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Surface Transportation: Regional Distribution of Federal Highway Funds
RCED/HEHS-97-167R: Published: May 30, 1997. Publicly Released: May 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the regional distribution of federal funds under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) relative to selected indicators of the needs of the federal-aid highway system.GOA noted that: (1) the regional distribution of federal highway funds in relation to the three proxies for highway needs varies by geogra...
Medicare: Most Beneficiaries With Diabetes Do Not Receive Recommended Monitoring Services
HEHS-97-48: Published: Mar 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the health care system provides preventive services to Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes, focusing on: (1) the extent to which Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes receive recommended levels of preventive and monitoring services; (2) what health maintenance organizations (HMO) that serve Medicare beneficiaries are doing to improve deliv...
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...
Federal and State Prisons: Inmate Populations, Costs, and Projection Models
GGD-97-15: Published: Nov 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1996.
GAO reviewed the trends in U.S. prison inmate populations and operating and capital costs since 1980, including projections for 2000 and beyond and the reasons for the trends and the models and methodologies used by federal and state corrections agencies and nongovernmental forecasting organizations to make these projections.GAO found that: (1) the total U.S. prison population grew from about 329,...
Drug Control: U.S. Heroin Control Efforts in Southeast Asia
T-NSIAD-96-240: Published: Sep 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1996.
GAO discussed U.S. efforts to control heroin trafficking from Southeast Asia to the United States. GAO noted that: (1) U.S. efforts have achieved some positive results in Thailand and Hong Kong, but not in Burma; (2) the United States has supported United Nations (UN) drug control projects in Burma, but these efforts have met with limited success because the projects' scope has been small, plannin...
Private and Public Prisons: Studies Comparing Operational Costs and/or Quality of Service
GGD-96-158: Published: Aug 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1996.
GAO reviewed several studies that compared privatized and public correctional facilities in terms of operational costs and quality of service.GAO found that: (1) five studies comparing operational costs or quality of service at private and public correctional facilities in California, Tennessee, Washington, Texas, and New Mexico had been completed since 1991; (2) it could not draw any conclusions...
Federal Power: Outages Reduce the Reliability of Hydroelectric Power Plants in the Southeast
T-RCED-96-180: Published: Jul 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1996.
GAO discussed the maintenance and repair of hydroelectric powerplants operated by the Army Corps of Engineers in the Southeast, focusing on the extent to which: (1) the power plants are experiencing outages; and (2) planning and budgeting processes allow the Corps to perform timely and effective repairs and rehabilitation of its hydroelectric assets. GAO noted that: (1) due to lengthy outages, the...
Administration of Justice Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-96-14: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Administration of Justice issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to: (1) assess federal progress in implementing major crime control initiatives and enforcement programs; (2) identify ways to improve federal, state, and local enforcement efforts; (3) analyze enforcement budgets and identify opportunities for resource consolidation and cost savings; (4) focus...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares, Service, and Safety at Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Communities
RCED-96-79: Published: Apr 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the deregulation of the airline industry, focusing on: (1) airfares and the quantity, quality, and safety of air service since deregulation.GAO noted that: (1) the average fare per passenger mile is 9 percent lower at small-community airports, 11 percent lower at medium-sized airports, and 8 percent lower at large-community airports; (2) the larges...
Private Attorneys: Selected Attorneys' Fee Awards Against Nine Federal Agencies in 1993 and 1994
GGD-96-18: Published: Oct 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on selected attorneys' fee awards against nine federal agencies in 1993 and 1994, focusing on the number of cases and amount of attorneys' fees awarded over $10,000.GAO found that: (1) the 9 federal agencies reported 441 plaintiff attorneys' fee awards that totalled about $20 million; (2) the highest single fee awarded during this 2-yea...