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Overview[]

The following are the GAO reports published in 1999 that are discussed in this wiki (in reverse chronological order). Those Reports that have already been summarized are in blue; those that have not yet been summarized are in red.

December[]

  • Computer Security: FAA Needs to Improve Controls Over Use of Foreign Nationals to Remediate and Review Software (AIMD-00-55) (Dec. 23, 1999).
  • Year 2000: Insurance Regulators Have Accelerated Oversight, but Some Gaps Remain (GAO/GGD-00-42) (Dec. 20, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Readiness of FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System Can Be Improved (GAO/AIMD/GGD-00-49) (Dec. 16, 1999).

November[]

October[]

  • Y2K Computing Challenge: Day One Planning and Operations Guide (GAO/AIMD-10.1.22) (Oct. 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Federal Business Continuity and Contingency Plans and Day One Strategies (GAO/T-AIMD-00-40) (Oct. 29, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Financial Management Service Has Established Effective Year 2000 Testing Controls (GAO/AIMD-00-24) (Oct. 29, 1999).
  • Export Controls: Implementation of the 1998 Legislative Mandate for High Performance Computers (GAO/T-NSIAD-00-53) (Oct. 28, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Update on the Readiness of the Department of Veterans Affairs (GAO/T-AIMD-00-39) (Oct. 28, 1999).
  • Information Security: SSA's Computer Intrusion Detection Capabilities (AIMD-00-16R) (Oct. 27, 1999).
  • Y2K Computing Challenge: Nuclear Power Industry Reported Nearly Ready; More Risk Reduction Measures Can Be Taken (GAO/T-AIMD-00-27) (Oct. 26, 1999).
  • Telecommunications: Overview of the Cramming Problem (T-RCED-00-28) (Oct. 25, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: FBI Needs to Complete Business Continuity Plans (GAO/AIMD-00-11) (Oct. 22, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Compliance Status Information on Biomedical Equipment (GAO/T-AIMD-00-26) (Oct. 21, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: State and USAID Need to Strengthen Business Continuity Planning (GAO/T-AIMD-00-25) (Oct. 21, 1999).
  • National Archives: The Challenge of Electronic Records Management (GAO/T-GGD-00-24) (Oct. 20, 1999).
  • Defense Computers: DOD Y2K Functional End-to-End Testing Progress and Test Event Management (GAO/AIMD-00-12) (Oct. 18, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: DEA Has Developed Plans and Established Controls for Business Continuity Planning (AIMD-00-8) (Oct. 14, 1999).
  • Trade with the European Union: Recent Trends and Electronic Commerce Issues (T-NSIAD-00-46) (Oct. 13, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Readiness of Key State-Administered Federal Programs (GAO/T-AIMD-00-9) (Oct. 6, 1999).
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection: Fundamental Improvements Needed to Assure Security of Federal Operations (T-AIMD-00-7) (Oct. 6, 1999).
  • Reported Medicaid Year 2000 Readiness (GAO/AIMD-00-22R) (Oct. 5, 1999).
  • Federal Communications Commission: Implementation of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (OGC-00-2) (Oct. 5, 1999).
  • Information Systems: The Status of Computer Security at the Department of Veterans Affairs (AIMD-00-5) (Oct. 4, 1999).
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection: Comprehensive Strategy Can Draw on Year 2000 Experiences (GAO/AIMD-00-1) (Oct. 1, 1999).

September[]

  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Readiness of USDA High-Impact Programs Improving, But More Action is Needed (GAO/AIMD-99-284) (Sept. 30, 1999).
  • Information Security: The Proposed Computer Security Enhancement Act of 1999 (T-AIMD-99-302) (Sept. 30, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of the Telecommunications Industry (GAO/AIMD-99-293) (Sept. 30, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computer Problem: State Government Issues (CRS Report RS20215) (Sept. 30, 1999).
  • Online Privacy Protection: Issues and Developments (CRS Report RL30322) (Sept. 28, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: HCFA Action Needed to Address Remaining Medicare Issues (GAO/T-AIMD-99-299) (Sept. 27, 1999).
  • Reported Year 2000 (Y2K) Readiness Status of 25 Large School Districts (GAO/AIMD-99-296R) (Sept. 21, 1999).
  • Intellectual Property Protection for Noncreative Databases (CRS Report 98-902) (Sept. 15, 1999).
  • IRS' Year 2000 Efforts: Actions Are Under Way to Help Ensure That Contingency Plans Are Complete and Consistent (GAO/GGD-99-176) (Sept. 14, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: FAA Continues to Make Important Strides, But Vulnerabilities Remain (GAO/T-AIMD-99-285) (Sept. 9, 1999).

