Program management (71 - 80 of 102 items)
Problems Plagued Department of Agriculture's Grasshopper Control Program in 1979
CED-80-95: Published: Aug 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) did not adequately manage the program to control grasshoppers in 17 Western States in 1979. Efforts by Federal and State officials and local participants were not sufficiently coordinated. Management weaknesses reduced the ability of the local project managers of APHIS to effectively identify areas to be sprayed to...
Aviation Safety Hazards
112521: Jun 3, 1980
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) attaches great importance to its safety-related programs. However, it has not been effective or timely in developing systems to identify safety hazards because it has not (1) recognized their importance, (2) emphasized information gathering and analysis, nor (3) undertaken long-term planning for comprehensive identification systems. Organizational problems...
The Coast Guard's Programs of Aids to Navigation Along Louisiana's Coast Could Be More Effective
CED-80-58: Published: Apr 11, 1980. Publicly Released: May 12, 1980.
The Louisiana congressional delegation requested that GAO evaluate the effectiveness of the Coast Guard's system of navigational aids along the Louisiana coastline.Improvements are needed in the program's management. The Coast Guard does not perform detailed evaluations of proposed changes in navigational aids or required inspections of the aids. It has not established a formal system for communic...
States Can Be Better Prepared To Respond to Disasters
CED-80-60: Published: Mar 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1980.
After a major disaster occurred in Massachusetts, GAO was asked to evaluate how well that State was prepared to respond to the disaster. It was also asked to review the preparedness in six other states with regard to the development of implementing procedures for use by state agencies in carrying out tasks assigned under the state emergency plans.Massachusetts agencies incurred problems in impleme...
Economic Development Activities Under Title II of the Community Services Administration Act
111903: Mar 25, 1980
Two of the Community Services Administration's (CSA) major economic development efforts are the Community Action Program and the Community Economic Development Program. The Community Action Program operates and coordinates programs designed to alleviate poverty through community based agencies. Community Action Agencies (CAA's) may be independent nonprofit organizations or parts of a State or loca...
How Do Federal Agencies Assure That Disaster Loan Recipients Maintain Mandatory Flood Insurance
CED-80-10: Published: Oct 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1979.
The disaster loan programs of the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) were reviewed in an examination of the procedures used by federal agencies to ensure that disaster loan recipients maintain flood insurance when required as a condition for such loans. GAO reviewed legislation; agency policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines; and gathered stati...
Compliance With Limitations on Payments to Farmers
CED-79-31: Published: Jan 4, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1979.
The administration of the payment limitation program by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in Oklahoma was reviewed. For wheat, feed grain, rice, and upland cotton programs in 1980 and 1981, total direct payments are not to exceed $50,000.At the three county ASCS offices in Oklahoma that were reviewed, it was found that steps are needed to strengthen county office admi...
Management and Evaluation of the Community Development Block Grant Program Need To Be Strengthened
CED-78-160: Published: Aug 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1978.
The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 requires communities to certify in their applications for grants that their community development programs are developed in accordance with the Act's statutory objectives and requires grantees to provide HUD with an annual performance report concerning activities under the programs and their assessment of how the activities relate to objectives.HUD...
U.S. Economic Aid for the West Bank and Gaza
ID-78-35: Published: Jul 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1978.
The Agency for International Development (AID) program in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza grew out of a desire to demonstrate U.S. concern for the welfare of the Palestinians and has been part of U.S. efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. In accordance with congressional intent, U.S. assistance for the West Bank and Gaza has been carried out through U.S. voluntary agencies. These ag...
Use of Helicopters in the Thirteenth Coast Guard District for Emergency Medical Services
CED-78-54: Published: Feb 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1978.
A review of the use of helicopters in the Thirteenth Coast Guard District to provide emergency medical services in inland areas revealed that: (1) the Coast Guard responds to all bona fide requests for emergency medical services in inland areas when the weather does not prohibit the use of helicopters; (2) the Coast Guard has adequate capability to provide inland emergency medical services; (3) th...