Interagency relations (11 - 20 of 26 items)
Communications Within FmHA
RCED-93-120R: Published: Mar 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed communications between the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) national office and FmHA field offices. GAO noted that: (1) FmHA uses data from operating reports to produce budget and cost projections, but the data collected are not accurate; (2) 30 percent of FmHA county offices had inaccurate operating reports; (3) 27 of 46 FmHA state offices bel...
Disaster Assistance: Federal, State, and Local Responses to Natural Disasters Need Improvement
RCED-91-43: Published: Mar 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) performance in responding to Hurricane Hugo and the Loma Prieta earthquake in September and October 1989, focusing on state and local governments' and voluntary relief agencies' activities for California, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.GAO found that: (1) pre...
Homelessness: Status of the Surplus Property Program, the Interagency Council on the Homeless, and FEMA's EFS Program
T-RCED-90-98: Published: Jul 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the: (1) use of federal property for the homeless; (2) activities of the Interagency Council on the Homeless; and (3) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program. GAO found that: (1) from January to June 1990, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reviewed approximately 7,700 properties for potential use by the homeless and found th...
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...
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. Preparations for an International Conference on Broadcast Satellites
RCED-83-121: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the technical, diplomatic, and policy preparations taken by federal agencies for the Regional Administrative Radio Conference to be held in 1983. This conference will plan for multi-nation broadcasting satellite service implementation in the Western Hemisphere and will consider problems of sharing the its radio frequencies with ex...
FEMA's Implementation of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as Amended
120702: Mar 3, 1983
GAO presented its views on the implementation of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977. GAO stated that, despite progress since mid-1981, implementation of the act has fallen behind schedule. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is charged with this task, has not carried out several provisions and has missed deadlines on others. However, GAO believes that FEMA should noneth...
Cost Overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility
PLRD-82-123: Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
GAO reviewed the reasons for the cost overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) construction process and discussed the construction of the Space Transportation System (STS) support facilities with Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers officials to determine whether the design responsibilities for these facilities were split between the Air Force and the Corps in ways similar to th...
Closure of the Community Services Administration and Implementation of the Block Grant Program
116599: Oct 6, 1981
GAO commented on recent efforts by personnel from various Federal departments and agencies to simultaneously carry out the orderly closure of the Community Services Administration's (CSA) activities and implement the Community Services Block Grant program in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The CSA closure was effective on September 30, and the Community Services Block Grant Prog...
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...