Interagency relations (51 - 60 of 86 items)
Benefit and Loan Programs: Improved Data Sharing Could Enhance Program Integrity
HEHS-00-119: Published: Sep 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on data sharing among federally funded benefit and loan programs, focusing on: (1) the data that selected benefit and loan programs use to verify self-reported, eligibility-related information; (2) whether additional data sharing with federal, state, and local governments, or private entities, could avoid some improper payments; and (3)...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Challenges to Building a Comprehensive Strategy for Information Sharing and Coordination
T-AIMD-00-268: Published: Jul 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the challenges of developing effective information sharing and coordination strategies needed to deal with computer security threats.GAO noted that: (1) developing the information sharing and coordination capabilities needed to effectively deal with computer threats and actual incidents is complex and challenging but essential; (2) data on possibl...
EPA Paperwork: Burden Estimate Increasing Despite Reduction Claims
GGD-00-59: Published: Mar 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) paperwork burden, focusing on: (1) the general dimensions of EPA's paperwork requirements and the agency's progress toward reducing the burden that those requirements impose; (2) the process that EPA used to develop paperwork burden-hour estimates for its largest information collections as...
Regulatory Management: Implementation of Selected OMB Responsibilities Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
GGD-98-120: Published: Jul 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has implemented selected responsibilities assigned to it by the 1995 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), focusing on: (1) how OIRA reviews and controls paperwork; (2) OIRA's oversight of federal information resources management (IRM) activities; and (3) how OIRA keeps Congress and congressional...
Statistical Agencies: Proposed Consolidation and Data Sharing Legislation
T-GGD-98-91: Published: Mar 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1998.
GAO discussed Titles I and II of S. 1404, a reorganization proposal involving parts of the federal statistical system.GAO noted that: (1) S. 1404 seems to be consistent with the five principles GAO identified in May 1995 as a framework for analyzing efforts to reorganize or streamline government agencies; (2) it uses a novel delegation approach featuring a bipartisan commission charged with submit...
Defense IRM: Investments at Risk for DOD Computer Centers
AIMD-97-39: Published: Apr 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate, outsource, and modernize its computer center operations; and (2) whether DOD has an effective framework in place for making and executing these decisions. GAO did not validate the accuracy of the information provided by DOD on the numbers and costs of computer centers, the alternative ana...
Statistical Agencies: A Comparison of the U.S. and Canadian Statistical Systems
GGD-96-142: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the decentralized federal statistical system to Canada's centralized statistical system, focusing on differences in the: (1) systems' organizational and budget structures; (2) systems' legal frameworks that govern privacy concerns, data confidentiality, and data sharing; and (3) position and authority of the chief statisticians of the United States...
Information Management Reform: Effective Implementation Is Essential for Improving Federal Performance
T-AIMD-96-132: Published: Jul 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1996.
GAO discussed the implementation of the Information Technology (IT) Management Reform Act (ITMRA). GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies have failed to reengineer their business and program delivery processes before acquiring new information systems, which results in costly IT resources; (2) ITMRA should empower federal agencies to make wise acquisitions of IT products and services; (3) lessons lea...
Environmental Protection: Assessing EPA's Progress in Paperwork Reduction
T-RCED-96-107: Published: Mar 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1996.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to reduce the paperwork burden associated with environmental reporting and recordkeeping. GAO noted that: (1) EPA identified about 18 million hours of paperwork reduction burdens and needed to identify another 2 million hours to reach its goal of a 25-percent reduction in paperwork burdens; (2) two EPA offices accounted for the majo...
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...