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Financial Management: DOT's Accounting and Financial Information System Can Be Improved
RCED/AFMD-92-238: Published: Sep 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Departmental Accounting and Financial Information System (DAFIS), focusing on the system's: (1) status and cost; and (2) effectiveness in achieving its goals.GAO found that: (1) goals for DAFIS include consolidation of existing accounting systems into one departmentwide system, correction of accounting disbu...
Motor Vehicle Safety: Key Issues Confronting the National Advanced Driving Simulator
RCED-92-195: Published: Aug 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) plans to develop a National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), focusing on: (1) how NADS will benefit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration's activities; (2) the projected capabilities of NADS compared with existing simulator capabilities; and (3)...
Coast Guard: Coastal Buoy Tender Acquisition Project Did Not Follow Federal Guidelines
RCED-92-156: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Coast Guard's acquisition program for coastal buoy tender replacements has been justified and conducted according to federal, Department of Transportation (DOT), and Coast Guard regulations governing system acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) acquisition guidelines for acquiring a major system,...
DOT's Recommendation Response System
RCED-92-164R: Published: May 5, 1992. Publicly Released: May 5, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) and its operating administrations' systems for responding to GAO recommendations and tracking actions taken on them. GAO found that DOT did not comply with legislative, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), or DOT requirements to: (1) timely advise congressional committees of actions taken or to be taken on GAO recommendations; (2) establish e...
Mass Transit Grants: Risk of Misspent and Ineffectively Used Funds in FTA's Chicago Region
RCED-92-53: Published: Mar 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant programs, focusing on: (1) whether selected grant recipients in FTA Region V, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, complied with federal regulations; and (2) the effectiveness of FTA oversight of Region V grantees.GAO found that: (1) two of the largest Region V grantees, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)...
Mass Transit Grants: Improved Management Could Reduce Misuse of Funds in UMTA's Region IX
RCED-92-7: Published: Nov 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) management of $34.5 billion in active grants, focusing on: (1) compliance with federal requirements by selected grantees in UMTA Region IX; and (2) the effectiveness of the region's oversight of grantees' compliance with federal requirements.GAO found that: (1) the majority of Region IX recipients did not have adequate management c...
Nuclear Safety and Health: Nonconforming Products Are A Governmentwide Problem
T-RCED-91-9: Published: Mar 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1991.
GAO discussed contractors' supply of nonconforming products to the federal government. GAO noted that: (1) nuclear utilities installed or received such nonconforming products as fasteners, steel, fuses, pumps, valves, and circuit breakers in about 64 percent of the 113 domestic nuclear power plants; (2) nonconforming products were a governmentwide problem, since the Department of Defense, Departme...
Drug Testing: Management Problems and Legal Challenges Facing DOT's Industry Programs
RCED-90-31: Published: Nov 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the approach that the Department of Transportation (DOT) used to implement its transportation industry drug-testing program, focusing on: (1) six transportation agencies' development of economic evaluations and the status of their programs; (2) whether the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) provided sufficient guidance to DOT agencies...
Mass Transit Grants: UMTA Needs to Improve Procurement Monitoring at Local Transit Authority
RCED-89-94: Published: Mar 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) oversight of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) procurement operations.GAO found that: (1) an UMTA-hired independent consultant concluded that SEPTA procurement practices did not comply with federal requirements; (2) SEPTA established a task force to address proble...
Budget Issues: Status of Obligations at Selected Agencies
AFMD-88-62FS: Published: Jun 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether selected executive agencies planned to spend the full amount of appropriated funds designated for specific projects referred to in an Office of Management and Budget memorandum.GAO found that: (1) except for 5 of its 58 projects, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) planned to obligate all funds as directed; (2) USDA had o...