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State Department: Issues Affecting Funding of Iraqi National Congress Support Foundation
GAO-04-559: Published: Apr 30, 2004. Publicly Released: May 20, 2004.
As part of the efforts by the United States to oust Saddam Hussein, a critical element of U.S. policy included funding the Iraqi National Congress as the lead Iraqi opposition coalition. In 1999, the Iraqi National Congress Support Foundation (INCSF) was established to provide an organizational structure for Department of State funding. From March 2000 until September 2003, the Department of State...
Drug Control: Specific Performance Measures and Long-Term Costs for U.S. Programs in Colombia Have Not Been Developed
GAO-03-783: Published: Jun 16, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2003.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help reduce illegal drug activities. In fiscal years 2000-03 alone, the United States provided over $2.5 billion. Despite this assistance, Colombia remains the world's leading producer and distributor of cocaine and a major source of the heroin used in the United States. The report discusses the status of U.S. cou...
Drug Control: Financial and Management Challenges Continue to Complicate Efforts to Reduce Illicit Drug Activities in Colombia
GAO-03-820T: Published: Jun 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2003.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help reduce illicit drugs. In 1999, the Colombian government introduced Plan Colombia--program that, among other things, proposed reducing illicit drug activities by 50 percent over 6 years. In fiscal years 2000-03 alone, the United States provided more than $2.5 billion in counternarcotics assistance. Despite thi...
Drug Control: Coca Cultivation and Eradication Estimates in Colombia
GAO-03-319R: Published: Jan 8, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2003.
In a letter to us, Congress noted the differing coca estimates for Colombia. In subsequent discussions, we agreed to determine the (1) purposes of the Crime and Narcotics Center's (CNC) coca cultivation estimate and the Department of State's Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, the Office of Aviation's coca eradication estimate in Colombia and (2) status of actions to im...
Combating Terrorism: Department of State Programs to Combat Terrorism Abroad
GAO-02-1021: Published: Sep 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2002.
Efforts to combat terrorism have become an increasingly important part of government activities. These efforts have also become important in the United States' relations with other countries and with international organizations, such as the United Nations (U.N.). The Department of State is charged with coordinating these international efforts and protecting Americans abroad. State has helped dire...
Foreign Relations: Kwajalein Atoll Is the Key U.S. Defense Interest in Two Micronesian Nations
GAO-02-119: Published: Jan 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2002.
The Compact of Free Association continues a defense arrangement that has existed between the United States and two Pacific island nations--Micronesia and the Marshall Islands--since the end of World War II. The United States has exercised only one of the four primary defense provisions contained in the Compact. That provision grants the United States the right to use part of the Kwajalein Atoll in...
Defense Trade: Status of the Department of Defense's Initiatives on Defense Cooperation
NSIAD-00-190R: Published: Jul 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the the Department of Defense's (DOD) initiatives to change export and procurement policies and procedures that relate to the transfer or sale of defense articles and services that may have national security implications.GAO noted that: (1) in 1999, DOD compiled a list of 81 initiatives designed to facilitate cross-border industrial relationships a...
State Department: Progress and Challenges in Addressing Management Issues
T-NSIAD-00-124: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of State's fiscal year (FY) 2001 budget, focusing on the management challenges that State faces in improving its operations in four areas.GAO noted that: (1) State faces several wide-ranging and complex challenges in managing its vast overseas operations; (2) these challenges include: (a) improving the security of U.S. personnel and...
Budgeting for Emergencies: State Practices and Federal Implications
AIMD-99-250: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state experiences with reserve funds for emergencies or other unpredictable funding needs and state practices that could be instructive in the emergency spending debate, particularly regarding how the federal government might budget for emergencies with surplus funds.GAO noted that: (1) most states prepare for future budget uncertain...
Drug Control: DEA's Strategies and Operations in the 1990s
T-GGD-99-149: Published: Jul 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the results of its review of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) strategies and operations in the 1990s, focusing on: (1) the major enforcement strategies, programs, initiatives, and approaches DEA has implemented in the 1990s to carry out its mission; and (2) whether DEA's strategic goals and objectives, programs and initiatives, and perf...