Embassies (41 - 50 of 63 items)
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...
Foreign Investment: Foreign Laws and Policies Addressing National Security Concerns
NSIAD-96-61: Published: Apr 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how Japan, France, Germany and the United Kingdom monitor foreign direct investment in industries related to national security, focusing on: (1) the legal framework governing foreign direct investments in national security concerns; (2) barriers to and incentives for U.S. companies' investment in these countries' industries related to national secu...
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...
Unsubstantiated DOE Travel Payments
RCED-96-58R: Published: Dec 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Energy (DOE) expenditures for selected foreign trips. GAO noted that: (1) DOE has not established written procedures that specify the types of records to be kept or the process to follow in obtaining U.S. embassies' support for foreign travel; (2) DOE cannot substantiate all U.S. embassy travel payments made on the behalf of DOE emplo...
Overseas Real Estate: Inaction on Proposals to Sell High-Value Property in Tokyo
NSIAD-95-73: Published: Apr 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of State's management of U.S.-owned real estate overseas, focusing on: (1) various proposals to dispose of some U.S. properties in Tokyo, Japan; (2) why some of these proposals have not been implemented; and (3) actions that State needs to take to facilitate its overseas property disposition.GAO found that: (1) the United States has not taken full advantage of opportuni...
[Comments on Claim for Substitute Treasury Check]
B-258275: Published: Dec 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1994.
No summary is currently available...
Iraq: U.S. Military Items Exported or Transferred to Iraq in the 1980s
NSIAD-94-98: Published: Feb 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. military items exported to Iraq since 1980, focusing on: (1) the U.S. policy regarding U.S. military and related equipment sales to Iraq; (2) whether U.S. arms were diverted from the Middle East and three other countries to Iraq; and (3) whether a shipment of U.S.-origin mortar bomb fuses was diverted from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Ira...
The Drug War: Colombia Is Undertaking Antidrug Programs, but Impact Is Uncertain
NSIAD-93-158: Published: Aug 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. counternarcotics programs in Colombia, focusing on: (1) the programs' progress; (2) problems U.S. and Colombian agencies experience in implementing the programs; and (3) whether U.S. aid had been provided to units involved in human rights abuses.GAO found that: (1) U.S. military and law enforcement aid has improved Colombia's counternarcotics...
The Drug War: Colombia Is Implementing Antidrug Efforts, but Impact Is Uncertain
T-NSIAD-94-53: Published: Oct 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1993.
GAO discussed U.S. efforts to assist Colombia in interdicting drug production and trafficking activities, focusing on U.S. and Colombia agencies' progress in implementing U.S. antidrug programs. GAO noted that: (1) the United States believes its antidrug efforts in Colombia are effective; (2) Colombia has demonstrated its commitment to participate in counternarcotic activities and disrupt drug-tra...
The Drug War: Counternarcotics Programs in Colombia and Peru
T-NSIAD-92-9: Published: Feb 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1992.
GAO discussed U.S. management over and the effectiveness of U.S. military law enforcement aid provided to Peru and Colombia to support the U.S. Andean Drug Strategy. GAO noted that, in Colombia: (1) the United States reasonably applied its flexible policy of using counternarcotics aid against insurgents involved in drug trafficking activities; (2) although the United States approved a strategy imp...