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Breast Cancer Research Stamp: Millions Raised for Research, but Better Cost Recovery Criteria Needed
GGD-00-80: Published: Apr 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Postal Service's Breast Cancer Research Stamp, focusing on: (1) how the Service went about identifying and allocating the costs it incurred in developing and marketing the Breast Cancer Research Semipostal (BCRS) and the issues associated with effectiveness; (2) the statutory authorities and constraints associated with the Serv...
Agency Performance Plans: Examples of Practices That Can Improve Usefulness to Decisionmakers
GGD/AIMD-99-69: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) identified and described practices that were applied in some federal agencies' 1999 performance plans that might, if consistently applied, improve the usefulness of all agencies' annual performance plans; and (2) provided examples from agencies' fiscal year 1999 performance plans that illustrate each practice.GAO noted that: (1) opportunities to improv...
Civil Military Program: List of Fiscal Year 1997 Approved Projects
NSIAD-98-159R: Published: Apr 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the projects undertaken in fiscal year (FY) 1997 by the Department of Defense (DOD) through its Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program.GAO noted that: (1) Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) officials told GAO that some funding requests were made orally with no supporting documentation provided to OSD; (2) they also said th...
Civil Military Programs: Stronger Oversight of the Innovative Readiness Training Program Needed for Better Compliance
NSIAD-98-84: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) training projects that support nondefense activities, focusing on the: (1) extent, nature, and cost of civil military projects; (2) consistency of DOD's guidance on the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program with statutory requirements; (3) conformity of selected projects to statutory requirements, especiall...
Outsourcing DOD Logistics: Savings Achievable But Defense Science Board's Projections Are Overstated
NSIAD-98-48: Published: Dec 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the Defense Science Board's (DSB) estimate that the Department of Defense (DOD) could potentially save $6 billion annually by reducing its logistics infrastructure costs within the continental United States, focusing on: (1) the opportunities for logistics infrastructure savings; and (2) DOD's and GAO's analyses of the DSB's projected...
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-99
IAP-97-1: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its National Security Analysis issue area plan for fiscal years 1997-1999.GAO plans to assess the: (1) extent to which the Department of Defense's (DOD) initiatives for implementing the national military strategy result in the efficient and effective allocation of resources; (2) efficiency and effectiveness of DOD's existing and planned force structure; (3) extent to wh...
Office of Management and Budget: Changes Resulting From the OMB 2000 Reorganization
GGD/AIMD-96-50: Published: Dec 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the changes that have occurred at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a result of OMB 2000, focusing on the: (1) changes in OMB organizational structure, responsibilities, staffing, and OMB statutory offices; and (2) attention OMB gave to management issues in the budget formulation process.GAO found that: (1) OMB 2000 created a new organiz...
Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 1996
OCG-95-2: Published: Mar 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1995.
GAO provided information on new options for spending reductions and revenue gains that stemmed from key findings and issues developed in GAO work, focusing on the: (1) analytical framework for considering individual options; and (2) estimates of the budgetary savings or revenue gains of each option, where available.GAO found that: (1) although some spending options reflect GAO recommendations, mos...
Independent Review Characteristics
RCED-95-121R: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a proposal for an independent review of nuclear waste management, focusing on: (1) potential entities to review radioactive waste management; and (2) the scope of such a review. GAO noted that: (1) an independent review of the Department of Energy's (DOE) civilian radioactive waste program is needed to provide Congress with the best information to...
DOD Budget: Evaluation of Defense Science Board Report on Funding Shortfalls
NSIAD-94-139: Published: Apr 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Science Board Task Force's report on the fiscal years 1994 through 1999 Future Years Defense Program.GAO found that: (1) the task force's estimated savings from defense management report decisions (DMRD) could be overstated by $9 billion to $11 billion; (2) the funding shortfalls are a result of delayed DMRD implementation plans and unr...