Program management (71 - 80 of 115 items)
Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission
T-GGD-91-24: Published: Apr 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission and its ability to carry out a celebration commemorating Christopher Columbus' voyages of discovery. GAO noted that: (1) the Commission's fundraising efforts fell significantly short of its expectations, with the Commission only raising $888,700 from all non-federal sources, $2,411,300 less than anticipated, betw...
How to Enhance Congressional Oversight
T-GGD-90-40: Published: May 8, 1990. Publicly Released: May 8, 1990.
GAO discussed how congressional oversight of executive agencies and programs can greatly enhance program operations by focusing on program and policy implementation. GAO noted that executive agencies need: (1) necessary mission planning systems to provide organizational direction; (2) modern and accurate financial and management information systems to monitor operations; (3) effective evaluation e...
JFMIP: 40 Years of Progress and the Challenges Ahead
D06549: Dec 20, 1989
This report marks the 40th anniversary of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) and highlights its past achievements, current undertakings and future plans. The Joint Program acts as the coordinator and catalyst for financial management improvement involving all federal government operations...
Status of 1990 Census Promotion and Outreach Activities
T-GGD-89-40: Published: Sep 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1989.
GAO discussed the Bureau of the Census' promotion and outreach activities to encourage participation in the 1990 census. GAO found that: (1) after the 1980 census, a Bureau evaluation recommended hiring a promotion office chief and a full-time fiscal officer and continuing public service advertising campaigns, public opinion studies, and a congressional media program; (2) the Bureau submitted a re...
Managing the Government: Revised Approach Could Improve OMB's Effectiveness
GGD-89-65: Published: May 4, 1989. Publicly Released: May 4, 1989.
GAO assessed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) recent and long-term performance in providing leadership and promoting improvements in executive branch management.GAO found that: (1) the OMB governmentwide management improvement effort, known as Reform 88, has achieved success in some areas, but a lack of sustained direction, poor implementation strategies, and limited integration with th...
Borrower Loan Prepayments: OMB Guidelines Need to Be Strengthened
AFMD-89-19: Published: Jan 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated certain aspects of loan prepayment programs that allowed borrowers to pay off their loans at less than the amounts owed, focusing on: (1) statutory authority for prepayment programs; (2) program costs and benefits; (3) differences between loan prepayment programs and collateralized loan sales; (4) the ability of the programs to achieve credit r...
Computer Procurement: Decision Needed on Navy's Standard Automated Financial System
IMTEC-88-47: Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's management and implementation of its Standard Automated Financial System (STAFS).GAO found that the Navy: (1) initiated STAFS in 1980 to improve its engineering centers' and research laboratories' accounting and financial management; (2) expanded the system's purposes and capabilities into a more comprehensive management information syst...
Improving Internal Controls and Accounting
T-AFMD-87-13: Published: May 13, 1987. Publicly Released: May 13, 1987.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of federal government internal controls since the passage of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act. The act requires federal agencies to annually assess their internal control and accounting systems and report to the President and Congress on their assessments. GAO found that in the past 4 years, federal government agencies: (1) identified over 1,000 materia...
S. 2230, the Federal Management Reorganization and Cost Control Act of 1986
129866: May 13, 1986
Testimony was given concerning S. 2230, which would establish a separate Office of Financial Management to address the federal government's financial management problems. GAO found that the government has experienced declining managerial effectiveness despite efforts to solve specific management problems. Agency reports under the Financial Managers' Integrity Act have cited serious and long-standi...
Financial and Management Improvements Needed in the Food for Development Program
NSIAD-85-105: Published: Aug 7, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food for Development Program, which the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 authorized. Under the program, the United States provides food aid to developing countries. If recipients sell the provided commodities and use the local currency proceeds to pay for agreed agricultural or rural development or health or family plan...