Offices, Department of Commerce, Executive (11 - 20 of 35 items)
Results Act: Observations on Federal Science Agencies
T-RCED-97-220: Published: Jul 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1997.
GAO discussed the implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act in federal science agencies, focusing on six agencies' fulfillment of the requirements of the Results Act and the interagency crosscutting science programs, activities, or functions that are similar or complementary to those of other federal agencies. The agencies GAO discussed are the Departments of Commerce, Energy, a...
The Results Act: Observations on Commerce's June 1997 Draft Strategic Plan
GGD-97-152R: Published: Jul 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the draft strategic plan submitted by the Department of Commerce as required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) Commerce's draft strategic plan is incomplete in several important respects; (2) of the six elements required by the Act, four are included in the draft plan--a mission statement, goals and objectives, strat...
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...
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...
Political Appointees: 10 Year Staffing Trends at 30 Federal Agencies
GGD-93-74FS: Published: Apr 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the historical trends in the employment of noncareer Senior Executive Service (SES) and Schedule C appointees and full-time permanent (FTP) employees, focusing on: (1) the federal agencies with the largest number of political appointees in December 1991; (2) staffing patterns of appointees at 30 federal agencies and governmentwide st...
User Fees: Limited Survey of User Fees at the Departments of Commerce and the Interior
AFMD-90-53FS: Published: Mar 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) user fees that Departments of Commerce and the Interior charged; (2) whether the agencies periodically modified user fees; and (3) whether six departments and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had implemented recent user fee recommendations.GAO found that: (1) it could not compile data on user fees throughout the federal government bec...
[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...
President's Second Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-3: Published: Jan 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1986.
GAO reviewed the President's second special message for fiscal year 1986 which proposed eight new budget authority deferrals totalling over $2 billion.GAO noted that a full year deferral of annual funds, with no clear indication of conditions upon which the funds would be made available, raised the question of whether this message should be reclassified as a rescission. GAO found that: (1) a defer...
Compliance With Professional Standards by the Commerce Inspector General
AFMD-85-57: Published: Aug 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) compliance with professional standards to determine whether: (1) audits were conducted in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards; (2) investigations were performed in compliance with professional standards; and (3) inspections complied with the Inspector General's (IG) own policies and procedu...
Ship Sales and Exchange Programs of the Maritime Administration and Other Federal Agencies
102626: Jan 26, 1977
The Maritime Administration has not adequately implemented the recommendations made by the Department of Commerce Office of Audits in a December 1975 report.The internal auditors stated that the Maritime Administration did not conduct onsite vessel appraisals to establish the estimated weight of the vessels being sold for scrapping or nontransportation use. Independent onsite appraisals would prov...