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Information Management: Planning for the Electronic Records Archives Has Improved
GAO-04-927: Published: Sep 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2004.
Since 2001, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been working to develop the policies and plans to build the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), a major information system that is intended to preserve and provide access to massive volumes of all types and formats of electronic records. Senate Report 108-146 directed GAO to provide a progress report on NARA's development of th...
Department of State IRM: Modernization Program at Risk Absent Full Implementation of Key Best Practices
NSIAD-98-242: Published: Sep 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) progress made by the Department of State in implementing key information technology (IT) management oversight and investment planning requirements mandated in recent federal legislation and related Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance; and (2) soundness of the 5-year cost estimate included in the Department's information resource...
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...
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...
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...
HUD Information Resources: Strategic Focus and Improved Management Controls Needed
AIMD-94-34: Published: Apr 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) information resources management (IRM) program, focusing on whether: (1) IRM planning and data management are adequate to support HUD missions and strategic objectives; (2) HUD computer security programs adequately protect sensitive systems; and (3) efforts to integrate and strengthen financial management sys...