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Agricultural Marketing: U.S. Cotton Market Before and After Import Assessments
RCED-96-49: Published: Jan 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the: (1) growth in the U.S. market for cotton and cotton products; (2) extent to which import restrictions have affected importers' ability to take advantage of any growth in the U.S. market; and (3) relevant U.S. international trade obligations and the compliance factors for imported cotton and cotton products.GAO found that: (1) the cotton impo...
Travel Payments (NFC)
AIMD-96-11R: Published: Nov 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a National Finance Center (NFC) request, GAO interpreted certain GAO accounting requirements for proposed changes to its travel claim processing and certification procedures for the Department of State and other clients. GAO noted that: (1) the payment of travel vouchers without supporting documentation and manual prepayment reviews may be permitted if certain controls such as those ou...
Financial Audit: Expenditures by Six Independent Counsels
AIMD-95-233: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditures of six independent counsels for the 6 months ended March 31, 1995, focusing on their: (1) reliability; (2) internal controls; and (3) compliance with applicable laws and regulations.GAO found that: (1) the counsels' statements of expenditures were reliable in all material respects and fairly presented the respective expenditures o...
USDA Telecommunications: Better Management and Network Planning Could Save Millions
AIMD-95-203: Published: Sep 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management and planning of its telecommunications resources, focusing on whether USDA is: (1) managing its telecommunications resources cost-effectively; and (2) planning telecommunications networks to support its information sharing needs.GAO found that: (1) USDA is not cost-effectively managing its annual $1...
Teacher Training: Status and Participants' Views of Delta Teachers Academy
RCED-95-208: Published: Jun 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Delta Teachers Academy program, focusing on Academy: (1) activities and expenditures; and (2) participants' views on program effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Agriculture's funding for the Delta Teachers Academy has nearly doubled to almost $4 million in fiscal year 1995; (2) the Academy expects to increase the number of teach...
[Comments on USDA Employee's Claim for Dependent Relocation Expenses]
B-259721: Published: May 25, 1995. Publicly Released: May 25, 1995.
No summary is currently available...
USDA Telecommunications: Missed Opportunities to Save Millions
AIMD-95-97: Published: Apr 24, 1995. Publicly Released: May 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is consolidating and optimizing Federal Telecommunications Systems (FTS) 2000 services across the department to maximize savings.GAO found that: (1) USDA has identified opportunities to significantly reduce telecommunications costs by consolidating and optimizing its FTS 2000 services, but it has not act...
Small Business: Information on Eight Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Offices
RCED-95-137: Published: Apr 14, 1995. Publicly Released: May 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at eight federal agencies, focusing on: (1) whether OSDBU directors report to the required agency official and, if not, the rationale for the deviation; and (2) OSDBU activities to assist small and disadvantaged businesses (SDB) in obtaining federal contracts.GAO found that: (1) exc...
Former Soviet Union: Creditworthiness of Successor States and U.S. Export Credit Guarantees
GGD-95-60: Published: Feb 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the creditworthiness of the former Soviet Union (FSU) and its successor states in the context of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of the General Sales Manager (GSM)-102 Export Credit Guarantee Program, focusing on: (1) the countries' general economic and political environment; (2) the relationship between the Soviet debt crisis and Sov...
GSM Export Credit Guarantees
GGD-94-211R: Published: Sep 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of the General Sales Manager (GSM) export credit guarantee programs, intended to promote the export of U.S. agricultural commodities. GAO noted that: (1) from January 1980 through August 17, 1994, USDA issued about $51.1 billion of GSM credit guarantees to 61 countries, with Mexico, South...