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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...
Information Resources: Army Should Limit New Initiatives Until Management Program Is Implemented
IMTEC-90-58: Published: Jun 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's management of automatic data processing (ADP) at its major commands and installations.GAO found that the: (1) Army has not fully implemented major provisions of its Information Resources Management (IRM) Program; (2) Army has not yet completed a requirements-based information architecture to guide future information initiatives; (3) Army...
Strategic Focus Needed to Improve the Coast Guard's Information Resources Management
T-IMTEC-90-7: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO discussed the Coast Guard's management of its information resources. GAO noted that the Coast Guard: (1) did not collect pertinent information and make it readily available to units, negatively affecting program operations and management; (2) focused its resolution of information system problems on replacing or upgrading technical system counterparts and did not address its overall information...
ADP Systems: VA Actions to Improve Management of Information Resources
IMTEC-89-24: Published: Apr 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1989.
GAO summarized the status of Veterans Administration (VA) actions in response to GAO recommendations in three reports on its information systems and information resources management activities.GAO found that: (1) VA strengthened controls over the software development process, conducted risk analysis and contingency planning to improve security, and issued guidelines restricting release of sensitiv...
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...
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...
Problems in Managing and Planning of Information Resources Persist at the Army Corps of Engineers
CED-82-28: Published: Jun 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the Army Corps of Engineers' effectiveness in planning, acquiring, managing, and using information resources, specifically automatic data processing (ADP).The Corps has become increasingly dependent on information resources, including computers and telecommunications, software systems, and personnel, to accomplish its mission and program objectives. However, the agency has...
The Treasury Department and Its Bureaus Can Better Plan for and Control Computer Resources
GGD-82-9: Published: Feb 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's and its bureaus' use of computer resources in achieving their missions. The objectives of the review were to: (1) evaluate how effectively these resources are managed by Treasury and its bureaus; (2) determine if they could be better used; and (3) recommend improvements where needed.Treasury has lacked an effective means of implementing policies and pr...
H.R. 6410, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
111525: Feb 7, 1980
Proposed legislation, H.R. 6410, would create a central office in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responsible for setting Government-wide information policies and for providing oversight for the agencies' information management activities. The activities covered by the bill include reports clearance and paperwork control, statistics, privacy, automatic data processing, telecommunications...