Internal controls (71 - 76 of 76 items)
National Public Radio
123385: Feb 10, 1984
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the financial operations of National Public Radio (NPR) and the significant financial crisis that it underwent in 1983 which culminated in the need to seek a loan of $7 million from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). GAO found that the NPR financial problems occurred because the organization was not properly prepared for and failed i...
Telecommunications Security and Privacy
122613: Oct 17, 1983
Testimony was given concerning computer and telecommunications security vulnerabilities in Federal departments and agencies. GAO stated that the potential for data loss is increasing because more information is maintained in automated systems. The importance of the necessity for all Government agencies to contribute to achieving security was emphasized. A comprehensive policy is needed; however, G...
Federal Government's Use of International Data Corporation's Subscription Services
PLRD-82-118: Published: Aug 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's procurement of automated data processing (ADP) information subscriptions from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The review addressed a constituent's complaint that the government is paying too much for the IDC subscriptions and receiving few benefits.The IDC subscriptions provide unlimited telephone inquiry servi...
Federal Information Systems Remain Highly Vulnerable to Fraudulent, Wasteful, Abusive, and Illegal Practices
MASAD-82-18: Published: Apr 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 19, 1982.
GAO was requested to evaluate the information security programs in the executive agencies. Specifically, GAO was asked to address: (1) whether the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines, if fully implemented by the executive agencies, provide an acceptable level of protection over information systems; (2) whether the central agencies fulfill their governmentwide information security prog...
Organizing the Federal Communications Commission for Greater Management and Regulatory Effectiveness
CED-79-107: Published: Jul 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1979.
There is substantial merit in the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) form of organization for regulating domestic and international communications, a complex and politically sensitive area. Technological changes in the communications industry have prompted a critical reexamination of basic communications policy and regulatory methods contained in the enabling legislation of FCC.Many of the...