Accession Number : ADA291114

Title :   Department of Education: Management Commitment Needed To Improve Information Resource Management.

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

PDF Url : ADA291114

Report Date : 20 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This report presents the results of our review of the Department of Education's information resources management (IRM) and is a part of our general management review of the Department. Our objective was to determine how effectively the Department plans for and manages its information resources in supporting its mission and administering its programs. In particular, we focused on the Department's strategic IRM planning process. See appendix I for our objective, scope, and methodology. The Department has not established an effective IRM program and lacks key management and program information with which to effectively oversee its operations. The Department's senior IRM officials have not been involved in strategic IRM planning, and they failed to (1) establish a vision of how information technology can support the Department's mission and information needs and (2) initiate an agency wide information planning process that identifies the information needs of various departmental programs.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *EDUCATION, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, PLANNING, RESOURCES, VISION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE