Appropriations (11 - 20 of 72 items)
Charter Bus Service: Local Factors Determine Effectiveness of Federal Regulation
RCED-93-162: Published: Sep 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the impact of federal charter service regulation on public transit operators providing local charter bus service, focusing on: (1) whether the regulation allows communities to cost-effectively and efficiently meet local transportation needs; (2) the extent to which public transit operators and private charter operators have entered into charter s...
Safety and Health: Key Independent Oversight Program at DOE Needs Strengthening
RCED-93-85: Published: May 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Site Representative Program's oversight of safety and health at DOE facilities.GAO found that: (1) the DOE Office of Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) did not implement its plans for a nationwide inspectors program or develop a systematic approach for assessing line management's performanc...
Aviation Safety: Users Differ in Views of Collision Avoidance System and Cite Problems
RCED-92-113: Published: Mar 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Traffic Alert/Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), focusing on: (1) pilots' and air traffic controllers' views on TCAS; (2) FAA actions to address TCAS problems; and (3) key aspects of FAA software development and testing for TCAS, including FAA verification and validation plans for the system.GAO found tha...
Nuclear Security: DOE Original Classification Authority Has Been Improperly Delegated
RCED-91-183: Published: Jul 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Energy's (DOE) use and authorization of contractors to make original classification determinations about national security information.GAO found that: (1) DOE granted original classification authority on a selective basis, but had granted such authority to persons in senior-level positions at facilities dealing with large volumes...
Nuclear Security: Property Control Problems at DOE's Livermore Laboratory Continue
RCED-91-141: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) claim that it found approximately 99 percent of the inventory it previously reported as missing, focusing on: (1) the accuracy of LLNL claims; (2) whether controls over government-owned property at the laboratory were strengthened; and (3) the adequacy of DOE property...
Indian Programs: Tribal Influence in Formulating Budget Priorities Is Limited
RCED-91-20: Published: Feb 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Indian Priority System (IPS) budget formulation process, focusing on the: (1) development and implementation of the IPS process; (2) level of tribal involvement and influence in setting IPS budget priorities; (3) extent to which tribes contracted with BIA to carry out programs; and (4) concerns tribes had regardi...
Truck Safety: Need to Better Ensure Correction of Serious Inspection Violations
RCED-90-202: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) and state actions to ensure that commercial motor vehicles correct identified safety violations.GAO found that: (1) neither FHwA nor the states comprehensively tracked corrections of out-of-service violations; (2) preliminary results from FHwA-funded studies showed an overall noncompliance rate of 12 percent,...
Disinfectants: EPA Lacks Assurance They Work
RCED-90-139: Published: Aug 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of the efficacy of disinfectants, focusing on: (1) controversies regarding EPA-recommended methods and performance standards for testing disinfectant efficacy; (2) EPA efforts to obtain objective research to resolve the controversies; (3) EPA internal controls to ensure the quality and integrit...
Coast Guard Acquisitions: Formal Criteria Needed to Ensure Project Manager Qualifications
RCED-90-178: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
GAO assessed the Coast Guard's actions to increase the qualifications and tenure of acquisitions personnel.GAO found that: (1) since 1985, the Coast Guard has taken steps to improve its managers' experience and training, but did not ensure that its project managers had the necessary skills to successfully manage major acquisitions; (2) in 1986, the Coast Guard established a panel to select project...
Nuclear Security: DOE Oversight of Livermore's Property Management System Is Inadequate
RCED-90-122: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the extent of property losses at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and assessed the adequacy of LLNL controls over government-owned property.GAO found that: (1) LLNL could not account for or locate a substantial number of government-owned items in its custody; (2) an internal inventory determined that...