August[]

  • Taxpayer Confidentiality: Federal, State, and Local Agencies Receiving Taxpayer Information (GAO/GGD-99-164) (Aug. 30, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: SBA Needs to Strengthen Systems Testing to Ensure Readiness (GAO/AIMD-99-265) (Aug. 27, 1999).
  • Information Security: NRC's Computer Intrusion Detection Capabilities (AIMD-99-273R) (Aug. 27, 1999).
  • DOD Information Security: Serious Weaknesses Continue to Place Defense Operations at Risk (AIMD-99-107) (Aug. 26, 1999).
  • Telecommunications Technology: Federal Funding for Schools and Libraries (HEHS-99-133) (Aug. 20, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Important Progress Made, But Much Work Remains to Avoid Disruption of Critical Services (II) (T-AIMD-99-267) (Aug. 14, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Important Progress Made, Yet Much Work Remains to Ensure Delivery of Critical Services (T-AIMD-99-266) (Aug. 13, 1999).
  • Spinning the Web: The History and Infrastructure of the Internet (CRS Report 98-649c) (Aug. 12, 1999).
  • Battlefield Automation: Opportunities to Improve the Army's Information Protection Effort (GAO/NSIAD-99-166) (Aug. 11, 1999).
  • The Advanced Technology Program (CRS Report 95-36) (Aug. 10, 1999).
  • Electric Power and the Year 2000 Computer Problem (CRS Report RS20267) (Aug. 10, 1999).
  • Information Security: Answers to Posthearing Questions (AIMD-99-272R) (Aug. 9, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Agencies' Reporting of Mission-Critical Classified Systems (GAO/AIMD-99-218) (Aug. 5, 1999).
  • Electronic Banking: Enhancing Federal Oversight of Internet Banking Activities (GAO/T-GGD-99-152) (Aug. 3, 1999).
  • Information Security Risk Assessment: Practices of Leading Organizations (Exposure Draft) (AIMD-99-139) (Aug. 1, 1999).

July[]

  • USDA Information Security: Weaknesses at National Finance Center Increase Risk of Fraud, Misuse, and Improper Disclosure (AIMD-99-227) (July 30, 1999).
  • Best Practices: Better Management of Technology (GAO/NSIAD-99-162) (July 30, 1999).
  • Social Security Administration: Update on Year 2000 and Other Key Information Technology Initiatives (GAO/T-AIMD-99-259) (July 29, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computer Crisis: Status of Medicare Providers Unknown (GAO/AIMD-99-243) (July 28, 1999).
  • Telecommunications: State and Federal Actions to Curb Slamming and Cramming (RCED-99-193) (July 27, 1999).
  • Tax Systems Modernization: Results of Review of IRS' Initial Expenditure Plan (AIMD/GGD-99-206) (June 15, 1999).
  • Reported Y2K Status of the 21 Largest U.S. Cities (GAO/AIMD-99-246R) (July 15, 1999).
  • Emergency and State and Local Law Enforcement Systems: Committee Questions Concerning Year 2000 Challenges (AIMD-99-247R) (July 14, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Important Progress Made, Yet Much Work Remains to Avoid Disruption of Critical Services (I) (T-AIMD-99-234) (July 9, 1999).
  • Electronic Banking: Enhancing Federal Oversight of Internet Banking Activities (GGD-99-91) (July 6, 1999).

June[]

  • Defense Computers: Management Controls Are Critical to Effective Year 2000 Testing (GAO/AIMD-99-172) (June 30, 1999).
  • Information Security: Recent Attacks on Federal Web Sites Underscore Need for Stronger Information Security Management (T-AIMD-99-223) (June 24, 1999).
  • Information Security: Subcommittee Questions Concerning the Melissa Computer Virus (AIMD-99-220R) (June 18, 1999).
  • Technology Transfer: Number and Characteristics of Inventions Licensed by Six Federal Agencies (GAO/RCED-99-173) (June 18, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computer Problem: Selected Internet Addresses (CRS Report 98-781) (June 8, 1999).
  • Information Management: GSA's Effort to Develop Year 2000 Business Continuity and Contingency Plans for Telecommunications Systems (AIMD-99-201R) (June 16, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Concerns About Compliance Information on Biomedical Equipment (GAO/T-AIMD-99-209) (June 10, 1999).

May[]

  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Much Biomedical Equipment Status Information Available, Yet Concerns Remain (T-AIMD-99-197) (May 25, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: OPM Has Made Progress on Business Continuity Planning (GAO/GGD-99-66) (May 24, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: USDA Needs to Accelerate Time Frames for Completing Contingency Planning (GAO/AIMD-99-178) (May 21, 1999).
  • Information Security: Many NASA Missions-Critical Systems Face Serious Risks (AIMD-99-47) (May 20, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of the Oil and Gas Industries (GAO/AIMD-99-162) (May 19, 1999).
  • Customs Service Modernization: Actions Initiated to Correct ACE Management and Technical Weaknesses (AIMD-99-198R) (May 18, 1999).
  • Satellite Control Systems: Opportunity for DOD to Space Policy and Integrate Possibilities (GAO/NSIAD-99-81) (May 17, 1999).
  • Customs Service Modernization: Actions Initiated to Correct ACE Management and Technical Weaknesses (T-AIMD-99-186) (May 13, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Time Issues Affecting the Global Positioning System (T-AIMD-99-187) (May 12, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Education Taking Needed Actions But Work Remains (GAO/T-AIMD-99-180) (May 12, 1999).

