Offices, Department of State, Executive (31 - 40 of 52 items)
Drug Control: Financial and Management Challenges Continue to Complicate Efforts to Reduce Illicit Drug Activities in Colombia
GAO-03-820T: Published: Jun 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2003.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help reduce illicit drugs. In 1999, the Colombian government introduced Plan Colombia--program that, among other things, proposed reducing illicit drug activities by 50 percent over 6 years. In fiscal years 2000-03 alone, the United States provided more than $2.5 billion in counternarcotics assistance. Despite thi...
Combating Terrorism: Department of State Programs to Combat Terrorism Abroad
GAO-02-1021: Published: Sep 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2002.
Efforts to combat terrorism have become an increasingly important part of government activities. These efforts have also become important in the United States' relations with other countries and with international organizations, such as the United Nations (U.N.). The Department of State is charged with coordinating these international efforts and protecting Americans abroad. State has helped dire...
Foreign Relations: Kwajalein Atoll Is the Key U.S. Defense Interest in Two Micronesian Nations
GAO-02-119: Published: Jan 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2002.
The Compact of Free Association continues a defense arrangement that has existed between the United States and two Pacific island nations--Micronesia and the Marshall Islands--since the end of World War II. The United States has exercised only one of the four primary defense provisions contained in the Compact. That provision grants the United States the right to use part of the Kwajalein Atoll in...
Defense Trade: Status of the Department of Defense's Initiatives on Defense Cooperation
NSIAD-00-190R: Published: Jul 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the the Department of Defense's (DOD) initiatives to change export and procurement policies and procedures that relate to the transfer or sale of defense articles and services that may have national security implications.GAO noted that: (1) in 1999, DOD compiled a list of 81 initiatives designed to facilitate cross-border industrial relationships a...
State Department: Progress and Challenges in Addressing Management Issues
T-NSIAD-00-124: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of State's fiscal year (FY) 2001 budget, focusing on the management challenges that State faces in improving its operations in four areas.GAO noted that: (1) State faces several wide-ranging and complex challenges in managing its vast overseas operations; (2) these challenges include: (a) improving the security of U.S. personnel and...
Budgeting for Emergencies: State Practices and Federal Implications
AIMD-99-250: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state experiences with reserve funds for emergencies or other unpredictable funding needs and state practices that could be instructive in the emergency spending debate, particularly regarding how the federal government might budget for emergencies with surplus funds.GAO noted that: (1) most states prepare for future budget uncertain...
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...
International Joint Commission: U.S. Activities and Oversight
NSIAD-98-252R: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the International Joint Commission (IJC), focusing on: (1) providing information on the Commission's operations and activities, including proposed changes in the scope of its responsibilities; (2) identifying the U.S. Section's source and uses of funds; and (3) examining financial and managerial oversight of the U.S. Section's activities.GAO noted...
Drug Control: Counternarcotics Efforts in Mexico
NSIAD-96-163: Published: Jun 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed counternarcotics activities in Mexico, focusing on: (1) the nature of the drug-trafficking threat from Mexico; (2) Mexican government efforts to counter drug-trafficking activities; (3) the U.S. strategy and programs intended to stem the flow of illegal drugs through Mexico; and (4) recent initiatives by the United States and Mexico to increase cou...
Drug Control: U.S. Heroin Program Encounters Many Obstacles in Southeast Asia
NSIAD-96-83: Published: Mar 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to prevent heroin trafficking, focusing on the: (1) extent to which heroin poses a threat to the United States; (2) impediments to heroin control efforts in Southeast Asia; and (3) United Nations Drug Control Program's (UNDCP) effectiveness in Burma.GAO found that: (1) while heroin is not the primary illegal narcotic in use in the Unit...