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Biomedical Research: NIH Should Assess the Impact of Growth in Indirect Costs on Its Mission
GAO-13-760: Published: Sep 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2013.
From fiscal year 2002 to fiscal year 2012, indirect cost reimbursements from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to universities increased slightly faster than those for direct costs, but increased notably faster during some periods. Specifically, from fiscal years 2002 to 2012, indirect costs increased 28.1 percent while direct costs increased 27.0 percent. However, for the fiscal years 2003...
National Institutes of Health Extramural Research Grants: Oversight of Cost Reimbursements to Universities
GAO-07-294R: Published: Jan 31, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2007.
The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation's leader in conducting and sponsoring biomedical research. More than 80 percent of NIH's budget, which totaled over $28 billion in fiscal year 2006, is used to support extramural research, which is primarily conducted at over 500 universities nationwide. NIH reimburses universities for direct costs...
September 11: HHS Has Screened Additional Federal Responders for World Trade Center Health Effects, but Plans for Awarding Funds for Treatment Are Incomplete
GAO-06-1092T: Published: Sep 8, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2006.
Responders to the World Trade Center (WTC) attack--individuals involved in rescue, recovery, or cleanup--included New York City Fire Department (FDNY) personnel, federal government workers, and others from New York and elsewhere. They were exposed to numerous hazards, and concerns remain about the long-term effects on their physical and mental health. In February 2006, GAO testified that four of t...
Budget Issues: Franchise Fund Pilot Review
GAO-03-1069: Published: Aug 22, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2003.
Congress is considering the reauthorization of the six franchise fund pilots authorized by the Government Reform Act of 1994. These self-supporting business-like entities were established to provide common administrative services on a fully reimbursable basis. The authorization for most of the pilots will expire at the end of fiscal year 2003. In addition to the suggestion of giving the pilots per...
Human Services Integration: Results of a GAO Cosponsored Conference on Modernizing Information Systems
GAO-02-121: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2002.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 replaced the Aid to Families With Dependent Children program with a block grant to states that provide Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). TANF strongly emphasizes work and job replacement and sets a five-year lifetime limit on federally funded TANF assistance to adults. To meet information needs for welfare re...
Information Security: Software Change Controls at the Department of Health and Human Services
AIMD-00-194R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed software change controls at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), focusing on: (1) weaknesses regarding formal policies and procedures; (2) contract oversight; and (3) background screening of personnel.GAO noted that: (1) formally documented departmentwide change control policies and procedures did not exist at HHS; (2) formally docume...
Early Education and Care: Overlap Indicates Need to Assess Crosscutting Programs
HEHS-00-78: Published: Apr 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its 1994 report federally funded programs that provide or support education or child care for children under age 5, focusing on: (1) what portion of the budget authority for these programs was used for education and care for children under age 5 and how many children in this age group participated in the programs; (2) what types of children these pr...
Food Stamp Program: States Face Reduced Federal Reimbursements for Administrative Costs
RCED/AIMD-99-231: Published: Jul 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) efforts to reduce future federal reimbursements of states' administrative costs for the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) HHS' administrative cost determinations, related estimates provided by the states to HHS, and the reasons for any differences between HHS' determinations and the states' es...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness Status of the Department of Health and Human Services
T-AIMD-99-92: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the readiness of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) computer systems overall and of some of its component organizations' systems to function reliably into the next century.GAO noted that: (1) HHS reported as of December 31, 1998, 83 percent of its mission-critical systems were year 2000 compliant; (2) of its 34 systems remaining to...