Performance measures (31 - 40 of 41 items)
21st Century Challenges: Reexamining the Base of the Federal Government
GAO-05-352T: Published: Feb 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2005.
This report stems from the recognition that the Congress faces a daunting challenge: the need to bring government and its programs in line with 21st century realities. This challenge has many related pieces: addressing the nation's large and growing long-term fiscal gap; deciding on the appropriate role and size of the federal government--and how to finance that government--and bringing the panopl...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Major Management Issues Facing DOD's Development and Fielding Efforts
GAO-04-530T: Published: Mar 17, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2004.
The current generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been under development since the 1980s. UAVs were used in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002 and 2003 to observe, track, target, and strike enemy forces. These successes have heightened interest in UAVs within the Department of Defense (DOD). Congress has been particularly interested in DOD's approach to managing the growing number of UAV pro...
Results-Oriented Management: Agency Crosscutting Actions and Plans in Drug Control, Family Poverty, Financial Institution Regulation, and Public Health Systems
GAO-03-320: Published: Dec 20, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2002.
GAO's work has repeatedly shown that mission fragmentation and program overlap are widespread in the federal government. Implementation of federal crosscutting programs is often characterized by numerous individual agency efforts that are implemented with little apparent regard for the presence and efforts of related activities. GAO has in the past offered possible approaches for managing crosscut...
Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making (Supersedes AIMD-98-110)
AIMD-99-32: Published: Dec 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1998.
This publication supersedes AIMD-98-110, Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making, April 1998. GAO published a guide: (1) summarizing the 12 fundamental practices that have been successfully implemented by organizations recognized for their outstanding capital decisionmaking practices; and (2) providing examples from which the federal government may be able to draw lessons and...
Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making (Superseded by AIMD-99-32)
AIMD-98-110: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-99-32, Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making, December 1998. GAO published a guide: (1) summarizing the 12 fundamental practices that have been successfully implemented by organizations recognized for their outstanding capital decisionmaking practices; and (2) providing examples of leading practices from which the federal governm...
Department of Health and Human Services: Strategic Planning and Accountability Challenges
T-HEHS-98-96: Published: Feb 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
GAO discussed the challenges the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) faces in carrying out its mission effectively and cost-efficiently and in improving its accountability for the results of its efforts and its stewardship of taxpayer dollars.GAO noted that: (1) considering the breadth and complexity of HHS' responsibilities, the size of its budget, and the importance of its programs, it...
GPRA Performance Reports
GGD-96-66R: Published: Feb 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO presented its initial observations on selected agencies' implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act. GAO noted that: (1) among the 13 pilot projects selected for review, there are some individual practices that can enhance the general usefulness of future performance reports to decisionmakers and the public; (2) these practices include d...
Improved Prison Work Programs Will Benefit Correctional Institutions and Inmates
GGD-82-37: Published: Jun 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1982.
Federal and state correctional institutions operate institutional work programs and industrial work programs to reduce idleness, to provide inmates with marketable job skills and meaningful work experience, and to reduce correctional costs. GAO reviewed these programs to: (1) determine how well these goals are being achieved in federal prisons; and (2) evaluate federal efforts to help the states i...
The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program Helps Families but Needs Improvement
HRD-81-25: Published: Feb 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Counseling and Information Program, the performance of selected program grantees and contractors, the extent of voluntary groups' participation in the grantees' project activities, program administration, and procedures for awarding and managing grants and contracts. Since 1975, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided assi...
Need To Improve Accountability To Reduce Fraud and Mismanagement and Improve Productivity in the Federal Government
109594: Jun 6, 1979
There is a need to improve productivity in carrying out Federal programs. The recurring theme in the problems of Government fraud, mismanagement, and declining productivity is the lack of accountability at all levels of Government. Instituting good management systems, which include performance measurement, can greatly increase accountability in Government. In order to make these systems effective,...