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Single Audit: Survey of CFO Act Agencies
GAO-02-376: Published: Mar 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2002.
The federal government awards $300 billion to state and local governments and nonprofit groups each year. The Single Audit Act promotes sound financial management, including effective internal controls, over these federal awards. Before the act, government relied on audits of individual grants to determine if the money was spent properly. The act replaced these grant audits with a single audit--on...
Aviation Competition: Issues Related to the Proposed United Airlines-US Airways Merger
GAO-01-212: Published: Dec 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2000.
In May 2000, two of the nation's largest airlines, United Airlines and US Airways, proposed merging. As part of the agreement, United and US Airways also proposed divesting some of the US Airways' assets at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to create an airline to be known as DC Air. The Justice Department is now reviewing the proposal to determine if the merger would violate U.S. antitrus...
Aviation Competition: Information on the Department of Transportation's Proposed Policy
RCED-99-225: Published: Jul 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) proposed policy concerning aviation competition, focusing on: (1) why DOT developed the proposed policy; (2) what process DOT used to develop the proposed policy; and (3) whether the proposed policy addresses the specific problems that led DOT to issue it.GAO noted that: (1) DOT decided to dev...
Domestic Aviation: Effects of Changes in How Airline Tickets Are Sold
RCED-99-221: Published: Jul 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) how changes in the way airlines sell tickets affected travel agencies and consumers; (2) airlines' policies and practices for the sale and use of airline tickets sold by travel agencies compared with the sale and use of tickets sold directly by airlines; (3) what airlines' policies and practices are for making their airfares, pa...
Aviation Competition: Effects on Consumers from Domestic Airline Alliances Vary
RCED-99-37: Published: Jan 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the status of the proposed alliances to be formed by the six largest U.S. airlines; (2) the potential beneficial and harmful effects on consumers; and (3) the authority of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to review these alliances and the status of their reviews.GAO noted that: (1) all s...
Financial Management: Federal Financial Management Improvement Act Results for Fiscal Year 1997
AIMD-98-268: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed information concerning: (1) compliance with the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996's (FFMIA) requirements, including whether the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) agencies' financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable accounting standards; and (2) the adequacy of applicable accounting standards for the fede...
Managing For Results: Agencies' Annual Performance Plans Can Help Address Strategic Planning Challenges
GGD-98-44: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' strategic plans submitted in response to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) summarizing its observations on agencies' September plans; and (2) providing additional information on how the next phase of the Results Act's implementation--performance planning measurement--can be used to address the cr...
Financial Audit: Auditing Use of OMB's Credit Subsidy Model
AIMD-97-155R: Published: Aug 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided audit procedures to assist federal credit agencies in using the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Credit Subsidy Model (CSM) to calculate credit subsidies for federal direct loan and loan guarantee programs.GAO noted that: (1) with the assistance from the Federal Audit Executive Council, credit agencies' inspectors general, representatives...
Statistical Agencies: A Comparison of the U.S. and Canadian Statistical Systems
GGD-96-142: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the decentralized federal statistical system to Canada's centralized statistical system, focusing on differences in the: (1) systems' organizational and budget structures; (2) systems' legal frameworks that govern privacy concerns, data confidentiality, and data sharing; and (3) position and authority of the chief statisticians of the United States...
Budget Issues: Inventory of Accounts With Spending Authority and Permanent Appropriations, 1996
AIMD-96-79: Published: May 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its 1987 inventory of accounts with spending authority and permanent appropriations, known as backdoor authority, focusing on: (1) whether each reported account is subject to or exempt from sequestration or subject to any special rules or limitations under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985; and (2) changes in the number a...