Appropriations (1 - 10 of 21 items)
Corps of Engineers: Observations on Planning and Project Management Processes for the Civil Works Program
GAO-06-529T: Published: Mar 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2006.
Through the Civil Works Program, the Corps of Engineers (Corps) constructs, operates, and maintains thousands of civil works projects across the United States. The Corps uses a two-phase study process to help inform congressional decision makers about civil works projects and determine if they warrant federal investment. As part of the process for deciding to proceed with a project, the Corps anal...
Indian Self-Determination Act: Shortfalls in Indian Contract Support Costs Need To Be Addressed
RCED-99-150: Published: Jun 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) and the Indian Health Service's (IHS) management of contract support funding under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, focusing on: (1) to what extent and for what reasons contract support costs and the associated funding shortfalls changed over the past decade, and what c...
National Science Foundation: Better Use of Existing Resources Could Improve Program Administration
RCED-94-95: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), focusing on: (1) how EHR establishes current and future priorities for its education programs; and (2) whether EHR has the resources it needs to effectively administer its programs.GAO found that: (1) EHR sets its program priorities through an informal proc...
DOE Management: Funds for Maintaining Contractors' Operations Could Be Reduced and Better Controlled
RCED-94-27: Published: Oct 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
GAO reviewed the amount of prefinancing that the Department of Energy (DOE) obligates to its management and operating (M&O) contractors, focusing on whether: (1) current prefinancing funding levels are appropriate; and (2) prefinancing funding controls adequately ensure that funds are being used for their intended purpose.GAO found that: (1) although DOE has traditionally provided prefinancing to...
Foreign Disaster Assistance: AID Has Been Responsive but Improvements Can Be Made
NSIAD-93-21: Published: Oct 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1992.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Agency for International Development's (AID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).GAO found that: (1) OFDA is viewed as responsive and effective by officials from relief agencies, the United Nations, and other donors; (2) its lack of a work-force plan hindered OFDA effectiveness; (3) OFDA operates under a number of constraints that impede disaster...
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...
Urban Action Grants: Lansing, Michigan's Grant Requires Action
RCED-89-85: Published: Apr 11, 1989. Publicly Released: May 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated a Lansing, Michigan, Urban Development Action Grant project, focusing on whether changes to the project's scope complied with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations and procedures.GAO found that: (1) HUD approved the $3.3-million grant for financing the purchase and installation of fixed capital equipment in a techn...
DC Government: Problems Have Created Delays in Constructing Educational Facilities at Lorton
GGD-88-1BR: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of $12.3 million in appropriated funds intended for constructing permanent educational and vocational facilities at the District of Columbia's (D.C.) Lorton Prison complex, to determine if D.C. spent the funds in accordance with congressional intent.GAO found that: (1) although the D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) assigned the pr...
Military Construction: The Letterkenny Army Depot Retrieval System
NSIAD-87-112BR: Published: May 21, 1987. Publicly Released: May 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the funding and acquisition of the Automated Storage and Retrieval System at the Letterkenny Army Depot to determine if the Army properly classified it as an equipment procurement, rather than a construction project.GAO found that the Army: (1) originally determined that the Department of Defense's definition of construction did not apply to the...
Time-Critical Aid: Questionable Use of Disaster Assistance Funds for Peru
NSIAD-86-203: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
GAO reviewed U.S. disaster reconstruction assistance the Agency for International Development (AID) provided to Peru in response to the effects of the weather phenomenon called El Nino in 1982 and 1983.Prior to the disaster, AID expressed concerns about Peru's worsening economic condition and proposed a balance-of-payments loan from the Economic Support Fund to establish working capital within Per...