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Tax Administration: Potential Impact of Alternative Taxes on Taxpayers and Administrators
GGD-98-37: Published: Jan 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1998.
GAO reviewed alternative tax systems, focusing on: (1) the major differences in design among the tax alternatives; and (2) how the alternatives, by incorporating different design features, may affect the taxpayers' burden of complying with the tax laws and the government's responsibilities for administering those laws.GAO noted that: (1) the alternative tax systems that GAO studied differ in their...
Illegal Immigration: Southwest Border Strategy Results Inconclusive; More Evaluation Needed
GGD-98-21: Published: Dec 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Attorney General's strategy to deter illegal entry into the United States along the southwest border, focusing on: (1) what the strategy calls for; (2) actions taken to implement the strategy along the southwest border; (3) whether available data confirm the strategy's hypotheses, with respect to expected initial results from the strategy's i...
Managing for Results: Analytic Challenges in Measuring Performance
HEHS/GGD-97-138: Published: May 30, 1997. Publicly Released: May 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act's (GPRA) requirements in the pilot phase, focusing on: (1) the analytic and technical challenges agencies are experiencing as they try to measure program performance; (2) the approaches they have taken to address these challenges; and (3) how the agencies have made use of program ev...
State Department: U.S. Participation in Special-Purpose International Organizations
NSIAD-97-35: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on U.S. government membership in 25 special-purpose international organizations and 2 inter-American organizations that received funding support of $10.8 million in 1995 through assessed contributions provided by the Department of State, focusing on: (1) the Department of State's efforts to assess whether U.S. government membership in t...
Export Controls: Sensitive Machine Tool Exports to China
NSIAD-97-4: Published: Nov 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the circumstances surrounding the export of machine tools by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation to the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC), focusing on: (1) the military and civil applications of the equipment and whether these military applications are important to China's military modernization plans; (2) the proce...
Drug Control: Counternarcotics Efforts in Mexico
NSIAD-96-163: Published: Jun 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed counternarcotics activities in Mexico, focusing on: (1) the nature of the drug-trafficking threat from Mexico; (2) Mexican government efforts to counter drug-trafficking activities; (3) the U.S. strategy and programs intended to stem the flow of illegal drugs through Mexico; and (4) recent initiatives by the United States and Mexico to increase cou...
Money Laundering: A Framework for Understanding U.S. Efforts Overseas
GGD-96-105: Published: May 24, 1996. Publicly Released: May 24, 1996.
GAO provided information on U.S. efforts to combat international money laundering, focusing on: (1) U.S. money-laundering controls; (2) how U.S. law enforcement agencies coordinate their anti-money-laundering activities with European officials; and (3) U.S. participation in international money-laundering agreements.GAO noted that: (1) the United States relies on financial institutions to report su...
Passports and Visas: Status of Efforts to Reduce Fraud
NSIAD-96-99: Published: May 9, 1996. Publicly Released: May 9, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of State's plan to make its visa and passport operations more efficient and less vulnerable to fraud, focusing on: (1) the status of the plan's key initiatives; and (2) compliance with internal management controls by consular staff at selected posts overseas.GAO found that: (1) State's efforts to overcome the material weaknesses in visa and passport processing have had...
Drug Control: U.S. Heroin Program Encounters Many Obstacles in Southeast Asia
NSIAD-96-83: Published: Mar 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to prevent heroin trafficking, focusing on the: (1) extent to which heroin poses a threat to the United States; (2) impediments to heroin control efforts in Southeast Asia; and (3) United Nations Drug Control Program's (UNDCP) effectiveness in Burma.GAO found that: (1) while heroin is not the primary illegal narcotic in use in the Unit...
Export Controls: License Screening and Compliance Procedures Need Strengthening
NSIAD-94-178: Published: Jun 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed export control activities at the Departments of State and Commerce, focusing on: (1) whether these agencies effectively use automated systems to screen license applications; (2) how well these agencies cooperate with each other and the U.S. Customs Service; (3) whether State is monitoring reexports and technology transfers by companies involved in...