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China Trade: U.S. Exports, Investment, Affiliate Sales Rising, but Export Share Falling
GAO-06-162: Published: Dec 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2005.
China is important to the global economy and a major U.S. trading partner. By joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, China pledged to further liberalize its trade regime and follow global trade rules. While U.S.-Chinese commercial relations have expanded, controversies have emerged, including the size and growth of the U.S. trade deficit with China, China's lack of intellectual proper...
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...
Census: Bowie Computer Center Update
AIMD-94-111R: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Bureau of the Census' plans for its new high performance computing center. GAO noted that: (1) the project is in the early stages of development; (2) the Bureau, the University of Maryland, and the General Services Administration (GSA) have drafted separate memoranda of understanding covering joint activities in high performance c...
AIMD-94-69R: Published: Feb 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1994.
GAO responded to a request from the Bureau of the Census about whether Census's travel order system, which uses electronic techniques to identify the individuals processing a travel order, is required to meet GAO requirements for electronic signatures. GAO noted that its criteria for electronic signatures do not apply to the Census travel order system, since: (1) Census still requires a handwritte...
[Comments on Proposed Use of Corporate Charge Cards by Bureau of the Census Employees]
B-237883: Published: Jan 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a Department of Commerce request, GAO commented on the Census Bureau's proposed use of corporate charge cards for group-training facility expenses. Although GAO was concerned about the potential for abuse, it had no legal objection to the proposal...
Transition Series: Commerce Issues
OCG-89-11TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized problems facing the Department of Commerce and provided possible solutions.GAO found that: (1) the International Trade Administration inadequately plans and executes its overseas trade promotion activities; (2) Commerce inadequately oversees and administers the export control system for civilian products with military applications; (3) the Bureau of the Census faces high census cost...
Substance Abuse: Description of Proposed State Allotment Grant Formulas
HRD-86-140FS: Published: Sep 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the allocation of funds to states under the substance abuse prevention and substance abuse treatment programs proposed in H.R. 5334.GAO indicated that for proposed state allotments for substance abuse: (1) prevention would use a formula based on each state's relative share of the nation's youth population and an annual appropriati...
Review of Allegations Made About the Census Bureau
IMTEC-85-4: Published: Jan 23, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated allegations concerning: (1) Census Bureau mismanagement and improprieties which occurred during a district recount necessitated by the destruction of demographic data during a fire; (2) the cover-up of the results of an investigation and audit of the recount; (3) abuse of travel allowances; (4) and the use of government resources for the privat...
Federal Employees' Use of Annual Leave While on Official Travel
FPCD-82-7: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1981.
GAO was asked to review the extent to which Federal employees take annual leave while away from their duty station on official travel, excluding travel for relocation and entitlement purposes. Its objectives were to determine how often Federal employees took annual leave while on official travel and to gather descriptive information on trips during which employees used annual leave.GAO found 96 in...
Need for Better Monitoring and Analysis of Foundry Data by the Department of Commerce
EMD-82-15: Published: Nov 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1981.
In a prior report, GAO discussed foundry closures and their effect on defense production capacity and Federal data collection problems. GAO reviewed the deficiencies in the organization and the foundry data analysis within the Department of Commerce over and above the data collection problems stressed in the first report.The Department of Commerce's Office of Basic Industries (OBI) monitors and an...