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International Affairs: Information on U.S. Agencies' Efforts to Address Islamic Extremism
GAO-05-852: Published: Sep 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2005.
U.S. government and other experts have reported that Islamic extremism is on the rise and that the spread of Islamic extremism is the pre-eminent threat facing the United States. In addition, various sources alleged that Saudi Arabia is one source that has supported and funded the spread of Islamic extremism globally. GAO was asked to determine (1) what efforts U.S. government agencies are impleme...
Opportunities for Congressional Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work
GAO-04-649: Published: May 7, 2004. Publicly Released: May 7, 2004.
This report contains in a single document the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in past GAO work but not yet implemented or enacted. Since 1994, we have prepared annual reports similar to this product, in order to continue to assist congressional committees in identifying approaches to reduce federal spending or increase revenues. This year's report contains over 100 exa...
Opportunities for Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds: Examples from Selected GAO Work
GAO-03-1006: Published: Aug 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2003.
This report is submitted pursuant to section 301(e) of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2004, which directs the Comptroller General to submit to the Committees on the Budget a comprehensive report identifying instances in which the committees of jurisdiction may make legislative changes to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of federal programs within their j...
Supporting Congressional Oversight: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 2003
GAO-02-576: Published: Apr 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2002.
This report discusses the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in GAO work but not yet implemented or enacted. To help congressional budget and appropriations committees identify ways to reduce federal spending or increase revenues, this year's report contains more than 100 examples of budget options organized by budget function. Where possible, budgetary savings estimates...
Supporting Congressional Oversight: Framework for Considering Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work
GAO-01-447: Published: Mar 9, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2001.
This report provides a framework for considering the budgetary implications of program reform options discussed in past GAO work but not yet addressed or enacted. To help Congress, GAO has developed an oversight framework that is intended to allow Congress to systematically address the goals, scope, and approaches for delivering these on-going programs. This report contains more than 100 examples...
Budget Issues: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 2001
OCG-00-8: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in its past work but not yet implemented or enacted.GAO noted that: (1) Congress has many available options for cutting spending or raising revenue; (2) GAO discusses the conventions used to estimate savings and revenue gains; (3) GAO provides for congressional consideration an analyt...
Presidential Travel: Costs and Accounting for President's 1998 Trips to China, Chile, and Africa
NSIAD-99-164: Published: Sep 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on President Clinton's 1998 trips to Africa, Chile, and China, focusing on: (1) the estimated costs and the nature of the costs of these trips; and (2) executive branch accounting procedures for such expenses.GAO noted that: (1) presidential travel to foreign destinations requires planning, coordination, and logistical and personnel sup...
Financial Audit: 1998 Financial Report of the United States Government
AIMD-99-130: Published: Mar 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the annual audited financial statements for 24 major departments and agencies of the U.S. government.GAO noted that: (1) significant financial systems weaknesses, problems with fundamental recordkeeping and financial reporting, incomplete documentation, and weak internal controls, including computer controls, continue to prevent the government fr...
Defense Trade: U.S. Contractors Employ Diverse Activities To Meet Offset Obligations
NSIAD-99-35: Published: Dec 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the types of activities undertaken by U.S. contractors to meet offset obligations associated with the sale of defense equipment to various foreign governments.GAO noted that: (1) companies undertake a broad array of activities to satisfy offset requirements; (2) under offset programs, U.S. contractors commonly award subcontracts for components and...
Deferred Maintenance Reporting: Challenges to Implementation
AIMD-98-42: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the plans and progress of 11 agencies toward implementing the new deferred maintenance requirements of the Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) No. 6; and (2) the official position of agency Chief Financial Officers (CFO) and Inspector Generals (IG) with respect to its implementation.GAO noted that: (1) agency officials...