Department of Defense, Executive (1 - 10 of 35 items)
Drug Control: U.S.-Mexican Counternarcotics Efforts Face Difficult Challenges
NSIAD-98-154: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an update on the status of counternarcotics activities in Mexico, focusing on: (1) the nature of the drug threat from Mexico; (2) the progress that Mexico has made in improving its counternarcotics efforts; (3) issues related to the provision of U.S. counternarcotics assistance to the Mexican military; and (4) the plans that the U.S. government has...
Medicare Billing: Commercial System Could Save Hundreds of Millions Annually
AIMD-98-91: Published: Apr 15, 1998. Publicly Released: May 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) used an adequate methodology for testing the commercial claims auditing system for potential nationwide implementation with its Medicare claims processing system.GAO noted that: (1) the test methodology HCFA used in Iowa was consistent with the approach used by other public health care insurer...
Medicare: Problems Affecting HCFA's Ability to Set Appropriate Reimbursement Rates for Medical Equipment and Supplies
HEHS-97-157R: Published: Jun 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the problems associated with setting appropriate Medicare reimbursement rates for medical equipment and supplies.GAO noted that: (1) the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) does not know specifically what products it is paying for when it pays Medicare claims for medical equipment and supplies, according to GAO's work to date; (2) HCFA does...
Government Printing: Comparison of DOD and GPO Prices for Printing and Duplicating Work
NSIAD-95-65: Published: Feb 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues relating to the costs, prices, services, and operations of the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Defense Printing Service (DPS), focusing on the prices charged to customers for acquiring printing and duplicating services for a statistically representative sample of customer-requested requisitions produced between April and September 1...
Government Printing: Legal and Regulatory Framework Is Outdated for New Technological Environment
NSIAD-94-157: Published: Apr 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed government printing operations, focusing on: (1) current technological advances in the publishing industry; (2) the Government Printing Office's (GPO) and the Defense Printing Service's (DPS) respective costs, prices, services, and operations; and (3) whether DPS is complying with federal regulations and congressional guidance on government printin...
IR&D/B&P Cost Principle Revisions
NSIAD-93-99R: Published: Dec 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on regulatory changes to Department of Defense contractors' allowable research and development costs. GAO noted that: (1) revisions to the independent research and development/bid and proposal (IR&D/B&P) cost principles were consistent with recent legislation; (2) the regulatory changes increased contractors' maximum allowable IR&D/B&...
Foreign Direct Investment: Assessment of Commerce's Annual Report and Data Improvement Efforts
NSIAD-92-107: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) the Secretary of Commerce's annual report on foreign direct investment (FDI); and (2) government efforts to improve the quality of FDI data, including the status and process for reconciliation of data exchanged among various federal agencies.GAO found that Commerce's annual report: (1) shifts between focusing on total foreign investment and...
Drug Smuggling: Capabilities for Interdicting Private Aircraft Are Limited and Costly
GGD-89-93: Published: Jun 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's present and future air interdiction capabilities for controlling drug smuggling into the United States.GAO found that: (1) 1989 legislation designated the Department of Defense (DOD), which had previously supported Customs Service and Coast Guard air interdiction efforts, as the single lead agency for detecting and monitori...
Federal Information: Agency Needs and Practices
GGD-88-115FS: Published: Sep 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implications of evolving public printing, publishing, and information dissemination technology on the future of the Government Printing Office (GPO) and public information functions of the federal government.GAO conducted a questionnaire designed to collect: (1) information on the agencies' present information dissemination practices and plans...
Drug Control: Issues Surrounding Increased Use of the Military in Drug Interdiction
NSIAD-88-156: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1988.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the federal government's capability to control drug smuggling into the country, specifically: (1) its use of the military in the drug interdiction program; and (2) the feasibility of authorizing direct military involvement in drug interdiction.GAO found that: (1) the federal strategy to control illegal drugs was to reduce demand through drug a...