Government information dissemination (51 - 60 of 75 items)
Consumer Health Informatics: Emerging Issues
T-AIMD-96-134: Published: Jul 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1996.
GAO discussed the emergence of consumer health informatics. GAO noted that: (1) the demand for health-related information has increased steadily in the past 5 to 10 years; (2) many consumers have reported problems in gaining access to appropriate health information, especially in self-care situations; (3) several hundred informatics systems have been developed in the past decade, but most systems...
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...
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...
Preparing Publications for Typesetting
OIMC-12.14.1: Published: Apr 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1993.
GAO presented the Publishing and Communications Center's revised manual on preparing publications for typesetting, focusing on how to: (1) convert documents produced on WordPerfect 5.1 and prepare them for typesetting; (2) prepare document covers, sections, chapters, and other report contents for publication; and (3) prepare document tables and visuals for typesetting...
SEC: EDGAR Information Dissemination
IMTEC-92-86R: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR), focusing on whether: (1) public access to EDGAR data was consistent with applicable laws; and (2) an interested group's expressed concerns regarding EDGAR cost and access showed a full and accurate understanding of SEC plans for public...
Information Dissemination: Case Studies on Electronic Dissemination at Four Agencies
IMTEC-92-6FS: Published: Jul 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined electronic information dissemination processes at four agencies, focusing on the: (1) Department of Agriculture's Computerized Information Delivery Service; (2) National Technical Information Service's Bibliographic Database; (3) Bureau of the Census' general information dissemination program; and (4) National Library of Medicine's Medical Literatu...
PTO: Information Dissemination
IMTEC-92-73R: Published: Jul 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO): (1) compliance with a mandated compact disk-read-only memory (CD-ROM) demonstration program; and (2) efforts to disseminate patent information to the public. GAO noted that: (1) PTO is implementing the CD-ROM demonstration project; (2) PTO works closely with an industry association in establis...
Information Dissemination: Innovative Ways Agencies Are Using Technology
T-IMTEC-92-6: Published: Feb 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1992.
GAO discussed how federal agencies are using technology to provide the public with cheaper and faster access to a wider range of information, focusing on: (1) compact disc-read only memory (CD-ROM); (2) bulletin board systems; (3) voice messaging/facsimile; and (4) floppy discs. GAO noted that: (1) the U.S. Geological Survey's Geologic Long-Range Inclined Asdic-East Coast CD-ROM includes sonar-sca...
Global Financial Markets: International Coordination Can Help Address Automation Risks
IMTEC-91-62: Published: Sep 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1991.
GAO reviewed how major and emerging securities and futures markets operating in the international marketplace use or plan to use automation for such market functions as order routing and execution, information dissemination, and clearance and settlement, focusing on: (1) the extent of automation; (2) potential automation risk; (3) regulatory oversight of automation; and (4) global coordination.GAO...
Copyright Law Constraints on the Transfer of Certain Federal Computer Software With Commercial Applications
T-RCED-91-91: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1991.
GAO discussed the current copyright law's constraints on six federal agencies efforts to transfer federal computer software. GAO noted that: (1) although the agencies primarily developed software with little commercial application, they believed that existing copyright laws constrained their efforts to transfer software with broad commercial applications; (2) officials at four agencies estimated t...