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Information Security: Software Change Controls at the Department of Agriculture
AIMD-00-186R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed software change controls at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), focusing on: (1) whether key controls as described in agency policies and procedures regarding software change authorization, testing, and approval complied with federal guidance; and (2) the extent to which agencies contracted for year 2000 remediation of mission-critical systems an...
Financial Management: USDA Faces Major Financial Management Challenges
T-AIMD-00-115: Published: Mar 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the financial management issues facing the Department of Agriculture (USDA), focusing on problems in the areas of: (1) implementing the Federal Credit Reform Act (FCRA) of 1990 and related accounting standards; (2) reconciling its Fund Balance with Treasury accounts; (3) addressing weaknesses in the Forest Service's financial accounting and report...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Agriculture
OCG-99-2: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Agriculture (USDA).GAO noted that: (1) USDA's field structure for managing farm programs is obsolete and inefficient; (2) the increasing incidence of foodborne illness has heightened concerns about the federal government's effectiveness in ens...
Telecommunications Management: More Effort Needed by Interior and the Forest Service to Achieve Savings
AIMD-97-67: Published: May 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts by the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service to reduce costs by consolidating their telecommunications services, focusing on whether Interior: (1) has consolidated and optimized telecommunications services to eliminate unnecessary services and maximize savings; and (2) and the Forest Service are sharing telecommunications servic...
[Comments on Forest Service Employee's Claim for Real Estate Purchase Facilitation Fee]
B-265933: Published: Feb 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1996.
No summary is currently available...
Agriculture and the Environment: Information on and Characteristics of Selected Watershed Projects
RCED-95-218: Published: Jun 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of agricultural production on water pollution, focusing on lessons learned from nine innovative, successful watershed projects that reduced such pollution.GAO found that: (1) the watershed projects ranged from 5 acres to 150 million acres and involved both surface water and groundwater resources; (2) the watershed projects have received...
Federal Facilities: Agencies Slow to Define the Scope and Cost of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups
RCED-94-73: Published: Apr 15, 1994. Publicly Released: May 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the status of federal efforts to identify federal facilities requiring hazardous waste cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).GAO found that: (1) the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Energy (DOE) and other agencies have mostly completed their efforts to identify hazardous waste sites requi...
Impoundment Control: President's Second Special Impoundment Message for Fiscal Year 1993
OGC-93-4: Published: Feb 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1993.
GAO reviewed two deferrals of budget authority and revised the amounts of three deferrals reported in the President's second special impoundment message for fiscal year 1993.GAO found an impoundment of the Department of Agriculture budget authority that should have been but was not reported by the President. The failure to report the routine deferral was merely an oversight on the part of the Offi...
USDA Revenues: A Descriptive Compendium
RCED-93-19FS: Published: Nov 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) revenues from nonfederal sources for its products and services, focusing on: (1) USDA agencies that collect the revenues; and (2) the amount of revenues USDA collected.GAO found that: (1) information on USDA revenues was not readily available because it was not centrally maintained, and was desc...
Financial Audit: Department of Agriculture's Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 1988
AFMD-91-65: Published: Aug 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1991.
GAO examined the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year (FY) ended September 30, 1988.GAO found that except for assets and costs related to the Forest Service's timber program and the valuation of USDA fixed assets and acquired property, the USDA consolidated financial statements presented fairly the results of its 1988 operations, its cash flows,...