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Military Base Realignments and Closures: Process for Reusing Property for Homeless Assistance Needs Improvements
GAO-15-274: Published: Mar 16, 2015. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2015.
A variety of homeless assistance was provided as a result of the 2005 round of base realignments and closures (BRAC), but the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) do not require homeless assistance conveyance data to be tracked. Of the 125 large and small bases closed with surplus property, local redevelopment authorities (LRA) at 39 bases agreed to provide homeless...
Budget Issues: Key Questions to Consider When Evaluating Balances in Federal Accounts
GAO-13-798: Published: Sep 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2013.
Carryover balances in fiscal year 2012 were $2.2 trillion, of which about $800 billion had not yet been obligated. Answering key questions during review of carryover balances provides insights into why a balance exists, what size balance is appropriate, and what opportunities (if any) for savings exist. Given that a single account may support a single program or multiple programs--or that multiple...
Streamlining Government: Key Practices from Select Efficiency Initiatives Should Be Shared Governmentwide
GAO-11-908: Published: Sep 30, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2011.
Given continuing budget pressures combined with the focus on performance envisioned in the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, federal agencies need to identify ways to operate more efficiently. GAO was asked to (1) describe selected initiatives that federal departments are implementing to achieve efficiencies; and (2) identify key practices associated with implementing these initiatives, as well as s...
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Federally Funded Programs Have Helped to Address the Needs of Gulf Coast Small Businesses, but Agency Data on Subcontracting Are Incomplete
GAO-10-723: Published: Jul 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2010.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita wreaked havoc on small businesses in the Gulf Coast, and much federal assistance has been provided to help these businesses. GAO was asked to describe (1) the amount of assistance provided to Gulf Coast small businesses through the Small Business Administration's (SBA) disaster and Gulf Opportunity (GO) loans, state-administered business assistance programs funded by th...
Gulf Coast Rebuilding: Observations on Federal Financial Implications
GAO-07-1079T: Published: Aug 2, 2007. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2007.
The devastation caused by the Gulf Coast hurricanes presents the nation with unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities to reexamine shared responsibility among all levels of government. All levels of government, together with the private and nonprofit sectors, will need to play a critical role in the process of choosing what, where, and how to rebuild. Agreeing on what the costs are, what...
Rental Housing Programs: Excluding Servicemembers' Housing Allowances from Income Determinations Would Increase Eligibility, but Other Factors May Limit Program Use
GAO-06-784: Published: Jul 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2006.
Although the Department of Defense (DOD) pays active-duty servicemembers who do not live in military housing a Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) to help them afford private market residences, expected growth at some military installations has raised concerns about whether nearby communities will have enough affordable rental housing for incoming personnel. In response to a congressional mandate, G...
Audit Guide: Auditing and Investigating the Internal Control of Government Purchase Card Programs (Supersedes GAO-03-678G)
GAO-04-87G: Published: Nov 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2003.
This publication supersedes GAO-03-678G, Audit Guide: Auditing and Investigating the Internal Control of Government Purchase Card Programs, May 2003. The federal government of the United States--the largest and most complex organization in the world--expended approximately $15 billion through federal organizations' purchase card programs in fiscal year 2002. As the steward of taxpayer dollars, fed...
Audit Guide: Auditing and Investigating the Internal Control of Government Purchase Card Programs (Superseded by GAO-04-87G)
GAO-03-678G: Published: May 1, 2003. Publicly Released: May 1, 2003.
This publication has been superseded by GAO-04-87G, Audit Guide: Auditing and Investigating the Internal Control of Government Purchase Card Programs, November 2003. The federal government of the United States--the largest and most complex organization in the world--expended approximately $15 billion through federal organizations' purchase card programs in fiscal year 2002. As the steward of taxpa...
Information Security: Weaknesses at 22 Agencies
AIMD-00-32R: Published: Nov 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed computer security weaknesses within 22 federal agencies' operations.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Agriculture's National Finance Center had serious access control weaknesses that affected its ability to prevent or detect unauthorized changes to payroll and other payment data or computer software; (2) the Department of Commerce Inspector Gen...
Federal Research: Evaluation of Small Business Innovation Research Can Be Strengthened
RCED-99-114: Published: Jun 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, focusing on: (1) the distribution of awards by company and geographic area, with special emphasis on the share of awards received by the 25 most frequent winners; (2) the extent to which federal agencies are considering commercial potential and the program's other goals in making...