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International Air Passengers: Staffing Model for Airport Inspections Personnel Can Be Improved
GAO-05-663: Published: Jul 15, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2005.
While the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Protection Act repealed a 45 minute standard for inspecting international passengers, minimizing wait times at airports remains an area of concern for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Shortly after its creation in March 2003, CBP assumed inspection functions from the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the U.S. Customs Service, and the Depar...
21st Century Challenges: Transforming Government to Meet Current and Emerging Challenges
GAO-05-830T: Published: Jul 13, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 2005.
The daunting challenges that face the nation in the 21st century establish the need for the transformation of government and demand fundamental changes in how federal agencies should meet these challenges by becoming flatter, more results-oriented, externally focused, partnership-oriented, and employee-enabling organizations. This testimony addresses how the long-term fiscal imbalance facing the U...
Issues Related to Poor Performers in the Federal Workplace
GAO-05-812R: Published: Jun 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2005.
Many factors contribute to an organization's success in accomplishing its mission, but none more than the effective management and utilization of its greatest asset--its employees. A high-performing organization relies on a dynamic workforce with the requisite talents, multidisciplinary knowledge, and up-to-date skills to ensure that it is equipped to accomplish its mission and achieve its goals....
Coast Guard: Preliminary Observations on the Condition of Deepwater Legacy Assets and Acquisition Management Challenges
GAO-05-651T: Published: Jun 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2005.
In 2002, the Coast Guard began a multiyear, $19 billion to $24 billion acquisition program to replace or modernize its fleet of deepwater aircraft and cutters, so called because they are capable of operating many miles off the coast. For several years now, the Coast Guard has been warning that the existing fleet--especially cutters--was failing at an unsustainable rate, and it began studying optio...
Fiscal Year 2006 Performance Plan
GAO-05-776SP: Published: Jun 1, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2005.
This report presents the General Accounting Office's (GAO) Performance Plan for Fiscal Year 2006. In the spirit of the Government Performance and Results Act, this annual plan informs the Congress and the American people about what we expect to accomplish on their behalf in the coming fiscal year. It sets forth our plan to make progress toward achieving our strategic goals for serving the Congress...
IRS Modernization: Continued Progress Requires Addressing Resource Management Challenges
GAO-05-707T: Published: May 19, 2005. Publicly Released: May 19, 2005.
Since the passage of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA 98), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has faced the challenge of managing its resources to simultaneously improve service to taxpayers, assure taxpayers' compliance with the tax laws, and modernize its antiquated information systems. As requested, this statement provides our assessment of IRS's current performance in the area...
Department of Homeland Security: Addressing Management Challenges That Face Immigration Enforcement Agencies
GAO-05-664T: Published: May 5, 2005. Publicly Released: May 5, 2005.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assumed responsibility for the immigration programs of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in 2003. The three DHS bureaus with primary responsibility for immigration functions are U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS). This testimony...
Results-Oriented Government: Improvements to DHS's Planning Process Would Enhance Usefulness and Accountability
GAO-05-300: Published: Mar 31, 2005. Publicly Released: May 2, 2005.
The creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was the largest government reorganization in over 50 years, involving 170,000 employees and a $40 billion budget. Given the magnitude of this effort, strategic planning is critical for DHS to ensure that it meets the nation's homeland security challenges. GAO was asked to assess the extent to which DHS's planning process and documents (1) a...
Management Reform: Assessing the President's Management Agenda
GAO-05-574T: Published: Apr 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2005.
As part of its work to improve the management and performance of the federal government, GAO monitors progress and continuing challenges related to the President's Management Agenda (PMA). The Administration has looked to GAO's high-risk program to help shape various governmentwide initiatives, including the PMA. GAO remains committed to working with the Congress and the Administration to help add...
U.S. Postal Service: Despite Recent Progress, Postal Reform Legislation Is Still Needed
GAO-05-453T: Published: Apr 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2005.
Both the Presidential Commission on the U.S. Postal Service and GAO's past work have reported that universal postal service is at risk and that comprehensive postal reform legislation is needed to minimize the risk of a significant taxpayer bailout or dramatic postal rate increases. In April 2001, GAO added the Postal Service's (the Service) transformation efforts and long-term outlook to its High...