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U.S. Communications Policy: Issues for the 1990s
IMTEC-91-52A: Published: Sep 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1991.
GAO sponsored a conference on communications technology, focusing on: (1) how the communications infrastructure should develop to promote innovation and maximize the benefits of competition; (2) the role of communications policy in promoting economic growth in the United States and competition abroad; (3) how the United States should allocate the electromagnetic spectrum to effectively support the...
[Comments on Proposed FAR Amendments]
B-229516: Published: Jan 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1988.
GAO commented on an amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement changes concerning: (1) price limitations for small business set-aside and 8(a) contracts; (2) the release of information regarding bidders under small business set-asides; (3) the use of industrial categories to ensure a fair proportion of small business contract awards; and (4) subcontracting limitations. GAO noted...
Small Business Act: Agriculture's Disadvantaged Business Advocate Not Reporting to Proper Management Level
GGD-87-45: Published: Apr 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) to determine its compliance with the Small Business Act.GAO found that, although the act required the OSDBU Director to report directly to the Secretary of Agriculture or his deputy, the Director was reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Admi...
Telephone Communications: Bell Operating Company Entry Into New Lines of Business
RCED-86-138: Published: Apr 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the rationale allowing the regulated Bell Operating Companies (BOC) to enter various lines of business from which they are currently restricted by the 1982 consent decree that required the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) divestiture.GAO found that BOC have sought waivers from the restrictions to engage in new unregulated lines of...
[Request for GAO To Investigate Air Force Small Business Set-Aside Contracts]
B-211073.3: Published: Aug 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Problems in Protecting Consumers From Illegally Harvested Shellfish (Clams, Mussels, and Oysters)
HRD-84-36: Published: Jun 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) administration of the National Shellfish Sanitation Program, focusing on whether: (1) FDA has adequate legal authority to enforce federal standards designed to ensure the safety and quality of shellfish; (2) FDA is effective in regulating the shellfish industry; or (3) a stronger or different federal role...
The Future of the Civil Aeronautics Board's Consumer Protection Functions
123636: Mar 13, 1984
GAO presented testimony on its ongoing review of the future of the Civil Aeronautics Board's (CAB) consumer protection functions. The sunset provisions of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 neither provide for the survival nor the transfer of the CAB consumer protection regulations. Officials from airlines, trade associations, State agencies, and consumer organizations who were interviewed by GA...
Small Business Administration's Refusal To Purchase a Guaranteed Loan
B-181432: Published: Jul 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Investigation of Activities of Consumer Affairs Offices for Possible Violations of Anti-Lobbying Statutes
B-129874: Published: Sep 11, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1983.
Congress requested that GAO investigate the activities of the Special Assistant to the President for Consumer Affairs and the Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), Department of Health, Education and Welfare, during the Spring of 1977, for possible violations of Federal anti-lobbying statutes in connection with their efforts to obtain enactment of legislation to establish a Consumer Protection Agency...
Financial Institution Regulatory Agencies Can Make Better Use of Consumer Complaint Information
GGD-83-31: Published: Aug 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1983.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Home Loan Bank System (FHLBS), the Federal Reserve System (FRS), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) accept, investigate, and resolve consumers' complaints against the banks and saving institutions they regulate. In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the...