Internal controls (41 - 50 of 76 items)
JFMIP: Acquisition/Financial Systems Interface Requirements (Exposure Draft)
JFMIP-SR-01-03: Published: Nov 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2001.
GAO published a functional requirements document intended to assist agencies when developing new systems and when improving or evaluating existing systems. It provides the baseline functionality that agency systems must have in order to support agency missions and comply with laws and regulations. Specifically, the document focuses on (1) micropurchases made with purchase cards, (2) information re...
Abstracts of Reports and Testimony: Fiscal Year 2000
GAO-01-558SP: Published: Mar 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2001.
The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency in the legislative branch. GAO provides Congress with the best information available to help members make informed oversight, policy, and funding decisions. GAO meets Congress' information needs by (1) evaluating how government programs and policies are working, (2) auditing agency operations to determine whether federa...
Procedures for Updating Arbitrator Disclosure Information
GAO-01-162R: Published: Nov 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 2000.
The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) subsidiary, NASD Dispute Resolution (DR), failed to update its arbitrator disclosure system in a timely manner. As a result, several parties in an arbitration did not receive timely information on their arbitrator. To reduce the potential for further errors, NASD-DRplans to: (1) introduce a form that will allow arbitrators to submit updated inf...
Maintaining Effective Control Over Employee Time and Attendance Reporting
GAO-01-186G: Published: Dec 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 2000.
GAO has updated its guidance on controls over employee time and attendance activities to (1) provide agencies with the flexibility needed to streamline time and attendance reporting systems, (2) allow agencies to reduce their costs while maintaining adequate internal control, and (3) update the requirements on electronic signature control...
Nuclear Security: Information on DOE's Requirements for Protecting and Controlling Classified Documents
T-RCED-00-247: Published: Jul 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) requirements for protecting and controlling classified documents.GAO noted that: (1) DOE has numerous procedures designed to protect classified documents; (2) the requirements vary depending on the type of document being protected and the nature of the protection provided where the document is stored; (3) GAO found...
FTS2001: Improving the Revenue Estimation Process
AIMD-00-147R: Published: May 8, 2000. Publicly Released: May 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) revenue estimation process for its Federal Technology Service (FTS) 2001 long-distance telecommunications services program.GAO noted that: (1) GSA's process produced a reasonable estimate of program revenues; (2) however, GAO found weaknesses in the GSA process that, although not significantly affecting t...
Chief Information Officers: Implementing Effective CIO Organizations
T-AIMD-00-128: Published: Mar 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the role of chief information officers (CIO) in the federal government.GAO noted that: (1) as the federal government moves to fully embrace the digital age and focuses on electronic government initiatives, leadership in the management of the government's information resources is of paramount importance; (2) yet a CIO, alone, cannot ensure the succ...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Comprehensive Strategy Can Draw on Year 2000 Experiences
AIMD-00-1: Published: Oct 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on efforts to protect the nation's critical infrastructures, focusing on: (1) GAO's recent findings on computer security and critical infrastructure protection; and (2) preliminary lessons learned from the year 2000 date conversion experience that can benefit critical infrastructure protection efforts.GAO noted that: (1) the nation's co...
Telecommunications: FCC Does Not Know if All Required Fees Are Collected
RCED-99-216: Published: Aug 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the effectiveness of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) fee collection activities, focusing on: (1) FCC's controls for ensuring that required regulatory and application fees are paid; and (2) the extent to which FCC is collecting the civil monetary penalties resulting from its enforcement actions against entities that have...
Medical Records Privacy: Uses and Oversight of Patient Information in Research
T-HEHS-99-70: Published: Feb 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the privacy of medical records used for health research, focusing on: (1) to what extent medical information used for research depends on personally identifiable information; (2) research that is and is not subject to current federal oversight requirements; (3) how the institutional review board (IRB) ensures the confidentiality of health informat...