Strategic planning (61 - 70 of 74 items)
State Department: Progress and Challenges in Addressing Management Issues
T-NSIAD-00-124: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of State's fiscal year (FY) 2001 budget, focusing on the management challenges that State faces in improving its operations in four areas.GAO noted that: (1) State faces several wide-ranging and complex challenges in managing its vast overseas operations; (2) these challenges include: (a) improving the security of U.S. personnel and...
Business Process Reengineering Assessment Guide--Version 3
AIMD-10.1.15: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO published a guide to assist federal agencies in their business process reengineering efforts, focusing on: (1) identifying customer needs and performance problems; (2) controlling risks and maximizing benefits; (3) reassessing strategic goals; (4) managing organizational changes; and (5) implementing new processes...
VHA's Management Improvement Initiative
HEHS-96-191R: Published: Aug 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) progress in implementing health care system management improvement initiatives. GAO noted that: (1) VA is reducing its centrally funded activities by $170 million, equipment purchases by $26 million, and other headquarters-managed accounts by $89 million; (2) VA has deferred most decisions pertaining to the...
Rural Development: Steps Towards Realizing the Potential of Telecommunications Technologies
RCED-96-155: Published: Jun 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed rural communities' efforts to develop advanced telecommunications technologies, focusing on: (1) federal programs that fund rural telecommunications projects; (2) lessons learned for developing such projects; and (3) whether changes to these programs are needed.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1995, there were at least 28 programs that provided d...
AIMD-95-219R: Published: Sep 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management and planning of its telecommunications resources. GAO noted that USDA: (1) has been leasing out-of-date rotary style telephones, and has paid about $7,800 annually to lease equipment that is no longer used; (2) has paid over $6,200 for telephone service, including local telephone service, 10 extende...
Transportation and Telecommunications Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-21(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Transportation and Telecommunications issue area as of July 6, 1995...
Governmentwide Initiatives: Critical Issues Facing the Post-FTS 2000 Program
T-AIMD-95-108: Published: Mar 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1995.
GAO discussed the critical issues facing the Post-Federal Telecommunications Systems 2000 (Post-FTS 2000) Program. GAO noted that: (1) few federal users and industry officials favor the mandaatory use of Post-FTS 2000, because they believe it is inherently anticompetitive and could result in higher prices; (2) Post-FTS 2000 program management remains an open issue since several officials have ques...
Post-FTS 2000 Strategy
AIMD-95-62R: Published: Dec 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Post-Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 program strategy, focusing on whether the General Services Administration (GSA) has followed an appropriate process for selecting its acquisition strategy. GAO noted that: (1) GSA and the Interagency Management Council (IMC) have followed an appropriate process for selecting a pos...
Defense Communications: Defense's Program to Improve Telecommunications Management Is at Risk
IMTEC-93-15: Published: Feb 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) improvements to its communications resources management, focusing on DOD implementation of its Telecommunications Management Program (TMP).GAO found that: (1) less than 1 year after the program's start, DOD redirected TMP resources before TMP had completed functional analyses and established DOD telecommunications...
Strategies to Improve Communication Between Program and Financial Managers
156238: May 1, 1992
GAO provided information on the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program's May 1992 conference on improving communications between program and financial managers...