Interagency relations (71 - 80 of 86 items)
War on Drugs: Information Management Poses Formidable Challenges
IMTEC-91-40: Published: May 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified: (1) automated information systems used by federal agencies in combatting illicit drugs; and (2) federal drug control community efforts to improve counterdrug information management.GAO found that: (1) 24 civilian and intelligence agencies and 9 Department of Defense (DOD) components operated over 100 drug control information systems; (2) due to...
Ineffective Information Management Impedes EPA's Enforcement Mission and Cross-Media Initiatives
T-IMTEC-91-16: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to develop information systems to meet enforcement users' needs for information that cut across such environmental media as air, water, solid waste, pesticides, and toxic substances. GAO noted that: (1) two of the three mission-critical information systems EPA was developing to provide the capability to collect data for enforcement,...
Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies--Records Management, Transmittal Sheet No. 8-8
148816: Feb 1, 1991
This transmittal sheet identifies additional signatory requirements for requesting disposition approval for fiscal and program records...
Environmental Data: Major Effort Is Needed to Improve NOAA's Data Management and Archiving
IMTEC-91-11: Published: Nov 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) and the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) management, storage, and archiving of environmental data collected by space and ground data collection systems.GAO found that: (1) NOAA did not properly manage, store, or maintain its magnetic tapes, films, and paper records with valuable environmen...
Information Resources: Management Commitment Needed to Meet Information Challenges
IMTEC-90-27: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
GAO assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) information resources management (IRM) in supporting its mission, focusing on central VA IRM management practices and VA information needs.GAO found that: (1) VA information systems did not readily provide management with data to effectively assess, monitor, and manage its expensive programs, because of antiquated, ineffici...
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...
Paperwork Clearance: It's Time For a Change
T-PEMD-90-6: Published: Oct 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1989.
GAO discussed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) reviews, pursuant to paperwork reduction legislation, of agencies' requests to collect information. GAO noted that OMB: (1) annually received between 3,000 to 4,000 agency information collection requests; (2) implemented regulations for submitting information collection requests and developed a formal review and notification process, but ty...
Paperwork Reduction: Mixed Effects on Agency Decision Processes and Data Availability
PEMD-89-20: Published: Sep 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) efforts to minimize the burden that information requests placed on the public, focusing on: (1) how OMB handled agency requests for data collection and the timeliness and technical adequacy of its reviews; (2) how OMB policies and practices influenced agencies' decisions to gather information; and (3) the...
Adequacy of Official Information on the U.S. Defense Industrial Base
T-NSIAD-89-40: Published: Jul 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1989.
GAO discussed the federal government's collection and coordination of data about the U.S defense industrial base. GAO noted that the: (1) federal government lacked a reliable system for identifying foreign dependencies or measuring their impact or extent; and (2) Department of Defense (DOD) used an ineffective, reactive ad hoc approach for data collection and analysis. GAO also noted that efforts...
Computer Buys: Air Force Logistics Modernization Program Should Comply With Brooks Act
IMTEC-86-16: Published: May 15, 1986. Publicly Released: May 15, 1986.
GAO reviewed the procedures the Air Force Logistics Command followed in procuring computer equipment and services for its Requirements Data Bank Program, which was designed to update automated logistics systems supporting Air Force activities.GAO found that the Air Force is not complying with the Brooks Act, which requires federal agencies to procure computer equipment through the General Services...