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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...
Air Force ADP: Status of Logistics Modernization Projects and CIM Impacts
IMTEC-92-66: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Materiel Command's (AFMC) 14 major logistics system modernization projects, focusing on: (1) the status of those projects; (2) whether the Air Force has evaluated any benefits derived from the completed systems; and (3) the impact that the Department of Defense's Corporate Information Management Initiative (CIM) has had on those proje...
Information Dissemination: Case Studies on Electronic Dissemination at Four Agencies
IMTEC-92-6FS: Published: Jul 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined electronic information dissemination processes at four agencies, focusing on the: (1) Department of Agriculture's Computerized Information Delivery Service; (2) National Technical Information Service's Bibliographic Database; (3) Bureau of the Census' general information dissemination program; and (4) National Library of Medicine's Medical Literatu...
Information Resources: Summary of Federal Agencies' Information Resources Management Problems
IMTEC-92-13FS: Published: Feb 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal agency information resources management (IRM) problems documented in previous GAO reports.GAO found that: (1) 132 of the 192 reports that the GAO Information Management and Technology Division issued between October 1, 1988 and May 31, 1991, identified one or more IRM-related problems; and (2) the most common IRM problem that...
Securities Industry: Additional Testing Needed to Ensure Efficient Post-Trade Processing of Stocks
IMTEC-90-83: Published: Sep 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) stock exchanges' automated systems for correcting problem trades more expeditiously; (2) the extent to which exchanges tested those systems to ensure that they could process increased work-load volumes; (3) the impact of those systems on reducing the 5-day period needed to clear and settle stock trades; and (4) the Securities an...
Assessing the Reliability of Computer-Processed Data
OP-8.1.3: Published: Sep 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1990.
GAO presented a guide to assist its auditing staff in ensuring the reliability of computer-based data. The guide focuses on: (1) how to assess reliability risk, understand system controls, and determine data testing requirements; (2) how to test data; (3) how to report on data reliability; and (4) a case study of the Stafford Student Loan Program to illustrate computer-based reliability...
Federal Information Resources Management Act (S. 1742)
T-IMTEC-90-3: Published: Feb 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1990.
GAO discussed proposed legislation and recent activities regarding federal paperwork reduction and comprehensive information management. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed legislation would encourage effective information management by directing each agency's chief information official to establish formal training programs; (2) federal agencies needed to adopt a strategic approach in developing info...
Air Force ADP: Systems Funded Without Adequate Cost/Benefit Analyses
IMTEC-90-6: Published: Dec 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) development of four management information systems, focusing on: (1) whether initial project planning weaknesses identified in other system development projects occurred in these projects; and (2) the cost-benefit analyses AFLC prepared in justifying and planning the projects.GAO found that: (1) AFLC perform...
Freedom of Information Act: State Department Request Processing
GGD-89-23: Published: Jan 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of State's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request processing operations.GAO found that State: (1) received 7,567 FOIA requests from 1985 through 1987; (2) took longer than 6 months to complete three-fourths of the requests; (3) reported a backlog of 3,700 requests; (4) recognized that its limited staff could not keep up with th...
Information System Security in Federal Civilian Agencies
T-IMTEC-87-7: Published: May 19, 1987. Publicly Released: May 19, 1987.
GAO discussed federal civilian agencies' practices in identifying and incorporating security controls in automated information systems. GAO believes that: (1) there is no comprehensive guidance that addresses how civilian agencies should incorporate security considerations into the system development process; (2) current agency practices do not ensure the security of mission-critical, sensitive sy...