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Financial Management: USDA Continues to Face Major Financial Management Challenges
T-AIMD-00-334: Published: Sep 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed Department of Agriculture (USDA) financial management issues, focusing on USDA's challenges in: (1) implementing the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 and related accounting standards; (2) reconciling its Fund Balance with Treasury accounts; (3) addressing weaknesses in the Forest Service's financial accounting and reporting; and (4) correcting ce...
Information Security: Software Change Controls at the Department of Agriculture
AIMD-00-186R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed software change controls at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), focusing on: (1) whether key controls as described in agency policies and procedures regarding software change authorization, testing, and approval complied with federal guidance; and (2) the extent to which agencies contracted for year 2000 remediation of mission-critical systems an...
Tongass National Forest: Timber Provision of the Alaska Lands Act Needs Clarification
RCED-88-54: Published: Apr 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's management of its timber sales program in the Tongass National Forest, focusing on: (1) Tongass Timber Supply Fund expenditures; (2) the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) and the timber industry's opinions regarding the Service's use of funds; (3) the effectiveness of timber supply and funding provisions in maintaining timber...