Federal agencies (11 - 20 of 43 items)
Community Development: Local Growth Issues--Federal Opportunities and Challenges
RCED-00-178: Published: Sep 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state and local governments' efforts to manage community development, focusing on: (1) growth-related challenges facing local communities; (2) tools and techniques that state and local governments are using to help plan for and manage growth in their communities; and (3) federal programs and policies that state and local governments...
Environmental Protection: Agencies Have Made Progress in Implementing the Federal Brownfield Partnership Initiative
RCED-99-86: Published: Apr 9, 1999. Publicly Released: May 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of 10 federal agencies' efforts to implement the Brownfield National Partnership Action Agenda, focusing on: (1) comparing federal agencies' planned financial assistance to brownfields, which are abandoned, idle, or underused industrial facilities, to their actual spending for brownfields in fiscal years (FY) 1997 and 1998...
Federal Power: PMA Rate Impacts, by Service Area
RCED-99-55: Published: Jan 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the future role of the power market administrations (PMA) by providing a PMA-by-PMA analysis of the potential rate changes that would likely be experienced by preference customers who buy power from the Southeastern Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and Western Area Power Administration if the power is sold at market rate...
USDA Management: Progress in Meeting GPRA's Requirements
RCED-97-65R: Published: Feb 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1997.
GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) progress in meeting the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), focusing on USDA efforts to: (1) develop a departmentwide strategic plan, which includes a mission statement and long-term strategic goals for fiscal years (FY) 1997 through 2002; (2) consult with the Congress in preparing this strate...
Waste Site Assessment Costs
RCED-95-268R: Published: Aug 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether there are federal guidelines or estimates of waste site assessment and characterization costs on a per-acre basis. GAO noted that: (1) none of the agencies involved in waste site assessment and characterization activities track assessment and characterization costs on a per-acre basis, because those costs are determined by the complexity of...
Health and Safety: Status of Federal Efforts to Disclose Cold War Radiation Experiments Involving Humans
T-RCED-95-40: Published: Dec 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal efforts to locate, analyze, and disclose the details of U.S. government activities that exposed humans to biomedical radiation between 1944 and 1974. GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies and an independent advisory committee have been working to gather information on the government's cold war activities that exposed humans to radiation; (2...
Global Positioning Technology: Opportunities for Greater Federal Agency Joint Development and Use
RCED-94-280: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the development of differential global positioning systems (DGPS), focusing on: (1) the extent to which federal agencies have been developing joint systems or sharing equipment; and (2) additional steps needed to enhance joint development or sharing of DGPS equipment, facilities, and information.GAO found that: (1) between 1988 and 1993, few agenci...
Participant Training: AID Administration of Training Agreements, Costs, and Support Services
NSIAD-89-43FS: Published: Dec 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Agency for International Development's (AID) management of participant training activities, which are intended to help individuals from developing countries acquire the knowledge and resources essential to development and improvement of quality of life.GAO found that AID: (1) spent between $200 million and $250 million during fis...
Mission and Operating Environment
D06548: Jan 2, 1989
This statement provides a general framework for understanding the Division's operating environment and the policies guiding its work and staff development. It includes information on the Division's mission, guiding principles, and operating goals, as well as the Division's approach to building quality into its work and to maintaining a skilled and motivated work force...
Federal Funding Mechanisms in Support of University Research
129326: Mar 12, 1986
Testimony was given concerning the use of federal funding mechanisms to support university research. GAO found that: (1) the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation provide over three-fourths of the total funds obligated for scientific research; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1984, six federal agencies awarded 89 percent of their research funds through individual project awards,...