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Options for Dealing With Farm Credit System Problems
T-GGD-87-11: Published: Apr 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1987.
GAO discussed the federal rescue of the Farm Credit System and suggested an approach to stabilizing the system in the short run while developing long-term policies, since failure or default of the System's obligations would seriously disrupt the flow of credit to the agricultural sector and pose risks to other federal lending institutions. GAO found that: (1) the system's situation has continued t...
An Assessment of the Government's Loan Assets Sale Program
T-AFMD-87-7: Published: Mar 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) proposed sale of selected government-owned loan portfolios included in the initial loan asset sales pilot program, focusing on the status of the loan sales initiatives and borrowers prepayment of loans. The objectives of the sale program are to: (1) reduce the government's costs of managing credit activities; (2) provide incentives to improv...
Wild and Scenic Rivers: Certain Rivers Not in National System Generally Retain Original Values
RCED-87-39: Published: Dec 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on development activities on 13 wild and scenic rivers under nonfederal protection, specifically: (1) water projects; (2) shoreline development; (3) resource development; (4) road and utility construction; (5) water quality; and (6) recreational use. GAO also ascertained whether the federal wild and scenic river studies included requ...
Time-Critical Aid: Disaster Reconstruction Assistance--A Better Delivery System Is Needed
NSIAD-87-1: Published: Oct 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of the disaster reconstruction assistance projects to help Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru after the floods and droughts resulting from the weather phenomenon called El Nino in 1982 and 1983, focusing on steps AID could take to improve the future delivery of time-critical disaster reconstruction assistance.In response to the d...
Indian Health Service: Contracting for Health Services Under the Indian Self-Determination Act
HRD-86-99: Published: Sep 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented information concerning contracting activities between various Indian tribes and the Department of Health and Human Services' Indian Health Service (IHS) under the Indian Self-Determination Act.The act established a policy to permit Indians to effectively and meaningfully participate in the planning, conduct, and administration of programs and s...
Interstate Commerce: ICC Acts To Improve Its Enforcement Program
RCED-86-196BR: Published: Aug 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Interstate Commerce Commission's (ICC) activities since 1984 to strengthen its enforcement program.GAO found that ICC has been responsive to 1984 GAO recommendations to: (1) establish enforcement goals and priorities; (2) give investigators greater flexibility in pursuing violations; and (3) restructure its enforcement data sy...
Coast Guard Acquisitions: Status of Reform Actions
RCED-86-161BR: Published: Jun 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Coast Guard's acquisition reform actions, specifically its item identification, contracting, and management procedures.GAO found that the Coast Guard: (1) improved its acquisition planning; (2) utilized government-sponsored training programs for its managers responsible for identifying and planning resource requirements and for coordinating th...
Department of Energy's Transuranic Waste Disposal Plan Needs Revision
RCED-86-90: Published: Mar 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Transuranic (TRU) Waste Disposal and Defense Waste Management Plan to determine: (1) whether the plan covered the permanent disposal of all TRU waste; (2) whether the plan identified all costs for the permanent disposal of TRU waste; and (3) the status of DOE efforts to resolve environmental and s...
Restoration of the Statue of Liberty National Monument
129686: Apr 22, 1986
Testimony was given concerning the restoration of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, specifically whether: (1) the project has met its restoration and fundraising goals; and (2) the Department of the Interior has monitored and maintained oversight of the project. GAO found that: (1) the effort to restore the Statue of Liberty and parts of Ellis Island is exceeding original fundraising and re...
Community Services Block Grant
129569: Mar 20, 1986
Testimony was given concerning 16 community action agencies' (CAA) use of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. GAO found that: (1) 11 out of the 16 agencies used 70 percent or more of their 1985 CSBG funds to deliver emergency, shelter, and nutrition services to the poor; (2) private nonprofit agencies used a greater proportion of their CSBG funds for administrative costs; and (3) two of t...