Information systems (11 - 17 of 17 items)
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...
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,...
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...
The OMB Efforts To Develop and Augment the Federal Information Locator System Have Not Met Congressional Expectations
GGD-82-76: Published: Jun 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) efforts to develop the Federal Information Locator System (FILS).OMB did not develop and have the FILS operational by the April 1, 1982, deadline. The factors contributing to the deadline's not being met included: (1) Congress not appropriating the funds needed to develop and operate the FILS in fiscal ye...
Better Information Management Policies Needed: A Study of Scientific and Technical Bibliographic Services
PSAD-79-62: Published: Aug 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1979.
The Federal Government needs to recognize the value of the scientific, technical, and other specialized information it produces and take steps to manage it as carefully as it does other valuable resources. A study was made of the biblographic systems of 38 information centers in five agencies. The study confirmed the need for better information management cited in many reports over the past decade...