Funds management (61 - 70 of 376 items)
LOCAL TV Act: Administrative Funds May No Longer Be Necessary
GAO-05-438: Published: Apr 22, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2005.
This is GAO's third report addressing the LOCAL TV Act's requirement that GAO perform an annual audit of the (1) administration of the provisions of the act and (2) financial position of each applicant who receives a loan guarantee under the act, including the nature, amount, and purpose of investments made by the applicant. Although the LOCAL Television Loan Guarantee Program (LOCAL TV Program) w...
Bioterrorism: Information on Jurisdictions' Expenditure and Reported Obligation of Program Funds
GAO-05-239: Published: Feb 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2005.
In 1999, the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began funding jurisdictions' efforts to prepare for bioterrorism attacks through the Public Health Preparedness and Response for Bioterrorism program. After the events of September 11, 2001, and the 2001 anthrax incidents, program funds increased almost twentyfold. Citing jurisdictions' une...
Tobacco Settlement: States' Allocations of Fiscal Year 2004 and Expected Fiscal Year 2005 Payments
GAO-05-312: Published: Mar 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2005.
In the 1990s, states sued major tobacco companies to obtain reimbursement for health impairments caused by the public's use of tobacco. In 1998, 46 states and four of the nation's largest tobacco companies signed a Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) that requires the tobacco companies to make annual payments to the states in perpetuity as reimbursement for past tobacco-related health care costs. Th...
Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: House Interparliamentary Groups
GAO-05-236R: Published: Feb 3, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2005.
GAO agreed to assist Congress in evaluating the extent to which the Schedules of Receipts, Disbursements, and Fund Balance for five Interparliamentary Groups appropriately reflect the actual cash receipts and disbursements and related fund balances for the years ended December 31, 2002, and 2001. These five groups were the Mexico-United States Interparliamentary Group, Canada-United States Interpa...
Securities And Exchange Commission: Review of Fiscal Year 2003 and 2004 Budget Allocations
GAO-04-818: Published: Jul 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2004.
This report responds to a statement in the Conference Report on the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) fiscal year 2004 appropriations directing GAO to study SEC's allocation of its increased funding for fiscal years 2003 and 2004. Historically, SEC has faced high staff turnover rates, long stretches of unfilled staff positions, and growing resource needs. Additionally, the agency has face...
Budget Issues: Reprogramming of Federal Air Marshal Service Funds in Fiscal Year 2003
GAO-04-577R: Published: Mar 31, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2004.
On May 15, 2003, and again on July 25, 2003, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notified the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, Subcommittees on Homeland Security, of its intention to reprogram a large amount of funds appropriated to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for fiscal year 2003. In an August 2003 letter, Congress requested that we review the key events l...
Tobacco Settlement: States' Allocations of Fiscal Year 2003 and Expected Fiscal Year 2004 Payments
GAO-04-518: Published: Mar 19, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2004.
In the 1990s, states sued major tobacco companies to obtain reimbursement for health impairments caused by the public's use of tobacco. In 1998, 46 states and four of the nation's largest tobacco companies signed a Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) that requires the tobacco companies to make annual payments to the states in perpetuity as reimbursement for past tobaccorelated health care costs. The...
Breast Cancer Research Stamp: Effective Fund-Raiser but Better Reporting and Cost-Recovery Criteria Needed
GAO-03-1021: Published: Sep 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2003.
In America, breast cancer is reported as the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. Given this statistic, the importance of finding a cure cannot be overemphasized. To supplement the billions of federal dollars being spent on breast cancer research, Congress passed legislation creating the Breast Cancer Research Semipostal (BCRS) to increase public awareness of the disease and allow th...
Budget Issues: Alternative Approaches to Finance Federal Capital
GAO-03-1011: Published: Aug 21, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 2003.
In an era of limited resources and growing mission demands, many agencies have turned to approaches other than full up-front funding to finance capital. GAO was asked to inventory examples of alternative approaches that agencies have employed to finance the capital used in their operations.Capital projects are fully funded when Congress provides budget authority for the full cost of an asset up fr...
Social Security Reform: Analysis of a Trust Fund Exhaustion Scenario Illustrates the Difficult Choices and the Need for Early Action
GAO-03-1038T: Published: Jul 29, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2003.
Social Security is an important social insurance program affecting virtually every American family. It is the foundation of the nation's retirement income system and also provides millions of Americans with disability insurance and survivors' benefits. Over the long term, as the baby boom generation retires, Social Security's financing shortfall presents a major program solvency and sustainability...