Embassies (51 - 60 of 64 items)
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...
Refugees: U.S. Assistance to Bulgarian Ethnic Turks in Turkey
NSIAD-92-59: Published: Dec 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's and the United Nations Development Program's (UNDP) $10-million project to assist Turkey with the resettlement and assimilation of ethnic Turkish refugees fleeing Bulgaria, focusing on: (1) project development; (2) project management and progress; and (3) the amount of project funds distributed.GAO found that: (1) State's...
U.S. Embassy, Moscow: Alternatives for Reconstruction and Their Costs
NSIAD-91-43FS: Published: Dec 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's proposal to reconstruct the partially finished U.S. embassy in Moscow, focusing on the: (1) basis for the current cost estimate of $270 million for demolition and reconstruction; and (2) costs of alternatives for a new embassy.GAO found that: (1) State based its cost estimate on a security engineering study's estimated rec...
Peace Corps: Reorganization in the Eastern Caribbean
NSIAD-90-93BR: Published: Mar 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Peace Corps' reorganization of overseas posts in the Eastern Caribbean region.GAO found that: (1) the Peace Corps' original 1988 reorganization plan called for the division of management responsibilities at Barbados to posts at Antigua and Grenada to remedy operational problems in the region; (2) the Peace Corps was not aware of a presidential...
State Department: U.S. Involvement in the American Club in Greece
NSIAD-88-207: Published: Sep 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's involvement with the defunct American Club in Greece.GAO found that: (1) the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece, established the club as an employee association in 1948; (2) the club closed in 1985, leaving unpaid debts, including employee severance payments, social security payments, bank loans, and utility bills; (3) embassy...
Embassy Contracting: State Department Efforts To Terminate Employee Association Contracts
NSIAD-88-85: Published: Feb 16, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to convert service contracts between U.S. embassies and their employee associations to commercial or U.S. embassy personal service contracts.GAO found that: (1) as of September 30, 1987, 59 of the 67 embassies had converted their employee association contracts to commercial or U.S. embassy personal service contr...
Visas: U.S. and Japanese Practices for Granting Business Visas
NSIAD-88-48BR: Published: Dec 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the United States' review process for issuing E- and L-visas to aliens entering the country for business purposes; (2) Japan's visa system; and (3) characteristics of Japanese who obtained E- and L-visas from the United States.GAO found that the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the U.S. Consulate in Osaka: (1) issued about 9,700 E-visa...
U.S. Embassy, Moscow: Why Construction Took Longer and Cost More Than Anticipated
NSIAD-88-23: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to construct U.S. embassy facilities in Moscow.GAO found that: (1) as of March 1987, Congress had appropriated $192 million for the construction, of which State has obligated about $146 million and expended about $137 million; (2) there were 80 modifications to contracts awarded to U.S. firms under the project,...
Overseas Construction: Design and Construction of U.S. Embassy Complex in Moscow
NSIAD-87-125BR: Published: Apr 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's construction of U.S. embassy facilities in Moscow.GAO found that, although State estimated that the complex would cost between $75 and $100 million, Congress appropriated $192 million and State obligated $142.9 million due to: (1) inadequate Soviet materials, security upgrades, and design corrections; (2) the slow progr...
Improvements Needed in Providing Security at Overseas Posts
ID-82-61: Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
GAO reported on the Security Enhancement Program's management and administrative functions. The program was initiated by the Department of State to make structural improvements to overseas posts, purchase additional protective equipment, and provide electronic storage and retrieval of classified materials in response to the increasing danger to the lives of U.S. citizens and property overseas.Inad...