April[]

  • Land Management Systems: Major Software Development Does Not Meet BLM's Business Needs (AIMD-99-135) (Apr. 30, 1999).
  • Year 2000: State Insurance Regulators Face Challenges in Determining Industry Readiness (GAO/GGD-99-87) (Apr. 30, 1999).
  • Y2K Challenges and Transportation: Risks and Solutions (CRS Report RS20184) (Apr. 30, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Status of Emergency and State and Local Law Enforcement Systems Is Still Unknown (GAO/T-AIMD-99-163) (Apr. 29, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Costs and Planned Use of Emergency Funds (GAO/AIMD-99-154) (Apr. 28, 1999).
  • Year 2000: Financial Institution and Regulatory Efforts to Address International Risks(GAO/GGD-99-62) (Apr. 27, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of Medicare and the Health Care Sector (GAO/T-AIMD-99-160) (Apr. 27, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Status of the Water Industry (GAO/AIMD-99-151) (Apr. 21, 1999).
  • Paperwork Reduction Act: Burden Increases and Unauthorized Information Collections (GAO/T-GGD-99-78) (Apr. 15, 1999).
  • Information Security: The Melissa Computer Virus Demonstrates Urgent Need for Stronger Protection Over Systems and Sensitive Data (T-AIMD-99-146) (Apr. 15, 1999).
  • IRS Management: Business and Systems Modernization Pose Challenges (T-GGD/AIMD-99-138) (Apr. 15, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Federal Government Making Progress But Critical Issues Must Still Be Addressed to Minimize Disruptions (T-AIMD-99-144) (Apr. 14, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Additional Work Remains to Ensure Delivery of Critical Services (GAO/T-AIMD-99-143) (Apr. 13, 1999).
  • Customs Service Modernization: Actions Needed to Correct Serious ACE Management and Technical Weaknesses (T-AIMD-99-141) (Apr. 13, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Federal Reserve Has Established Effective Year 2000 Management Controls for Internal Systems Conversion (GAO/AIMD-99-78) (Apr. 9, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of the Electric Power Industry (GAO/AIMD-99-114) (Apr. 6, 1999).

March[]

  • Confidentiality of Tax Data: IRS' Implementation of the Taxpayer Browsing Protection Act (GAO/GGD-99-43) (Mar. 31, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Customs Has Established Effective Year 2000 Program Controls (GAO/AIMD-99-37) (Mar. 29, 1999).
  • Securities Fraud: The Internet Poses Challenges to Regulators and Investors (T-GGD-99-34) (Mar. 22, 1999).
  • Insurance Industry: Regulators Are Less Active in Encouraging and Validating Year 2000 Preparedness (GAO/T-GGD-99-56) (Mar. 11, 1999).
  • Land Management Systems: Major Software Development Does Not Meet BLM's Business Needs (T-AIMD-99-102) (Mar. 4, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Defense Has Made Progress, But Additional Management Controls Are Needed (GAO/T-AIMD-99-101) (Mar. 2, 1999).

February[]

  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness Status of the Department of Health and Human Services (GAO/T-AIMD-99-92) (Feb. 26, 1999).
  • Customs Service Modernization: Serious Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Corrected (AIMD-99-41) (Feb. 26, 1999).
  • Defense Information Management: Continuing Implementation Challenges Highlight the Need for Improvement (GAO/T-AIMD-99-93) (Feb. 25, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Customs is Effectively Managing Its Year 2000 Program (GAO/T-AIMD-99-85) (Feb. 24, 1999).
  • Medical Records Privacy: Access Needed for Health Research, but Oversight of Privacy Protections Is Limited (GAO/HEHS-99-55) (Feb. 24, 1999).
  • IRS' Year 2000 Efforts: Status and Remaining Challenges (GAO/T-GGD-99-35) (Feb. 24, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of State Automated Systems That Support Federal Human Services Programs (GAO/T-AIMD-99-91) (Feb. 24, 1999).
  • Medical Records Privacy: Uses and Oversight of Patient Information in Research (T-HEHS-99-70) (Feb. 24, 1999).
  • Social Security: Government and Commercial Use of the Social Security Number Is Widespread (GAO/HEHS-99-28) (Feb. 16, 1999).
  • Customs Service Modernization: Ineffective Software Development Processes Increase Customs System Development Risks (GAO/AIMD-99-35) (Feb. 11, 1999).
  • Acquisition Reform: NASA's Internet Service Improves Access to Contracting Information (GAO/NSIAD-99-37) (Feb. 9, 1999).

January[]

  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Status of Airports' Efforts to Deal With Date Change Problem (GAO/RCED/AIMD-99-57) (Jan. 29, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Status of Bureau of Prisons' Year 2000 Efforts (GAO/AIMD-99-23) (Jan. 27, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness Improving, But Much Work Remains to Avoid Major Disruptions (GAO/T-AIMD-99-50) (Jan. 20, 1999).
  • Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Readiness Improving, But Critical Risks Remain (GAO/T-AIMD-99-49) (Jan. 20, 1999).
  • Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (GAO/AIMD-12.19.6) (Jan. 1, 1999).
  • High-Risk Series: An Update (1999) (GAO/HR-99-1) (Jan. 1, 1999).

Other GAO Reports[]

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