Government information dissemination (61 - 70 of 75 items)
144373: Jul 1, 1991
GAO presented information on its Office of Information Management and Communications' missions, focusing on its seven centers, including the: (1) Acquisition and Contract Services Center; (2) Corporate Systems Center; (3) Information Services Center; (4) Publishing and Communications Center; (5) Records Management Center; (6) Telecommunications Services Center; and (7) Workgroup Systems Center...
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...
Motor Vehicle Safety: Information on Recent Controversy Between NHTSA and Consumer Group
RCED-90-221: Published: Sep 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed controversies and conflicts between a private consumer group and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), focusing on: (1) NHTSA closing of 25 safety-defect investigations; (2) proposals for judicial reviews of NHTSA decisions to deny petitions to open safety-defect investigations; (3) whether the group's allegations hindered NHT...
Public Access: Two Case Studies of Federal Electronic Dissemination
IMTEC-90-44BR: Published: May 14, 1990. Publicly Released: May 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) electronic information dissemination policies and practices, focusing on whether the policies and practices ensured the broadest possible dissemination of disclosable government information.GAO found that: (1) USDA electronic dissemination po...
Copyright Law Constraints on the Transfer of Certain Federal Computer Software With Commercial Applications
T-RCED-90-63: Published: Apr 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1990.
GAO discussed the prohibition on copyrighting the federal government's computer software, focusing on: (1) federal agencies' efforts to comply with the prohibition; (2) the extent to which copyright laws have constrained the transfer of federal software; and (3) the impact of amending the copyright law to allow federal agencies to copyright computer software. GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies w...
Federal Statistics: Merchandise Trade Statistics--Some Observations
OCE-89-1BR: Published: Apr 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1989.
GAO analyzed the nation's foreign trade statistics system, focusing on: (1) the timeliness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness of merchandise trade statistics; (2) possible shortcomings in the trade statistics collection and reporting system; and (3) possible areas of improvement.GAO found that: (1) variations in processing lags from month to month, from port to port, and between exports and imports...
Federal Information: Agency Needs and Practices
GGD-88-115FS: Published: Sep 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implications of evolving public printing, publishing, and information dissemination technology on the future of the Government Printing Office (GPO) and public information functions of the federal government.GAO conducted a questionnaire designed to collect: (1) information on the agencies' present information dissemination practices and plans...
Data Processing: Status of Agriculture's Electronic Dissemination of Information System
IMTEC-87-7FS: Published: Jan 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Electronic Dissemination of Information System; and (2) the contractor's performance in operating the system.GAO found that: (1) the contractor met the required deadlines for providing the system and most services to the public and to USDA users; (2) the system was operational by July 19...
Department of Energy's Activities To Limit Distribution of Certain Unclassified Scientific and Technical Information
RCED-84-129: Published: Mar 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined policies and practices used by the Department of Energy (DOE) to limit the distribution of certain unclassified information. GAO: (1) determined the rationale and legal authority for limiting the distribution of unclassified information; (2) examined DOE program guidance for limiting information dissemination; (3) reviewed controls used by DOE to p...
Federal Agency Compliance with Indexing and Publishing Requirements of the Freedom of Information Act
B-173761: Published: Oct 12, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
GAO responded to a letter from the Chairman, Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, Committee on the Judiciary, requesting various information regarding an overdue study of Federal agency compliance with the indexing and publishing requirements of the Freedom of Information Act...