Department of Defense, Executive (11 - 20 of 31 items)
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...
Foreign Direct Investment
GGD-92-12R: Published: Jul 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Commerce's and the Treasury's responses to two GAO reports on foreign direct investment in the U.S. real estate sector, the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) views on a GAO report on foreign investment in U.S. farmland, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) views on two issues relating to the U.S. residentia...
Foreign Technology: Federal Processes for Collection and Dissemination
NSIAD-92-101: Published: Mar 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. collection and dissemination of foreign technology information, focusing on: (1) the use of five federal processes in the development of federal critical technologies lists; (2) the use of other sources of information for developing the lists; (3) how the U.S. government can improve federal processes for collecting such informat...
Commerce ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-77FS: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's compatible computer procurements, focusing on the extent of mainframe computer and mainframe peripheral procurements which required compatibility with a particular computer manufacturer.GAO found that: (1) from October 1985 through March 1989, Commerce had a total of 114 mainframe and mainframe peripheral procurements,...
International Trade: Revitalizing the U.S. Machine Tool Industry
NSIAD-90-182: Published: Jul 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the President's plan for revitalizing the U.S. machine tool industry and evaluated voluntary export restraint agreements with Japan and Taiwan, focusing on: (1) Departments of Commerce and Defense implementation of the President's plan; (2) Commerce's program to monitor and ensure compliance with export restraints; and (3) the impact of voluntary e...
Export Controls: U.S. Policies and Procedures Regarding the Soviet Union
NSIAD-90-185FS: Published: May 24, 1990. Publicly Released: May 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. export controls regarding the Soviet Union, focusing on: (1) export control policies and procedures; (2) the current U.S. level of control over exports to the Soviet Union; (3) U.S. plans to liberalize such controls; and (4) U.S. businesses' views on the impact of export controls on U.S.-Soviet trade.GAO found that: (1) the Unit...
Export Controls: Commerce's Assessment of the Foreign Availability of Controlled Items Can Be More Effective
NSIAD-88-71: Published: Feb 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1988.
GAO evaluated the Department of Commerce's procedures for conducting foreign availability assessments to determine whether militarily significant commercial products are freely available to the Soviet bloc from other countries.GAO found that Commerce: (1) averaged 16 months to complete foreign availability cases, although the Export Administration Act of 1979 had envisioned a 90-day processing per...
Weather Satellites: Economies Available by Converging Government Meteorological Satellites
NSIAD-87-107: Published: Apr 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1987.
GAO reviewed the United States' two separate, but similar, polar-orbiting meteorological satellite systems to determine if the two systems could be combined to eliminate duplicative practices and overlapping functions, and continue to provide necessary services to the systems' users.GAO found that: (1) national policy supports the convergence of polar meteorological satellite systems; (2) converge...
Export Control of Commercial Goods and Technology
T-NSIAD-87-13: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
GAO discussed government controls over the export of commercial goods and technology that other nations could use for military or nuclear purposes. The Department of Commerce administers the control system and issues export licenses, while other agencies review certain types of licenses. The United States cooperates with other countries in this effort through an informal multilateral organization...
Implementation of the Foreign Availability Provisions of the Export Administration Act
T-NSIAD-87-8: Published: Mar 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1987.
GAO testified on the Department of Commerce's implementation of the foreign availability provisions of the Export Administration Act. GAO found that: (1) in 1985, Commerce issued final regulations on foreign availability procedures and criteria; (2) the 1985 amendments to the act have not reduced the number of products and related technologies subject to export controls, as intended; (3) Commerce...