Department of State, Executive (21 - 30 of 31 items)
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...
Trade and Economic Data: Many Federal Agencies Collect and Disseminate Information
NSIAD-91-173: Published: May 1, 1991. Publicly Released: May 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on foreign economic data available to U.S. businesses and policymakers, focusing on the: (1) federal agencies that collect and disseminate foreign economic and trade data; (2) ways in which executive and legislative agencies use this information; (3) extent of agency coordination in collecting and disseminating these data; and (4) metho...
Trade Adjustment: Funding Status of Commerce's Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
NSIAD-90-247: Published: Sep 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Commerce's Trade Adjustment Assistance Program, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of funding for trade adjustment assistance centers; (2) the accuracy and usefulness of Commerce's February 22, 1990 report to Congress; and (3) operational constraints during fiscal years 1989 and 1990.GAO found that: (1) disagreement existed within Com...
Procurement Personnel: Information on the Procurement Workforce
GGD-88-7: Published: Nov 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the characteristics of the federal procurement work force in seven civilian agencies to determine whether the employees had the necessary skill and training to effectively manage and administer federal acquisition programs.GAO found that: (1) published data on the federal procurement work force was inadequate because of a lack of formal definiti...
Promoting Democracy: The National Endowment for Democracy's Management of Grants Overseas
NSIAD-86-185: Published: Sep 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Endowment for Democracy's procedures for selecting, monitoring, and evaluating its grantee programs.GAO found that the Endowment: (1) relied on its grantees to select, monitor, and evaluate their own programs in 1984 and 1985; (2) did not implement a comprehensive planning process or develop an overall plan reflecting its priorities...
[Response to Question About Use of Appropriated Funds To Hire Additional Probation Officers]
B-219721: Published: Aug 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1986.
GAO commented on whether the Administrative Office of the United States Courts could use appropriated funds to hire additional probation office personnel for performing pretrial services. GAO concurred with the agency's determination that it was not restricted by law from using appropriated funds for hiring additional personnel...
The International Agreement on Government Procurement: An Assessment of Its Commercial Value and U.S. Government Implementation
NSIAD-84-117: Published: Jul 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1984.
GAO reviewed the government's implementation of the multilateral Agreement on Government Procurement, which was meant to limit signatory governments' use of discriminatory procurement practices as barriers to trade.GAO found that, while the agreement was an important step toward less restrictive trade, it has had less commercial value than originally anticipated because: (1) foreign signatory gove...
Implementation of Trade Restrictions for Textiles and Apparel
NSIAD-84-18: Published: Nov 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the current administration of the Multifiber Arrangement (MFA), an international agreement that provides the legal framework for regulating textile trade.In the United States, MFA is implemented by the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), which consists of representatives from the Departments of Commerce, State, Labor,...
Legality of Actions by the Department of Commerce in Obligating Funds
B-206668: Published: Mar 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1982.
GAO was asked about the legality of actions taken by the Department of Commerce in obligating funds under its fiscal year 1982 general administration appropriation at a level which appeared to be higher than that approved by Congress. GAO concluded that the budgetary actions taken by Commerce constituted illegal transfers of funds from appropriations for its bureaus and offices to its general admi...
Liquefied Energy Gases Safety, Volumes 1, 2, and 3
EMD-78-28: Published: Jul 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1978.
Results are presented of an analysis of the critical safety issues in transporting and storing liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gases (propane and butane). Volume 1 of the report contains the Executive Summary and 21 chapters, as follows: Introduction; Primer; Vulnerability of Storage Tanks and Containment Dikes to Natural Forces; Crack-Induced Failure of Metal LNG Tanks; Flow Over Co...