Inspectors general (1 - 10 of 11 items)
Managing for Results: Agencies Need to Fully Identify and Report Major Management Challenges and Actions to Resolve them in their Agency Performance Plans
GAO-16-510: Published: Jun 15, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2016.
The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA) requires agencies to describe their major management challenges and identify associated performance information in their agency performance plans (APP). GAO found, however, that 14 of 24 agencies reviewed did not describe their major management challenges in their APPs as required. This is, in part, because the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) gui...
Export-Import Bank: Recent Growth Underscores Need for Continued Improvements in Risk Management
GAO-13-303: Published: Mar 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2013.
From fiscal year 2008 to fiscal year 2012, the U.S. Export-Import Bank's (Ex-Im) outstanding financial commitments (exposure) grew from about $59 billion to about $107 billion, largely in long-term loans and guarantees. Factors associated with this growth include reduced private-sector financing following the financial crisis and Ex-Im's authorization of direct loans--a product not offered by expo...
International Religious Freedom Act: State Department and Commission Are Implementing Responsibilities but Need to Improve Interaction
GAO-13-196: Published: Mar 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2013.
The Department of State (State) is implementing the primary responsibilities outlined in the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (the Act) by undertaking numerous actions to promote religious freedom, engaging with foreign officials, and annually publishing its International Religious Freedom Report. The Ambassador-at-Large and the Office of International Religious Freedom assist the Secre...
Counternarcotics Assistance: U.S. Agencies Have Allotted Billions in Andean Countries, but DOD Should Improve Its Reporting of Results
GAO-12-824: Published: Jul 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2012.
No single U.S. counternarcotics strategy exists for the Andean region. In each countryBolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuelathe U.S. embassys mission strategic resource plan, developed in consultation with the countrys government, guides counternarcotics assistance provided by U.S. agencies. Department of State (State) officials told GAO that these plans incorporat...
Inspectors General: Continued Actions Needed to Strengthen IG Oversight of the United States International Trade Commission
GAO-11-5: Published: Oct 22, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2010.
Inspectors general (IG) are to provide independent and objective oversight; however, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has relied on acting and temporary IGs for an extended period of time. GAO was asked to determine (1) the extent of oversight provided by the USITC IG, (2) the budget and staffing resources available for oversight, and (3) how the role of the IG is addressed...
U.S. Export-Import Bank: Views on Inspector General Oversight
GAO-01-1038R: Published: Sep 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2001.
GAO has supported the creation of independent inspector general (IG) offices in appropriate federal departments, agencies, and entities through the Inspector General Act of 1978. Under the act, the Export-Import Bank is not required to have IG offices but must report its annual audit and investigative activity to both the Office of Management and Budget and Congress. IG oversight of the Export-Imp...
International Trade Commission: Administrative Authority Is Ambiguous
NSIAD-92-45: Published: Feb 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the International Trade Commission's (ITC) administrative operations, focusing on: (1) the chairman's powers and administrative responsibilities, as defined by 1977 amendments to the ITC authorizing legislation; (2) administrative problems relating to the budget, personnel, organizational structure, and creation of an ITC Office of Inspector Genera...
U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service: Management and Program Reviews Are of Questionable Value
NSIAD-90-82: Published: Apr 20, 1990. Publicly Released: May 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service's (US&FCS) program evaluation function, focusing on: (1) the number and cost of reviews and inspections completed since 1984; (2) whether US&FCS performed the reviews in accordance with acceptable government auditing standards; (3) the overall quality of the reviews; and (4) whether US&FCS should continue the r...
Followup Review of the Office of the Inspector General of Foreign Assistance
ID-76-83: Published: Jul 25, 1976. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Review of Inspector General Functions in Agency for International Development
ID-82-9: Published: May 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 21, 1982.
GAO reviewed the functions of the Inspector General (IG) including audits, investigations, and the provision of security for the Agency for International Development (AID), to identify any impediments in carrying out these responsibilities. The review was made as part of the GAO continuing followup of the effectiveness of the Administration's announced intention of strengthening the Offices of the...