Program management (71 - 80 of 97 items)
Alternatives to Use of Animals in Research
HRD-80-70: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1980.
GAO was requested to comment on the feasibility and advisability of a legislative proposal to redirect 50 percent of Federal research funding for developing nonanimal alternatives to research and to review several issues regarding nonanimal alternatives. "Alternatives" is generally defined as not using any laboratory animals, reducing the number of animals required, or refining existing methods to...
U.S. Income Security System Needs Leadership, Policy, and Effective Management
HRD-80-33: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1980.
Over the past 10 years, Federal income security spending has risen by nearly 250 percent to become the largest part of the budget. The 37 officially labeled income security and related programs in the 1979 Federal budget cost about $215 billion, or about 43 percent of the President's $500 billion budget. Income security tax expenditures, resulting from provisions of the income tax system which all...
Selecting Evaluation Methods Realistically
113812: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 4, Fall 1980. GAO is required to: (1) evaluate programs carried on under existing law; (2) identify, develop, and recommend to Congress methods for evaluation; and (3) upon the request of congressional committees, assess evaluations prepared by or for executive agencies. Different views on evaluation methods need to be considered and the reas...
Controls Over Medical Examinations Necessary for the Social Security Administration To Better Determine Disability
HRD-79-119: Published: Oct 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1979.
In 1978 the federal disability insurance program and the Supplemental Security Insurance program paid about $72 million for independent medical examinations of persons claiming disability. The need for and the quality of the medical information purchased is not well documented. Program officials do not know how often state agencies have paid for independent medical examinations which were too comp...
Status & Issues
PAD-78-83: Published: Oct 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Survey of Selected Veterans Administration Fee-Basis Programs
HRD-78-108: Published: Jun 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1978.
A study was conducted of the Veteran's Administration (VA) fee-basis program at selected VA hospitals to evaluate the management of selected fee-basis medical services and to determine if any of the services provided on a fee basis could be performed by the VA. Veterans who are eligible for outpatient fee-basis treatment are issued a VA Outpatient Medical Treatment Information (ID) card. VA monito...
The Navy's TRIDENT Fleet: Some Success but Several Major Problems
PSAD-78-31: Published: Apr 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1978.
The TRIDENT submarine and missile fleet is a sea-based weapons system designed to deter nuclear attack. The Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation was awarded the construction contract for the first submarine in July 1974. The Navy exercised its option for three more submarines; a contract for a fifth submarine, with options for up to two more, was awarded to Electric Boat in J...
Zero-Base Budgeting in the Federal Government: A Historical Perspective
090975: Jan 1, 1978
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 13, Issue 4, Fall 1978...
Questions Persist about Federal Support for Development of Curriculum Materials and Behavior Modification Techniques Used in Local Schools
HRD-77-49: Published: Apr 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1977.
Major federal programs were identified which fund the development of both curriculum materials and behavior modification techniques for use in local schools. Officials involved in these programs were interviewed, and program regulations, reports, and other materials were reviewed. Selected organizations that had expressed concerns about the programs were also contacted.The amount of federal fundin...
Status of Advanced Attack Helicopter Program
PSAD-77-32: Published: Feb 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1977.
The Advanced Attack Helicopter is being developed to defeat a wide range of targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles, and will become the Army's primary attack helicopter in the mid-1980's.The program cost estimate was $3.58 billion at September 30, 1976, an increase of $748 million from the prior year and almost double the original cost estimate. The current program unit cost for each...