ABSTRACT

Forest Service is Making Progress in Developing a Nationwide Geographic Information System: Statement of JayEtta Z. Hecker, Director, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Information Systems Information Management and Technology Division Before the Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations House of Representatives   [open pdf - 205KB]

From the Testimony: "We appreciate this opportunity to testify on Forest Service action to develop integrated geographic information system (GIS) and administrative information system capabilities. As you requested, we will provide an overview of the progress the Service has made in addressing the major weaknesses of the GIS proposal we described in our testimony and report to the Subcommittee last year. As you recall, we concluded that the Service was not ready to acquire a nationwide GIS because required--and necessary--steps in its design and development were incomplete. Such steps are essential for controlling risks in the design and development of major information systems."

Report Number:
GAO/T-IMTEC-91-11
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Date:
1991-04-24
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Public Domain
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RAND Corporation: http://www.rand.org/
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