Jonathan Z. Cannon, the EPA's chief financial officer and assistant administrator for administration and resource management, reveals that senior-level officials are working on a strategic plan for improving the EPA's information resources management (IRM) efforts. The agency had been the subject of criticisms in previous years because of its handling of IRM. Cannon says the plan addresses such issues as public access, intra-agency communication, data integration, standards and geographic information systems (GIS). GIS will be used for handling spatial data, specifically information on ecosystem management and environmental justice, two key principles in EPA's mandate. Cannon considers information management as an enabler in support of EPA's business process reengineering efforts as encouraged by the National Performance Review.