Other, Independent Agencies (21 - 30 of 96 items)
Community Development: CDFI Fund Can Improve Its Systems to Measure, Monitor, and Evaluate Awardees' Performance
RCED-98-225: Published: Jul 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the performance of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, focusing on: (1) the first round of awards in the CDFI and Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) programs and the strategic plan that the Fund developed under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993; (2) the Fund's development of systems to measure, monitor, and eva...
VA Construction: Contract Award Delays
HEHS-98-188R: Published: Jul 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) construction contracting delays, focusing on whether these delays had impoundment implications under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974.GAO noted that: (1) VA's December 12, 1997, letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees correctly and accurately identified 10 awards for which VA did not aw...
1998 NASA Budget: Review of Selected Activities
NSIAD-97-252R: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
GAO provided information on potential reduction in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) fiscal year (FY) 1998 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected programs. GAO noted that the information did not reflect any adjustments taken by congressional authorization and appropriations committees during their review of the FY 1998 NASA budget request.GAO noted tha...
Intellectual Property: Fees Are Not Always Commensurate With the Costs of Services
RCED-97-113: Published: May 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues related to intellectual property fees charged by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the Copyright Office, focusing on: (1) how fees are set for the services provided by the federal agencies; (2) the extent to which intellectual property fees are recovering the costs of the services provided; (3) whether different users of the same ser...
VA Construction Contract Award Delays
HEHS-96-188R: Published: Aug 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) contracting delays had any impoundment implications under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. GAO noted that: (1) VA did not award a construction document or construction contract for nine major construction projects by September 30, 1995; (2) VA should have reported one additional project as dela...
Clean Water Act: Use of State Revolving Funds Varies
T-RCED-96-140: Published: Apr 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its preliminary review of the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (SRF) Program. GAO noted that: (1) as of June 30, 1995, the states had loaned 77 percent of their $18.9 billion in available cumulative funds; (2) the proportion of state loans varies between states; (3) program data are incomplete, since the Environmental Protection Agency...
VA Construction Contract Award Delays
HEHS-95-240R: Published: Aug 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had reported all projects funded through their annual appropriations act for which it had not awarded contracts by September 1994. GAO noted that: (1) VA identified 15 projects that did not have required construction documents or construction contracts awarded by September 1994, but inadvertently om...
Peer Review: Reforms Needed to Ensure Fairness in Federal Agency Grant Selection
PEMD-94-1: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the fairness of peer review processes for awarding federal grants at three federal agencies, focusing on: (1) potential peer review weaknesses; (2) agency policies to address these potential weaknesses; and (3) reviewer selection, conduct, and grant award decisions.GAO found that: (1) peer review processes appear to be working well and are generall...
Superfund: Reauthorization and Prioritization Issues
T-RCED-94-274: Published: Jul 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1994.
GAO discussed the Superfund reauthorization bill and its report on the role of risk in setting priorities for the Superfund program. GAO noted that: (1) the reauthorization bill would improve Superfund site cleanup, increase public involvement in the Superfund process, and expedite settlements with responsible parties with relatively low liability; (2) Congress and the Environmental Protection Age...
Overhead Costs: Costs Charged by McDonnell Douglas Aerospace's Space Station Division
NSIAD-94-150: Published: Jun 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a federal contractor's overhead costs, focusing on: (1) whether there were any unallowable costs included in its cost submissions; and (2) the extent to which overhead costs questioned by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) were sustained during annual indirect expense rate negotiations.GAO found that: (1) $251,000 of the contractor's $3.6 mil...