Guam (1 - 10 of 68 items)
Compacts of Free Association: Issues Associated with Implementation in Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands
GAO-16-550T: Published: Apr 5, 2016. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2016.
If enacted, Senate Bill 2610 (S. 2610) would change the schedule for U.S. assistance to the Republic of Palau and improve prospects for Palau's compact trust fund. S. 2610 would approve a 2010 agreement between the U.S. and Palau governments and provide annual assistance to Palau through 2024. Congress has not approved legislation to implement the 2010 agreement, which scheduled $216 million in U...
Tax Policy: Differences in Definitions and Rules in the Tax Code
GAO-14-652R: Published: Jul 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2014.
Definitions for the same or similar terms can differ across tax provisions and policy objectives. These terms include (1) income, (2) small business, and (3) disabled. At least a dozen different tax code sections modify adjusted gross income (AGI) as part of determining the tax consequences of a particular provision. Depending on the code section, modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is determin...
Defense Management: Further Analysis Needed to Identify Guam's Public Infrastructure Requirements and Costs for DOD's Realignment Plan
GAO-14-82: Published: Dec 17, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 2013.
Some investments have been made to improve Guam's public infrastructure in recent years, but many deficiencies and regulatory compliance issues continue to exist. The reliability, capacity, and age of much of the public infrastructure--especially the island's utilities--indicate a need for additional upgrades to be able to meet current and future demands related to the realignment. Further, some i...
Compacts of Free Association: Guidelines Needed to Support Reliable Estimates of Cost Impacts of Growing Migration
GAO-13-773T: Published: Jul 11, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2013.
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau (Census) show that migrants from the freely associated states (FAS)—the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Marshall Islands, and Palau—reside throughout U.S. areas. GAO's 2011 report found that Census estimates that roughly 56,000 compact migrants—nearly a quarter of all FAS citizens—were living in U.S. areas in 2005 to 2009. About 58 percent of comp...
Compacts of Free Association: Improvements Needed to Assess and Address Growing Migration
GAO-12-64: Published: Nov 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2011.
U.S. compacts with the freely associated states (FAS)--the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Marshall Islands, and Palau--permit FAS citizens to migrate to the United States and its territories (U.S. areas) without regard to visa and labor certification requirements. Thousands of FAS citizens have migrated to U.S. areas (compact migrants)--particularly to the Commonwealth of the Northern M...
Military Buildup on Guam: Costs and Challenges in Meeting Construction Timelines
GAO-11-459R: Published: Jun 27, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2011.
In 2004, the bilateral U.S. and Japanese Security Consultative Committee began a series of sustained security consultations to strengthen the U.S.-Japan security alliance by establishing a framework for the future of the U.S. force structure in Japan. The United States and Japan agreed to reduce the U.S. force structure in Japan while maintaining the U.S. force presence in the Pacific theater by r...
Defense Infrastructure: The Navy Needs Better Documentation to Support Its Proposed Military Treatment Facilities on Guam
GAO-11-206: Published: Apr 5, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2011.
The Navy determined that its current hospital on Guam does not meet modern facility standards. Moreover, the military population on Guam is expected to grow from 15,000 to over 39,000 due to DOD plans to move Marine Corps units from Okinawa, Japan to Guam and expand other on- island capabilities. The Navy plans to construct a new hospital and two outpatient clinics as part of its facility solution...
Recovery Act: Results of GAO's Survey of State Housing Finance Agencies' Use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) and the Section 1602 Program (GAO-10-1023SP, September, 2010), an E-supplement to GAO-10-1022R
GAO-10-1023SP: Published: Sep 20, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2010.
This product is an E-supplement to GAO-10-1022R. To further assess state implementation of the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) and Section 1602 Program, we asked managers of state housing finance agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands to complete a web survey. Our questionnaire asked about the status of program delivery, program desig...
Defense Infrastructure: Impact of Purchasing from Local Distributors All Alcoholic Beverages for Resale on Military Installations on Guam
GAO-10-563R: Published: May 28, 2010. Publicly Released: May 28, 2010.
The military exchange services purchase alcoholic beverages for resale on military installations as part of their mission to provide quality goods and services at competitive low prices to their customers--primarily military service members and their families. The revenue generated from the retail sale of products, including alcoholic beverages, supports most of the operating costs of the exchange...
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: DHS Needs to Conclude Negotiations and Finalize Regulations to Implement Federal Immigration Law
GAO-10-671T: Published: May 18, 2010. Publicly Released: May 18, 2010.
This testimony discusses our work on the status of efforts to establish federal border control in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and implement the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA) with regard to foreign workers, visitors, and investors in the CNMI. In May 2008, the United States enacted CNRA, amending the U.S.-CNMI Covenant to establish federal control of...