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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...
Government Reorganization: Observations on the Department of Commerce
T-GGD/RCED/AIMD-95-248: Published: Jul 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Commerce and its organization. GAO noted that: (1) the key principals in reorganizing the government include a coordinated approach, specific reorganization plans and goals, the right vehicles for accomplishing the goals, and oversight to ensure effective implementation; (2) although Commerce missions have been among the most div...
Commerce's Trade Functions
GGD-95-195R: Published: Jun 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined several proposals to consolidate federal trade activities and reorganize the Department of Commerce, focusing on: (1) the role Commerce plays in trade; and (2) past efforts to reorganize federal trade activities. GAO noted that: (1) Commerce plays a significant role in export promotion and trade policymaking, negotiating, regulation, and data colle...
Drug Courts: Information on a New Approach to Address Drug-Related Crime
GGD-95-159BR: Published: May 22, 1995. Publicly Released: May 22, 1995.
GAO provided information on drug courts, a new approach used to monitor defendants' drug use, treatment, and behavior.GAO found that: (1) in exchange for reduced charges, drug using defendants can be diverted to drug courts where judges monitor their progress through frequent status hearings; (2) drug court programs vary in length, participant eligibility, funding, and other practices; (3) as of M...
Export Controls: Some Controls Over Missile-Related Technology Exports to China Are Weak
NSIAD-95-82: Published: Apr 17, 1995. Publicly Released: May 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and U.S. missile technology-related exports to the Peoples' Republic of China, focusing on the: (1) extent to which dual-use and missile technologies are exported to sensitive end-users; (2) U.S. government's ability to monitor China's compliance with the U.S.-China bilateral agreement; an...
Cost of Health Care Task Force Related Activities
T-GGD-95-114: Published: Mar 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1995.
GAO discussed the incurred costs of the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform as of March 9, 1995. GAO noted that: (1) although it has received cost data from the 10 agencies that contributed to the task force and its related groups, the data are incomplete; (2) the 10 agencies reported spending about $9.6 million on task force matters, with about $3.5 million spent on developing t...
OGE's Access to Commerce Travel Records
GGD-95-33R: Published: Jan 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Commerce should have allowed the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) access to its records of reimbursed travel in 1992. GAO noted that: (1) OGE has broad authority to monitor agency ethics programs and is entitled to access to all records related to such reimbursed travel that any agency may possess to ensure compliance wit...
U.S. Government Aid to Business: Federal Government Programs That Provide Management and Technical Assistance
GGD-95-3FS: Published: Oct 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal programs that provide management and technical assistance to businesses, focusing on the: (1) number and type of programs that provide business management and technical assistance; (2) target customers that these programs are designed to serve; and (3) current funding levels for these programs.GAO found that: (1) there are 24...
Financial Management: Status of CFO Act Implementation at the Department of Commerce
T-AIMD-94-150: Published: Jun 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Commerce's implementation of the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act. GAO noted that: (1) Commerce's CFO and deputy CFO have extensive financial management backgrounds, are committed to the act's objectives, and have developed plans for implementing the act, but they have additional nonfinancial management responsibilities that could distract them from concentrating...
Bureau of the Census: Management Issues Require Prompt Attention
T-GGD/AIMD-94-171: Published: Jun 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1994.
GAO discussed the Bureau of the Census': (1) efforts to recover unliquidated obligations; and (2) impending reorganization. GAO noted that: (1) the Bureau's unliquidated obligations increased to $80 million at the beginning of fiscal year 1993 due to weaknesses in its accounting systems and its failure to follow federal internal control procedures; (2) the Bureau's financial management deficiencie...