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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...
The Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
126892: May 9, 1985
GAO discussed recommendations made by the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control for improving efficiency and effectiveness of federal operations and whether substantial savings have resulted by implementing these recommendations. GAO addressed the issues and recommendations which dealt primarily with management improvements and questioned the reasonableness of the associated savings es...
Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Oversight of Public Television
AFMD-85-31: Published: Dec 21, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's (CPB) oversight of public television entities, especially the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), in light of congressional concern over the potential for a financial crisis similar to that which recently affected National Public Radio (NPR).GAO found that the risk of a financial crisis similar to that wh...
FERC Can Improve Its Operational Performance by Broadening and Deepening Current Management Efforts
AFMD-84-8: Published: Jan 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1984.
GAO examined the overall operational performance of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to assess its management of operational performance and to identify opportunities for improvement. Operational performance is measured by timeliness, productivity, and quality of work and is a key indicator of management's effectiveness in using its resources to accomplish its work load.Although FER...
Air Force Progress in Implementing the Phase IV Base Level Computer Replacement Program
IMTEC-84-7: Published: Jan 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's Phase IV Base Level Computer Replacement Program which is designed to replace existing computers at 118 air bases worldwide. The Air Force's purchase of the computers is contingent upon successful demonstration of the hardware and the converted software.GAO found that the Air Force had selected a contractor before software conversio...
Proposed Legislation To Establish a Government Management Assistance Center
B-184260: Published: Jun 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Coast Guard's Military Pay and Allowance System
102558: Mar 25, 1977
An examination at Coast Guard Headquarters (Washington, D.C.) of military pay records for the first half of 1976 indicated that most personnel were paid accurately, but controls can be strengthened.A service-wide statistical survey of 299 pay records revealed that 41 had 46 errors amounting to $2,619, for an error rate of 13.7 percent. A statistical extrapolation indicates that service-wide, there...
Internal Control System of the National Credit Union Administration
100308: Feb 28, 1977
Following the annual audit of the National Credit Union Administration's financial statements, improvements were recommended in the internal control system.Controls over payments to contractors, cash receipts and deposits, and voucher reviews could be strengthened. The Administration had 18 active non-Federal Government contracts totaling more than $346,000 as of June 24, 1976. Invoices against su...
Review of the Government Printing Office's Cost Estimate for the Cooperative Map Program
AFMD-83-89: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO attempted to determine the accuracy of the Government Printing Office (GPO) estimate of the cost of a proposed cooperative map program that would distribute certain maps to depositories for Government publications. In addition, GAO attempted to determine whether GPO has the funds and personnel resources necessary to implement the proposed program.GAO fou...
State Department's Office of Inspector General Should Be More Independent and Effective
AFMD-83-56: Published: Jun 2, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the Department of State's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to determine how differences between its authorizing legislation, the Foreign Service Act of 1980, and the Inspector General Act affect the State OIG work.GAO found that the Foreign Service Act included several important differences from the basic Inspector General...