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Manufacturing Extension Partnership: Most Federal Spending Directly Supports Work with Manufacturers, but Distribution Could Be Improved
GAO-14-317: Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.
Of the approximately $608 million spent by the Department of Commerce's (Commerce) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in fiscal years 2009 through 2013 on the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, NIST used most of the funds to directly support MEP centers. Specifically, NIST spent about $495 million on awards to centers and spent the rest on contracts, staff, agenc...
Regional Alaska Native Corporations: Status 40 Years after Establishment, and Future Considerations
GAO-13-121: Published: Dec 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.
Incorporated under Alaska state law, regional Alaska Native corporations share fundamental characteristics, although they have chosen a variety of governance practices. Like other Alaska corporations, the regional corporations are subject to the state's corporate laws (with limited exceptions) and are run by an elected board of directors. Nevertheless, each regional corporation has chosen its own...
Federal Programs with a Financial Eligibility Component
GAO-06-292R: Published: Dec 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 2005.
Each year, federal benefit programs make billions of dollars of improper payments, in some cases, due to inaccurate personal and financial information provided by applicants. For federal agencies administering those programs, getting reliable personal and financial information is vital for making good decisions about whether an individual or business is eligible for federal benefits. As one of the...
Payments to CO-OPs
RCED-96-64R: Published: Feb 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1996.
GAO examined whether the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) procedures for making payments to cooperative marketing associations (Co-Ops) were adequate for ensuring that Co-Op member's payments stay within annual statutory limits. GAO found that: (1) USDA exercises little oversight over the marketing gains and loan deficiency payments received by individual Co-Op members; (2) USDA does not determi...
SSI Disability Issues
HEHS-95-154R: Published: May 11, 1995. Publicly Released: May 11, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on several Supplemental Security Income (SSI) issues related to: (1) SSI outreach activities; (2) the status of continuing disability reviews involving interpreter fraud; (3) the function of referral and monitoring agencies (RMA) in overseeing the drug addict and alcoholic populations; and (4) the number of drug and alcohol addicts in t...
Status of Agency Use of SSA Death Information
HRD-93-31R: Published: Jul 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) federal and state agencies' use of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) unrestricted state death information; and (2) the estimated savings of sharing SSA restricted state death information. GAO found that: (1) the largest federal agencies have made progress in obtaining and using SSA death information, but some federal agencies and most...
Nicaraguan Resistance: Programs for Repatriation and Resettlement
NSIAD-91-234: Published: Jul 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether the U.S.-funded United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Organization of American States (OAS) programs provided former resistance combatants and dependents in Honduras and Nicaragua with adequate food, medical care, and repatriation assistance to help them achieve self-sufficiency.GAO found that: (1) although the UNHCR r...
Central America: Assistance to Children Affected by the Nicaraguan Civil Strife
NSIAD-91-26: Published: Oct 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration and expenditure of $17.7 million to aid children in Nicaragua under the Children's Survival Assistance Program.GAO found that: (1) one organization provided assistance as planned, but five organizations encountered problems in implementing their activities; (2) two organizations had...
Basic Changes Needed to Avoid Abuse of the 960-Acre Limit
T-RCED-90-100: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Reclamation's implementation of the 960-acre limitation for federally subsidized water under the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982. GAO noted that: (1) the Reclamation Reform Act did not preclude multiple landholdings from continuing to be operated collectively as one large farm, while individually qualifying for federally subsidized water; (2) some farmers took advantage...
Water Subsidies: The Westhaven Trust Reinforces the Need to Change Reclamation Law
RCED-90-198: Published: Jun 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Bureau of Reclamation's sale of a ranch to a private company was an example of a large farming operation continuing to receive federally subsidized water on its entire acreage.GAO found that: (1) since the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 did not preclude multiple landholdings from being operated collectively under a trust as one farm w...