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Cuban Embargo: Selected Issues Relating to Travel, Exports, and Telecommunications
NSIAD-99-10: Published: Dec 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation and monitoring of certain Cuban embargo provisions affecting travel, telecommunications, and trade, focusing on: (1) whether the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control's (OFAC) decision to allow authorized U.S. travelers to fly indirectly to Cuba was consistent with the law; (2) whether a telecommunications a...
Firearm Safety Locks: Federal Agency Implementation of the Presidential Directive
GGD-98-201: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' compliance with President Clinton's March 1997 directive regarding child safety locks for firearms, focusing on: (1) firearms that have been issued to or are used in an official capacity by employees at selected federal law enforcement organizations; and (2) selected federal law enforcement organizations' implementation of the pre...
Drug Control: Information on High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program
GGD-98-188: Published: Sep 3, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program, focusing on: (1) how ONDCP is implementing the HIDTA program; (2) how the expansion of the number of HIDTAs has affected the administration of the program; (3) what ONDCP is doing to measure how HIDTA programs are meeting the objectives estab...
Drug Control: An Overview of U.S. Counterdrug Intelligence Activities
NSIAD-98-142: Published: Jun 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated federal counterdrug intelligence coordination efforts, focusing on identifying: (1) organizations that collect or produce counterdrug intelligence; (2) the role of these organizations; (3) federal funding they receive; and (4) the number of personnel that support this function.GAO noted that: (1) more than 20 federal or federally funded organizati...
Financial Audit: 1997 Consolidated Financial Statements of the United States Government
AIMD-98-127: Published: Mar 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1998.
GAO reviewed the 1997 consolidated financial statements of the United States government.GAO noted that: (1) significant financial systems weaknesses, problems with fundamental recordkeeping, incomplete documentation, and weak internal controls, including computer controls, prevent the government from accurately reporting a large portion of its assets, liabilities, and costs; (2) these deficiencies...
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended March 31, 1997
AIMD-97-164: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditures of 7 independent counsels for the 6 months ended March 31, 1997.GAO noted that: (1) the statements of expenditures for the offices of 7 independent counsels were reliable in all material respects; (2) GAO's consideration of internal controls, which was limited for the purpose of determining its procedures for auditing the statemen...
INS Management: Follow-up on Selected Problems
GGD-97-132: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) progress in addressing long-standing management problems, focusing on whether INS had: (1) developed goals and priorities to guide planning and resource allocation; (2) revised its organizational structure; (3) improved internal communications and updated its field and administrative manuals; (4) improved the process of allocating bud...
Managing for Results: Analytic Challenges in Measuring Performance
HEHS/GGD-97-138: Published: May 30, 1997. Publicly Released: May 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act's (GPRA) requirements in the pilot phase, focusing on: (1) the analytic and technical challenges agencies are experiencing as they try to measure program performance; (2) the approaches they have taken to address these challenges; and (3) how the agencies have made use of program ev...
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30, 1996
AIMD-97-64: Published: Mar 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditures of 6 independent counsels for the 6 months ended September 30, 1996.GAO noted that: (1) the counsels' statements of expenditures were reliable in all material respects and fairly presented the respective expenditures of their offices for the 6 months ended September 30, 1996; (2) there were no material internal control weaknesses...
Administration of Justice Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-97-3: Published: Mar 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Administration of Justice issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) federal law enforcement's response, in partnership with state and local governments, to violent crime, drugs, and other major threats facing society; (2) the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal courts and corrections systems, given the increasing demands placed on them an...