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U.S. Preparations for the 1983 Regional Administrative Radio Conference
120767: Mar 8, 1983
GAO presented testimony concerning its review of the preparatory activities of the principal Federal agencies involved in the 1983 Regional Administrative Radio Conference which will plan for the Western Hemisphere nations' implementation of broadcast satellite service and will determine the technical rules under which the service will operate. The conference is expected to decide on whether to ap...
Efforts To Promote Exports by Small, Non-Exporting Manufacturers
ID-83-21: Published: Jan 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1983.
In response to the administration's view that the expansion of exports would greatly benefit the Nation's economy, GAO reviewed the activities of several federal agencies as well as organizations in the private sector that are attempting to promote exports. GAO focused its attention on small, nonexporting manufacturers.GAO noted that only 12 percent of the Nation's 252,000 manufacturers export. Th...
Chrysler Corporation's Testing of Automobiles Provided by the Honda Motor Company, Ltd., of Japan
RED-76-32: Published: Oct 10, 1975. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Actions Being Taken To Help Reduce Occupational Radiation Exposure at Commercial Nuclear Powerplants
EMD-82-91: Published: Aug 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on increases in occupational radiation exposures that are occurring at commercial nuclear powerplants. The report focused on the extent of the occupational exposure increase, its causes, and what is being done to reduce these exposures.Workers who operate and maintain commercial nuclear powerplants are exposed to low doses of radiati...
The Congressional Review of Federal Trade Commission Rules--Matters for Congressional Consideration
HRD-82-56: Published: Apr 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Improvements Act of 1980 provides for congressional review of final rules promulgated by FTC. The Act requires that, before the end of the fiscal year, the Comptroller General submit a report to Congress. This interim report discusses some issues that Congress may wish to consider and is based upon examination of the rulemaking proceedings and other FTC records f...
The Federal Role in Fostering Private Sector Productivity
117342: Jan 27, 1982
It appears that productivity for 1981 will have improved by only 1.5 percent over 1980's negative growth. This poor productivity performance is of particular concern because of its well documented implications for inflation and international competitiveness. There is an important Federal role in national productivity. Over the past decade, each Administration has had a productivity organization an...
H.R. 4326: Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1981
117344: Jan 26, 1982
Comments were given on currently proposed legislation which would increase the use of small businesses in meeting Federal research and development needs by creating individual, agency-sponsored, small business innovation research programs (SBIR's) designed to foster innovation by small businesses. The contribution of small businesses to invention and innovation in this country has been significant...
The Small Business Administration's Economic Opportunity Loan Program
116828: Oct 27, 1981
GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Economic Opportunity Loan Program. At the time of the review, the Program was one of several SBA programs to help socially or economically disadvantaged people create and develop small businesses. Established with a difficult mission, the Program funded businesses that could not get assistance from other SBA programs or from the private sector...
SBA's Progress in Implementing the Public Law 95-507 Subcontracting and Surety Bond Waiver Provisions Has Been Limited
CED-81-151: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1981.
GAO reviewed actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Presidential Advisory Committee to promote subcontracting as a means of developing small and small minority businesses and the SBA implementation of the surety bond waiver provision of Public Law 95-507.SBA and the Presidential Advisory Committee have not fully implemented the subcontracting provision of Public Law 95-50...
Need To Determine Whether Existing Federal Programs Can Meet the Needs of Women Entrepreneurs
CED-81-90: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise to promote women entrepreneurs and to suggest ways to improve such activities.The SBA and the Interagency Committee have not given enough attention to using existing SBA and other Federal resources to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs. Their attention has been...