Accession Number : ADA265631


Title :   Department of Energy: Better Information Resources Management Needed to Accomplish Missions


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265631.pdf


Report Date : 29 Sep 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : The Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for multiple energy and defense missions that are important to economic growth, public health and safety, and the nation's security. DOE also faces complex challenges, such as massive environmental damage and unsafe nuclear weapons production facilities, and management problems, such as weak controls over contractor activities. To successfully accomplish DOE'S missions and correct existing problems, the Secretary and departmental and contractor managers need timely, reliable, and relevant information. The general accounting office examined key aspects of the Department's information resources management (IRM) program, focusing primarily on the environmental restoration, safety and health management, nuclear weapons production, and security mission areas. GAO'S objectives were to determine whether (1) information shortfalls impair managers' ability to fulfill their responsibilities, (2) DOE'S strategic IRM planning is linked to strategic mission planning, and (3) management control over the acquisition and operation of information systems is adequate to ensure compliance with federal and DOE IRM policies and requirements.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *DATA MANAGEMENT , *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *ENERGY MANAGEMENT , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , MISSIONS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE