Program management (101 - 110 of 298 items)
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...
Catalog of Human Resource Development Activities, 1988
134971: Jan 1, 1988
GAO published a catalog of the various training and career development opportunities available to GAO employees. The catalog contains information on human resource development within GAO, curriculum plans for GAO employees, and course descriptions...
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...
Overseas Construction: State Initiates Corrective Actions, but Improvements Still Needed
NSIAD-88-27: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to correct long-standing construction management problems in its Office of Foreign Buildings Operations (FBO).GAO noted that State believes that its hiring of a private-sector program manager to reorganize FBO will improve its worldwide security construction program. GAO found that: (1) FBO operations have programm...
Farmers Home Administration: Problems and Issues Facing the Emergency Loan Program
RCED-88-4: Published: Nov 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) emergency loan program to: (1) document program changes over the past several years; (2) determine why the program's delinquency rate is so high; and (3) identify the potential loss that FmHA may incur and the alternatives to deal with uncollectible debts.GAO found that: (1) the program's expansion to inc...
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...
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...
Flood Insurance: Private Companies' Participation in the Write Your Own Program
RCED-87-108: Published: May 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Write Your Own (WYO) portion of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) administers, specifically: (1) WYO status as of September 30, 1986; (2) the benefits the federal government received from the administrative expense allowance, which...
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...
National Airspace System Plan Delays
T-RCED-87-16: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1987.
GAO discussed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of its National Airspace System Plan, focusing on the causes and effects of delays in implementing the system. GAO noted that: (1) FAA erroneously assumed that much system technology would be readily available and committed to a concurrent development and acquisition strategy that did not include adequate system...