 3 million households to some 60 to 70 questions. The ACS would replace the decennial census lon...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Changes Needed to Annual Report
GAO-02-651R: Published: Apr 29, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2002.
The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) prepares an annual report on the implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act. OIRA's fiscal year 2002 report differed from the agency's previous reports in two important respects. First, the report provided agency-specific information on paperwork burden-hour estimates and violations only for the cabi...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Burden Increases and Violations Persist
GAO-02-598T: Published: Apr 11, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2002.
This testimony discusses the implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and information collection authorizations from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that either expired or were otherwise inconsistent with the act. GAO found that federal paperwork rose by 290 million burden hours during fiscal year 2001--the largest one-year increase since the act was amended and recodified i...
Defense Acquisitions: Collection and Reporting of Information Technology Purchases
GAO-02-331: Published: Jan 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2002.
Recent legislation requires that, beginning in October 2001, the Defense Department (DOD) collect procurement data on purchases of information technology (IT) products and services worth more than $100,000. DOD is required to issue its first annual report to Congress by March 2001. GAO found that DOD is making good progress in meeting the requirements of the legislation. DOD has modified data coll...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Burden Estimates Continue to Increase
GAO-01-648T: Published: Apr 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2001.
This testimony discusses the implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The data indicate that federal paperwork increased by nearly 180 million burden hours during fiscal year 2000--the second-largest one-year increase since the act was passed. This increase is largely attributed to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which raised its paperwork estimate by about 240 million burd...
GGD-00-191: Published: Sep 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether agencies were adhering to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) memorandum requiring federal agencies to post privacy policies on their Internet Websites, focusing on: (1) whether agencies have clearly labelled and easily accessed privacy policies posted on their principal Web sites; (2) whether agencies' privacy polici...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Burden Increases at IRS and Other Agencies
T-GGD-00-114: Published: Apr 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), focusing on: (1) the changes in federal paperwork burden since last year's hearing, with particular attention to changes at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); (2) IRS burden-relief initiatives that are directed at small businesses; and (3) PRA violations.GAO noted that: (1) although...
EPA Paperwork: Burden Estimate Increasing Despite Reduction Claims
GGD-00-59: Published: Mar 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) paperwork burden, focusing on: (1) the general dimensions of EPA's paperwork requirements and the agency's progress toward reducing the burden that those requirements impose; (2) the process that EPA used to develop paperwork burden-hour estimates for its largest information collections as...
Environmental Information: EPA Is Taking Steps to Improve Information Management, but Challenges Remain
RCED-99-261: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) information management systems, focusing on: (1) recent initiatives designed to help EPA improve the accuracy, completeness, and compatibility of its data; (2) the impact of data gaps and inconsistencies on EPA's ability to evaluate and report on the results of its programs under the Government Performa...