Data collection (101 - 110 of 140 items)
EOS Data Policy: Questions Remain About U.S. Commercial Access
IMTEC-92-44: Published: Jun 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) planned Earth Observing System (EOS), focusing on NASA policies and international principles governing U.S. commercial access to information collected by EOS satellites.GAO found that: (1) consistent with the Landsat Act, NASA plans a two-tiered access system, free for research, operational...
Video Teleconferencing: GAO's Pilot Test
OIMC-92-1: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1991.
GAO presented the results of its evaluation of the legislative branch-sponsored pilot test of the use of video teleconferencing (VTC) in performing the GAO mission. GAO noted that the 6-month pilot test between its headquarters and its Seattle, Washington, regional office clearly demonstrated that VTC: (1) significantly increased face-to-face participation of essential staff in critical assignment...
Defense ADP: A Coordinated Strategy Is Needed to Implement the CALS Initiative
IMTEC-91-54: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) initiative to reduce the cost of maintenance and support by automating the millions of pages of technical data needed to support weapons systems.GAO found that: (1) the potential benefits of CALS could be significant, especially in the repair and maintenance o...
FAA Information Resources: Agency Needs to Correct Widespread Deficiencies
IMTEC-91-43: Published: Jun 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management of its information resources; and (2) whether FAA was acting to implement needed agency-wide corrective measures.GAO found that: (1) since FAA has not always ensured that agencies effectively and efficiently acquired and managed computers, software, and related information resources, it ha...
Ineffective Information Management Impedes EPA's Enforcement Mission and Cross-Media Initiatives
T-IMTEC-91-16: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to develop information systems to meet enforcement users' needs for information that cut across such environmental media as air, water, solid waste, pesticides, and toxic substances. GAO noted that: (1) two of the three mission-critical information systems EPA was developing to provide the capability to collect data for enforcement,...
Preparing, Documenting, and Referencing Microcomputer Data Base Applications
IMTEC-11.1.1: Published: Apr 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1991.
GAO published a guide to help evaluators and supervisors apply and review data-base software applications for microcomputers, focusing on: (1) data-base concepts; (2) how to choose and plan data-base applications; (3) data validation techniques, processing controls, and general workpaper requirements; (4) how to collect, analyze, and document data using data-base software programming modes; and (5...
Banks and Thrifts: Cause of Federal Regulators' Delays in Releasing Timely Call Report Data
IMTEC-91-26BR: Published: Feb 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) federal bank and thrift regulators' automated processes for collecting, producing, and distributing call report data; and (2) causes of and regulators' responses to recent delays experienced in releasing such information.GAO found that: (1) banks and thrifts transmitted the data electronically via computer links or sent it manua...
Environmental Data: Major Effort Is Needed to Improve NOAA's Data Management and Archiving
IMTEC-91-11: Published: Nov 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) and the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) management, storage, and archiving of environmental data collected by space and ground data collection systems.GAO found that: (1) NOAA did not properly manage, store, or maintain its magnetic tapes, films, and paper records with valuable environmen...
Paperwork Clearance: It's Time For a Change
T-PEMD-90-6: Published: Oct 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1989.
GAO discussed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) reviews, pursuant to paperwork reduction legislation, of agencies' requests to collect information. GAO noted that OMB: (1) annually received between 3,000 to 4,000 agency information collection requests; (2) implemented regulations for submitting information collection requests and developed a formal review and notification process, but ty...
Paperwork Reduction: Mixed Effects on Agency Decision Processes and Data Availability
PEMD-89-20: Published: Sep 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) efforts to minimize the burden that information requests placed on the public, focusing on: (1) how OMB handled agency requests for data collection and the timeliness and technical adequacy of its reviews; (2) how OMB policies and practices influenced agencies' decisions to gather information; and (3) the...