Information resources management (21 - 30 of 76 items)
USDA Information Management: Proposal to Strengthen Authority of the Chief Information Officer
T-AIMD-98-96: Published: Mar 3, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the problems and challenges the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has faced in managing the more than $1 billion it spends annually on information technology (IT) investments, as well as recent IT reform legislation that established the Chief Information Officer (CIO) position in federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) in fiscal year 1998 alone, USDA...
IRM Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
OIMC-98-3: Published: Mar 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1998.
GAO presented its information resources management (IRM) strategic plan, focusing on: (1) the use of modern technology solutions; and (2) information management process improvements. GAO noted that: (1) GAO's IRM vision is to use modern technology solutions and make information process improvements so that GAO employees--who have defined the requirements--can do their work more efficiently and eff...
Department of Labor: Strategic Planning and Information Management Challenges Facing the Department
T-HEHS-98-88: Published: Feb 5, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1998.
GAO discussed the: (1) Department of Labor's progress in strategic planning as envisioned by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993; and (2) challenge Labor faces in ensuring the effective information management necessary for Labor to fully realize the benefits of that planning.GAO noted that: (1) Labor's decentralized management structure makes adopting the better management practices...
Defense IRM: Poor Implementation of Management Controls Has Put Migration Strategy at Risk
AIMD-98-5: Published: Oct 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative, focusing on: (1) the number and cost of systems designated for migration, the number of legacy systems already terminated or scheduled for termination, and savings resulting from terminations of legacy systems; and (2) whether DOD's management contro...
USDA Information Management: Extensive Improvements Needed in Managing Information Technology Investments
T-AIMD-97-90: Published: May 14, 1997. Publicly Released: May 14, 1997.
GAO discussed the need for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address its long-standing difficulties in managing its substantial information technology (IT) investments.GAO noted that: (1) a USDA that works better and costs less in the 21st century must have efficient and effective information systems; (2) yet USDA has a long history of poorly planning and managing IT investments with the res...
USDA Information Management: Action Needed To Address Long-standing Deficiencies
T-AIMD-97-56: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) past difficulties that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has experienced in planning for and managing information technology (IT); (2) actions GAO believes USDA must take if it is to significantly improve its management of information technology resources; and (3) USDA's current moratorium on information technology acquisitions.GAO noted t...
Managing Technology: Best Practices Can Improve Performance and Produce Results
T-AIMD-97-38: Published: Jan 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1997.
GAO discussed how best practices applied by leading organizations can be effectively used to improve the management of information technology (IT) in the federal government. GAO noted that: (1) as a result of legislative changes and new direction from the Administration, agency leaders should begin making technology investment decisions based on careful analyses of relative costs, benefits, and ri...
Defense IRM: Strategy Needed for Logistics Information Technology Improvement Efforts
AIMD-97-6: Published: Nov 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts over the last 4 years to improve its information systems in the depot maintenance, materiel management, and transportation business areas, focusing on whether selected standard information systems will allow DOD to meet its business objective to dramatically improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its l...
Information Management: Technical Review of the White House Data Base
T-AIMD-96-168: Published: Sep 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the White House database, focusing on its users and operational components. GAO noted that: (1) users are generally satisfied with the database as a tool for maintaining information important to the Presidency; (2) fewer than 100 White House staff use the database, and the 25 heaviest users represent three White House offices and systems administra...
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...