Information management (81 - 90 of 182 items)
Information Management: Energy Lacks Data to Support Its Information System Streamlining Effort
AIMD-96-70: Published: Jul 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) software systems that support its Environmental Management Program, focusing on problems that could significantly impair DOE ability to eliminate duplicate information systems while it tries to streamline its information environment and achieve savings.GAO found that: (1) DOE is basing its streamlining efforts on a baseline inventory of data on specifi...
Information Management Reform: Effective Implementation Is Essential for Improving Federal Performance
T-AIMD-96-132: Published: Jul 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1996.
GAO discussed the implementation of the Information Technology (IT) Management Reform Act (ITMRA). GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies have failed to reengineer their business and program delivery processes before acquiring new information systems, which results in costly IT resources; (2) ITMRA should empower federal agencies to make wise acquisitions of IT products and services; (3) lessons lea...
Customs Service Modernization: Strategic Information Management Must Be Improved for National Automation Program to Succeed
AIMD-96-57: Published: May 9, 1996. Publicly Released: May 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's efforts to modernize its automated systems, focusing on: (1) the status and adequacy of Customs' implementation of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP); and (2) whether Customs is using a best-practices approach to improve mission performance through strategic information management and technology in implementing NCA...
AIMD-96-40R: Published: Feb 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Battle of Normandy Foundation's managerial and financial problems. GAO noted that the Foundation: (1) has significant managerial problems and financial liabilities in excess of assets; and (2) will not be able to meet its financial and operational responsibilities related to the Normandy memorial and other projects unless it obta...
Weather Service Modernization Staffing
AIMD-95-239R: Published: Sep 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Weather Service's (NWS) Modernization and Restructuring Program, focusing on current and future staffing levels and field office structure. GAO noted that: (1) although NWS has proposed to reduce its staff by 21 percent, its onboard staffing and target staffing levels have increased; (2) as of September 1995, the NWS sta...
Mail Services and Procedures
OIMC-95-6: Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO published a guide listing its available mail services and procedures to follow to ensure that its outgoing mail is handled as quickly and efficiently as possible...
Information Resources Management-National Security and International Affairs Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-95-4: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its Information Resources Management-National Security and International Affairs issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997, focusing on strategic plans to: (1) maximize federal agencies' investment in technology by effectively implementing systems that will support operations and provide returns to taxpayers; and (2) strengthen agencies' financial management pr...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Reauthorization Can Strengthen Government's Management of Information and Technology
T-AIMD/GGD-95-80: Published: Feb 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1995.
GAO discussed draft legislation reauthorizing the Paperwork Reduction Act, focusing on the government's role in limiting the paperwork burden on individuals and businesses. GAO noted that: (1) most federal agencies have invested in costly information systems that have produced minimal operational improvements; (2) federal agencies still lack the essential information to manage programs, control co...
Department of State IRM: Strategic Approach Needed to Better Support Agency Mission and Business Needs
AIMD-95-20: Published: Dec 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's information resources management (IRM) program and ongoing IRM improvement efforts.GAO found that: (1) State has poorly managed its information resources and continues to use inadequate and obsolete information technology, which has resulted in critical information shortfalls and interrupted operations; (2) although State...
Defense Management: Impediments Jeopardize Logistics Corporate Information Management
NSIAD-95-28: Published: Oct 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of its Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative, focusing on: (1) DOD progress in improving the logistics functions and depot maintenance under the initiative; and (2) impediments to further progress in achieving CIM goals.GAO found that: (1) CIM has had little effect on improving DOD materi...