Information resources management (41 - 50 of 166 items)
Information Resources Management: Comprehensive Strategic Plan Needed to Address Mounting Challenges
GAO-02-292: Published: Feb 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2002.
Congress passed the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to establish a single, overarching policy framework for the management of government information resources. The act established information resources management (IRM) as an approach governing the collection, dissemination, security, privacy, and management of information. The act also created the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)...
Social Security: Observations on Improving Distribution of Death Information
GAO-02-233T: Published: Nov 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2001.
Congress, law enforcement, and others have expressed concern about the misuse of Social Security numbers (SSNs). Death information collected by the Social Security Administration (SSA), including the SSN, generally reaches financial institutions and other entities within one to two months of a person's death. SSA and the National Technical Information Service could improve the timeliness of the d...
Information Sharing: Practices That Can Benefit Critical Infrastructure Protection
GAO-02-24: Published: Oct 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2001.
Information sharing and coordination are key elements in any defense against cyber attacks. The organizations GAO reviewed identified factors they considered critical to their success in building successful information-sharing relationships with and among their members. All of the organizations identified trust as essential to successful relationships. They said that trust could only be built over...
Computer-Based Patient Records: Better Planning and Oversight By VA, DOD, and IHS Would Enhance Health Data Sharing
GAO-01-459: Published: Apr 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2001.
In November 1997, the President called for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to create an interface that would allow the two agencies to share patient health information. By allowing health care providers to electronically share comprehensive patient information, computer-based patient record's (GCPR) should help VA, DOD, and the Indian Health Service (IHS...
GGD-00-191: Published: Sep 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether agencies were adhering to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) memorandum requiring federal agencies to post privacy policies on their Internet Websites, focusing on: (1) whether agencies have clearly labelled and easily accessed privacy policies posted on their principal Web sites; (2) whether agencies' privacy polici...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Challenges to Building a Comprehensive Strategy for Information Sharing and Coordination
T-AIMD-00-268: Published: Jul 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the challenges of developing effective information sharing and coordination strategies needed to deal with computer security threats.GAO noted that: (1) developing the information sharing and coordination capabilities needed to effectively deal with computer threats and actual incidents is complex and challenging but essential; (2) data on possibl...
Chief Information Officers: Implementing Effective CIO Organizations
T-AIMD-00-128: Published: Mar 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the role of chief information officers (CIO) in the federal government.GAO noted that: (1) as the federal government moves to fully embrace the digital age and focuses on electronic government initiatives, leadership in the management of the government's information resources is of paramount importance; (2) yet a CIO, alone, cannot ensure the succ...
Executive Guide: Maximizing the Success of Chief Information Officers (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by GAO-01-376G)
AIMD-00-83: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
This publication has been superseded by GAO-01-376G, Executive Guide: Maximizing the Success of Chief Information Officers: Learning From Leading Organizations, February 2001. GAO published a guide: (1) to assist federal agencies in maximizing the success of chief information officers (CIO); and (2) to offer concrete suggestions on what agency executives can do to ensure the effectiveness of their...
OIMC Annual Report
OIMC-00-1P: Published: Dec 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1999.
The Office of Information Management and Communications (OIMC) published its second annual performance report on OIMC's service to the GAO user community. This report: (1) provides a snapshot of major OIMC projects and key services; (2) highlights performance indicators OIMC has established for customer satisfaction and timeliness; and (3) identifies emerging issues requiring GAO management attent...
Environmental Information: EPA Is Taking Steps to Improve Information Management, but Challenges Remain
RCED-99-261: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) information management systems, focusing on: (1) recent initiatives designed to help EPA improve the accuracy, completeness, and compatibility of its data; (2) the impact of data gaps and inconsistencies on EPA's ability to evaluate and report on the results of its programs under the Government Performa...