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Food Update, Vol. 2, Issue 10
105633: Mar 1, 1978
This publication lists selected recent actions concerning food policy from current information sources and is intended to assist GAO personnel working in the food area. Included is a listing of recent food and drug legislative action and selected recent issues including meat grading, the Emergency Farm Aid Bill, food labeling, milk, and vitamins...
Legislation To Establish a Bureau of Minority Business and Economic Development
B-85909: Published: Feb 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1978.
GAO provided comments on the proposed "Minority Business and Economic Development Act," which would establish within the Small Business Administration a Bureau of Minority Business and Economic Development and authorize transfer to the Bureau responsibility for coordinating and administering Federal activities affecting the development of minority small business concerns...
Review of Selected Office of Minority Business Enterprise Activities
CED-78-51: Published: Feb 16, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1978.
A preliminary inquiry into the operations and efficiency of the Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE) was conducted to determine whether the following information could be obtained: the number and percentage of minority group members employed by OMBE, a State-by-State breakdown of the number and amount of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans obtained by OMBE-funded organizations for m...
The Environmental Protection Agency Needs Congressional Guidance and Support To Guard the Public in a Period of Radiation Proliferation
CED-78-27: Published: Jan 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1978.
In 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was given unclear authority to protect the American people and their environment from radiation hazards. EPA officials agree that the agency currently is unable to provide complete protection under its ambiguous authorities and that clarification by Congress is needed...
Business Development Loan to Keystone Georgia Metal Company Inadequately Justified
CED-77-111: Published: Aug 12, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1977.
A business development loan to the Keystone Georgia Metal Company was approved by the Economic Development Administration without an adequate economic analysis. The company was granted a $1 million loan to establish an aluminum recycling plant. Keystone is a secondary smelter producing one product--secondary aluminum alloy ingots.Before loans are granted, the Economic Development Administration is...
Circumstances Surrounding Solicitations and Contract Award To Assist Minority Businesses
CED-76-153: Published: Sep 7, 1976. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
The Small Business Administration's 8(a) Procurement Program
102964: Jul 8, 1977
The Small Business Administration (SBA) uses its 8(a) procurement program to assist disadvantaged small businessmen by entering into procurement contracts with federal agencies and subcontracting the work to these businessmen. Through sponsorship arrangements, SBA encourages nondisadvantaged businesses (sponsors) to provide management services, training, and capital to disadvantaged small business...
Comments on the Proposed Legislation to Establish within the Department of Commerce a Minority Business Development Administration
B-85909: Published: May 24, 1977. Publicly Released: May 24, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
Assistance to Nonrubber Shoe Firms
CED-77-51: Published: Mar 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1977.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program was set up to provide loans and technical assistance to help firms, hurt by increased imports of their products, to retool to make new or different products and to keep from going out of business. Assistance provided to the nonrubber footwear industry under this program was investigated.A few administrative problems may have kept some nonrubber shoe firms fr...