Computer Matching: Quality Of Decisions And Supporting Analyses Little Affected By 1988 Act

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DIANE Publishing, Aug 30, 2004 - Computers - 61 pages
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Government agencies have conducted computer matching programs in recent years in an effort to stem fraud, waste, and abuse in federal benefit programs. This report is an evaluation of how well federal agencies conduct computer matching programs. Examines the planning and processing of computer matching programs and how the cost-benefit requirement for computer matches is being implemented. Charts and tables.

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Page 39 - ... agency within or outside the recipient agency or the nonFederal agency, except where required by law or essential to the conduct of the matching program; (I) procedures governing the use by a recipient agency or nonFederal agency of records provided in a matching program by a source agency, including procedures governing return of the records to the source agency or destruction of records used in such program...
Page 8 - ... non-Federal agency" means any State or local government, or agency thereof, which receives records contained in a system of records from a source agency for use in a matching program; (11) the term "source agency...
Page 39 - ... that the Comptroller General may have access to all records of a recipient agency or a non-Federal agency that the Comptroller General deems necessary in order to monitor or verify compliance with the agreement.
Page 21 - ... Noting that the statute provides a mechanism for waiver of the cost-benefit analysis, OMB'S final guidelines caution that the Congress expected that such waivers would be used sparingly. Further, while the statute waives the cost-benefit analysis for the first review of a statutorily required match, this exclusion does not extend to matches undertaken at the discretion of the agency; that is, self-initiated matches. Further, the guidelines require that when statutorily required matches are renegotiated,...
Page 38 - Board of such agency (subject to guidance provided by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to subsection (V)), to— (i) applicants for and recipients of financial assistance or payments under Federal benefit programs, and (ii) applicants for and holders of positions as Federal personnel...
Page 15 - We obtained written comments on a draft of this report from OMB and informal comments from the other agencies mentioned in the report.
Page 13 - OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, FINAL GUIDANCE INTERPRETING THE PROVISIONS OF PUBLIC LAW 100-503, COMPUTER MATCHING AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1988; NOTICES. FEDERAL REGISTER, MONDAY, JUNE 19, 1989 Monday June 19, 1989 Part III Office of Management and Budget Privacy Act of 1974; Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100-503, Computer Matching and Privacy Act of 1988; Notices (76) 25018 Federal Register / Vol.
Page 2 - Sub-committee on Information, Justice, Transportation and Agriculture of the House Committee on Government Operations. You may remember that my Report and testimony were severely criticized by shipping interests and their spokesmen on the grounds that my estimate of the conferences' monopoly premium was totally incredible.
Page 12 - What is the quality of the cost-benefit analyses developed for use by the Boards?
Page 38 - ... (p)_ 6. Procedures for the retention of and timely destruction of identifiable records created by a recipient agency or non-Federal agency in such matching program 7. Procedures for ensuring the administrative, technical, and physical security of the records matched and the results of such programs 8. Prohibitions on duplication and redisclosure of records provided by the source agency within or outside the recipient agency or the non-Federal agency, except where required by law or essential...

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