Export-Import Bank of the United States (71 - 80 of 169 items)
Export-Import Bank: Reauthorization Issues
T-NSIAD-97-147: Published: Apr 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1997.
GAO discussed issues concerning the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Eximbank), focusing on: (1) the rationale for and against the Eximbank's programs; (2) the ways in which its assistance is distributed; and (3) foreign competitors' export finance programs.GAO noted that: (1) in reviewing the Eximbank's export finance programs, the Congress needs to weigh the benefits to the U.S. e...
Export-Import Bank: Options for Achieving Possible Budget Reductions
NSIAD-97-7: Published: Dec 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Eximbank) spends its program appropriation; (2) program options that the Eximbank may want to consider to reduce the cost of its export financing programs; (3) potential implications of these options; and (4) the nature and extent of Eximbank's involvement in a type of financing known as project...
Foreign Affairs: Perspectives on Foreign Affairs Programs and Structures
NSIAD-97-6: Published: Nov 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1996.
GAO summarized the views presented at its 1996 conference on foreign affairs issues, focusing on the: (1) changed environment for foreign policy; (2) influence and impact of U.S. programs; (3) role of multilateral institutions; (4) world trade interests of the United States; and (5) structure of the U.S. foreign affairs apparatus.GAO found that: (1) a central theme that emerged from the 2 days of...
Fire-Safe Accommodations: Information on Federal Agencies' Compliance With P.L. 101-391 Lodging Requirements
GGD-96-135: Published: Jul 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed federal agencies' compliance with the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990's requirement that civilian federal employees on official travel stay in approved accommodations 65 percent of the time.GAO found that: (1) 76 federal departments and agencies responded to GAO information requests regarding their compliance with the act's approved accom...
U.S. Export Assistance Centers: Customer Service Enhanced, But Potential to Improve Operations Exists
T-NSIAD-96-213: Published: Jul 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1996.
GAO discussed opportunities to improve U.S. Export Assistance Centers' (USEAC) operations. GAO noted that: (1) staff and customers at the four USEAC surveyed believed that collocating agency staff and nonfederal partner organizations improved export delivery services by increasing customer access to federal export promotion services; (2) although customers were highly satisfied with individual age...
International Relations and Trade Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-6: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its International Relations and Trade issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to: (1) determine the direct and indirect costs of U.S. participation in multilateral institutions and agreements, and U.S. progress in implementing trade agreements and promoting international stability; (2) identify legislative changes and regulatory reforms that would improve the imp...
Retention Allowances: Usage and Compliance Vary Among Federal Agencies
GGD-96-32: Published: Dec 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of retention allowances as salary supplements to retain essential employees, focusing on: (1) the total and average value of the allowances from 1991 to 1994; (2) the extent to which Senior Executive Service employees received retention allowances; (3) whether there were any compliance issues involved in retention allowance aw...
Government Corporations: Profiles of Existing Government Corporations
GGD-96-14: Published: Dec 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 22 government corporations, focusing on their reported adherence to federal statutes.GAO found that: (1) identifying government corporations is difficult, since no comprehensive definition of or criteria for creating them exist; (2) there are 22 self-reported government corporations in operation and 5 other entities that are generally considered to...
Former Soviet Union: An Update on Coordination of U.S. Assistance and Economic Cooperation Programs
NSIAD-96-16: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
GAO examined U.S. bilateral programs designed to help the former Soviet Union (FSU) implement political and economic reforms, focusing on: (1) the Department of State Coordinator's role in and authority over bilateral FSU programs; and (2) interagency cooperation in implementing Freedom Support Act programs.GAO found that: (1) since GAO's February 1995 report, the FSU Coordinator's role has been e...
Former Soviet Union: Information on U.S. Bilateral Program Funding
NSIAD-96-37: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
GAO provided financial information on U.S bilateral programs with the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union (FSU) between fiscal year (FY) 1990 and December 31, 1994, that were designed to help them make the transition to democracy, focusing on the: (1) amount of funds obligated and expended; (2) amount of credits provided, including subsidy costs; and (3) appropriation source and bu...