Agency missions (21 - 29 of 29 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...
Ineffective Information Management Impedes EPA's Enforcement Mission and Cross-Media Initiatives
T-IMTEC-91-16: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to develop information systems to meet enforcement users' needs for information that cut across such environmental media as air, water, solid waste, pesticides, and toxic substances. GAO noted that: (1) two of the three mission-critical information systems EPA was developing to provide the capability to collect data for enforcement,...
Federal Communications Commission: Strategic Focus Needed to Improve Information Resources Management
IMTEC-90-52: Published: Jul 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) information resources management (IRM), focusing on how the agency plans and develops information technology to meet its mission.GAO found that: (1) the FCC mission is becoming increasingly demanding; (2) FCC plans to spend about $11 million on information technology to support mission an...
Strategic Plan: Information Management and Technology Issue Area Plan
542805: Jun 1, 1988
GAO presented its issue area plan for information management and technology. The plan's goals include: (1) examining the effectiveness of oversight of agencies' information management activities; (2) assessing agencies' acquisition and management of computer and telecommunications resources; and (3) promoting more efficient, effective, and economical use of information technology. The plan will sp...
Information Management: Criteria for Assessing Agency Performance Are Limited
IMTEC-87-43BR: Published: Sep 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of actions federal agencies have taken to implement the Paperwork Reduction Act's information resources management requirements.GAO found that: (1) some federal agencies continue to have information resources management problems; and (2) agency criteria for compliance focus on specific agency responsibilities described in the act...
[The Assets, Liabilities, and Vulnerabilities of Information]
124059: Apr 11, 1984
A paper was presented at the 1984 International Conference on Computer Capacity Management which described the procedures and criteria used by GAO in auditing Federal agency information resources management. The paper described methods of quantifying information, some aspects of the vulnerabilities of information, and attendant protection systems with their impacts on valuation. Both cost-based va...
Reauthorization of the Paperwork Reduction Act
121236: Apr 27, 1983
Testimony was given on the reauthorization of the Paperwork Reduction Act. GAO supports the act's reauthorization because of its great potential for achieving substantial savings, increased productivity, and improved service delivery. GAO found that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has made some progress toward implementing the act, especially in reducing federal paperwork burdens. Howeve...
Implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act: Some Progress, but Many Problems Remain
GGD-83-35: Published: Apr 20, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) progress in implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980.The Paperwork Reduction Act established broad objectives for improving the management of all federal information resources. The act established the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within OMB and charged the Director, OMB,...
Better Information Management Could Alleviate Oversight Problems With the GSA Construction Program
PLRD-82-87: Published: Jul 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the General Services Administration's (GSA) Public Buildings Service's ability to provide accurate and timely information on construction.GAO found that information on project cost, scope, and schedule variances is not routinely provided to congressional committees or GSA top management, nor is it accurate or timely. This lack of information prevents Congress from effective...