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Managing the Challenges of the Information Age Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-98-17: Published: Jul 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1998.
GAO presented its Improving Federal Performance in the Information Age issue area plan for fiscal years 1998-2000.GAO plans to assess: (1) the impact of the year 2000 computing problem on the public and private sectors' ability to deliver vital goods and services; (2) that federal agencies are protecting the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of automated information resources that suppo...
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: 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...
Assessing Risks and Returns: A Guide for Evaluating Federal Agencies' IT Investment Decision-making
AIMD-10.1.13: Published: Feb 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1997.
GAO published a guide to provide a structure for evaluating and assessing how well a federal agency is selecting and managing its information technology (IT) resources and to identify specific areas where improvements can be made, focusing on the: (1) processes that the organization is using to select, manage, and evaluate its IT investments; (2) data (cost, benefit, and risk) that are being used...
Information Resources Management Policy and Issues Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-26(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Information Resources Management Policy and Issues issue area as of January 2, 1997...
NASA Chief Information Officer: Opportunities to Strengthen Information Resources Management
AIMD-96-78: Published: Aug 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to implement a chief information officer (CIO) position, focusing on: (1) CIO initiatives to improve information resources management (IRM); and (2) opportunities for NASA to strengthen the CIO position and improve its IRM program.GAO found that: (1) NASA CIO has taken some action t...
Information Resources Management Policy and Issues Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-31(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Information Resources Management Policy and Issues issue area as of July 6, 1995...
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...
Environmental Protection: EPA's Actions to Improve Longstanding Information Management Weaknesses
T-IMTEC-93-4: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1993.
GAO discussed information resources management (IRM) at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GAO noted that: (1) EPA has hundreds of district information systems with their own structures and purposes; (2) many of the EPA automated systems are too difficult to use or ill-designed to measure and assess environmental results; (3) data problems reflect EPA deficiencies in adhering to existing g...
Commerce: Information Management
IMTEC-93-21R: Published: Feb 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1993.
GAO reviewed information resources management (IRM) at the Department of Commerce, focusing on the operations of the Office of Information Resources Management (OIRM). GAO found that: (1) various bureaus within Commerce are responsible for IRM; (2) in general, Commerce staff believed OIRM has helped improve the acquisition of information resources; (3) OIRM did not oversee IRM systems after their...