Strategic planning (21 - 30 of 31 items)
Social Security Reform: Considerations for Individual Account Design
GAO-05-847T: Published: Jun 23, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2005.
Social Security forms the foundation for our retirement income system, providing critical benefits to millions of Americans. However, the Social Security program is facing significant future financial challenges as a result of profound demographic changes. A wide variety of proposals to reform the program are currently being discussed, including restructuring the program to incorporate individual...
DOD Excess Property: Management Control Breakdowns Result in Substantial Waste and Inefficiency
GAO-05-729T: Published: Jun 7, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2005.
GAO was asked to assess the overall economy and efficiency of the Department of Defense (DOD) program for excess property reutilization (reuse). Specifically, GAO was asked to determine (1) whether and to what extent the program included waste and inefficiency and (2) root causes of any waste and inefficiency. GAO was also asked to provide detailed examples of waste and inefficiency and the relate...
Cargo Security: Partnership Program Grants Importers Reduced Scrutiny with Limited Assurance of Improved Security
GAO-05-404: Published: Mar 11, 2005. Publicly Released: May 25, 2005.
This report is a publicly available version of our report on the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated our original report as Limited Official Use because of the sensitive and specific nature of the information it contained. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the DHS bureau responsible for protecting the nation's borders a...
Social Security Reform: Answers to Key Questions
GAO-05-193SP: Published: May 2, 2005. Publicly Released: May 2, 2005.
The sooner our nation acts to address Social Security's long-term financial challenges, the easier it will be to successfully meet them. Once explained, the choices we face are not difficult to understand, but they are difficult to make. They affect both how much Americans pay for Social Security and how much they receive from the program. They require changes that not only will affect us but have...
21st Century Challenges: Reexamining the Base of the Federal Government
GAO-05-352T: Published: Feb 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2005.
This report stems from the recognition that the Congress faces a daunting challenge: the need to bring government and its programs in line with 21st century realities. This challenge has many related pieces: addressing the nation's large and growing long-term fiscal gap; deciding on the appropriate role and size of the federal government--and how to finance that government--and bringing the panopl...
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act: Revising the Act and Educational Materials Could Clarify Employer Responsibilities and Employee Rights
GAO-03-1003: Published: Sep 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2003.
In 2001, 1.75 million workers lost jobs through extended mass layoffs. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires advance notice of plant closures and mass layoffs. The report discusses (1) the extent to which plant closures and mass layoffs were subject to WARN's requirements, (2) the extent to which employers with mass layoffs and plant closures provided notice, and (3...
NNSA Management: Progress in the Implementation of Title 32
GAO-02-93R: Published: Dec 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2001.
GAO reviewed the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) progress in implementing key components of Title 32 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 including NNSA's reorganization efforts; integrated planning, programming, and budgeting improvements; use of its excepted service personnel authority; and efforts to improve its procurement practices. GAO found that a...
Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making (Supersedes AIMD-98-110)
AIMD-99-32: Published: Dec 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1998.
This publication supersedes AIMD-98-110, Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making, April 1998. GAO published a guide: (1) summarizing the 12 fundamental practices that have been successfully implemented by organizations recognized for their outstanding capital decisionmaking practices; and (2) providing examples from which the federal government may be able to draw lessons and...
Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making (Superseded by AIMD-99-32)
AIMD-98-110: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-99-32, Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making, December 1998. GAO published a guide: (1) summarizing the 12 fundamental practices that have been successfully implemented by organizations recognized for their outstanding capital decisionmaking practices; and (2) providing examples of leading practices from which the federal governm...
Promoting Agricultural Exports to Latin America
ID-81-05: Published: Dec 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) uses relatively little of its resources to promote agricultural exports to Latin America. Additional promotion efforts could assist in tapping the potential of the market.GAO found that FAS has promoted exports to Latin America primarily through: (1) market development activities carried out by service organizations; (2) periodic F...