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The Social Security Wild Card
137892: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 4, Winter 1988, discusses maintaining the Social Security Program and Trust Fund surpluses. As a result of increases in payroll taxes, the Trust Fund is now building a surplus at a rate exceeding $100 million daily. However, in implementing deficit-reduction legislation, Congress used the Trust Fund to mask the actual budget deficit. Continued u...
Industrial Base: DOD Efforts To Correct Deficiencies in the Ammunition Production Base
NSIAD-87-29BR: Published: Nov 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined ammunition production base problems; and (2) identified actions that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Army could initiate to establish an industrial-base capability to meet peacetime and mobilization requirements for conventional ammunition.GAO found that, although the Army has identified numerous ammunition production-base deficienc...
FY 1986 Budget Sequestration: Agency Approaches To Implementing Reductions Under Formula Grants
HRD-86-130FS: Published: Aug 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the implementation of the 4.3-percent budget reduction resulting from deficit reductions in 48 formula grant programs, specifically the number of major formula grant programs that distributed cuts disproportionately, rather than reducing each state's allocation by 4.3 percent.GAO found that: (1) 12 of the programs distributed budget...
Welfare Simplification: Service Integration Demonstrations Under the 1984 Deficit Reduction Act
HRD-86-125BR: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) funding and monitoring of integration demonstration projects in five states. The demonstration projects will develop ways to ensure that an applicant for services under one program has access to available services under other programs by eliminating programmatic fragmentation. GAO...
Budget Issues: Cost Escalation on Three Major Department of Transportation Projects
AFMD-86-31: Published: Jul 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1986.
GAO examined the U.S. Coast Guard's Short Range Recovery Helicopter Program, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Surveillance Radar Program, and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) Buffalo Light Rail Rapid Transit System to determine the reasons for cost growth between the latest estimates for the projects and the initial estimates provided to Congress.GAO found t...
Restoration of the Statue of Liberty National Monument
129686: Apr 22, 1986
Testimony was given concerning the restoration of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, specifically whether: (1) the project has met its restoration and fundraising goals; and (2) the Department of the Interior has monitored and maintained oversight of the project. GAO found that: (1) the effort to restore the Statue of Liberty and parts of Ellis Island is exceeding original fundraising and re...
Assessment of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program
GGD-86-28: Published: Apr 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) compared the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program to private sector programs; (2) determined whether the program's premiums could be reduced; (3) identified any needed program reforms; and (4) analyzed FEGLI participation.Congress intended that the FEGLI program be comparable to private sector life insurance programs. GAO noted th...
Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle: Recent Developments and Alternatives
NSIAD-86-41BR: Published: Jan 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle Program focusing on its technical problems, their effect on the program's cost, schedule, and management, and the Army's consideration of alternatives to the program.GAO found that: (1) the program recently underwent a major restructuring in response to the technical problems revealed in testing; (2) the Army...
BIA Appropriations: Fiscal Year 1983 and 1984 Appropriated Funds Provided to Southern Pueblos
AFMD-86-6: Published: Dec 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a study to answer questions raised by the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Southern Pueblo Agency (SPA) regarding the level of funding it received for its Self-Determination Grant and Indian Action Team (IAT) programs. Specifically, the study focused on whether: (1) the BIA merger of the two programs' funds in its annual budget request resulted...
Community Action: Serious Financial Problems at the Columbus Community Action Organization
HRD-86-38: Published: Dec 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Columbus Metropolitan Area Community Action Organization (CMACAO) misused federal funds in operating its programs.GAO noted that it used data from a public accounting firm's audit report on CMACAO financial activities to help determine whether CMACAO had financial management problems. GAO found that: (1) CMACAO lacked an adequate financ...