Managing for results regulatory agencies identified significant barriers to focusing on results : report to Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, and Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, U.S. House of Representatives
Annual report on the status of open recommendations resulting from the General Accounting Office's (GAO's) audits, evaluations, and other review work in federal departments and agencies. Each year, GAO's work contributes to many legislative and executive branch actions that result in significant financial savings and other improvements in government operations. This report includes summaries highlighting the impact of GAO's work and associated key open recommendations -- those recommendations which have not been fully implemented. (no diskettes).
The FDA relies heavily on info. tech. (IT) to carry out its responsibility for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of certain consumer products. Recognizing limitations in its IT capabilities that had been previously identified, the agency has begun various initiatives to modernize its IT systems. This report: (1) evaluates the FDA¿s overall plans for modernizing its IT systems, including the extent to which the plans address identified limitations or inadequacies in the agency¿s capabilities; and (2) assesses to what extent the agency has put in place key IT mgmt. policies and processes to guide the implementation of its modernization projects. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.
The fed. gov¿t. must seek to deliver results more efficiently. The prior Administration sought to improve efficiency under the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) by requiring programs to have at least one efficiency measure and procedures for improving efficiency, and show annual efficiency gains. This report examined: (1) the types of PART efficiency measures and the extent to which they included typical elements of an efficiency measure; (2) the extent to which selected programs showed gains and how they used efficiency measures for decision making; (3) the challenges selected programs faced in developing and using efficiency measures; and (4) other strategies that can be used to improve efficiency. Illustrations.
The transformation of the Government Printing Office (GPO) is under way. This report captures the results of efforts to assess and help strengthen GPO¿s transformation and strategic planing efforts. It is the final part of a mandate requiring an examination of the current state of printing and dissemination of government information Also includes a general management review of GPO focusing on GPO¿s transformation and management. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.
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