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Plum Island Animal Disease Center: DHS and USDA Are Successfully Coordinating Current Work, but Long-Term Plans Are Being Assessed
GAO-06-132: Published: Dec 19, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2005.
The livestock industry, which contributes over $100 billion annually to the national economy, is vulnerable to foreign animal diseases that, if introduced in the United States, could cause severe economic losses. To protect against such losses, critical research and diagnostic activities are conducted at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) was re...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Analysis of Budgets, Fiscal Years 1997-98
RCED-97-135R: Published: May 5, 1997. Publicly Released: May 5, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) appropriation for fiscal year (FY) 1997 and budget request for FY 1998 for selected budget accounts, focusing on potential rescissions to USDA's appropriation for FY 1997 and potential reductions or deferrals to USDA's budget request for FY 1998.GAO noted that: (1) about $3 billion of the budget authority appropriated for the Food Stamp Program i...
Food Nutrition: Better Guidance Needed to Improve Reliability of USDA's Food Composition Data
RCED-94-30: Published: Oct 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Human Nutrition Information Service's (HNIS) compilation of food composition data, focusing on the: (1) criteria and procedures used to ensure the reliability of food composition data; and (2) coordination and exchange of food composition data with other countries and international groups that maintain similar databases.GAO found that: (1) some...
Nutrition Monitoring: Mismanagement of Nutrition Survey Has Resulted in Questionable Data
RCED-91-117: Published: Jul 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Human Nutrition Information Service's (HNIS) 1987-88 Nationwide Food Consumption Survey (NFCS), focusing on the: (1) methodological soundness of the 1987-88 survey; and (2) effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's management of the contractor hired to conduct the survey.GAO found that: (1) flaws in the methodology of the 1987-88 survey,...