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Bureau of Export Administration: Encryption Items Transferred from the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Control List
OGC-97-12: Published: Jan 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Export Administration's (BXA) new rule on transferring encryption items from the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Control List. GAO found that: (1) the rule would amend the Export Administration Regulations by imposing national security and foreign policy controls on certain information security systems and equipment, cryptograph...
Textile Trade: Operations of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
NSIAD-96-186: Published: Sep 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements' (CITA) role in administering the U.S. textile program, focusing on: (1) CITA authority, functions, resources, and costs under the Multifiber Arrangement (MFA) and the 1994 Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC); (2) the CITA process for imposing quotas; (3) CITA use of data to make...
U.S. Information Agency: Options for Addressing Possible Budget Reductions
NSIAD-96-179: Published: Sep 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Information Agency's (USIA) reform and cost-cutting efforts and options that could enable USIA to adjust to reduced budgets.GAO found that: (1) USIA believes that reaching out to foreign publics and telling America's story remains critical to U.S. foreign policy goals, and agency officials believe that further significant reductions could...
National Export Strategy
NSIAD-96-132R: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's (TPCC) progress toward establishing a govermentwide strategy for promoting U.S. exports. GAO noted that: (1) TPCC continues to identify U.S. export promotion priorities in terms of export markets, programs, and policies; (2) TPCC uses the Department of Commerce's Big Emerging Markets strategy to prioriti...
Measuring Performance: The Advanced Technology Program and Private-Sector Funding
RCED-96-47: Published: Jan 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the impact of the Advanced Technology Program (ATP), focusing on whether: (1) research projects would have been funded by the private sector if they had not received ATP funding; and (2) ATP aids in the formation of joint ventures.GAO found that, based on a survey of 123 ATP applicants that submitted highly rated bids between 1990 and 1993: (1) 89...
Government Shutdown: Funding Lapse Furlough Information
GGD-96-52R: Published: Dec 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of federal employees subject to furlough due to the funding lapse in fiscal year (FY) 1996 appropriations authority. GAO noted that: (1) as of November 30, 1995, seven of the 13 appropriations bills have been enacted; (2) several agencies' contingency plans do not contain sufficient furlough information; (3) 36.2 percent o...
Medicaid: Tennessee's Program Broadens Coverage but Faces Uncertain Future
HEHS-95-186: Published: Sep 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Tennessee's Medicaid capitated managed care program (TennCare), focusing on: (1) TennCare's basic design and objectives; (2) the degree to which the program is meeting these objectives; and (3) the experiences of TennCare insurers and medical providers and their implications for TennCare's future.GAO found that: (1) TennCare's objectives are to exp...
Commerce Dismantlement: Observations on Proposed Implementation Mechanism
T-GGD-95-233: Published: Sep 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the proposed Commerce Dismantling Act, focusing on the creation of the Commerce Programs Resolution Agency (CPRA). GAO noted that: (1) the act would abolish or significantly reorganize the Department of Commerce; (2) although few precedents exist for dismantling a cabinet-level federal agency, past agency reorganizations and the Resolution Trust C...
Government Reorganization: Observations About Creating a U.S. Trade Administration
T-GGD-95-234: Published: Sep 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1995.
GAO discussed proposed legislation to create a U.S. Trade Administration (USTA) by merging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) with several Department of Commerce offices and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. GAO noted that: (1) creating a trade administration that lacks cabinet-level department status could lead to the perception that the new agency does not have the status of...
Government Reorganization: Issues Relating to International Trade Responsibilities
T-GGD-95-218: Published: Jul 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1995.
GAO discussed the potential impact of abolishing the Department of Commerce and some of its functions and transferring its remaining functions to other federal agencies. GAO noted that: (1) Commerce plays an important role in formulating trade policy, promoting exports, regulating trade, and collecting, analyzing, and disseminating trade data; (2) Commerce works with interagency committees to coor...