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BIA Reconciliation Recommendations
AIMD-94-138R: Published: Jun 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a Department of the Interior request, GAO answered questions on two recommendations concerning the reconciliation of Indian trust fund accounts. GAO noted that: (1) its recommendation for an additional reconciliation procedure would ensure that earned revenues are billed and collected and would not delay the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) current reconciliation process; (2) reconcilia...
HUD Information Resources: Strategic Focus and Improved Management Controls Needed
AIMD-94-34: Published: Apr 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) information resources management (IRM) program, focusing on whether: (1) IRM planning and data management are adequate to support HUD missions and strategic objectives; (2) HUD computer security programs adequately protect sensitive systems; and (3) efforts to integrate and strengthen financial management sys...
Information Management: Need for a Chief Information Officer for the General Services Administration
T-AIMD-94-98: Published: Mar 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1994.
GAO discussed the need for establishing a chief information officer within the General Services Administration (GSA). GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies have not kept pace with the evolution of management practices necessary to control and apply information technology and have not developed the basic infrastructure needed to apply good management practices; (2) system weaknesses at many agencies...
AIMD-94-69R: Published: Feb 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1994.
GAO responded to a request from the Bureau of the Census about whether Census's travel order system, which uses electronic techniques to identify the individuals processing a travel order, is required to meet GAO requirements for electronic signatures. GAO noted that its criteria for electronic signatures do not apply to the Census travel order system, since: (1) Census still requires a handwritte...
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...
Justice Software Management
IMTEC-93-35R: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of copyrighted personal computer software at the Department of Justice, focusing on: (1) Justice's policies and procedures for ensuring the proper use of copyrighted software; and (2) the extent to which unauthorized software exists at Justice agencies. GAO noted that: (1) departmentwide policies and procedures regarding software management...
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...
Environmental Protection: EPA's Actions to Improve Longstanding Information Management Weaknesses
T-IMTEC-93-4: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1993.
GAO discussed information resources management (IRM) at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GAO noted that: (1) EPA has hundreds of district information systems with their own structures and purposes; (2) many of the EPA automated systems are too difficult to use or ill-designed to measure and assess environmental results; (3) data problems reflect EPA deficiencies in adhering to existing g...
Justice: IRM and Project EAGLE
IMTEC-93-7R: Published: Dec 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Justice's implementation of congressional recommendations to improve automated data processing (ADP) management and procurement. GAO noted that: (1) Justice has stopped ordering additional personal computers used as Enhanced Automation for the Government Legal Environment (EAGLE) workstations; (2) Justice is placing new orders fo...
Status of Open Recommendations: Improving Justice, General Government, Financial and Information Management, and Evaluation Programs
OP-93-1D: Published: Jan 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1993.
GAO reported on the conclusions and recommendations resulting from its audits and other reviews of federal departments and agencies. Information is presented on those recommendations in the areas of justice, general government, financial and information management, and evaluation on which no satisfactory legislative or administrative actions have been completed. They are submitted for use in congr...