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Intellectual Property: Leadership and Accountability Needed to Strengthen Federal Protection and Enforcement
GAO-08-921T: Published: Jun 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2008.
U.S. government efforts to protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) rights domestically and overseas are crucial to preventing billions of dollars in losses to U.S. industry and IP rights owners. The illegal importation and distribution of IP-infringing goods also poses a threat to the health and safety of U.S. citizens. However, the challenges involved in IP protection are significant and r...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Increase in Estimated Burden Hours Highlights Need for New Approach
GAO-06-974T: Published: Jul 18, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2006.
Americans spend billions of hours each year providing information to federal agencies by filling out information collections (forms, surveys, or questionnaires). A major aim of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) is to minimize the burden that responding to these collections imposes on the public, while maximizing their public benefit. Under the act, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is to a...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Subcommittee Questions Concerning the Act's Information Collection Provisions
GAO-05-909R: Published: Jul 19, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2005.
This letter responds to Congress' request of June 22, 2005, that we provide answers to questions relating to our June 14 testimony on the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). At the June hearing, we discussed the estimates of government paperwork burden provided in the annual PRA report (known as the Information Collection Budget) that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released, as well...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Burden Reduction May Require a New Approach
GAO-05-778T: Published: Jun 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
Americans spend billions of hours each year providing information to federal agencies by filling out information collections (forms, surveys, or questionnaires). A major aim of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) is to minimize the burden that these collections impose on the public, while maximizing their public benefit. Under the act, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is to approve all such...
Information Management: Update on Freedom of Information Act Implementation Status
GAO-04-257: Published: Feb 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2004.
Based on principles of openness and accountability in government, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes that federal agencies must provide the public with access to government information, thus enabling them to learn about government operations and decisions. To ensure appropriate implementation of FOIA, Congress requires that agencies report annually to the Attorney General informatio...
Electricity Restructuring: Action Needed to Address Emerging Gaps in Federal Information Collection
GAO-03-586: Published: Jun 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2003.
The ongoing transition (or restructuring) of electricity markets from regulated monopolies to competitive markets is one of the largest single industrial reorganizations in the history of the world. While information is becoming more critical for understanding how well restructuring is working, there are troubling indications that some market participants deliberately misreported information to ma...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Record Increase in Agencies' Burden Estimates
GAO-03-619T: Published: Apr 11, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2003.
The Paperwork Reduction Act requires federal agencies to minimize the paperwork burden they impose on the public. The act also requires agencies to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before collecting covered information. GAO examined changes during the past fiscal year in federal agencies' paperwork burden estimates and their causes, focusing on the Internal Revenue Se...
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...