Agricultural Marketing Service (31 - 40 of 49 items)
RTC: Asset Management Systems
IMTEC-93-9R: Published: Oct 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) management and use of three critical automated asset systems since the recent restructuring of its field operations. GAO noted that: (1) RTC has modified its Real Estate Owned Management System (REOMS) so that it now better meets the information and reporting needs of its corporate and field offices in the management and sale of...
USDA Buy American Practices
RCED-92-207R: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's Office of Inspector General's (OIG) report on the food assistance program procurement practices of the Agricultural Marketing Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. GAO noted that the OIG report: (1) focused on the agencies' compliance with their...
Resolution Trust Corporation: Corporate Strategy Needed to Improve Information Management
IMTEC-92-38: Published: Mar 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) development of: (1) the Real Estate Owned Management System (REOMS), intended to support the management and sale of real estate assets formerly held by failed thrifts; (2) the Loans and Other Assets Inventory System (LOAIS), intended to provide RTC managers with information to manage loans and...
Resolution Trust Corporation: Status of Asset Manager System
IMTEC-92-34BR: Published: Mar 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) development of the Asset Manager System (AMS), a RTC-wide system for contractors who manage assets formerly held by failed thrifts.GAO found that RTC: (1) has 184 contracts with about 100 contractors to manage about $37 billion in failed thrifts' assets; (2) plans to use AMS for automating the...
Food Assistance: USDA's Implementation of Legislated Commodity Distribution Reforms
RCED-90-12: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of legislated commodity distribution reforms at the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).GAO found that: (1) USDA had implemented 25 of 31 legislated reforms by May 1989; (2) USDA attributed delay...
Internal Controls: Improvements Needed in a USDA Receivable System
AFMD-87-3: Published: Jun 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1987.
GAO evaluated the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) billings and collections system (BLCO) to assess: (1) the adequacy of BLCO automated data processing controls and internal controls over processing; (2) the actions USDA took to correct BLCO weaknesses; and (3) BLCO compliance with certain legal requirements in the areas of cash and debt management.GAO noted that BLCO is operated by the USDA Nat...
Data Processing: Status of Agriculture's Electronic Dissemination of Information System
IMTEC-87-7FS: Published: Jan 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Electronic Dissemination of Information System; and (2) the contractor's performance in operating the system.GAO found that: (1) the contractor met the required deadlines for providing the system and most services to the public and to USDA users; (2) the system was operational by July 19...
The Role of Marketing Orders in Establishing and Maintaining Orderly Marketing Conditions
RCED-85-57: Published: Jul 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1985.
GAO reviewed 9 marketing orders covering 11 agricultural commodities to: (1) address controversies surrounding the marketing order program and the effect of each individual type of marketing order tool on commodity supplies; (2) determine emerging trends in the use of marketing orders; and (3) assess the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) administration of the marketing order program. Under th...
Followup on Actions Needed To Protect Depositors at Federally Examined Grain Warehouses
RCED-83-159: Published: Jul 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on actions taken by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in response to recommendations contained in a 1981 GAO report.In that report, GAO found that the development and use of a reliable formula for predicting warehouses that may go bankrupt in the foreseeable future would make the Federal warehouse examination program more effective....
Agricultural Marketing Act Inspections Should Be Administered by Single USDA Agency
CED-82-69: Published: May 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 21, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA) food and inspection grading activities carried out under the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946. Responsibility within USDA for these activities is currently shared by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS); GAO also reviewed this division of responsibility.GAO found that FGIS relies on local individ...