Interagency relations (51 - 60 of 78 items)
U.S. Public Diplomacy: State Department and Broadcasting Board of Governors Expand Post-9/11 Efforts but Challenges Remain
GAO-04-1061T: Published: Aug 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 2004.
Polls taken in Islamic countries after 9/11 suggested that many or most people had a favorable view of the United States and its fight against terrorism. By 2003, opinion research indicated that foreign publics, especially in countries with large Muslim populations, viewed the United States unfavorably. GAO issued two studies in 2003 that examined (1) changes in U.S. public diplomacy resources and...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: U.S. and International Assistance Efforts to Control Sealed Radioactive Sources Need Strengthening
GAO-03-638: Published: May 16, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2003.
Sealed radioactive sources, radioactive material encapsulated in stainless steel or other metal, are used worldwide in medicine, industry, and research. These sealed sources pose a threat to national security because terrorists could use them to make "dirty bombs." GAO was asked to determine (1) the number of sealed sources worldwide and how many have been reported lost, stolen, or abandoned; (2)...
World Trade Organization: First-Year U.S. Efforts to Monitor China's Compliance
GAO-03-461: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2003.
China's December 2001 membership in the World Trade Organization created substantial opportunities for U.S. companies seeking to expand into China's vast market, and for significant reforms within China at all levels of government. However, the benefits of China's membership in the World Trade Organization are contingent on China's successful implementation of its commitments. In recognizing this...
Export Controls: Clarification of Jurisdiction for Missile Technology Items Needed
GAO-02-120: Published: Oct 9, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2001.
The U.S. government has long been concerned about the growing threat posed by the proliferation of missiles and related technologies that can deliver weapons of mass destruction. The United States is working with other countries through the Missile Technology Control Regime to control the export of missile-related items. The Departments of Commerce and State share primary responsibility for contro...
Customs Service: Office of International Affairs
NSIAD-97-146R: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Customs Service's Office of International Affairs, focusing on: (1) OIA's overall mission and organization; (2) the nature and extent of OIA's activities; (3) OIA's relationship with other offices within Customs; (4) OIA's budgetary and staffing resources; (5) OIA's management and improvement efforts and system for measuring and...
Former Soviet Union: Assessment of U.S. Bilateral Programs
T-NSIAD-96-78: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
GAO discussed U.S. assistance to the former Soviet Union (FSU), focusing on: (1) how the executive branch has ensured program and policy coordination among federal agencies; (2) whether the Agency for International Development's (AID) assistance projects have met their objectives and contributed to systematic reform; and (3) whether the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program has achieved its o...
Drug War: Observations on U.S. International Drug Control Efforts
T-NSIAD-95-194: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO discussed U.S. efforts to stop the production and trafficking of cocaine and heroin destined for the United States. GAO noted that: (1) the executive branch has refocused its international cocaine strategy from law enforcement and drug seizures in the transit zone to stopping drugs in the source countries, but it has had difficulties in shifting its resources; (2) a proposed heroin strategy wa...
Export Controls: Some Controls Over Missile-Related Technology Exports to China Are Weak
NSIAD-95-82: Published: Apr 17, 1995. Publicly Released: May 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and U.S. missile technology-related exports to the Peoples' Republic of China, focusing on the: (1) extent to which dual-use and missile technologies are exported to sensitive end-users; (2) U.S. government's ability to monitor China's compliance with the U.S.-China bilateral agreement; an...
U.S.-China Trade: Implementation of the 1992 Prison Labor Memorandum of Understanding
GGD-95-106: Published: Apr 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1995.
GAO reviewed issues regarding the memorandum of understanding between the U.S. and China that prohibits the import of goods made with Chinese prison labor, focusing on the: (1) Customs Service's assessment of China's compliance; and (2) government's ability to obtain information sufficient to enforce the agreement.GAO found that: (1) while China had not sufficiently demonstrated a willingness to m...
Environmental Issues in Central and Eastern Europe: U.S. Efforts to Help Resolve Institutional and Financial Problems
RCED-94-41: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on environmental protection efforts in central and eastern Europe, focusing on: (1) central and eastern European governments' institutional capacities for addressing environmental problems; (2) the extent and use of U.S. environmental assistance to each region; and (3) the problems in developing and implementing a U.S. environmental pro...