Program management (21 - 30 of 69 items)
Indian Affairs: Alaska Native Allotment Eligibility Process Can Be Improved
RCED-88-121: Published: Jul 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) administration of the Native Allotment Program to determine: (1) whether BLM met certain requirements in its eligibility determinations; and (2) the progress BLM made in completing the program.GAO found that: (1) the BLM allotment tracking system did not contain current information on the status of allotment...
Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund
T-RCED-88-38: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1988.
GAO discussed the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund's Boat Safety Account, from which the Coast Guard administers payments to states to support their recreational boating safety activities. GAO noted that states: (1) received two-thirds of account funds; (2) typically spent $4 for every federal dollar, exceeding the requirements to match federal funds dollar-for-dollar; (3) typically requested all fund...
Focusing on Fundamentals: GAO's General Management Reviews
137159: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 3, Fall 1988, discusses GAO general management reviews (GMR), which are GAO-initiated reviews of overall agency management. The three major goals of GMR are to: (1) impress upon the leaders of executive branch agencies the importance of improving their management practices; (2) help Congress oversee federal operations; and (3) improve GAO audits...
Maritime Administration: Efforts To Improve Data on the Federal Ship Financing Program
RCED-87-58: Published: Aug 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) Federal Ship Financing Program and its estimated $5-billion portfolio of loan guarantees.GAO found that: (1) MARAD considered 20 percent of the program loans to be at risk of default; (2) in 1986, default payments exceeded $1.2 billion; and (3) since the fund was not self-supporting, it needed approximately...
Security Clearance Reinvestigations of Employees Has Not Been Timely at the Department of Energy
T-RCED-87-14: Published: Apr 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1987.
GAO discussed its review of the Department of Energy's (DOE) reinvestigation of employee security clearances at DOE headquarters and at three operations centers. GAO found that: (1) DOE has not performed timely periodic reinvestigations to determine if previously cleared employees have developed personal problems which could endanger national security; (2) some cleared DOE employees were engaged i...
HUD's Review of an Urban Development Action Grant to Wilmington, North Carolina
129392: Mar 20, 1986
GAO testified on the findings of its review of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) award to Wilmington, North Carolina to purchase and renovate a crane manufacturing plant located in St. Paul, Minnesota. GAO reviewed HUD procedures in approving the grant to determine if the relocation had a significant adverse economic affect on the St. Pau...
Environment, Safety, and Health: Status of Department of Energy's Implementation of 1985 Initiatives
RCED-86-68FS: Published: Mar 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) effectiveness in protecting worker health and safety and the surrounding environment at its nuclear facilities.GAO monitored the implementation of several initiatives to strengthen DOE environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) programs and found that DOE has focused its attention on: (1) reorganizing the headquarters...
New Rules for Protecting Land in the National Park System--Consistent Compliance Needed
RCED-86-16: Published: Oct 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1985.
GAO reviewed the National Park Service's (NPS) compliance with a new Department of the Interior policy that requires the development of land protection plans to determine the need for acquired land so that the limited funds available are spent in the most cost-effective manner.GAO noted that, in recent years, NPS has been acquiring fewer acres of land at increasing prices while appropriations for...
Examples of USDA's Application of the $50,000 Payment Limitation
RCED-86-29FS: Published: Oct 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Department of Agriculture applied the $50,000 payment limitation to potential problem farmers, specifically where: (1) farmers were receiving more than $50,000 in total payments; (2) individuals or other entities were receiving payments, but were not actually farming the land; and (3) more than one individual or other entity was receiving p...
Feasibility of Transferring Certain FERC Regional Office Activities to the Corps of Engineers
124434: Jun 8, 1984
GAO examined the advantages and disadvantages of transferring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) regional functions of hydroelectric project inspection and monitoring to the Army Corps of Engineers, which has a much larger field operation, and consolidating the remaining FERC regional functions at FERC headquarters.Regional offices of FERC and division and district offices of the Co...