National security (71 - 80 of 121 items)
Poland and Hungary: Economic Transition and U.S. Assistance
NSIAD-92-102: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: May 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) economic conditions in Poland and Hungary; and (2) the effectiveness of U.S. assistance to those countries.GAO found that in response to the rapidly changing political and economic conditions in Poland and Hungary, the United States has developed a short-term, experimental economic assistance approach based on assumptions that: (1) assistance would be required for only a 5-year t...
AID Management: Strategic Management Can Help AID Face Current and Future Challenges
NSIAD-92-100: Published: Mar 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1992.
GAO provided information from its general management review of the Agency for International Development (AID), focusing on: (1) current AID efforts to introduce strategic management compared to a GAO model for strategic management developed for use in other agencies; and (2) persistent management problems and future challenges facing AID.GAO found that AID: (1) has no clear priorities or meaningfu...
Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Republics: A Context for Developing GAO Work
146215: Mar 1, 1992
GAO developed a context for its work on Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics, focusing on: (1) identifying U.S. objectives and organizational capabilities; (2) enhancing U.S., regional, and global security; (3) encouraging the development of democratic institutions and new international partnership; (4) assisting in the transition to market economics; and (5) assessing the co...
National Security: The Use of Presidential Directives to Make and Implement U.S. Policy
NSIAD-92-72: Published: Jan 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed national security directives (NSD) issued by the Bush administration through the National Security Council (NSC), focusing on: (1) whether NSD have been used to make and implement U.S. policy; (2) whether congressional committees have received copies of NSD that discuss policy in their areas of jurisdiction; and (3) how NSD differ from executive or...
Military Aid: Stronger Oversight Can Improve Accountability
NSIAD-92-41: Published: Dec 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management controls over U.S. military aid to foreign countries, focusing on: (1) how the United States exercises oversight for military aid; and (2) whether more emphasis on accountability is needed.GAO found that: (1) since the Arms Export Control Act, which governs military aid items that have been purchased by recipient countries since fisc...
Cambodia: AID's Management of Humanitarian Assistance Programs
NSIAD-91-260: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. humanitarian assistance in areas of Cambodia controlled by the Phnom Penh government and in areas controlled by the Cambodian noncommunist resistance, focusing on whether the Agency for International Development (AID) can provide reasonable assurance that assistance to the resistance groups and others is being used efficiently and effectively...
Peace Corps: Long-Needed Improvements to Volunteers' Health Care System
NSIAD-91-213: Published: Jul 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Peace Corps' health care system for its volunteers, focusing on whether: (1) volunteers received a level of health care comparable to what they would have received in the United States; and (2) former volunteers with service-related medical conditions were aware of and receiving their health care entitlement.GAO found that: (1) 73 percent of fo...
Soviet Energy: U.S. Attempts to Aid Oil Production Are Hindered by Many Obstacles
NSIAD-91-214: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) decline in Soviet oil production and the reasons for that decline; and (2) principal obstacles to U.S. trade and investment in Soviet oil exploration and production.GAO found that: (1) since 1988, Soviet oil production declined by about 8.8 percent; (2) from 1988 through 1990, oil exports declined about 15 percent; (3) produ...
Foreign Assistance: Progress in Implementing the Development Fund for Africa
NSIAD-91-127: Published: Apr 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of the Development Fund for Africa (DFA) to determine whether: (1) DFA provided a stable source of development assistance funding; (2) AID implemented DFA according to congressional policy guidance; (3) administrative changes improved the delivery of development assistance; and (4) eva...
Foreign Assistance: Funds Obligated Remain Unspent for Years
NSIAD-91-123: Published: Apr 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Agency for International Development's (AID) economic assistance pipeline, focusing on the funds six AID missions obligated for development assistance and economic support but had not yet expended.GAO found that: (1) 44 of the 103 sampled projects at the missions had excess funds totalling $296.2 million, with the percentage of excess funds at...