Data collection (91 - 100 of 140 items)
National Archives: A More Systematic Customer Focus Needed
GGD-94-3: Published: Oct 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) meets its customers' needs, focusing on how NARA identifies and responds to its customers' needs.GAO found that: (1) NARA does not systematically identify its customers' needs; (2) although NARA has attempted to increase its understanding of customer needs, it has only surveyed a limit...
Environmental Protection: EPA's Plans to Improve Longstanding Information Resources Management Problems
AIMD-93-8: Published: Sep 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plans to respond to its information resources management (IRM) problems.GAO found that: (1) EPA has several longstanding IRM problems that adversely affect many of its program operations; (2) the EPA Office of Information Resources Management (OIRM), which has overall responsibility for IRM, plans to impl...
Foreign Technology: Collection and Dissemination of Japanese Information Can Be Improved
NSIAD-93-251: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. and Japanese organizations' collection and dissemination of foreign technology information, focusing on: (1) the Japanese and U.S. governments' processes for performing these functions; (2) Japanese officials' views on successful foreign technology collection and dissemination efforts; and (3) the collection efforts of U.S. government organiza...
National Water-Quality Assessment: Geological Survey Faces Formidable Data Management Challenges
IMTEC-93-30: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment Program's (NAWQA) efforts to obtain and use water-quality data.GAO found that: (1) the NAWQA program has sought ways to cooperate and share related data with other federal, state, and local agencies to offset the expense of collecting, analyzing, and storing water-quality data an...
JSS: Job Start Software Version 2.0 User Guide
OPP-93-2: Published: Jul 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1993.
GAO published a user guide for its Job Start Software to be used by evaluators-in-charge and team members to prepare job start forms and Mission Assignment and Tracking System Job initiation reports, division management to approve jobs and maintain a job information database, and the Office of Program Planning to receive and forward approved job start forms to the Job Starts Group...
Paperwork Reduction: Agency Responses to Recent Court Decisions
PEMD-93-5: Published: Feb 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how agencies interpreted and responded to a Supreme Court decision on the paperwork clearance process, focusing on: (1) what guidance agencies received and what criteria they used to determine whether an information collection request (ICR) met information collection and disclosure requirements; (2) how broadly agencies interpreted the court decisi...
Information Management and Technology Issues
OCG-93-5TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed widespread weaknesses in federal information resources management.GAO found that: (1) the government is falling behind the private sector in using information technology to streamline its operations and improve service to the public; (2) agencies may lack the essential information needed to manage programs effectively; (3) projects have run into s...
Information on EEO Discrimination Complaints
GGD-93-6R: Published: Nov 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on discrimination complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) between fiscal years 1988 and 1991 by employees at executive branch agencies with employee populations of 100 to 2,500. GAO noted that: (1) EEOC provided discrimination data for all but 5 agencies for particular years; (2) four of the five unaccou...
Planning, Preparing, Documenting, and Referencing SAS Products
IMTEC-11.1.2: Published: Aug 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1992.
GAO published a guide to help evaluators and analysts apply and use the SAS data analysis system to assist with planning, preparing, documenting, and referencing SAS products, focusing on: (1) how GAO system users can develop products which conform to quality control and workpaper documentation standards; (2) the flexibility, suitability, and ease of use of the SAS system; (3) SAS uses in planning...
Mission Support Project: Analyzing User Requirements for Assignment Management Tasks
OIMC-92-3: Published: Jul 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1992.
GAO provided updated information on the Mission Support Project, which defines user requirements to streamline assignment tasks and to more easily provide information access. GAO assessed ways that staff complete data collection and analysis tasks to carry out their work more efficiently and effectively...