Justice and Law Enforcement:

Electronic Identification

AIMD-94-69R: Published: Feb 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1994.

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GAO responded to a request from the Bureau of the Census about whether Census's travel order system, which uses electronic techniques to identify the individuals processing a travel order, is required to meet GAO requirements for electronic signatures. GAO noted that its criteria for electronic signatures do not apply to the Census travel order system, since: (1) Census still requires a handwritten signature on travel orders; and (2) the system uses user identification codes which are not an acceptable electronic signature technique.

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