ERIC Number: ED307853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Information Technology Issues. Transition Series.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Addressed to the new administration and the Congress, this summary report on Federal Government information management and technology issues begins by describing the environment in which information technology has been managed. Arguing that effective government depends directly on effective automation to support programs and initiatives, the report then identifies four areas that need improvement: (1) strategic planning that ties agencies' technology to their missions; (2) systems development projects that provide technical capability; (3) automated information system security that protects sensitive information; and (4) technical personnel who oversee complex automated systems. A list of related publications from the General Accounting Office is included. (EW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Federal Government, Information Management, Information Technology, Long Range Planning, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Systems Development, Technical Occupations
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (1-5 copies free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.