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Invasive Species: Federal and Selected State Funding to Address Harmful, Nonnative Species
RCED-00-219: Published: Aug 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal and selected state funding of invasive species activities, focusing on: (1) federal and selected state funding in fiscal years (FY) 1999 and 2000 and the departments' views on the effectiveness of coordination efforts with other entities; (2) funding by selected states for invasive species activities in fiscal years 1999 and...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Agriculture
OCG-99-2: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Agriculture (USDA).GAO noted that: (1) USDA's field structure for managing farm programs is obsolete and inefficient; (2) the increasing incidence of foodborne illness has heightened concerns about the federal government's effectiveness in ens...
Deferred Maintenance Reporting: Challenges to Implementation
AIMD-98-42: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the plans and progress of 11 agencies toward implementing the new deferred maintenance requirements of the Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) No. 6; and (2) the official position of agency Chief Financial Officers (CFO) and Inspector Generals (IG) with respect to its implementation.GAO noted that: (1) agency officials...
Minerals Management: Costs for Onshore Minerals Leasing Programs in Three States
RCED-97-31: Published: Feb 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the costs borne by Wyoming, New Mexico, and California for managing federal minerals were comparable to these states' own programs, focusing on: (1) how much the three states paid to the federal government for managing minerals on federal lands within their boundaries; (2) the costs to the three states for their own minerals management prog...
Concessions Contracting: Governmentwide Rates of Return
GGD-96-86: Published: Apr 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on government concession contracting in 1994, focusing on: (1) the extent of government concession operations; (2) the amount of and factors that affect federal concession returns; (3) how federal concession return rates compare with other governments' return rates; and (4) whether agencies' non-commission income gathering operations co...
Changes Needed in U.S. Assistance To Deter Deforestation in Developing Countries
119510: Sep 16, 1982
In testimony before congressional committees, GAO summarized the major issues addressed in its report on the changes needed in U.S. assistance to deter deforestation in developing countries. The forests of most developing countries are not being replaced quickly enough to sustain an adequate natural resource base to support the growing populations. The primary cause of this problem is the clearing...