Freedom of information (31 - 40 of 88 items)
Banks' Securities Activities: Oversight Differs Depending on Activity and Regulator
GGD-95-214: Published: Sep 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal bank regulators' oversight of banks' securities activities, focusing on the: (1) extent to which banks provide securities brokerage services; (2) how those services are regulated; (3) results of Federal Reserve inspections of bank holding company subsidiaries authorized to underwrite and deal in securities; and (4) Federal Deposit Insurance...
[Comments on Majestic 12 Material]
154832: Jul 28, 1995
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined agencies' views on the authenticity of Majestic 12, allegedly a classified government document explaining the crash of a disc-shaped aircraft near Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947. GAO noted that: (1) the Information Security Oversight Office, the Air Force, and the National Archives stated that their knowledge of Majestic 12 was limited to written...
FDA's FOIA Fees
GGD-93-47R: Published: Jun 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) retention of fees for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) information request processing, focusing on whether FDA has shortened its processing time for FOIA requests since 1990. GAO found that: (1) although the overall time FDA needed to process FOIA requests has increased by about 19 percent si...
SEC: EDGAR Information Dissemination
IMTEC-92-86R: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR), focusing on whether: (1) public access to EDGAR data was consistent with applicable laws; and (2) an interested group's expressed concerns regarding EDGAR cost and access showed a full and accurate understanding of SEC plans for public...
Policy Guidance 1963-1986: Interview With Donald J. Horan, Eugene L. Pahl, and Allen R. Voss
OP-23-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1992.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotaped interview with Donald J. Horan, Eugene L. Pahl, and Allen R. Voss, who served with the Office of Policy during the period between 1963 and 1986, as part of its program to record key government official's observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Freedom of Information: FDA's Program and Regulations Need Improvement
HRD-92-2: Published: Oct 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).GAO found that: (1) two FDA regulations were inconsistent with FOIA, and other such regulations did not accurately reflect the current state of the law, even though they had been superseded by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations th...
Federal Records: Removal of Agency Documents by Senior Officials Upon Leaving Office
GGD-89-91: Published: Jul 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed 13 cabinet-level departments to assess the extent to which they governed senior officials' removal of federal records upon leaving office.GAO found that: (1) various federal and criminal laws applied to officials' removal of materials, depending on their qualification as records under each law's or the individual agency's definition; (2) those laws...
Freedom of Information Act: Agency Reading Rooms
GGD-89-84BR: Published: May 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) whether agencies maintained reading rooms to make Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) materials available for public inspection and copying; (2) how agencies notified the public of the existence of reading rooms; and (3) whether reading rooms contained material other than required FOIA documents.GAO found that: (1) FOIA does not require agenci...
Freedom of Information Act: State Department Request Processing
GGD-89-23: Published: Jan 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of State's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request processing operations.GAO found that State: (1) received 7,567 FOIA requests from 1985 through 1987; (2) took longer than 6 months to complete three-fourths of the requests; (3) reported a backlog of 3,700 requests; (4) recognized that its limited staff could not keep up with th...
Stars and Stripes: Inherent Conflicts Lead to Allegations of Military Censorship
NSIAD-89-60: Published: Dec 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO investigated allegations of censorship, news management, and command influence at the Stars and Stripes newspapers.GAO found that: (1) institutional and cultural differences between the military and media made it difficult for the papers to simultaneously accomplish their missions to provide accurate, uncensored news and their military mission to provide...