Federal agencies (21 - 30 of 43 items)
The Defense Production Act
122334: Sep 15, 1983
GAO testified on its reasons for believing that titles I and III of the Defense Production Act should be extended beyond the September 30, 1983, expiration date. The loss of titles I and III would not have an immediate impact on existing Department of Defense (DOD) programs but would affect the way DOD satisfies its procurement and readiness responsibilities. GAO determined that the 5-year extensi...
Status of Commerce's Implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Research Coordination Act of 1980
RCED-83-167: Published: Aug 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed implementation efforts of the Chesapeake Bay Research Coordination Act of 1980 at the Department of Commerce.The act's basic objective is to coordinate research of the Chesapeake Bay area and to establish a research board which is required to develop a research plan, periodically review federal research programs pertaining to the Bay, and submit...
Implementation of Section 191 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982
RCED-83-190: Published: Jul 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of a section of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982 which recommends that Federal agencies take steps to distribute surplus food to hungry people and that State and local governments enact donor liability laws to encourage private cooperative efforts to provide food for the hungry as quickly as possible.GAO found tha...
Survey of the Administration of the States' Allocations and Suballocations of Urban System Funds
089549: Aug 11, 1976
No summary is currently available...
Opportunity To Improve the Corps of Engineers' Small Projects Programs
121109: Jan 12, 1983
GAO reviewed the Corps of Engineers' Small Projects Programs to determine how frequently such projects lead to solutions of water problems.GAO found that relatively few projects undertaken by the Corps since 1964 through these programs have resulted in projects to solve water problems because local communities did not support the solution. The Corps is spending time and money under the six Small P...
Followup on GAO Recommendations at the Department of the Interior
RCED-83-56: Published: Dec 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1982.
GAO examined problems the Department of Interior has with followup on recommendations made in GAO reports.GAO found that: (1) Interior's accountability for GAO reports is split between three offices; (2) although audit followup has been generally emphasized in departmental memorandums, the lack of specific direction has caused each bureau or agency to develop different and in some cases ad hoc fol...
Sharing the Cost of Making Federal Water Project Feasibility Studies
RCED-83-18: Published: Dec 6, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1982.
GAO discussed feasibility studies undertaken by the Federal government to resolve water resources problems and the factors affecting the study outcome. The purpose of the review was to determine how frequently studies did not identify acceptable solutions and why.GAO estimated that, during the past 17 years, Federal agencies have spent about $100 million on water project feasibility studies. In it...
Informing the Public About Food--A Strategy Is Needed for Improving Communication
CED-82-12: Published: Jan 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1982.
Consumers need concise, clear food information as more food products come on the market and inflation drives food prices up. Food information, regulations, and programs have multiplied rapidly in the past decade. Some believe that the information resulting from these efforts is conflicting, confusing, and duplicative. GAO made a review to expand on its earlier suggestion that a cooperative underta...
Federal Disaster Assistance
088051: Jul 21, 1981
No summary is currently available...
River Basin Commissions Have Been Helpful, but Changes Are Needed
CED-81-69: Published: May 28, 1981. Publicly Released: May 28, 1981.
River basin planning should match the needs of water users with the amount of water available irrespective of State boundaries or Federal agency responsibilities. A review was made to determine how successful river basin commissions have been in meeting their legislative objectives of planning and coordinating water resource development.The river basin commissions, as they are now operating, do no...