Interagency relations (71 - 80 of 123 items)
Export Controls: Better Interagency Coordination Needed on Satellite Exports
NSIAD-99-182: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on interagency coordination on satellite exports.GAO noted that: (1) the Departments of Commerce and State used licensing conditions to support U.S. policy outlined in government-to-government agreements with each country meant to help ensure that technology is safeguarded; (2) Commerce and State included conditions meant to protect sen...
Export Promotion: U.S. Export Assistance Centers' Efforts to Support U.S. Businesses
T-NSIAD-99-242: Published: Sep 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the activities of the U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEAC), focusing on: (1) USEAC agencies' efforts to improve coordination among federal agencies and nonfederal export service providers; and (2) the challenges USEAC agencies face in their efforts to better meet the needs of the business community--particularly firms that export services and fi...
Review of Management Issues at the African Development Foundation
NSIAD-98-247R: Published: Sep 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on management improvements at the African Development Foundation (ADF) focusing on: (1) the development of its operating budget; (2) the development of its strategic plans and performance measures; and (3) ADF's role in relation to other U.S. foreign assistance activities in Africa.GAO noted that: (1) ADF has taken a number of actions t...
International Affairs: Activities of Domestic Agencies
T-NSIAD-98-174: Published: Jun 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) the nature and magnitude of U.S. international involvement through programs and activities funded in accounts other than the international affairs budget account (150 account), including examples of the associated activities and the agencies; (2) the increasing participation of domestic agencies in international activities and the complexities of this involvement; and (3) how th...
Agricultural Exports: U.S. Needs a More Integrated Approach to Address Sanitary/Phytosanitary Issues
NSIAD-98-32: Published: Dec 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) extent to which foreign sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures may unfairly restrict U.S. agricultural exports; and (2) federal structure and approach for addressing such measures.GAO noted that: (1) despite growing concerns that certain foreign sanitary or phytosanitary measures may be inconsistent with World Trade Organ...
The Results Act: Observations on USAID's November 1996 Draft Strategic Plan
NSIAD-97-197R: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1997.
GAO reviewed and evaluated the latest available version of the Agency for International Development's (AID) draft strategic plan, focusing on: (1) the draft plan's compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act's requirements and its overall quality; (2) whether AID's key statutory authorities were reflected; (3) whether discussions about cross-cutting functions and interagency involve...
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...
Export Controls: Sensitive Machine Tool Exports to China
NSIAD-97-4: Published: Nov 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the circumstances surrounding the export of machine tools by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation to the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC), focusing on: (1) the military and civil applications of the equipment and whether these military applications are important to China's military modernization plans; (2) the proce...
Foreign Affairs: Perspectives on Foreign Affairs Programs and Structures
NSIAD-97-6: Published: Nov 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1996.
GAO summarized the views presented at its 1996 conference on foreign affairs issues, focusing on the: (1) changed environment for foreign policy; (2) influence and impact of U.S. programs; (3) role of multilateral institutions; (4) world trade interests of the United States; and (5) structure of the U.S. foreign affairs apparatus.GAO found that: (1) a central theme that emerged from the 2 days of...
Former Soviet Union: An Update on Coordination of U.S. Assistance and Economic Cooperation Programs
NSIAD-96-16: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
GAO examined U.S. bilateral programs designed to help the former Soviet Union (FSU) implement political and economic reforms, focusing on: (1) the Department of State Coordinator's role in and authority over bilateral FSU programs; and (2) interagency cooperation in implementing Freedom Support Act programs.GAO found that: (1) since GAO's February 1995 report, the FSU Coordinator's role has been e...