GAO Online Documents

richard caasi at UCSELX.SDSU.EDU
Tue Jul 30 10:06:34 EST 1991

Forwarded message:
> From IAE at CU.NIH.GOV Tue Jul 30 04:48:54 1991
> To: caasi at
> From: "Irene Anne Eckstrand" <IAE at CU.NIH.GOV>
> Date:     Tue, 30 Jul 91  07:43:36 EDT
> Subject:  Re:  GAO Online Documents (from pacs-l)
> Would you consider announcing the availability of these and
> other reports on the BioSci bulletin boards?  BioSci reaches
> people in biological sciences and computer sciences and is
> run by GenBank at Intelligenetics in Mountain View, CA.
> Dr. David Kristofferson (kristoff at is the
> manager of the bbs.
> I saw your announcement on KidsNet and forwarded it to BioSci,
> and I think the readers of BioSci might be interested in seeing
> future announcements.  The address for such announcements is
>      bionews at
> irene eckstrand
> iae at


Richard Caasi
caasi at

          July 18, 1991
          Dear Internet or Bitnet User,
          The following U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) reports are
          available over the Internet as part of a test to determine
          whether there is sufficient interest within this community to
          warrant making all GAO reports available over the Internet.
          The reports are in ASCII text format and available in the
          Anonymous FTP directory GAO-REPORTS at the NIH computer center
          (try @CU.NIH.GOV).  Use the FTP TEXT down load format.
          1.   Computer Security: Governmentwide Planning Process Had
               Limited Impact, GAO/IMTEC-90-48, May 1990.  Assesses the
               governmentwide computer security planning process and extent
               to which security plans were implemented for 22 systems at
               10 civilian agencies.  (This report is named REPORT1 and
               is 55,062 bytes or 1,190 lines long.)
          2.   Drug-Exposed Infants: A Generation at Risk, GAO/HRD-90-138,
               June 1990.  Discusses health effects and medical costs of
               infants born to mothers using drugs, impact on the nation's
               health and welfare systems, and availability of drug-
               treatment and prenatal care to drug-addicted pregnant women.
               (This report is named REPORT2 and is 113,916 bytes or 2,421
               lines long.)
          3.   High-Definition Television: Applications for This New
               Technology, GAO/IMTEC-90-9FS, December 1989.  Provides
               information on 14 HDTV applications and the key industry
               officials' views on the effect of an HDTV production
               standard on potential applications.  (This report is named
               REPORT3 and is 31,947 bytes or 643 lines long.)
          4.   Home Visiting: A Promising Early Intervention Strategy for
               At-Risk Families, GAO/HRD-90-83, July 1990.  Discusses home
               visiting as an early intervention strategy to provide
               health, social, educational, and other services to improve
               maternal and child health and well-being.
               (This report is named REPORT4 and is 287,547 bytes or 5,711
               lines long.)
          5.   Meeting the Government's Technology Challenge: Results of a
               GAO Symposium, GAO/IMTEC-90-23, February 1990.  Outlines
               five principles for effective management of information
               technology that can provide a framework for integrating
               information technology into the business of government.
               (This report is named REPORT5 and is 39,017 bytes or 777
               lines long.)
          6.   Strategic Defense System: Stable Design and Adequate Testing
               Must Precede Decision to Deploy, GAO/IMTEC-90-61, July 1990.
               Discusses why the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization
               will not be able to support currently scheduled full-scale
               development or deployment decisions on any part of Phase I
               of the Strategic Defense System.  (This report is named
               REPORT6 and is 104,521 bytes or 1,847 lines long.)
          7.   Training Strategies:  Preparing Noncollege Youth for
               Employment in the U.S. and Foreign Countries, GAO/HRD-90-88,
               May 1990.  Discusses (1) weaknesses in the U.S. education
               and training system for preparing noncollege youth for
               employment and (2) foreign strategies that appear relevant
               to U.S. shortcomings.  (This report is named REPORT7 and is
               190,323 bytes or 3,951 lines long.
          Some of these reports have material--e.g., pictures, charts, and
          tables--that could not be viewed as ASCII text.  If you wish
          to obtain a complete report, call GAO report distribution at
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          6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.
          So that we can keep a count of report recipients, and your
          reaction, please send an E-Mail message to KH3 at CU.NIH.GOV and
          include, along with your E-Mail address, the following
          1)   Your organization.
          2)   Your position/title and name (optional).
          3)   The title/report number of the above reports you have
               retrieved electronically or ordered by mail or phone.
          4)   Whether you have ever obtained a GAO report before.
          5)   Whether you have copied a report onto another bulletin
               board--if so, which report and bulletin board.
          6)   Other GAO report subjects you would be interested in.  GAO's
               reports cover a broad range of subjects such as major
               weapons systems, energy, financial institutions, and
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          Thank you for your time.
          Jack L. Brock, Jr.
          Government Information and Financial
            Management Issues
          Information Management and Technology Division

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