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GAO: Twenty Years of Change
129471: Jan 1, 1986
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 21, Issue 1, Winter 1986, discusses how the GAO organizational structure and the roles of its principal officers have changed during the past 20 years, specifically: (1) the major reorganization in 1972; (2) the establishment of three new Assistant Comptroller General positions; (3) the nomination of Charles A. Bowsher as the Comptroller General...
Oversight of the General Accounting Office
128303: Oct 22, 1985
Testimony was given on the progress which GAO has made in the past 4 years in the areas of: (1) increasing its ability and capability to audit government automatic data processing (ADP) programs; (2) devoting more resources to identifying waste and inefficiency in defense programs; (3) increasing its expertise in complex technical subject areas; and (4) improving the quality and timeliness of its...
GAO Review of the Federal Highway Administration's Motor Carrier Safety Enforcement Activities
126708: Apr 18, 1985
GAO discussed certain aspects of motor carrier safety enforcement activities and the organization of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety (BMCS). GAO believes that increased oversight of the safety audit procedures has the potential to improve motor carrier safety and a recent FHwA organizational change may increase BMCS ability to perform program oversight. G...
The GAO Review, Volume 20, Issue 1, Winter 1985
126469: Jan 1, 1985
This quarterly publication is prepared primarily for GAO staff use. Articles in this issue cover such topics as: (1) program evaluation; (2) taxing hazardous waste; (3) the potential for a federal consolidated financial system; (4) commercializing Landsat and weather satellites; (5) measuring the government's borrowing costs; (6) the GAO resident instructor program; (7) the duties of the Office of...
Oversight of the General Accounting Office
123348: Feb 29, 1984
GAO discussed both its work and the organizational changes it has made to better enable itself to focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Government. In fiscal year 1983, GAO identified $4.5 billion in measurable financial benefits which resulted from actions taken by Congress or Federal agencies in response to GAO work. Ten Federal programs or activities were terminated...
The GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 3, Summer 1984
124845: Jan 1, 1984
This quarterly publication is prepared primarily for use by the staff of the General Accounting Office. Articles in this issue cover such topics as: program evaluation, careers in automatic data processing, technology transfer in regional operations, computer crimes in the government, the harmful effects of prescription and patent drugs, and legislative developments...
Amendments to Laws Affecting the Responsibilities of the General Accounting Office
B-152040,B-158422: Published: Mar 30, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Comptroller General's Annual Report 1982
B-119600: Published: Feb 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1983.
The activities of GAO are reported for fiscal year (FY) 1982. During FY 1982, Congress faced many critical issues relating to the Nation's security and economic and social well-being. To present most clearly what GAO has done to assist Congress, the annual report is divided into two parts. Volume I highlights some of the major efforts and accomplishments of GAO. Volume II contains detailed informa...
Computer-Assisted Research in GAO
124345: Jan 1, 1983
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 18, Issue 3, Summer 1983, focused on information retrieval systems available to assist GAO personnel in performing their work. GAO noted that there are many commercial and internal databases available that can be accessed by GAO technical information specialists...
[The Role of the General Accounting Office in Auditing Federal Programs]
119725: Sep 27, 1982
In a speech before a council of educational opportunity associations, GAO discussed its role in auditing Federal programs in general and educational programs in particular. The primary purposes of GAO audits is to: (1) evaluate the efficiency, economy, legality, and effectiveness with which Federal agencies carry out their financial, management, and program responsibilities, and (2) to assist Cong...