Information management (21 - 30 of 59 items)
Managing Technology: Best Practices Can Improve Performance and Produce Results
T-AIMD-97-38: Published: Jan 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1997.
GAO discussed how best practices applied by leading organizations can be effectively used to improve the management of information technology (IT) in the federal government. GAO noted that: (1) as a result of legislative changes and new direction from the Administration, agency leaders should begin making technology investment decisions based on careful analyses of relative costs, benefits, and ri...
Customs Service Modernization: Strategic Information Management Must Be Improved for National Automation Program to Succeed
AIMD-96-57: Published: May 9, 1996. Publicly Released: May 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's efforts to modernize its automated systems, focusing on: (1) the status and adequacy of Customs' implementation of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP); and (2) whether Customs is using a best-practices approach to improve mission performance through strategic information management and technology in implementing NCA...
Weather Service Modernization Staffing
AIMD-95-239R: Published: Sep 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Weather Service's (NWS) Modernization and Restructuring Program, focusing on current and future staffing levels and field office structure. GAO noted that: (1) although NWS has proposed to reduce its staff by 21 percent, its onboard staffing and target staffing levels have increased; (2) as of September 1995, the NWS sta...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Reauthorization Can Strengthen Government's Management of Information and Technology
T-AIMD/GGD-95-80: Published: Feb 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1995.
GAO discussed draft legislation reauthorizing the Paperwork Reduction Act, focusing on the government's role in limiting the paperwork burden on individuals and businesses. GAO noted that: (1) most federal agencies have invested in costly information systems that have produced minimal operational improvements; (2) federal agencies still lack the essential information to manage programs, control co...
DOD's CALS Initiative
AIMD-94-197R: Published: Sep 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support (CALS) initiative, focusing on: (1) two key CALS programs; (2) the impact of the Automated Document Conversion System (ADCS) on the initiative; and (3) the justification for using noncompetitive procedures to expand the Army-specific CALS contract to a DOD-wide scope. G...
HRIS Human Resource Information System User Guide Version 1.0
OIMC-94-9: Published: Jun 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1994.
GAO published a user's guide for its Human Resource Information System which supports its personnel, training, staffing, performance review, and rewards functions...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Opportunity to Strengthen Government's Management of Information and Technology
T-AIMD/GGD-94-126: Published: May 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act and the proposed reauthorization compromise. GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies have difficulties in managing and using information technology; (2) the federal government can learn from successful private organizations and state governments on how to manage information technology as an integral p...
Defense Management: Stronger Support Needed for Corporate Information Management Initiative to Succeed
AIMD/NSIAD-94-101: Published: Apr 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts in implementing the Corporate Information Management Initiative (CIM), focusing on the progress made toward improving DOD business processes and information systems.GAO found that: (1) the results of DOD efforts to change its business processes, standardize and integrate data, and improve its information sy...
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...
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:...