Strategic planning (31 - 40 of 41 items)
Geospatial Information: Better Coordination Needed to Identify and Reduce Duplicative Investments
GAO-04-703: Published: Jun 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2004.
From homeland security to tracking outbreaks of disease, to investigating the space shuttle disaster to responding to natural disasters, the collection, maintenance, and use of location-based (geospatial) information has become critical to many federal agencies' abilities to achieve their goals. Local governments and the private sector also rely on such data to support essential functions. GAO was...
Inspectors General: Enhancing Federal Accountability
GAO-04-117T: Published: Oct 8, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2003.
On the 25th anniversary of passage of the Inspector General (IG) Act, Congress sought GAO's views on the role of the IGs in providing independent oversight within federal agencies and to discuss the new and continuing challenges faced by government performance and accountability professionals.The IGs have made a significant difference in federal performance and accountability during the past 25 ye...
Results-Oriented Cultures: Implementation Steps to Assist Mergers and Organizational Transformations
GAO-03-669: Published: Jul 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2003.
The Comptroller General convened a forum in September 2002 to identify useful practices and lessons learned from major private and public sector mergers, acquisitions, and organizational transformations. This was done to help federal agencies implement successful transformations of their cultures, as well as the new Department of Homeland Security merge its various originating components into a...
South Florida Restoration: Task Force Needs to Improve Science Coordination to Increase the Likelihood of Success
GAO-03-345: Published: Mar 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2003.
Restoration of the South Florida ecosystem is a significant federal and state priority, requiring the development and use of extensive scientific information. GAO was asked to report on the funds spent on scientific activities for restoration, the gaps that exist in scientific information, and the extent to which scientific activities are being coordinated.From fiscal years 1993 through 2002, fede...
Customs Service Modernization: Third Expenditure Plan Meets Legislative Conditions, but Cost Estimating Improvements Needed
GAO-02-908: Published: Aug 9, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2002.
The U.S. Customs Service has begun a multiyear, multibillion-dollar project: the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), a new import processing system that is planned to support effective and efficient movement of goods into the United States. By congressional mandate, Customs' expenditure plans for ACE must meet certain conditions, including being reviewed by GAO. This report addresses whether C...
Best Practices: Elements Critical to Successfully Reducing Unneeded RDT&E Infrastructure
NSIAD/RCED-98-23: Published: Jan 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a number of issues related to the federal government's research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) infrastructure, focusing on: (1) the condition of the existing infrastructure; (2) the approaches used by organizations outside of the federal government to realign RDT&E infrastructure; and (3) a comparison of those approaches to federal agen...
Customs Service: Comments on Strategic Plan and Resource Allocation Process
T-GGD-98-15: Published: Oct 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1997.
GAO discussed the strategic plan submitted by the U.S. Customs Service, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) the Customs Service's plan addresses the required elements; (2) it also contains a discussion of management challenges but, in GAO's opinion, does not adequately recognize Customs' need to improve its financial management and internal control systems...
Drug Control: Reauthorization of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
T-GGD-97-97: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO discussed the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), focusing on: (1) its recent work on federal drug control efforts; (2) ONDCP's efforts to implement performance measures; (3) ONDCP's anticipated actions to lead the development of a centralized lessons-learned data system for drug control activities; and (4) whether ONDCP, which is scheduled to expire in September 1997, should be re...
Seized/Forfeited Asset System Requirements
FFMSR-4: Published: Mar 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1993.
GAO presented information on the functional requirements federal agencies should use so that they can improve and expand their strategic planning and core seized/forfeited asset management systems...
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...