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ERIC Number: ED298967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Management, Security, and Congressional Oversight. Federal Government Information Technology.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
This report considers the management, use, and congressional oversight of information technology in the Federal Government as rapid advances in technology--e.g., microcomputers, computer networking, computer modeling, videoconferencing, and electronic information exchange--are generating many new applications, opportunities, and issues which are said to warrant congressional attention. The report addresses five major areas: (1) management of information technology, including strategic planning, innovation, procurement, and the information resources management (IRM) concept; (2) information systems security and computer crime; (3) information technology and decision support; (4) management of government information dissemination; and (5) opportunities for using information technology in conducting congressional oversight. The report identifies significant progress, problems, and opportunities for improvement in the management and use of information technology, and makes recommendations for both executive branch improvements and congressional encouragement of improvements through the oversight process or further legislation. The text is supplemented by numerous figures and bibliographic notes/references are provided. Four appendixes contain supporting materials. (EW)
Descriptors: Computers, Decision Making, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Information Dissemination, Information Technology, Information Utilization, Innovation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.