Information systems (1 - 9 of 9 items)
Paperwork Reduction Act: Reauthorization Can Strengthen Government's Management of Information and Technology
T-AIMD/GGD-95-80: Published: Feb 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1995.
GAO discussed draft legislation reauthorizing the Paperwork Reduction Act, focusing on the government's role in limiting the paperwork burden on individuals and businesses. GAO noted that: (1) most federal agencies have invested in costly information systems that have produced minimal operational improvements; (2) federal agencies still lack the essential information to manage programs, control co...
Paperwork Reduction: Reported Burden Hour Increases Reflect New Estimates, Not Actual Changes
PEMD-94-3: Published: Dec 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the burden of federal paperwork, focusing on: (1) the changes in paperwork burden between 1987 and 1992; (2) the factors that contribute to changes in paperwork burden; (3) how some groups have been affected by information collections; and (4) the reasons for information collection changes.GAO found that: (1) between 1987 and 1992, t...
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 Veterans Administration's Organizational Structure for Managing Computer Resources Complies With the Paperwork Reduction Act
IMTEC-85-6: Published: Mar 21, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) current organizational structure for managing computer resources to determine whether VA was complying with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Under the act, each federal agency must designate one senior official to manage the agency's computer resources, and there was concern that VA had designated two officials instea...
OMB Actions Show Progress in Implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
IMTEC-84-24: Published: Sep 7, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether: (1) the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is making progress in implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act; (2) OIRA should be reauthorized; (3) conflicts exist between a 6-year program to improve the management and administrative systems across the federal governmen...
The Air Force Can Improve Its Maintenance Information Systems
GGD-83-20: Published: Jan 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain maintenance activities at the Air Force to identify where information technology can benefit agencies in terms of economy and efficiency. The review suggested ways to improve Air Force maintenance information management, as well as the Air Force information management program.GAO found that the Air Force spends millions of dollars on dat...
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...
Potential Impact of National Archives and Records Service Budget Reductions
GGD-82-10: Published: Jan 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the potential impact of proposed fiscal year 1983 budget cuts at the National Archives and Records Service's (NARS) Office of Records and Information Management.In response to a directive from the Administrator of General Services, the Archivist of the United States proposed a reduction of over 50 percent in the appropriated portion of the Office of Records and Information...
Views of GAO on the Information Resources Management Principles Established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
115376: May 20, 1981
The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 is landmark legislation with tremendous potential for improving the Federal Government's information management activities. As an early supporter of the Act, GAO participated extensively in efforts leading to its passage. While the legislation initially stemmed from a growing concern about paperwork burdens imposed on the public, during the legislative process C...