Interagency relations (61 - 70 of 86 items)
National Water-Quality Assessment: Geological Survey Faces Formidable Data Management Challenges
IMTEC-93-30: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment Program's (NAWQA) efforts to obtain and use water-quality data.GAO found that: (1) the NAWQA program has sought ways to cooperate and share related data with other federal, state, and local agencies to offset the expense of collecting, analyzing, and storing water-quality data an...
Federal Health Care: Increased Information System Sharing Could Improve Service, Reduce Costs
IMTEC-93-33BR: Published: Jun 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared automated health information systems in use at the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS), focusing on: (1) functions common to the three systems; (2) the amount of information sharing between the three agencies; and (3) facilitators and barriers to information sharing.GAO found that: (1) although...
Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies: Title 7--Fiscal Guidance
149099: May 18, 1993
GAO has revised Title 7 of the Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies. Included are changes resulting from recent laws and Comptroller General decisions affecting the fiscal procedures covered by this title. The requirements in this title, although based on separate authorities, complement the agencies' existing federal accounting, internal control, and system standards. Thi...
Information on EEO Discrimination Complaints
GGD-93-6R: Published: Nov 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on discrimination complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) between fiscal years 1988 and 1991 by employees at executive branch agencies with employee populations of 100 to 2,500. GAO noted that: (1) EEOC provided discrimination data for all but 5 agencies for particular years; (2) four of the five unaccou...
DOD's JUSTIS Decision
IMTEC-92-47R: Published: Apr 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to terminate the Air Force Joint Uniform Services Technical Information System (JUSTIS) Program. GAO noted that DOD: (1) terminated the JUSTIS Program on the grounds that the Joint Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (JCALS) Program could address over 50 percent of JUSTIS program requireme...
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...
Policy Guidance 1963-1986: Interview With Donald J. Horan, Eugene L. Pahl, and Allen R. Voss
OP-23-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1992.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotaped interview with Donald J. Horan, Eugene L. Pahl, and Allen R. Voss, who served with the Office of Policy during the period between 1963 and 1986, as part of its program to record key government official's observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Video Teleconferencing: GAO's Pilot Test
OIMC-92-1: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1991.
GAO presented the results of its evaluation of the legislative branch-sponsored pilot test of the use of video teleconferencing (VTC) in performing the GAO mission. GAO noted that the 6-month pilot test between its headquarters and its Seattle, Washington, regional office clearly demonstrated that VTC: (1) significantly increased face-to-face participation of essential staff in critical assignment...
Defense ADP: A Coordinated Strategy Is Needed to Implement the CALS Initiative
IMTEC-91-54: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) initiative to reduce the cost of maintenance and support by automating the millions of pages of technical data needed to support weapons systems.GAO found that: (1) the potential benefits of CALS could be significant, especially in the repair and maintenance o...
Veterans Affairs IRM: Stronger Role Needed for Chief Information Resources Officer
IMTEC-91-51BR: Published: Jul 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the status of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) plan for reorganizing its Office of Information Resources Management (IRM); (2) determined the effects of the reorganization on automatic data processing (ADP) acquisition skills; (3) evaluated whether the reorganization was consistent with legal guidelines; and (4) evaluated the involveme...