Reporting requirements (51 - 60 of 142 items)
Paperwork Reduction Act: Subcommittee Questions Concerning the Act's Information Collection Provisions
GAO-05-909R: Published: Jul 19, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2005.
This letter responds to Congress' request of June 22, 2005, that we provide answers to questions relating to our June 14 testimony on the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). At the June hearing, we discussed the estimates of government paperwork burden provided in the annual PRA report (known as the Information Collection Budget) that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released, as well...
Information Management: Freedom of Information Act Fee and Fee Waiver Processing at the Department of Energy
GAO-05-405: Published: May 27, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2005.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives the public the right to access information about the federal government. In addressing requests for information, agencies have the authority to assess fees for certain categories of requesters to cover the costs of locating and copying records, as well as discretion to waive fees if specific criteria are met. GAO was asked to determine, for fiscal year 2...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Burden Reduction May Require a New Approach
GAO-05-778T: Published: Jun 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
Americans spend billions of hours each year providing information to federal agencies by filling out information collections (forms, surveys, or questionnaires). A major aim of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) is to minimize the burden that these collections impose on the public, while maximizing their public benefit. Under the act, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is to approve all such...
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...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Improving Information Sharing with Infrastructure Sectors
GAO-04-780: Published: Jul 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 2004.
Critical infrastructure protection (CIP) activities called for in federal policy and law are intended to enhance the security of the public and private infrastructures that are essential to our nation's security, economic security, and public health and safety. Effective information-sharing partnerships between industry sectors and government can contribute to CIP efforts. Federal policy has encou...
Federal Chief Information Officers: Responsibilities, Reporting Relationships, Tenure, and Challenges
GAO-04-823: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2004.
Although the federal government has invested substantially in information technology (IT), its success in managing information resources has varied. Agencies have taken steps to implement modern strategies, systems, and management policies and practices, but they still face significant information and technology management challenges. Recognizing the key role of the chief information officer (CIO)...
Information and Technology Management: Responsibilities, Reporting Relationships, Tenure, and Challenges of Agency Chief Information Officers
GAO-04-957T: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2004.
Federal agencies rely extensively on information technology (IT) to effectively implement major government programs. To help agencies manage their substantial IT investments, the Congress has established a statutory framework of requirements, roles, and responsibilities relating to IT management. GAO was asked to summarize its report, being issued today, on federal chief information officers' (CIO...
Intellectual Property: Economic Arrangements Among Small Webcasters and Third Parties and Their Effect on Royalties
GAO-04-700: Published: Jun 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
The emergence of webcasting as a means of transmitting audio and video content over the Internet has led to concerns about copyright protection and the payment of royalties to those who own the recording copyrights. Arriving at an acceptable rate for calculating royalties has been particularly challenging. Under the Small Webcaster Settlement Act of 2002, small commercial webcasters reached an agr...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Agencies report Slight Decreases in Burden Estimates and Violations
GAO-04-676T: Published: Apr 20, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 2004.
The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requires federal agencies to minimize the paperwork burden they impose on the public. The act also requires agencies to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before collecting covered information. At Congress's request, GAO examined changes during the past fiscal year in federal agencies' paperwork burden estimates and their causes, focusi...