Internal controls (71 - 80 of 124 items)
USDA Information Management: Extensive Improvements Needed in Managing Information Technology Investments
T-AIMD-97-90: Published: May 14, 1997. Publicly Released: May 14, 1997.
GAO discussed the need for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address its long-standing difficulties in managing its substantial information technology (IT) investments.GAO noted that: (1) a USDA that works better and costs less in the 21st century must have efficient and effective information systems; (2) yet USDA has a long history of poorly planning and managing IT investments with the res...
DOD High-Risk Areas: Eliminating Underlying Causes Will Avoid Billions of Dollars in Waste
T-NSIAD/AIMD-97-143: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO discussed Department of Defense (DOD) programs and operations that GAO has identified as high risk because of vulnerabilities to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, focusing on the: (1) high-risk areas of financial management, information technology, weapon systems acquisition, contract management, infrastructure, and inventory management; (2) underlying causes of these high-risk areas; an...
High-Risk Areas: Actions Needed to Solve Pressing Management Problems
T-AIMD/GGD-97-60: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed actions needed to bring about lasting solutions to serious and long-standing federal government management problems.GAO noted that: (1) its mission is helping the Congress in its efforts to improve management of our national government; (2) one approach has entailed identifying critical management problems before they become uncontrollable crises; (3) since 1990, GAO has produced a l...
Information Management: Technical Review of the White House Data Base
T-AIMD-96-168: Published: Sep 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the White House database, focusing on its users and operational components. GAO noted that: (1) users are generally satisfied with the database as a tool for maintaining information important to the Presidency; (2) fewer than 100 White House staff use the database, and the 25 heaviest users represent three White House offices and systems administra...
Review of SADF Disbursements
AIMD-96-114R: Published: Jun 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed disbursements from the U.S. Marshals Service's seized asset deposit fund (SADF) for the Central District of California between 1993 and 1995. GAO noted that: (1) as of December 1995, the fund's balance was $59.1 million; (2) proper disbursements from the fund included remittances to property owners, payments to innocent third parties, and mortgage...
American Battle Monuments Commission
AIMD-96-24: Published: Dec 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the revenues and expenditures of the American Battle Monuments Commission's World War II Memorial Fund for the fiscal year (FY) ended September 30, 1994.GAO found that in FY 1994, the: (1) Fund received $1,617,077 in revenues, including $1,284,846 in coin surcharge proceeds, $328,156 in interest on investments, and $4,075 in private contributions;...
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...
Corps of Engineers Electronic Signatures and Travel Receipts
AIMD-95-236R: Published: Sep 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1995.
Pursuant to an agency request, GAO determined whether the: (1) electronic signatures generated by the Corps of Engineers Financial Management System (CEFMS) are adequate for travel orders and vouchers; and (2) Corps can allow travelers to retain their travel receipts if proper travel receipt retention procedures are implemented. GAO noted that: (1) the electronic signatures produced by CEFMS are a...
Mail Services and Procedures
OIMC-95-6: Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO published a guide listing its available mail services and procedures to follow to ensure that its outgoing mail is handled as quickly and efficiently as possible...
BIA Reconciliation Recommendations
AIMD-94-138R: Published: Jun 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a Department of the Interior request, GAO answered questions on two recommendations concerning the reconciliation of Indian trust fund accounts. GAO noted that: (1) its recommendation for an additional reconciliation procedure would ensure that earned revenues are billed and collected and would not delay the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) current reconciliation process; (2) reconcilia...