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Results-Oriented Management: Strengthening Key Practices at FEMA and Interior Could Promote Greater Use of Performance Information
GAO-09-676: Published: Aug 17, 2009. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 2009.
Since 1997, periodic GAO surveys indicate that overall, federal managers have more performance information available but have not made any greater use of this information for decision making. Based on GAO's most recent survey in 2007, GAO was asked to (1) identify agencies with relatively low use of performance information and the factors that contribute to this condition; and (2) examine practice...
Implementation Status of OMB Circular A-76 Program at National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation
RCED-85-56: Published: Mar 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1985.
GAO reviewed the efforts of the Department of the Interior's National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation to implement Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 which states that, when feasible and economical, federal agencies should rely on the private sector for commercial goods and services. GAO found that, although many of the jobs in both agencies were subject to the A-76 process, the...
Archeological Studies at New Melones Dam in California
RCED-84-4: Published: Oct 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO updated a report on the status of federal archeological and cultural resource studies at New Melones Dam.Since 1979, the operation of the dam has been transferred to the Bureau of Reclamation and the archeological preservation work to the National Park Service along with a $2.2 million Corps of Engineers contract and $560,000 in unexpended funds. The Par...
Use of Formal Advertising by Civilian Agencies
117380: Jan 25, 1982
GAO examined the procurement practices and procedures used by selected bureaus of the Department of the Interior. The purpose of the review was to determine the bureaus' efficiency and effectiveness in awarding formally advertised contracts and negotiated contracts. The following bureaus were selected for review: the Bureau of Reclamation, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Manageme...
Impact of Gasoline Constraints Should Be Considered in Managing Federal Recreation Facilities
CED-81-111: Published: Jun 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1981.
During 1979 and 1980, when gasoline was in short supply and prices rose, the public's use of outdoor recreation facilities was significantly affected. People tended to use facilities closer to home. Recreation officials observed: longer stays at campgrounds; less vehicular movement within and between recreation areas; increased use of tents; and use of smaller cars, trucks, and recreational vehicl...
Report on Review of Administration of Employee and Contractor Housing at Page, Arizona, Glen Canyon Unit, Colorado River Storage Project, Bureau of Reclamation
B-146960: Published: Apr 11, 1966. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1966.
The General Accounting Office has reviewed the administration of employee housing provided by the Bureau of Reclamation and the contractor at the Glen Canyon Unit of the Colorado River Storage Project. The examination was made as a part of our continuing review of Colorado River Storage Project activities. Our review was made pursuant to the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921 (31 U.S.C. 53), and the...