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John E. Thornton, 1935-1976
OP-3-OH: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview of John E. Thornton, the Director of the Field Operations Division from 1935 through 1976, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
GAO's Views on the Default Task Force's Recommendations for Reducing Default Costs in the Guaranteed Student Loan Program
T-HRD-88-7: Published: Feb 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1988.
GAO discussed the Default Task Force's recommendations concerning the increased costs of student loan defaults in the Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL) Program. GAO found that: (1) recent legislative and regulatory changes have subjected lenders and guaranty agencies to stronger loan origination and collection standards and increased oversight to help reduce defaults and increase collections; (2) sinc...
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...
Medicaid: Early Problems in Implementing the Philadelphia HealthPASS Program
HRD-88-37: Published: Dec 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Pennsylvania's progress and problems in implementing the Philadelphia Accessible Services System (HealthPASS), a contractor-operated program that manages and coordinates delivery of prepaid health care services to Medicaid recipients.GAO found that the contractor: (1) obtained a 2-year waiver of Medicaid regulations to administer HealthPASS as a...
Battlefield Automation: Army Efforts To Automate Combat Service Support
NSIAD-87-178FS: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's effort to automate combat service support (CSS) activities.GAO found that the: (1) Army plans to spend about $600 million to modernize its six CSS components at the corps and theater levels and to automate manual systems at lower command levels; (2) systems will collect, summarize, and organize the most important logisti...
Securities Regulation: SEC Budget and Workload Statistics, FY 1979-1988
GGD-87-94FS: Published: Jun 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) budgets, work-load trends and staffing levels, and related market activity for fiscal years (FY) 1979 through 1988.GAO noted that the data in this report were not always comparable to data it provided in a FY 1977 through 1981 report due to SEC recordkeeping changes. GAO provided info...
Air Force and Navy Radar Warning Receiver Programs
T-NSIAD-87-31: Published: Apr 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1987.
GAO discussed the Air Force and Navy Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) Programs to determine whether the Air Force and the Navy structured the programs for common-service use and practiced concurrent testing and production on these programs. Congress emphasized the need to avoid duplication in service programs, improve military readiness, and reduce costs by developing systems that could meet interserv...
Management of the Social Security Administration
T-HRD-87-6: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
GAO discussed potential improvements to the Social Security Administration's (SSA) operations, focusing on SSA: (1) leadership; (2) computer modernization management; (3) controls over the services it provides to the public; and (4) work-force management. GAO noted that: (1) SSA has had seven commissioners or acting commissioners over the last decade; and (2) for over half of that time, commission...
An Assessment of the Government's Loan Assets Sale Program
T-AFMD-87-7: Published: Mar 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) proposed sale of selected government-owned loan portfolios included in the initial loan asset sales pilot program, focusing on the status of the loan sales initiatives and borrowers prepayment of loans. The objectives of the sale program are to: (1) reduce the government's costs of managing credit activities; (2) provide incentives to improv...
Proposals for Improved Credit Program Budgeting
T-AFMD-87-5: Published: Mar 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1987.
GAO discussed the administration's plans for improving the management of, and budgeting for, federal credit assistance programs. GAO noted that the objectives of the improvement are to: (1) reduce the government's costs of managing credit programs; (2) provide incentives to federal credit program managers to better document their loan portfolios; (3) measure and budget for credit program subsidies...