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Foreign Assistance: Actions Needed to Better Assess the Impact of Agencies' Marking and Publicizing Efforts
GAO-07-277: Published: Mar 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2007.
The negative perceptions of the United States associated with U.S. foreign policy initiatives have underscored the importance of the United States presenting a complete portrayal of the benefits that many in the world derive from U.S. foreign assistance efforts. Congress has expressed concerns that the United States has frequently understated or not publicized information about its foreign assista...
International Affairs: Information on U.S. Agencies' Efforts to Address Islamic Extremism
GAO-05-852: Published: Sep 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2005.
U.S. government and other experts have reported that Islamic extremism is on the rise and that the spread of Islamic extremism is the pre-eminent threat facing the United States. In addition, various sources alleged that Saudi Arabia is one source that has supported and funded the spread of Islamic extremism globally. GAO was asked to determine (1) what efforts U.S. government agencies are impleme...
Rebuilding Iraq: Actions Needed To Improve Use of Private Security Providers
GAO-05-737: Published: Jul 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2005.
The United States is spending billions of dollars to reconstruct Iraq while combating an insurgency that has targeted military and contractor personnel and the Iraqi people. This environment created a need for those rebuilding Iraq to obtain security services. GAO evaluated the extent to which (1) U.S. agencies and contractors acquired security services from private providers, (2) the U.S. militar...
Defense Base Act Insurance: Review Needed of Cost and Implementation Issues
GAO-05-280R: Published: Apr 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2005.
Since the Iraq conflict began in March 2003, the Departments of Defense (DOD) and State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and other federal agencies have issued contracts to perform reconstruction activities in Iraq. The large number of contractors working amid continued violence has raised concerns over the use of contractors to support U.S. military and civilian operations overseas...
U.S. Public Diplomacy: Interagency Coordination Efforts Hampered by the Lack of a National Communication Strategy
GAO-05-323: Published: Apr 4, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2005.
The war on terrorism has focused attention on the important role U.S. public diplomacy plays in improving the nation's image. The United States has undertaken efforts to "win hearts and minds" by better engaging, informing, and influencing foreign audiences; however, recent polling data show that anti-Americanism is spreading and deepening around the world. GAO was asked to examine (1) to what ext...
Afghanistan Reconstruction: Deteriorating Security and Limited Resources Have Impeded Progress; Improvements in U.S. Strategy Needed
GAO-04-403: Published: Jun 2, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 2004.
In October 2001, in response to the Taliban regime's protection of al Qaeda terrorists who attacked the United States, coalition forces forcibly removed the regime from Afghanistan. In December 2002, Congress passed the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act authorizing assistance funds to help Afghanistan rebuild a stable, democratic society. The act directed GAO to monitor the implementation of U.S. hu...
U.N. Peacekeeping: Estimated U.S. Contributions, Fiscal Years 1996-2001
GAO-02-294: Published: Feb 11, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 2002.
The United Nations (U.N.) Security Council authorized or maintained 33 peacekeeping operations in 28 countries between fiscal years 1996 and 2001. Fifteen operations were ongoing as of January 2002. Although U.N. member countries are directly assessed for the cost of these operations, some countries, including the United States, implement programs or activities that provide indirect support to pea...
Financial Management: Improper Payments Reported in Fiscal Year 1999 Financial Statements
AIMD-00-261R: Published: Jul 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent of improper payment estimates reported in agencies' during fiscal year (FY) 1999 financial statements.GAO noted that: (1) last year, GAO reported that 8 of 12 agencies reported improper payments in their FY 1998 financial statements; (2) this year, GAO identified four additional agencies--the Departments of Defense, Energy...
Global Health: Framework for Infectious Disease Surveillance
NSIAD-00-205R: Published: Jul 20, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the global infectious disease surveillance framework, (with particular emphasis on its operations in developing countries), focusing on: (1) functions involved in infectious disease surveillance and response framework.GAO noted that: (1) primary functions in infectious disease surveillance include detecting and reporting cases of disease in target...
Former Soviet Union: Assessment of U.S. Bilateral Programs
T-NSIAD-96-78: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
GAO discussed U.S. assistance to the former Soviet Union (FSU), focusing on: (1) how the executive branch has ensured program and policy coordination among federal agencies; (2) whether the Agency for International Development's (AID) assistance projects have met their objectives and contributed to systematic reform; and (3) whether the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program has achieved its o...