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Government Field Offices Should Better Implement the Freedom of Information Act
LCD-78-120: Published: Jul 25, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1978.
The Freedom of Information Act provides the basic authority and procedure for the public to obtain documents and records from the Federal Government.The act has given citizens access to records not previously available. Although it is being used mostly by businesses and law firms for purposes not contemplated by the Congress, any attempt to regulate such use could also restrict use by the public....
Data on Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act Provided by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
LCD-78-119: Published: Jun 16, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1978.
In response to a congressional inquiry, information was obtained about 13 federal agencies' implementation of the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act. Since few agencies maintained detailed records on the cost of implementing the two acts or the types of requesters, this information was generally provided by some combination of facts, estimates, and projections, and the accuracy of the...
Administrative Markings by Agencies Not Restricting GAO Access to Government Documents
LCD-78-109: Published: Feb 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1978.
While most Federal agencies use administrative markings and other identification codes to restrict access to Government documents, a poll of GAO operating divisions did not reveal any specific instance where these markings restricted access to documents. This does not preclude the possibility that, in some instances, data were not made available because of a management decision not to release for...
Survey of Release of Mailing Lists by Federal Government Agencies
LCD-77-112: Published: Aug 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1977.
A review of the policies and practices of 11 Federal departments, agencies, or commissions on releasing mailing lists outside the Government showed that the agencies were generally aware of the personal privacy issue as it related to the release of mailing lists and that they have addressed it in their policies.Many inconsistencies exist in the present policies on mailing lists. Court decisions do...
Payments to Contractors by the Government
102632: Jun 21, 1977
Provisions governing Federal payments for purchases have been established by legislation and regulations. Based on a GAO survey, it was found that 73 percent of firms considered Federal payment performance satisfactory, and 16 percent found it unsatisfactory. An analysis relating to vendor invoices revealed that basic causes of late payments were lack of consistent Federal criteria for determining...
Improvements Still Needed in Fulfilling Federal Reports Act Responsibilities
GGD-77-38: Published: May 25, 1977. Publicly Released: May 25, 1977.
Problems have been encountered by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and by the Department of Labor (DOL) in fulfilling their responsibilities under the Federal Reports Act.A lack of information and staff limitations preclude the Office from adequately assessing the need for data proposed for collection and data collected by federal agencies. The Office is developing a "key word" vocabulary...
Observations on Collection and Dissemination of Scientific, Technical, and Engineering Information
GGD-76-75: Published: Mar 19, 1976. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1976.
No summary is currently available...