Federal agencies (61 - 70 of 98 items)
Homeland Security: Information Sharing Responsibilities, Challenges, and Key Management Issues
GAO-03-715T: Published: May 8, 2003. Publicly Released: May 8, 2003.
The Homeland Security Act of 2002, which created the Department of Homeland Security, brought together 22 diverse organizations to help prevent terrorist attacks in the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorist attacks, and minimize damage and assist in recovery from attacks that do occur. To accomplish this mission, the act established specific homeland security re...
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...
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...
Information Management: Dissemination of Technical Reports
GAO-01-490: Published: May 18, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Commerce's National Technical Information Service (NTIS), which is a permanent repository and principal disseminator of scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information. NTIS acquires research reports primarily from federal agencies and their contractors and grantees as well as from international sources. GAO discusses (1) the various funct...
[Comments on Laws' Applicability to NAS]
B-281390: Published: Nov 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1998.
GAO commented on several questions pertaining to the National Academy of Sciences, focusing on whether: (1) the Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 1997 are applicable to the subgroups of the Academy (National Research Council, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine); (2) the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is applicable to the Academy, its subgroups or their advisor...
Justice Software Management
IMTEC-93-35R: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of copyrighted personal computer software at the Department of Justice, focusing on: (1) Justice's policies and procedures for ensuring the proper use of copyrighted software; and (2) the extent to which unauthorized software exists at Justice agencies. GAO noted that: (1) departmentwide policies and procedures regarding software management...
Information Dissemination: Federal CD-ROM Titles--What Are Available and How They Were Priced
IMTEC-93-34FS: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methods used to establish federal compact disc-read only memory (CD-ROM) prices.GAO found that: (1) federal agencies use a variety of methods to price their CD-ROM titles; (2) most federal CD-ROM titles are sold by the agency that collects the original data or by agencies that produce and disseminate titles for the originating agencies; (3) mos...
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...
OCG-93-2TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the federal government's need to increase investment, both public and private.GAO found that: (1) during the last two decades, growth in U.S. productivity has slowed substantially; (2) U.S. investment is at its lowest level in three decades; (3) the federal government's impact on state and local governments and the private sector in the last decad...
Strategic Information Planning: Framework for Designing and Developing System Architectures
IMTEC-92-51: Published: Jun 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1992.
GAO provided a generic framework for systematically analyzing, designing, and developing open and flexible information system architectures that can be used to meet various information processing needs.GAO noted that the framework is intended for use by GAO staff in evaluating federal agencies' information systems acquisition and development processes, but could be useful to others as a guide for...