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Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work
OCG-94-3: Published: Mar 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1994.
GAO provided budgetary implications of selected work, focusing on: (1) a framework for deficit reduction; and (2) options available to Congress to reduce spending and increase revenues as a result of the findings and issues developed during GAO audits and evaluations.GAO found that: (1) a framework to facilitate deficit reduction may consist of reassessing program objectives, redefining program be...
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
GGD-94-60R: Published: Nov 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1993.
Pursuant to an agency request, GAO reviewed information on U.S. companies' views of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), focusing on responses from a mail survey on U.S. companies' patent experiences in Japan, Europe, and the United States. GAO found that: (1) 62 percent of all companies surveyed were generally satisfied with PTO; (2) the companies' views of PTO varied depending on the comp...
Impoundment Control: Deferrals of Budget Authority in GSA
OGC-94-17: Published: Nov 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1993.
GAO reviewed budget authority deferrals in the General Services Administration's (GSA) building programs that the President failed to report to Congress.GAO found that: (1) in September 1993, GSA ordered all assistant regional administrators to review all new public buildings projects not yet under construction and not proceed with any new construction contracts, leases, site procurements, or soli...
DOD Budget: Future Years Defense Program Needs Details Based on Comprehensive Review
NSIAD-93-250: Published: Aug 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) for fiscal year (FY) 1994, focusing on: (1) major planning assumptions underlying FYDP; and (2) the process DOD is using to develop the FY 1995 FYDP.GAO found that: (1) the FY 1994 FYDP report contains only target defense budget totals for FY 1995 through FY 1999 and lacks the de...
JSS: Job Start Software Version 2.0 User Guide
OPP-93-2: Published: Jul 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1993.
GAO published a user guide for its Job Start Software to be used by evaluators-in-charge and team members to prepare job start forms and Mission Assignment and Tracking System Job initiation reports, division management to approve jobs and maintain a job information database, and the Office of Program Planning to receive and forward approved job start forms to the Job Starts Group...
PEMD-93-10R: Published: Nov 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the progress and results of the Amerasian Homecoming Act, focusing on: (1) the process whereby eligible Amerasians and their families first become participants in the program in Vietnam; and (2) the outcomes for Amerasians and their families after resettlement has taken place. GAO noted that: (1) the program has successfully processed a large numbe...
PEMD-92-36R: Published: Sep 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. strategic defense triad, focusing on the: (1) strengths and weaknesses of major modernization programs; (2) programs' cost-effectiveness; and (3) future of arms control and U.S. strategic capabilities. GAO found that: (1) disparities exist between estimates and realities of triad defense systems; (2) triad's sea leg is the most cost-effect...
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation: Issues Facing the Secondary Market for FmHA Guaranteed Loans
RCED-91-138: Published: Jun 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) issues the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) faced in facilitating the creation of a secondary market for Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) guaranteed loans; and (2) impact of such a market on the government's exposure to risk.GAO found that: (1) Farmer Mac created the Farmer Mac II program to establish a continuing,...
Short-Term Forecasting: Accuracy of USDA's Meat Forecasts and Estimates
PEMD-91-16: Published: May 6, 1991. Publicly Released: May 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the accuracy of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) short-term forecasts and estimates of meat production, prices, and inventories.GAO found that: (1) between 1983 and 1988, overall bias error was less than 3 percent for all the USDA short-term cattle, hog, and broiler production and price forecasts, and overall total error was less than 6 perce...