Maritime Administration (41 - 50 of 53 items)
Status of MARAD Budget Authority
OGC-86-11: Published: Apr 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1986.
GAO reviewed the status of budget authority of a deferral of $8.5 million appropriated for the acquisition of a replacement Maritime Administration training vessel, which the President initially proposed in his third special message for fiscal year 1986.GAO found that: (1) the budget authority for the replacement vessel was improperly withheld; (2) Congress had disapproved a previous deferral of t...
Status of Budget Authority
OGC-86-8: Published: Mar 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1986.
As required by law, GAO advised Congress of the budget authority status of two accounts which the President is withholding contrary to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.GAO noted that: (1) the President proposed to transfer funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) for a replacement training vessel to other MARAD activities;...
President's Third Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-6: Published: Mar 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1986.
GAO reported on one rescission proposal in the President's third special message for fiscal year 1986 affecting $521 million in discretionary grants for urban mass transportation systems and $150 million in deferrals affecting budget authority for the President, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).Of the $521 million in DOT funds proposed for rescission, $223...
Transportation of Public Law 480 Commodities--Efforts Needed To Eliminate Unnecessary Costs
NSIAD-85-74: Published: Jun 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1985.
GAO assessed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) and the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) management of the expenditure of U.S. funds for ocean transportation of agricultural commodities.GAO found significant problems indicating that USDA may be paying higher ocean freight differentials than necessary. USDA control over the bidding and negotiation process for ocean transportation contracts was...
Administration and Control of Procurement and Utilization of Automatic Data Processing
089444: Jun 24, 1969
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[Views on S. 2511]
B-207825: Published: Jul 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1982.
GAO was asked to comment on proposed bill S. 2511, which would amend the Merchant Marine Act to provide that Government-generated cargoes transported on U.S. flag or foreign vessels shall be shipped at the lowest landed cost. GAO stated that, in managing cargoes, there are other considerations such as service which may take precedence over cost. Lowest landed transportation cost may not be the bes...
Improvements Can Be Made in U.S. Mariners Special Warning System
118481: Feb 9, 1982
GAO reviewed the actions taken on recommendations made in a prior report on the need to institutionalize and formalize the U.S. Mariners Special Warning System.GAO found that the recommendations have been implemented and that the mechanisms for issuing special warnings in a timely manner are in place. The Department of State's Office of Maritime Affairs, which is responsible for deciding on the is...
Applicability of Cargo Preference Act of 1954 to Subcontractors on Federal Contracts
B-196704: Published: Aug 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1980.
GAO believes the Cargo Preference Act is applicable to subcontractors where the subcontracted item is the end product or service that the United States is essentially contracting for or the subcontracted item or service is clearly identified to a government contract. This law was enacted to assure that at least 50 percent of government-sponsored cargoes transported on ocean vessels would be moved...
Emergency Plan of MARAD
LCD-80-52: Published: Apr 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1980.
In the event of a major conventional war, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) is responsible for insuring that sufficient merchant ships are available to satisfy the shipping needs of the Department of Defense and the civilian sector. Therefore, MARAD must have a comprehensive emergency plan detailing procedures for obtaining, deploying, and operating merchant ships.MARAD developed an Emergency Pl...
GAO Studies of Yearend Spending
PAD-79-75: Published: Jul 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1979.
GAO has conducted numerous reviews of agency policies, procedures, and practices. While few of these reviews are directed specifically toward yearend spending issues, reports have addressed yearend spending practices at the General Services Administration, Maritime Administration, Department of the Army, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, and the former Office of Econom...