Program management (91 - 100 of 113 items)
The Small Business Administration's 8(a) Pilot Program
116444: Sep 21, 1981
GAO commented on a bill that would extend the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Pilot Program for an additional 18 months. In an earlier testimony, GAO pointed out that the program had not been successful, and it concluded that the success of the program depended on the ability of SBA to have information available on the qualifications of 8(a) firms. SBA needs to know enough about procure...
Opinion Concerning the SBA Disaster Loan Program
B-202568: Published: Sep 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1981.
In March 1981, the Small Business Administration (SBA) found that its appropriation could not meet the requirements of its disaster programs for the remainder of the fiscal year. Excessive demands exhausted the funding apportioned to SBA, which necessitated an immediate suspension of the approval of disaster loans until the apportionment of additional funds could be obtained. Effective March 19, 1...
Some Restructuring Needed in District's Contracting Program To Serve Minority Businesses
GGD-81-68: Published: Jun 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1981.
The Minority Contracting Program, established in March 1977, is designed to expose qualified minority firms to increased business opportunities and to aid them in overcoming barriers in their attainment of professional and financial independence. The Minority Business Opportunity Commission is responsible for implementing, administering, and monitoring the program.The program has had some positive...
The SBA 8(a) Procurement Program--A Promise Unfulfilled
CED-81-55: Published: Apr 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1981.
The 8(a) Procurement Program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) is designed to channel noncompetitive federal contracts to disadvantaged small businesses to help them to become self-sufficient. The program also provides management, technical, marketing, and financial aid. A review was made of the program's implementation.The program has had some benefits: the formation of many disadvantage...
Small Business Administration Franchise Loans: Risk of Loss Can Be Reduced and Program Effectiveness Improved
CED-80-47: Published: Apr 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) franchise loan policies and practices. As of April 1979, SBA had made or guaranteed about 16,400 loans totaling about $1 billion to franchise businesses. However, as of September 1978, the risk of loss by SBA on franchise loans was about $548 million. Moreover, most of SBA franchise business loans have been made under its princip...
Do NRC Plans Adequately Address Regulatory Deficiencies Highlighted by the Three Mile Island Accident?
EMD-80-76: Published: May 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1980.
As a result of the the numerous studies concerning the accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Powerplant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) drafted the Three Mile Island Action Plan, which includes 51 major tasks that NRC believes are necessary to respond to the many investigations and studies of the accident. In evaluating the plan and the adequacy of the NRC process for prioritizing and...
Small Business Administration's Surety Bond Guarantee Program
112675: Jun 30, 1980
The Small Business Administration's (SBA) Surety Bond Guarantee Program was reviewed. Under the Surety Bond Guarantee Program, SBA guarantees 80 to 90 percent of a surety company's losses on bonds executed for small businesses which can be reasonably expected to perform as required by a contract and which cannot obtain bonding without the guarantee. Surety companies pay SBA 20 percent of the bond...
Closer Controls and Better Data Could Improve Antitrust Enforcement
GGD-80-16: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1980.
Two agencies share responsibility for enforcing Federal antitrust laws: the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, through civil and criminal legal proceedings; and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), through adjudication before Administrative Law Judges. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed their performance in enforcing Federal antitrust laws. Data was compiled on 294 antitrust in...
Fiscal Controls in the Federal Trade Commission's Public Participation Program Should Be Strengthened
HRD-79-129: Published: Oct 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1979.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has authority to provide compensation to certain persons in order for them to participate in rulemaking proceedings. Despite the $1 million statutory ceiling for any fiscal year, the Congress authorized funding for participant compensation of only $500,000 for each of fiscal years 1976, 1977, and 1978. The Congress authorized $750,000 for fiscal year 1979, and FT...
SBA's 7(a) Loan Program
110385: Sep 18, 1979
The total portfolio for the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 7(a) loan program is about $6.8 billion, consisting of guaranteed, immediate participation, and direct loans. A GAO report discussed problems in the 7(a) loan program and stressed the need for management attention. A recent follow-up report pointed out that much of the corrective action which the SBA promised to take concerning loan...