Data integrity (11 - 19 of 19 items)
Internet Management: Prevalence of False Contact Information for Registered Domain Names
GAO-06-165: Published: Nov 4, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 2005.
Individuals or organizations seeking to register the names of their Web sites may provide inaccurate contact information to registrars in order to hide their identities or to prevent members of the public from contacting them. Contact information is made publicly available on the Internet through a service known as Whois. Data accuracy in the Whois service can help law enforcement officials to inv...
Global War on Terrorism: DOD Needs to Improve the Reliability of Cost Data and Provide Additional Guidance to Control Costs
GAO-05-882: Published: Sep 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2005.
Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Department of Defense (DOD) has reported spending $191 billion through May 2005 to conduct the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). On an ongoing basis, DOD compiles and reports information on the incremental costs of the war, and uses these data in preparing future funding requests. To assist Congress in its oversight of war spending, GAO assessed (1) wheth...
Information Management: Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act
GAO-05-648T: Published: May 11, 2005. Publicly Released: May 11, 2005.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes that federal agencies must provide the public with access to government information, thus enabling them to learn about government operations and decisions. To help ensure appropriate implementation, the act requires that agencies report annually to the Attorney General, providing specific information about their FOIA operations. GAO has reported pr...
State Department Needs to Resolve Data Reliability Problems that Led to Inaccurate Reporting to Congress on Foreign Arms Sales
GAO-05-156R: Published: Jan 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2005.
Under Section 655 of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended, the Department of State reports annually to Congress on the aggregate dollar value and quantity of all defense articles and services that State licensed for direct commercial sale to each country. State's report is intended to be an accurate record to ensure that Congress and the public are informed regarding foreign arms sales by U.S. i...
Assessing the Reliability of Computer-Processed Data (Superseded by GAO-09-680G)
GAO-03-273G: Published: Oct 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2002.
This publication has been superseded by GAO-09-680G, Assessing the Reliability of Computer-Processed Data, July 2009. GAO published a guide to assist its auditing staff in ensuring the reliability of computer-based data. The guidance provides a flexible, risk-based framework for data reliability assessments that can be geared to the specific circumstances of each engagement. The framework is built...
Legal Services Corporation: More Needs to be Done to Correct Case Service Reporting Problems
T-GGD-99-185: Published: Sep 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the two reviews that it has completed pertaining to case service reporting (CSR) by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), focusing on: (1) what efforts LSC and its grantees have made to correct case reporting problems; and (2) whether these efforts are likely to resolve the case reporting problems that occurred in 1997.GAO noted that: (1) LSC issu...
Information Management: Technical Review of the White House Data Base
T-AIMD-96-168: Published: Sep 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the White House database, focusing on its users and operational components. GAO noted that: (1) users are generally satisfied with the database as a tool for maintaining information important to the Presidency; (2) fewer than 100 White House staff use the database, and the 25 heaviest users represent three White House offices and systems administra...
Information Resources: Problems Persist in Justice's ADP Management and Operations
IMTEC-91-4: Published: Nov 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) automatic data processing (ADP) management and operation capabilities.GAO found that: (1) problems affecting the overall management of DOJ information technology resources included DOJ components' development of separate systems, incomplete and unreliable data, and lack of an overall ADP and case management plan; (...
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...