Financial management (11 - 20 of 53 items)
Federal Pensions: Judicial Survivors' Annuities System Costs
GAO-08-1104: Published: Sep 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2008.
The Judicial Survivors' Annuities System (JSAS) was created in 1956 to provide financial security for the families of deceased federal judges. It provides benefits to eligible spouses and dependent children of judges who elect coverage within 6 months of taking office, 6 months after getting married, 6 months after being elevated to a higher court, or during an open season authorized by statute. A...
Military Construction: Kaiserslautern Military Community Center Project Continues to Experience Problems
GAO-08-923T: Published: Jun 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2008.
The Kaiserslautern Military Community Center (KMCC) is one of many projects initiated at Ramstein Air Base to upgrade capabilities of the base as a result of the consolidation of military bases in Europe. The KMCC is intended to provide lodging, dining, shopping, and entertainment for thousands of U.S. military and civilian personnel and their families in the area. Construction on the project, whi...
HUD and Treasury Programs: More Information on Leverage Measures' Accuracy and Linkage to Program Goals Is Needed in Assessing Performance
GAO-08-136: Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2008.
This is the second of two reports on the leveraging of federal funds in housing and community and economic development programs. Leveraging involves using a source of funds to attract other funds or combining multiple sources of funds. This report examines (1) the leverage measures and the transparency of the data and methods used to calculate them, and (2) the relevance of such measures in assess...
Congressional Directives: Selected Agencies' Processes for Responding to Funding Instructions
GAO-08-209: Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.
In recent years, congressional concern and public debate have increased about the nature and growing number of earmarks. This report seeks to provide Congress and the public with an understanding of how agencies respond to congressional funding directions by examining how selected executive branch agencies translate these directions from Congress into governmental activities. There have been numer...
Debt Management: Backup Funding Options Would Enhance Treasury's Resilience to a Financial Market Disruption
GAO-06-1007: Published: Sep 26, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2006.
The September 11, 2001, attacks significantly affected the financial markets that the U.S. Treasury (Treasury) relies on. To understand how Treasury could obtain funds during a future potential wide-scale financial market disruption GAO examined (1) steps Treasury and others took during the September 11 attacks and after to assure required debt obligations and payments were made on time and ensure...
Tobacco Settlement: States' Allocations of Fiscal Year 2005 and Expected Fiscal Year 2006 Payments
GAO-06-502: Published: Apr 11, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2006.
In the 1990's, states sued major tobacco companies to obtain reimbursement for health impairments caused by the public's use of tobacco. In 1998, four of the nation's largest tobacco companies signed a Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) to make annual payments to 46 states in perpetuity as reimbursement for past tobacco-related health care costs. Some states have arranged to receive advance proceed...
Global War on Terrorism: DOD Should Consider All Funds Requested for the War When Determining Needs and Covering Expenses
GAO-05-767: Published: Sep 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2005.
To assist the Congress in its oversight role, GAO is undertaking a series of reviews on the costs of operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). In related work, GAO is raising concerns about the reliability of the Department of Defense's (DOD) reported cost data and therefore is unable to ensure that DOD's reported obligations for GWOT are complete, reliable, and accurate. In thi...
Global War on Terrorism: DOD Needs to Improve the Reliability of Cost Data and Provide Additional Guidance to Control Costs
GAO-05-882: Published: Sep 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2005.
Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Department of Defense (DOD) has reported spending $191 billion through May 2005 to conduct the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). On an ongoing basis, DOD compiles and reports information on the incremental costs of the war, and uses these data in preparing future funding requests. To assist Congress in its oversight of war spending, GAO assessed (1) wheth...
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...