Strategic planning (1 - 10 of 10 items)
Department of Homeland Security: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Research and Development
GAO-14-865T: Published: Sep 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2014.
In September 2012, GAO reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not know the total amount its components had invested in research and development (R&D) and did not have policies and guidance for defining R&D and overseeing R&D resources across the department. According to DHS, its Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), and Coast Guard...
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Governmentwide Strategy Needed to Better Manage Overlapping Programs
GAO-13-529T: Published: Apr 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2013.
In fiscal year 2010, 13 federal agencies invested over $3 billion in 209 programs designed to increase knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and attainment of STEM degrees. The number of programs within agencies ranged from 3 to 46, with the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation administering more t...
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Strategic Planning Needed to Better Manage Overlapping Programs across Multiple Agencies
GAO-12-108: Published: Jan 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 2012.
In fiscal year 2010, 13 federal agencies invested over $3 billion in 209 programs designed to increase knowledge of STEM fields and attainment of STEM degrees. The number of programs within agencies ranged from 3 to 46, with the Departments of Health and Human Services and Energy and the National Science Foundation administering more than half of these programs. Almost a third of the programs had...
Environmental Protection Agency: Comparing Annual Budgets for Science and Technology
T-RCED-00-132: Published: Mar 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) budget justification for the Science and Technology account; and (2) presented observations on EPA's budget justifications for fiscal years (FY) 1999, 2000, and 2001.GAO noted that: (1) for the FY 1999 budget justification, the requested amounts could not be easily compared with amounts requested or...
Environmental Protection Agency: Difficulties in Comparing Annual Budgets for Science and Technology
T-RCED-99-120: Published: Mar 18, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) budget justification for its Science and Technology account, and changes among the justifications for fiscal years (FY) 1998, 1999, and 2000, focusing on: (1) difficulties experienced in comparing EPA's Science and Technology budget justification for FY 1999 with those of previous years; and (2) actions...
Environmental Protection: EPA's Science and Technology Funds
RCED-99-12: Published: Oct 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) budget justifications for its Science and Technology account for fiscal years 1998 and 1999, focusing on: (1) identifying EPA's Science and Technology requested funds by the agency's strategic goals and objectives; (2) determining for each of EPA's program offices the amount of Science and Technology fund...
Major Science and Technology Issues
PAD-81-35: Published: Jan 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
GAO work in the area of science and technology is directed toward evaluations that address the organization and process of science and technology policymaking, the science and technology resource base, relationships within the science and technology system, and application and diffusion of science and technology. The primary purpose is to support congressional oversight and decisionmaking on scien...
Oversight of Federally Sponsored Research and Development
113733: Oct 7, 1980
Grantees and contractors need to understand and appreciate the importance of oversight. Oversight includes accountability and stewardship of resources, compliance with the law, management effectiveness, and program results review. It involves appraisal of achievements consistent with the goals and plans to fulfill statutory or contractual requirements and commitments. Congressional oversight proce...
The Office of Science and Technology Policy: Adaptation to a President's Operating Style May Conflict With Congressionally Mandated Assignments
PAD-80-79: Published: Sep 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1980.
GAO studied the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to examine the extent to which OSTP studied the 13 issues on federal organization and management of science and technology policy, and to determine the extent of OSTP involvement in strategic planning for science and technology. Top OSTP officials believe that the broad legislative mandate for OSTP cannot be fully met under present con...
Long-Term Planning for National Science Policy
112965: Jul 31, 1980
The executive branch has tried a variety of formal and ad hoc arrangements for planning, coordinating, and advising Federal agencies and the President on science policy. These arrangements have succeeded in varying degrees. Planning national science policy is vested primarily in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). It anticipates future concerns and reviews Federal science policy an...