Internal controls (101 - 110 of 125 items)
Assessing the Reliability of Computer-Processed Data
OP-8.1.3: Published: Sep 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1990.
GAO presented a guide to assist its auditing staff in ensuring the reliability of computer-based data. The guide focuses on: (1) how to assess reliability risk, understand system controls, and determine data testing requirements; (2) how to test data; (3) how to report on data reliability; and (4) a case study of the Stafford Student Loan Program to illustrate computer-based reliability...
Information Resources: Army Should Limit New Initiatives Until Management Program Is Implemented
IMTEC-90-58: Published: Jun 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's management of automatic data processing (ADP) at its major commands and installations.GAO found that the: (1) Army has not fully implemented major provisions of its Information Resources Management (IRM) Program; (2) Army has not yet completed a requirements-based information architecture to guide future information initiatives; (3) Army...
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...
Air Force ADP: Systems Funded Without Adequate Cost/Benefit Analyses
IMTEC-90-6: Published: Dec 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) development of four management information systems, focusing on: (1) whether initial project planning weaknesses identified in other system development projects occurred in these projects; and (2) the cost-benefit analyses AFLC prepared in justifying and planning the projects.GAO found that: (1) AFLC perform...
National Archives: A Review of Selected Management Issues
AFMD-89-39: Published: May 23, 1989. Publicly Released: May 23, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated allegations that: (1) the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and National Archives Trust Fund Board improperly commingled appropriated funds and unrestricted Trust Fund money; (2) NARA violated federal procurement and personnel regulations; and (3) because Trust Fund personnel did not hold civil service appointments, they we...
Freedom of Information Act: State Department Request Processing
GGD-89-23: Published: Jan 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of State's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request processing operations.GAO found that State: (1) received 7,567 FOIA requests from 1985 through 1987; (2) took longer than 6 months to complete three-fourths of the requests; (3) reported a backlog of 3,700 requests; (4) recognized that its limited staff could not keep up with th...
ADP Planning: Allegations of Inadequate Procurements at the National Archives
IMTEC-88-34: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) employee's allegations of procurement irregularities, GAO examined NARA procurement of two computers and an upgrade, focusing on allegations concerning NARA: (1) procurement planning procedures; (2) underuse and poorly coordinated use of the computers; (3) inattention to user needs; and (4) investigation of the procurement.GAO found...
Information System Security in Federal Civilian Agencies
T-IMTEC-87-7: Published: May 19, 1987. Publicly Released: May 19, 1987.
GAO discussed federal civilian agencies' practices in identifying and incorporating security controls in automated information systems. GAO believes that: (1) there is no comprehensive guidance that addresses how civilian agencies should incorporate security considerations into the system development process; (2) current agency practices do not ensure the security of mission-critical, sensitive sy...
Inspectors General: Compliance With Professional Standards by the EPA Inspector General
AFMD-86-43: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) to determine whether OIG: (1) audit functions complied with Comptroller General and President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) standards; and (2) investigation function satisfactorily complied with PCIE quality and professional standards.GAO found that: (1) OIG satisfactorily complied with 20 of...
ADP, IRM & Telecommunications, 1985
IMTEC-86-9: Published: Mar 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1986.
A bibliography is presented which includes information on GAO documents which relate to automatic data processing (ADP), information resources management (IRM), and telecommunications. The bibliography included documents released by GAO during 1986 and earlier documents which were judged appropriate for inclusion in the bibliography. The material covered in this bibliography represents the total A...