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[Comments on GAO Authority to Review Executive Branch Compliance With Congressional Requests for Documents Related to Iran/Contra Affair]
B-235836: Published: Aug 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1989.
GAO commented on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) refusal to participate in the GAO review of executive branch compliance with certain congressional requests for documents. DOJ believed that the review exceeded GAO authority and conflicted with congressional responsibilities. GAO noted that: (1) it had the authority to conduct the proposed review; and (2) the review did not conflict with congress...
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...
When U.S. Citizens Die Abroad: GAO's Role
131243: Jan 1, 1986
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 21, Issue 3, Summer 1986, discusses the GAO role when U.S. citizens die abroad. GAO maintains a secured room containing the personal effects of some U.S. citizens who died outside the country and must dispose of estates after 6 years if no relatives claim the personal property or monetary assets...
GAO's Personnel Appeals Board: A History and Profile
128772: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 4, Fall 1985, provides a history and profile of the GAO Personnel Appeals Board (PAB) which was the cornerstone of the GAO Personnel Act of 1980. It discussed: (1) the need for a separate personnel system to exempt GAO from executive branch administered laws and regulations relating to personnel matters and to allow GAO to establish it...
Frontiers of Automated Analyses: From Frustration to Comfort
124069: Jan 1, 1984
The article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 2, Spring 1984, provides information concerning the introduction and extensive use of electronic work stations (EWS) at the GAO Denver Regional Office. Suggestions given to improve the transition from manual computation and paperwork analysis to use of EWS include: (1) employing a GAO training cadre of experts familiar with the specific...
The Federal Inspection Agencies: A GAO Perspective
123792: Jan 1, 1984
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 1, Winter 1984, offers a perspective on GAO audit work concerning the effectiveness of enforcing import laws and the Federal efforts to speed the entry of international travelers and imports into this country. In addition, it describes what the Government is doing to correctly classify certain imports and to ensure that customs duties...
The GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 1, Winter 1984
123789: 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, sole-source versus competitive contracting, a GAO review of Army testing of light antiarmor weapons, the implementation of the Financial Integrity Act, the Federal tobacco program, and legislative developments...
Training at GAO: A Progress Report
124068: Jan 1, 1984
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 2, Spring 1984, describes changes at GAO in the training area which involve consolidating several human resource functions into the Office of Organization and Human Development and emphasizing strategies and techniques to meet changing needs. In the area of training development, curriculum review groups provide guidance for courses as...
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...
Training at GAO: A Systematic Approach
117386: Oct 1, 1981
GAO training programs have been undergoing extensive revision during the last 2 years. The first major step toward developing a comprehensive and systematic GAO training program was a training-needs assessment of the audit function. A task force analyzed the job of the evaluator in terms of over a hundred discrete tasks described as precisely as possible. Through a survey of the evaluators and the...