Program management (31 - 40 of 53 items)
[Possible Unreported Impoundment in USDA Program]
B-219771: Published: Aug 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated a possible unreported impoundment in the Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Preservation Grant Program. There was concern that the Office of Management and Budget had not approved the regulations necessary to implement the program. GAO found that: (1) the regulations had been approved and released and no current impoundment existed; and...
The Extent of Navy Compliance With Congressional Guidelines on the Training and Administration of the Reserve Program
NSIAD-85-139: Published: Sep 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) Program to determine the extent to which the Navy has complied with congressional guidelines for Department of Defense appropriations bills for fiscal years 1981 through 1984.GAO found that the Navy has fully complied with a guideline requiring the transfer of all TAR personnel funding...
Department of Defense's Space Laser Program Plan--Status and Issues
NSIAD-84-132: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (D0D) Space Laser Program Plan to evaluate the plan's progress and potential.GAO found that: (1) the 6-year, $908.3 million effort presented in 1982 increased to 7 years and $1,558.3 million in 1983; and (2) DOD was not able to adequately monitor the plan's status because the management and funding structure is too diffuse to be effective. Further, no singl...
Ways To Reduce the Cost of Medical Referral Programs in Micronesia and American Samoa
NSIAD-84-139: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the medical capabilities and medical referral problems in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.During the last 3 years, the local governments in the territories reviewed have incurred costs of about $15 million for referring patients...
Closure of the Community Services Administration and Implementation of the Block Grant Program
116599: Oct 6, 1981
GAO commented on recent efforts by personnel from various Federal departments and agencies to simultaneously carry out the orderly closure of the Community Services Administration's (CSA) activities and implement the Community Services Block Grant program in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The CSA closure was effective on September 30, and the Community Services Block Grant Prog...
Continuation of the Resource Conservation and Development Program Raises Questions
CED-81-120: Published: Aug 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) program and the administrative and legislative changes needed to improve the control and operation of the program.GAO was unable to develop a clear picture or measure of overall benefits under the program because program accomplishments are not clearly distinguishable at either the project or measure l...
Impact of Work Cutbacks on Northeast Corridor Improvement Project
CED-81-23: Published: Oct 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1980.
The Northeast Corridor Improvement Project was initiated to improve high-speed rail passenger service between Washington, New York, and Boston. Implementation of the program is being handled primarily by the Federal Railroad Administration, but the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrack) will operate and maintain the Corridor when construction is completed.Substantial reductions have bee...
Federal Year-End Spending: Symptom of a Larger Problem
PAD-81-18: Published: Oct 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1980.
GAO was asked to determine the spending patterns of each major agency and department in selected object classes for fiscal years 1977, 1978, and 1979.GAO found that Government-wide fourth quarter spending surges continue to exist, although they have declined from 33 percent in the last quarter of fiscal year 1977 to 29 percent at the end of fiscal year 1979. However, the decline can be misleading...
Cost Estimates for U.S. and Canadian F/A-18 Strike Fighters
PSAD-80-74: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
Information was requested on the cost of the U.S. F/A-18 strike fighter aircraft. The U.S. F/A-18 aircraft's unit cost was compared to the the same aircraft ordered by Canada.The Canadian unit cost estimate of the F/A-18 aircraft is lower than the unit cost of U.S. aircraft which will be delivered over the same time period. However, the estimate for the Canadian purchase does not include research...
Changes in Revenue Sharing Formula Would Eliminate Payment Inequities; Improve Targeting Among Local Governments
GGD-80-69: Published: Jun 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1980.
The equity and the targeting of the revenue sharing formula used to determine revenue sharing payments to more than 39,000 local governments were considered. Only the intrastate formula for distributing revenue sharing funds to local governments was evaluated. Calculations for allocating funds to state and local governments are based on complex formulas and procedures specified in the Revenue Shar...