Department of Defense, Executive (71 - 80 of 100 items)
Central America: Activities of the Verification Commission
NSIAD-90-65: Published: Feb 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditure of funds transferred from the Department of Defense to the Agency for International Development (AID) to support the activities of the Verification Commission which was established to ensure compliance with the Sapoa Agreement.GAO found that the Commission's activities were curtailed when political events in Nicaragua prevented it...
Central America: Humanitarian Assistance to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
NSIAD-90-62: Published: Jan 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of $27.14 million in humanitarian aid to the Nicaraguan resistance.GAO found that: (1) AID complied with legislative requirements by providing only authorized assistance and establishing new guidelines for family assistance payments; (2) AID implemented internal controls that adequatel...
Status of Compliance With the Computer Security Act of 1987
T-IMTEC-88-8: Published: Sep 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal agencies' compliance with Computer Security Act of 1987 requirements to: (1) establish training programs; and (2) identify computer systems that contain sensitive information. GAO found that: (1) 74 of the 89 agencies identified all of their sensitive systems; (2) six agencies had not yet identified all of their sensitive systems; and (...
Federal Personnel: Observations on the Navy's Personnel Management Demonstration Project
GGD-88-79: Published: May 3, 1988. Publicly Released: May 3, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Navy's personnel management demonstration project at two of its laboratories, focusing on the project's relevance to the proposed Defense Industry and Technology Act of 1988 (S. 2254).GAO found that the project: (1) changed position classification, performance appraisal, and pay procedures; (2) allowed greater managerial control over personn...
Federal Employee Suggestion Program
T-GGD-88-4: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1987.
GAO discussed the implementation and effectiveness of federal employee suggestion programs, focusing on such programs in the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, and the Architect of the Capitol. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was responsible for issuing regulations to carry out such programs; (2) 36 agencies reported achieving tangible benefits of about...
Superfund: Improvements Needed in Work Force Management
RCED-88-1: Published: Oct 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed employee-related aspects of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund program, focusing on the: (1) type and extent of skilled staff shortages; (2) extent to which skilled federal and state employees are leaving for private-sector positions; (3) pay differentials between the public and private sectors for skilled positions; (4) succes...
Debt Collection: Billions Are Owed While Collection and Accounting Problems Are Unresolved
AFMD-86-39: Published: May 23, 1986. Publicly Released: May 23, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed selected federal agencies' efforts to implement the Debt Collection Act of 1982 and improve debt collection; and (2) evaluated agency systems that account for debts owed the government.GAO noted that the largest portion of government debts related to loan programs, such as those for farming, housing, and education and, therefore, it reviewed t...
Public Affairs and Congressional Affairs Activities of Federal Agencies
GGD-86-24: Published: Feb 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) federal executive agencies' public relations budgets and the number of employees involved in these activities; and (2) the extent to which key agency public relations officials meet with each other or with White House staff or Executive Office of the President (EOP) staff to coordinate public information efforts.Public affairs involves effor...
The Government's Program for Protecting National Security Information
127183: Jun 17, 1985
GAO discussed the government's program for protecting national security information. GAO stated that, as of March 1985, about 4.3 million government and contractor employees had security clearances allowing access to some form of classified information. This figure excludes employees of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency. Under current Executive Orders governing class...
Improvements Needed in the Government's Personnel Security Clearance Program
126710: Apr 16, 1985
GAO testified on the improvements needed in the government's security clearance program. GAO found that although the program has improved during the past 10 years, improvements are still needed in: (1) consistent standards for investigations and adjudications; (2) centralized adjudications at the agency level; (3) legislation or a new executive order; (4) continuous monitoring and periodic reinves...