Other, Independent Agencies (11 - 15 of 15 items)
Department of Commerce Could Save $24.6 Million by Modifying Computer Procurement Actions
CED-82-81: Published: Apr 28, 1982. Publicly Released: May 28, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the computer requirements of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) and the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL), both independent agencies within the Department of Commerce, to determine: (1) the feasibility of consolidating the requirements of NBS and ERL and establishing a single data processing center for both organizations; (2) the best location for a single data...
Congressional Guidance and Better Federal Coordination Would Improve Marine Mammal Management
CED-81-52: Published: May 11, 1981. Publicly Released: May 11, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the activities and effectiveness of the Marine Mammal Commission (MMC) and the Departments of Commerce and the Interior in fulfilling the Marine Mammal Protection Act's (MMPA) requirements.Under the MMPA, many Federal and State actions have been initiated to help ensure the protection and, in some cases, recovery of marine mammals. However, progress has been slow and im...
Comments on H. Res. 59
114789: Apr 2, 1981
Analyses of the effects of foreign direct investment in the United States are necessary to keep the public adequately informed about foreign investment activity and to provide Congress and the Administration with adequate information to determine whether there are problems that need to be addressed. Foreign direct investment in the United States has more than tripled in the 1970's and is equal to...
Government Measures of Private-Sector Productivity: Users Recommend Changes
FGMSD-80-45: Published: Jul 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1980.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes a wide range of measures of the private sector's productivity. These measures are used primarily for economic analysis and forecasting directed toward improving the economy. GAO studied the measures to determine, from a user's viewpoint, how they might be improved. Additionally, the National Academy of Sciences examined the Government's productivity m...
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...