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Executive Guide: Maximizing the Success of Chief Information Officers (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by GAO-01-376G)
AIMD-00-83: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
This publication has been superseded by GAO-01-376G, Executive Guide: Maximizing the Success of Chief Information Officers: Learning From Leading Organizations, February 2001. GAO published a guide: (1) to assist federal agencies in maximizing the success of chief information officers (CIO); and (2) to offer concrete suggestions on what agency executives can do to ensure the effectiveness of their...
Defense Computers: DOD's Plan for Execution of Simulated Year 2000 Exercises
AIMD-99-52R: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's plan to execute simulated year 2000 exercises, focusing on: (1) the methodology to be used to simulate the year 2000; (2) the potential information that will be collected as a result of implementing the plan; (3) the adequacy of the planned tests; and (4) assessing the impact that the plan will have on military readine...
Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making (Supersedes AIMD-98-110)
AIMD-99-32: Published: Dec 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1998.
This publication supersedes AIMD-98-110, Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making, April 1998. GAO published a guide: (1) summarizing the 12 fundamental practices that have been successfully implemented by organizations recognized for their outstanding capital decisionmaking practices; and (2) providing examples from which the federal government may be able to draw lessons and...
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...
USDA Information Management: Proposal to Strengthen Authority of the Chief Information Officer
T-AIMD-98-96: Published: Mar 3, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the problems and challenges the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has faced in managing the more than $1 billion it spends annually on information technology (IT) investments, as well as recent IT reform legislation that established the Chief Information Officer (CIO) position in federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) in fiscal year 1998 alone, USDA...
Information Resources Management: Active Assignments
AA-97-26(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Information Resources Management issue area as of August 29, 1997...
USDA Information Management: Extensive Improvements Needed in Managing Information Technology Investments
T-AIMD-97-90: Published: May 14, 1997. Publicly Released: May 14, 1997.
GAO discussed the need for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address its long-standing difficulties in managing its substantial information technology (IT) investments.GAO noted that: (1) a USDA that works better and costs less in the 21st century must have efficient and effective information systems; (2) yet USDA has a long history of poorly planning and managing IT investments with the res...
DOD High-Risk Areas: Eliminating Underlying Causes Will Avoid Billions of Dollars in Waste
T-NSIAD/AIMD-97-143: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO discussed Department of Defense (DOD) programs and operations that GAO has identified as high risk because of vulnerabilities to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, focusing on the: (1) high-risk areas of financial management, information technology, weapon systems acquisition, contract management, infrastructure, and inventory management; (2) underlying causes of these high-risk areas; an...
High-Risk Areas: Actions Needed to Solve Pressing Management Problems
T-AIMD/GGD-97-60: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed actions needed to bring about lasting solutions to serious and long-standing federal government management problems.GAO noted that: (1) its mission is helping the Congress in its efforts to improve management of our national government; (2) one approach has entailed identifying critical management problems before they become uncontrollable crises; (3) since 1990, GAO has produced a l...