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Federal Real Property: Additional Authorities and Accountability Would Enhance the Implementation of the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010
GAO-16-39: Published: Oct 20, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2015.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has largely met its lead-agency responsibilities for implementing the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010 (the Act) government-wide. For example, it has identified core competencies and a recommended curriculum for federal buildings personnel. While not required by the Act, GSA has also drafted a charter for an interagency advisory board to he...
Federal Real Property: Strategic Focus Needed to Help Manage Vast and Diverse Warehouse Portfolio
GAO-15-41: Published: Nov 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 2014.
The federal government's vast civilian warehouse inventory supports a wide range of agencies' storage needs; however, some data in the Federal Real Property Portfolio (FRPP) are not transparent for decision makers. According to the fiscal year 2013 FRPP data, three civilian agencies—the General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of the Interior (Interior), and the Department of En...
Oil and Gas: Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks
GAO-12-732: Published: Sep 5, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.
Estimates of the size of shale oil and gas resources in the United States by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the Potential Gas Committee--three organizations that estimate the size of these resources--have increased over the last 5 years, which could mean an increase in the nation's energy portfolio. For example, in 2012, EIA estimated that the amoun...
Federal Training Investments: Office of Personnel Management and Agencies Can Do More to Ensure Cost-Effective Decisions
GAO-12-878: Published: Sep 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2012.
Many Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCOs) reported that they are implementing several leading practices important to making strategic decisions about training delivery, such as determining the best mix of decentralized and centralized training and considering government-wide reform when planning training. However, many CHCOs reported they are not implementing some practices that support making mor...
Energy Development and Water Use: Impacts of Potential Oil Shale Development on Water Resources
GAO-11-929T: Published: Aug 24, 2011. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2011.
Oil shale deposits in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming are estimated to contain up to 3 trillion barrels of oil--or an amount equal to the world's proven oil reserves. About 72 percent of this oil shale is located beneath federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, making the federal government a key player in its potential development. Extracting this oil is ex...
Foreign Relations: Better Accountability Needed Over U.S. Assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands
RCED-00-67: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: May 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal assistance the United States provides to the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, focusing on the: (1) cost to the United States of providing assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands in accordance with the existing Compact of Free Association from fiscal year (FY) 1987 through FY 1999; (2) fu...
Results Act: Observations on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program's Draft Strategic Plan
RCED-98-13R: Published: Oct 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program draft strategic plan, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) to its credit, the Corps has been actively pursuing initiatives to improve strategic planning over the years; (2) however, the Corps' draft plan for its Civil Works program does not provide the Con...
Federal Facilities: Consistent Relative Risk Evaluations Needed for Prioritizing Cleanups
RCED-96-150: Published: Jun 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how priorities are being set for hazardous waste cleanups, focusing on: (1) whether the Superfund program is identifying the highest-priority cleanup sites; and (2) the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of the Interior approaches for ranking risks and prioritizing sites for cleanup.GAO found that: (1) the S...
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: An Assessment of Interior's Estimate of an Economically Viable Oil Field
RCED-93-130: Published: Jul 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accuracy of the Department of the Interior's 1991 estimate of potential oil resources in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), focusing on whether: (1) economically viable quantities exist; (2) Interior used an adequate methodology; and (3) Interior's geologic and economic assumptions were reasonable.GAO found that: (1) although the exten...
Superfund: Civilian Federal Agencies Slow To Clean Up Hazardous Waste
RCED-87-153: Published: Jul 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the status of 11 civilian federal agencies' efforts to identify, assess, evaluate, and clean up hazardous waste sites.GAO found that: (1) about 70 percent of the 1,882 potential hazardous waste sites identified as of September 1986 were at the Department of Energy's nuclear materials and weapons facilities and research laboratories; (2) the Dep...