Program evaluation (11 - 20 of 44 items)
Limitations in DOD's Evaluation Plan for EEO Complaint Pilot Program Hinder Determination of Pilot Results
GAO-08-387R: Published: Feb 22, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 2008.
In August 2004, pursuant to Section 1111 of the fiscal year 2001 Department of Defense authorization act, the Secretary of Defense authorized components of the United States Air Force (USAF), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to implement an equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaint pilot program to reengineer the EEO complaint process to, among other...
Organizational Transformation: Implementing Chief Operating Officer/Chief Management Officer Positions in Federal Agencies
GAO-08-34: Published: Nov 1, 2007. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2007.
Agencies across the federal government are embarking on large-scale organizational transformations to address 21st century challenges. One proposed approach to address systemic federal governance and management challenges involves the creation of a senior-level position--a chief operating officer (COO)/chief management officer (CMO)--in selected federal agencies to help elevate, integrate, and ins...
DHS Multi-Agency Operation Centers Would Benefit from Taking Further Steps to Enhance Collaboration and Coordination
GAO-07-686R: Published: Apr 5, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2007.
This letter addresses the conference report to H.R. 5441 and Senate Report 109-273, which directs GAO to (1) analyze the role of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Operations Center and DHS component operations centers and (2) make recommendations regarding the operation and coordination of these centers. On March 1 and 13, 2007, we met with House and Senate Committee staff, respec...
Information Assurance: National Partnership Offers Benefits, but Faces Considerable Challenges
GAO-06-392: Published: Mar 24, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2006.
In 1997, the National Security Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology formed the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to boost federal agencies' and consumers' confidence in information security products manufactured by vendors. To facilitate this goal, NIAP developed a national program that requires accredited laboratories to independently evaluate and validate...
Federal Programs: Ethnographic Studies Can Inform Agencies' Actions
GAO-03-455: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2003.
In this time of emphasis on performance and results, federal agencies and congressional committees can benefit from knowing the full range of social science methods that can help them improve the programs they oversee. Among the methods they might consider are those of ethnography, derived from anthropology. However, information about the past and present uses of ethnography to improve federal pro...
Advanced Studies and Evaluation Methodology Area of Interest: Active Assignments
AA-97-32(2): Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Advanced Studies and Evaluation Methodology area of interest as of April 15, 1997...
Service to the Public: How Effective and Responsive Is the Government?
T-HRD-91-26: Published: May 8, 1991. Publicly Released: May 8, 1991.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of federal government programs, focusing on: (1) how well the government carried out its responsibilities; and (2) whether established programs and policies continued to meet the public's needs. GAO noted that: (1) neither Congress nor the agencies had defined the level of service they expected to provide to the public; (2) detailed program evaluations were often un...
Federal Evaluation: Fewer Units, Reduced Resources, Different Studies From 1980
PEMD-87-9: Published: Jan 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the recent changes in the status of program evaluation activities in the civil executive departments and agencies, specifically: (1) the current level of program evaluation activity in the executive branch; and (2) changes that occurred between 1980 and 1984.GAO found that, between 1980 and 1984: (1) the total number of units in c...
AFMD-85-2: Published: Jan 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1985.
This publication is presented as part of the GAO effort to provide Congress with improved access to program and management evaluation information in the federal government. The evaluations were conducted by federal agencies to determine whether programs and operations are meeting their objectives. This publication is intended to be used as a reference by Congress in carrying out its budget and ove...
Issues Concerning Implementation of a Revised Process for Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs
GGD-85-2: Published: Oct 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1984.
GAO reported on the early implementation of the revised process for intergovernmental review of federal programs which was designed to better foster an intergovernmental partnership.GAO found that the new process relies on state and local governments to develop their own procedures for reviewing financial assistance and direct developments proposed by federal agencies. GAO identified several poten...