Program management (91 - 100 of 298 items)
Roles, Cost, and Criteria for Assessing Agriculture Disaster Assistance Programs Between 1980 and 1988
T-RCED-89-63: Published: Sep 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) provision of agricultural disaster assistance since 1980. GAO noted that: (1) USDA spent about $6.9 billion for direct cash payments, $6.4 billion for disaster emergency loans, and $4.3 billion for crop insurance between fiscal years 1980 and 1988; (2) although Congress intended to alleviate the need for expensive, ad-hoc disaster assistance pro...
Homelessness: HUD's and FEMA's Progress in Implementing the McKinney Act
RCED-89-50: Published: May 11, 1989. Publicly Released: May 11, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) disbursement and use of appropriations for homeless assistance programs.GAO found that: (1) FEMA increased its ability to provide year-round funding for its Emergency Food and Shelter program by extending its spending period and establish...
Urban Development Action Grants: Effects of the 1987 Amendments on Project Selection
RCED-89-64: Published: Jan 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO analyzed the effect of 1987 legislative changes desined to ensure fairness in the allocation, distribution, and use of Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) program funds, focusing on the: (1) distribution of funds among regions; (2) targeting of funds to cities and urban counties with high levels of economic distress; (3) number and types of projects tha...
Participant Training: AID Administration of Training Agreements, Costs, and Support Services
NSIAD-89-43FS: Published: Dec 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Agency for International Development's (AID) management of participant training activities, which are intended to help individuals from developing countries acquire the knowledge and resources essential to development and improvement of quality of life.GAO found that AID: (1) spent between $200 million and $250 million during fis...
Mission and Operating Environment
D06548: Jan 2, 1989
This statement provides a general framework for understanding the Division's operating environment and the policies guiding its work and staff development. It includes information on the Division's mission, guiding principles, and operating goals, as well as the Division's approach to building quality into its work and to maintaining a skilled and motivated work force...
Bridge Improvements: States Exercise Discretion in Selecting Projects Using Federal-Aid Funds
RCED-89-8: Published: Oct 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on six state highway agencies' selections of bridges for replacement and rehabilitation, specifically the: (1) legislative requirements for bridge project selection and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) role in the process; (2) factors that states considered in making bridge project decisions; and (3) levels and sources of...
Administration and Enforcement of the Section 404 Program
T-RCED-88-54: Published: Sep 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1988.
GAO discussed the Corps of Engineers' administration of the section 404 program, focusing on: (1) the overall impact of the program in controlling wetlands losses; (2) the extent to which the Corps considered federal resource agencies' comments during the permitting process; and (3) how the Corps and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforced program requirements. GAO found that: (1) the C...
Indian Affairs: Alaska Native Allotment Eligibility Process Can Be Improved
RCED-88-121: Published: Jul 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) administration of the Native Allotment Program to determine: (1) whether BLM met certain requirements in its eligibility determinations; and (2) the progress BLM made in completing the program.GAO found that: (1) the BLM allotment tracking system did not contain current information on the status of allotment...
History and Management of the DOE/Air Force Small Reactor Project
T-RCED-88-51: Published: Jun 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1988.
GAO discussed the history and management of the joint Department of Energy (DOE) and Air Force Small Reactor Project, a 4-year project that cost about $3.75 billion but was unsuccessful in reaching its intended goal of providing a source of secure power for the Air Force. GAO noted that: (1) a DOE laboratory initiated the project in 1983, using its internal discretionary funds to conduct a feasibi...
U.S.-Korea Coproduction: A Review of the M-16 Rifle Program
NSIAD-88-117: Published: Apr 11, 1988. Publicly Released: May 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Republic of Korea's compliance with its memorandum of understanding with the United States regarding M-16 rifle coproduction.GAO found that Korea violated the understanding by: (1) producing M-16 rifles and rifle parts in excess of the authorized level; and (2) entering into M-16 sales agreements with third parties without prior U.S. government...