Freedom of information (41 - 50 of 88 items)
Arms Exports: Licensing Reviews for Exporting Military Items Can Be Improved
NSIAD-87-211: Published: Sep 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's Office of Munition Control's (OMC) arms export licensing activities and procedures and identified actions OMC took to cope with its increased work load.GAO found that OMC: (1) approved about 90 percent of the license applications it acted on; (2) acted on 80 percent in less than a month; and (3) did not routinely check...
Freedom of Information Act: Accuracy of the State Department's Automated Case Tracking System
GGD-87-95BR: Published: Jul 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's operations relating to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, specifically the accuracy of the data in State's computerized Information Request Management System.GAO sampled 193 cases that were in the system between January 1986 and November 1986 and found that: (1) 41 percent of the cases contained at least one er...
Freedom of Information Act: Fee Waiver Practices at the FBI
GGD-87-73BR: Published: Jun 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) fee waiver practices at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to: (1) identify and describe the procedures and standards FBI used in making fee waiver decisions; and (2) provide information on the application of procedures and standards to specific fee waiver requests.GAO reviewed fee waiver requests from Ja...
Freedom of Information: Cost of Collecting and Processing Fees
GGD-87-58FS: Published: Apr 7, 1987. Publicly Released: May 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO determined federal agency costs for collecting and processing fees charged to citizens who request documents under the Freedom of Information Act.GAO found that: (1) the act requires that agencies not charge requesters when the cost of collecting and processing the fee is equal to or greater than the fee itself; (2) cost estimates ranged from negligible...
Inspectors General: Compliance With Professional Standards by the EPA Inspector General
AFMD-86-43: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) to determine whether OIG: (1) audit functions complied with Comptroller General and President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) standards; and (2) investigation function satisfactorily complied with PCIE quality and professional standards.GAO found that: (1) OIG satisfactorily complied with 20 of...
Freedom of Information Act: Noncompliance With Affirmative Disclosure Provisions
GGD-86-68: Published: Apr 15, 1986. Publicly Released: May 22, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated federal agencies' compliance with the affirmative disclosure provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, which require that federal agencies make available certain information on their organizations, operations, and regulations.GAO found that: (1) in 13 instances, agencies did not publish or keep current information on their central and field...
The National Endowment for Democracy's Administration of Its Grants Program
129867: May 14, 1986
GAO discussed its review of the National Endowment for Democracy's procedures for grantee selection, monitoring, and evaluation in its overseas grants program. GAO found that, during its first 2 years of operation, the Endowment: (1) generally relied on its grantees to monitor and evaluate their own programs; (2) awarded 88 percent of its fiscal years 1984 and 1985 funds to four core grantees repr...
Freedom of Information: Release of Service Members' Addresses to a Political Campaign Committee
NSIAD-86-61: Published: Feb 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether a Reagan-Bush Campaign Committee request for the names and official business addresses of military personnel was processed according to Department of Defense (DOD) policy and regulations.GAO found that: (1) the requested names and addresses were compiled before the office responsible for controlling information requests became involved; (2)...
[Question Concerning FOIA Request]
B-173761: Published: Aug 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Views on S. 586, a Bill To Amend the Privacy Act of 1974
B-130441: Published: Jun 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Proposed legislation to amend the Privacy Act of 1974 would add several new provisions to the act that would: (1) place limits on the kinds of information agencies provide to requesters; (2) limit the number of Privacy Act requests an individual may make to an agency each year; (3) establish a minimum charge of $10.00 for materials provided to individuals under the act; (4) redefine the law enforc...