IRM Strategic Plan:
Fiscal Years 1998-2000
OIMC-98-3: Published: Mar 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1998.
GAO presented its information resources management (IRM) strategic plan, focusing on: (1) the use of modern technology solutions; and (2) information management process improvements. GAO noted that: (1) GAO's IRM vision is to use modern technology solutions and make information process improvements so that GAO employees--who have defined the requirements--can do their work more efficiently and effectively, despite the challenges of reduced funding and staff resources; (2) currently, the agency has a comprehensive communications infrastructure for voice, video, and data, which was developed based on well-defined technical and marketplace standards; (3) the infrastructure is both robust and flexible enough to grow along with GAO's evolving user requirements and future technologies and stable enough to be a long-term platform upon which applications can be developed; and (4) this IRM strategic plan--which translates GAO's IRM vision into actions--builds on the agency's existing infrastructure and is aimed at maximizing GAO's investments in technology to best support its users' requirements.