Commerce (1 - 10 of 15 items)
Tobacco Products: FDA Spending and New Product Review Time Frames
GAO-14-508T: Published: Apr 8, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2014.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spent (obligated) less than half of the $1.1 billion in tobacco user fees it collected from manufacturers and others from fiscal year 2009 through the end of fiscal year 2012; however, FDA's spending increased substantially in fiscal year 2013. Through December 31, 2013, FDA spent nearly 81 percent of the approximately $1.75 billion in fees collected by that...
National Laboratories: DOE Needs to Improve Oversight of Work Performed for Non-DOE Entities
GAO-14-78: Published: Oct 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 2013.
In fiscal years 2008 through 2012, the Department of Energy (DOE) performed about $2 billion annually of Work for Others (WFO) projects, as measured by the costs incurred. Although the amount of WFO performed has remained relatively constant over the last 5 years overall, WFO as a percentage of the total work performed at the laboratories--measured in total laboratory costs incurred--has declined...
Budget Issues: Electronic Processing of Non-IRS Collections Has Increased but Better Understanding of Cost Structure Is Needed
GAO-10-11: Published: Nov 20, 2009. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2009.
The Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS) collections program provides services to agencies to collect, deposit, and account for collections through a variety of methods. Electronic collection methods can reduce government borrowing costs and agency administrative costs, while improving compliance and security. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to ident...
Los Alamos National Laboratory: Long-Term Strategies Needed to Improve Security and Management Oversight
GAO-08-694: Published: Jun 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2008.
In 2006, a Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) contract employee unlawfully removed classified information from the laboratory. This was the latest in a series of high-profile security incidents at LANL spanning almost a decade. LANL conducts research on nuclear weapons and other national security areas for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). GAO was asked to (1) identify LANL's...
NNSA Management: Progress in the Implementation of Title 32
GAO-02-93R: Published: Dec 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2001.
GAO reviewed the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) progress in implementing key components of Title 32 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 including NNSA's reorganization efforts; integrated planning, programming, and budgeting improvements; use of its excepted service personnel authority; and efforts to improve its procurement practices. GAO found that a...
Tennessee Valley Authority: Assessment of the 10-Year Business Plan
AIMD-99-142: Published: Apr 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) 10-year business plan, focusing on whether the 10-year plan: (1) addresses key issues facing TVA; (2) takes into consideration all applicable costs and revenue sources; (3) contains goals and assumptions that are achievable or reasonable and in line with industry estimates and expectations; and...
Future of the Penny: Options for Congressional Consideration
T-GGD-96-153: Published: Jul 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1996.
GAO discussed the continued production of the U.S. penny. GAO noted that: (1) Congress needs to address several issues in deciding the future of the penny; (2) the government spent $8.5 million to $9.2 million in fiscal year (FY) 1994 distributing and handling pennies; (3) public attitudes towards the penny are mixed, but the majority of the public supports retaining the penny; (4) in FY 1995, alm...
Overseas Support: Current U.S. Administrative Support System Is Too Complicated
NSIAD-88-84: Published: Mar 25, 1988. Publicly Released: May 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's administrative support to U.S. agencies located overseas, specifically: (1) State's administration of its support program; (2) agencies' satisfaction with the support; (3) the methods State used to distribute costs; and (4) factors adversely affecting the consolidation of various overseas administrative support efforts...
Improvements Needed in the Department of the Interior's Acquisition of Geophysical Data
RCED-85-9: Published: Nov 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's policies and practices for acquiring geophysical data which are important to the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in its evaluation of the petroleum potential of offshore lands.Companies which conduct exploration and development of offshore oil and gas are required to provide geophysical data to Interior upon re...
Accuracy, Cost, and Users of the Consolidated Federal Funds Report
AFMD-85-1: Published: Oct 1, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1984.
In accordance with the Consolidated Federal Funds Report Act, GAO examined the accuracy of the data in the Consolidated Federal Funds Report (CFFR), its cost, and its potential users.CFFR for fiscal year (FY) 1983 provided statistical data on the geographic distribution of federal funds to states, counties, and cities in a two-volume document and a computer tape. The estimated cost for 1983 CFFR w...