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Human Services: Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data Sharing While Protecting Privacy
GAO-13-106: Published: Feb 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2013.
Four selected states or localities used systematic and automated data sharing to improve eligibility verification or case management processes. Such data sharing improved eligibility verification processes in Michigan and Utah. Specifically, program officials said that data sharing improved program integrity because more accurate payments were made, and staff noted program efficiencies through mor...
Information Technology: Agencies Need to Strengthen Oversight of Billions of Dollars in Operations and Maintenance Investments
GAO-13-87: Published: Oct 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
Federal agency assessments of the performance of information technology (IT) investments in operations and maintenance (O&M)--commonly referred to as operational analyses (OAs)--vary significantly. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance calls for agencies to develop an OA policy and perform such analyses annually to ensure steady state investments continue to meet agency needs. The guidanc...
Information Technology Dashboard: Opportunities Exist to Improve Transparency and Oversight of Investment Risk at Select Agencies
GAO-13-98: Published: Oct 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
Chief Information Officers (CIO) at six federal agencies rated the majority of their information technology (IT) investments as low risk, and many ratings remained constant over time. Specifically, CIOs at the selected agencies rated a majority of investments listed on the federal IT Dashboard as low risk or moderately low risk from June 2009 through March 2012; at five of these agencies, these ri...
Electronic Government Act: Agencies Have Implemented Most Provisions, but Key Areas of Attention Remain
GAO-12-782: Published: Sep 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2012.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other agencies have taken steps to carry out leadership and organizational responsibilities as called for by the E-Government Act. Specifically, OMB's Office of Electronic Government has issued key guidance for agencies on complying with the requirements of the act and coordinated annual reporting to Congress on agency compliance with the act. In addit...
Information Technology: Departments of Defense and Energy Need to Address Potentially Duplicative Investments
GAO-12-241: Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.
Although the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Energy (DOE) use various investment review processes to identify duplicative investments, GAO found that 37 of its sample of 810 investments were potentially duplicative. These investments account for about $1.2 billion in total information technology (IT) spending for fiscal years 2007 through 2012. For example, GAO identified four DOD Navy personnel...
Sale of Magnetic Data Tapes Previously Used by the Government Presents a Low Security Risk
GAO-07-1233R: Published: Sep 21, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2007.
The federal government widely uses magnetic tapes for data storage and data recovery. According to allegations made by a magnetic-tape company official, federal agencies are selling used magnetic tapes containing sensitive government data to companies which then resell them to the general public. While this is not an illegal practice, Congress is concerned that magnetic tapes containing sensitive...
Electronic Government: Federal Agencies Have Made Progress Implementing the E-Government Act of 2002
GAO-05-12: Published: Dec 10, 2004. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2004.
The E-Government Act (E-Gov Act) of 2002 was enacted with the general purpose of promoting better use of the Internet and other information technologies to improve government services for citizens, internal government operations, and opportunities for citizen participation in government. Among other things, the act specifically requires the establishment of the Office of Electronic Government with...
Electronic Government: Better Information Needed on Agencies' Implementation of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act
GAO-01-1100: Published: Sep 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2001.
The Government Paperwork Elimination Act requires federal agencies to give the public the option by October 2003 of submitting, maintaining, and disclosing required information in electronic rather than paper format. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is responsible for overseeing executive branch efforts to comply with the act. Although the October 2000 implementation plans contained much...
FTS2001: Transition Challenges Jeopardize Program Goals
GAO-01-289: Published: Mar 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2001.
Telecommunications services are increasingly critical to transforming the way the federal government does business; communicates internally and externally; and interacts with citizens, industry, and state, local, and foreign governments. Electronic government services based on reliable, secure, and cost-effective telecommunications can enable agencies to streamline the way they do business, reduce...
Tax Systems Modernization: Results of Review of IRS' Third Expenditure Plan
GAO-01-227: Published: Jan 22, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2001.
This report reviews the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) third expenditure plan for its systems modernization project. GAO found that the plan satisfied the conditions specified in Treasury's 1998 and 1999 appropriations acts and that IRS was making progress towards satisfying Congress' direction on the Custodial Accounting Project (CAP) and Security and Technology Infrastructure Release (STIR) Pr...