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Aquatic Invasive Species: Additional Steps Could Help Measure Federal Progress in Achieving Strategic Goals
GAO-16-49: Published: Nov 30, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2015.
The 13 federal member agencies of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (Task Force) estimated expending an average of about $260 million annually for fiscal years 2012 through 2014 to address aquatic invasive species. However, several member agencies identified in their questionnaire responses challenges in developing their estimates. For example, some member agencies reported that their activi...
Protected Species: International Convention and U.S. Laws Protect Wildlife Differently
GAO-04-964: Published: Sep 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2004.
International trade in wildlife is a multibillion-dollar industry that, in some cases, has taken species to the brink of extinction. To address the problem, several countries, including the United States, created an international treaty--the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora--that took effect in 1975. The United States also has domestic laws, such as t...
Indian Issues: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's Additional Compensation Claim for the Oahe Dam
RCED-98-39: Published: Jan 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed a private consultant's economic analysis of compensation due to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe for the construction of the Oahe dam on tribal lands.GAO noted that: (1) the consultant's primary approach, which produced an estimate of $300.7 million in additional compensation, relies on questionable assumptions about the value of the tribe's losses i...
Distribution of Male and Female Employees in Four Federal Classification Systems
GGD-85-20: Published: Nov 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1984.
GAO presented data on the number and percent of male and female employees in the General Schedule (GS), the Federal Wage system (FWS), the classification used for foreign service professionals at the Department of State, and the system for classifying certain Veterans Administration medical professionals.GAO noted that each of the occupational groups and families in the GS and FWS systems contains...
Review of Cost-Sharing Arrangements With the State of Oregon for the Operation of Fish Hatcheries, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
B-157612: Published: Feb 17, 1966. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1966.
The General Accounting Office has made a review of costsharing agreements entered into by the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, and the State of Oregon for operation and maintenance costs of four State fish hatcheries which were expanded and modernized with Federal funds under the Columbia River Fishery Development Program (CRFDP)...