Program management (61 - 70 of 102 items)
Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
CED-82-47: Published: Mar 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the role and function of metropolitan planning organizations (MPO's) in urban and regional transportation planning to determine whether they are economical, efficient, and effective.The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) are conducting a comprehensive review which is focused on: (1) defin...
The Cooperative Extension Service
117652: Feb 17, 1982
The Cooperative Extension Service, consisting of federal, state, and local agricultural offices, was established primarily to provide farmers with information and to encourage them to improve their farming methods. The range of programs offered by the Extension Service and the audiences served have broadened considerably. The Extension Service's enabling legislation is general enough so that inter...
Limited-Resource Farmer Loans: More Can Be Done To Achieve Program Goals and Reduce Costs
CED-81-144: Published: Aug 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) program for providing low-interest rate loans to limited-resource farmers to determine whether more supervision and technical assistance were needed to achieve program goals and whether improvements were needed to control costs and safeguard against misuse of program funds.GAO found that the management assistance provided to limited-resource borr...
Agency Procedures for Processing Dredging Permits
115875: Jul 22, 1981
A GAO review identified common delays and problems in the Corps of Engineers' dredging permit program and recommended ways to improve the process. An underlying reason for processing delays is the sharp increase in the number of laws and federal agencies involved with the dredging permit process. Although current laws emphasize the need to protect valuable resources, they affect timely permit proc...
Federal Disaster Assistance
088051: Jul 21, 1981
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Certain Activities of the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, New York
HRD-81-23: Published: Dec 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 24, 1980.
GAO reviewed activities of the Economic Opportunity Commission and the Community Economic Development Corporation in Nassau County, New York. It was alleged that Emergency Energy Assistance Program (EEAP) funds were used for other purposes or were unaccounted for. The Commission commingled the funds with other Community Services Administration funds in the same bank account and made advances from...
Promoting Agricultural Exports to Latin America
ID-81-05: Published: Dec 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) uses relatively little of its resources to promote agricultural exports to Latin America. Additional promotion efforts could assist in tapping the potential of the market.GAO found that FAS has promoted exports to Latin America primarily through: (1) market development activities carried out by service organizations; (2) periodic F...
Trade Preference Program Decisions Could Be More Fully Explained
ID-81-10: Published: Nov 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1980.
The Generalized System of Preference (GSP) Program permits duty-free entry of selected products from 140 developing countries and territories. In the past, GSP has been administered according to an equal application principle, which meant that decisions to add or remove products from preference eligibility were applicable to all rather than some beneficiaries. In a Presidential report on the first...
Proposals for Enhancing DOD's Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Construction Program
FPCD-80-67: Published: Aug 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1980.
The Department of Defense (DOD) considers morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) activities important to unit identity and improved readiness of service members. However, the readiness of construction programs for facilities to house activities such as sports, libraries, arts and crafts, and military clubs do not always insure that the most urgent needs of active duty personnel are being met.GAO fo...
113090: Aug 21, 1980
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management efforts to identify, set priorities for, and develop timely solutions to safety hazards. Safety hazards include problem areas such as midair collisions, cabin fires, and seat dislocations during crash impacts. GAO did not assess the technical sufficiency or reasonableness of the FAA approach or its solutions. FAA can enhance aviat...