Information systems (61 - 70 of 149 items)
Paperwork Reduction: Reported Burden Hour Increases Reflect New Estimates, Not Actual Changes
PEMD-94-3: Published: Dec 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the burden of federal paperwork, focusing on: (1) the changes in paperwork burden between 1987 and 1992; (2) the factors that contribute to changes in paperwork burden; (3) how some groups have been affected by information collections; and (4) the reasons for information collection changes.GAO found that: (1) between 1987 and 1992, t...
Information Resources: USDA Lacks Data on Major Computer Systems
AIMD-94-31: Published: Oct 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) development of computer systems with life-cycle costs greater than $25 million.GAO found that: (1) USDA has 17 major computer systems under development with total life-cycle costs of $6.3 billion and two other major initiatives in early planning stages; (2) the major information technology modernization progra...
Environmental Protection: EPA's Plans to Improve Longstanding Information Resources Management Problems
AIMD-93-8: Published: Sep 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plans to respond to its information resources management (IRM) problems.GAO found that: (1) EPA has several longstanding IRM problems that adversely affect many of its program operations; (2) the EPA Office of Information Resources Management (OIRM), which has overall responsibility for IRM, plans to impl...
National Water-Quality Assessment: Geological Survey Faces Formidable Data Management Challenges
IMTEC-93-30: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment Program's (NAWQA) efforts to obtain and use water-quality data.GAO found that: (1) the NAWQA program has sought ways to cooperate and share related data with other federal, state, and local agencies to offset the expense of collecting, analyzing, and storing water-quality data an...
JSS: Job Start Software Version 2.0 User Guide
OPP-93-2: Published: Jul 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1993.
GAO published a user guide for its Job Start Software to be used by evaluators-in-charge and team members to prepare job start forms and Mission Assignment and Tracking System Job initiation reports, division management to approve jobs and maintain a job information database, and the Office of Program Planning to receive and forward approved job start forms to the Job Starts Group...
Federal Health Care: Increased Information System Sharing Could Improve Service, Reduce Costs
IMTEC-93-33BR: Published: Jun 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared automated health information systems in use at the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS), focusing on: (1) functions common to the three systems; (2) the amount of information sharing between the three agencies; and (3) facilitators and barriers to information sharing.GAO found that: (1) although...
Treasury Automation: Automated Auction System May Not Achieve Benefits or Operate Properly
IMTEC-93-28: Published: Apr 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's efforts to automate its debt securities auctions, focusing on: (1) how the Treasury Automated Auction Processing System (TAAPS) will automate the auction process for large dealers; (2) whether TAAPS will increase detection of misconduct and reduce auction processing time; and (3) Treasury actions to control the system's operating risks.GAO found that:...
Treasury: Auction Automation
IMTEC-93-14R: Published: Dec 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Treasury Automated Auction System (TAAPS). GAO noted that: (1) it could not determine whether the Bank incorporated all detailed functional requirements into the system test plan because it did not document them in adequate detail; (2) there were no readily available data to evaluate the comprehensiveness of the system's test strategy without a...
SEC: EDGAR Information Dissemination
IMTEC-92-86R: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR), focusing on whether: (1) public access to EDGAR data was consistent with applicable laws; and (2) an interested group's expressed concerns regarding EDGAR cost and access showed a full and accurate understanding of SEC plans for public...
Department of Energy: Better Information Resources Management Needed to Accomplish Missions
IMTEC-92-53: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) information resources management (IRM) program in selected mission areas, focusing on whether: (1) information shortfalls interfere with fulfillment of managers' responsibilities; (2) DOE strategic IRM planning is linked to strategic mission planning; and (3) management control over acquisition and operation of information systems ensures compliance wi...