Strategic planning (81 - 90 of 92 items)
U.S. Customs Service: Enforcement Oversight Issues
T-GGD-99-99: Published: May 18, 1999. Publicly Released: May 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed efforts by the Customs Service to interdict drugs, allocate inspectional personnel, and develop performance measures, including information on Customs' action plan for resolving management problems.GAO noted that: (1) Customs initiated and encouraged its ports to use several programs to identify and separate low-risk shipments from those with appa...
Federal Inspectors General: An Historical Perspective
T-AIMD-98-146: Published: Apr 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1998.
GAO discussed the evolution of the work of federal Inspectors General (IG).GAO noted that: (1) Congress created IGs throughout government as a result of growing reports of serious and widespread internal control breakdowns; (2) IGs were principally charged with detecting fraud, waste, and mismanagement in agencies' programs and operations, conducting audits and investigations, and recommending pol...
Department of Health and Human Services: Strategic Planning and Accountability Challenges
T-HEHS-98-96: Published: Feb 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
GAO discussed the challenges the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) faces in carrying out its mission effectively and cost-efficiently and in improving its accountability for the results of its efforts and its stewardship of taxpayer dollars.GAO noted that: (1) considering the breadth and complexity of HHS' responsibilities, the size of its budget, and the importance of its programs, it...
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...
Results Act: Comments on Justice's August Draft Strategic Plan
T-GGD-97-184: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's August 1997 draft strategic plan developed in compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on the plan's compliance with the Act's requirements and on the extent to which it covered crosscutting program activities, management challenges, and Justice's capacity to provide reliable performance information.GAO noted that: (1) J...
The Results Act: Observations on the Department of Justice's February 1997 Draft Strategic Plan
GGD-97-153R: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) draft strategic plan, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.GAO noted that: (1) of the six elements required by the act, three--the relationship between long-term goals/objectives and the annual performance plans, the key factors external to DOJ that could affect DOJ's ability to meet it...
DOD High-Risk Areas: Eliminating Underlying Causes Will Avoid Billions of Dollars in Waste
T-NSIAD/AIMD-97-143: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO discussed Department of Defense (DOD) programs and operations that GAO has identified as high risk because of vulnerabilities to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, focusing on the: (1) high-risk areas of financial management, information technology, weapon systems acquisition, contract management, infrastructure, and inventory management; (2) underlying causes of these high-risk areas; an...
High-Risk Areas: Actions Needed to Solve Pressing Management Problems
T-AIMD/GGD-97-60: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed actions needed to bring about lasting solutions to serious and long-standing federal government management problems.GAO noted that: (1) its mission is helping the Congress in its efforts to improve management of our national government; (2) one approach has entailed identifying critical management problems before they become uncontrollable crises; (3) since 1990, GAO has produced a l...
INS: Management Problems and Program Issues
T-GGD-95-11: Published: Oct 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1994.
GAO discussed the management and program-related problems that confront the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). GAO noted that: (1) INS needs a strategic management process that identifies priorities, aids planning, improves communications and policy setting, and establishes accountability systems; (2) INS efforts to address service delivery problems have been insufficient; (3) INS lacks...
Department of Education: Long-Standing Management Problems Hamper Reforms
HRD-93-47: Published: May 28, 1993. Publicly Released: May 28, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Education's management to identify actions that could improve organizational performance.GAO found that: (1) Education lacks a clear management mission of how to best marshal its resources to effectively achieve its mission; (2) Education's ability to implement solutions to its problems and effectively plan is impeded without a process for setting clear goals and pri...