National security (81 - 90 of 121 items)
U.S. Embassy, Moscow: Alternatives for Reconstruction and Their Costs
NSIAD-91-43FS: Published: Dec 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's proposal to reconstruct the partially finished U.S. embassy in Moscow, focusing on the: (1) basis for the current cost estimate of $270 million for demolition and reconstruction; and (2) costs of alternatives for a new embassy.GAO found that: (1) State based its cost estimate on a security engineering study's estimated rec...
Cambodia: Multilateral Relief Efforts in Border Camps
NSIAD-91-99FS: Published: Jan 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the amount and management of humanitarian aid provided by multilateral organizations to Cambodians in border camps in Thailand, focusing on the: (1) amount of money spent to support the camps; (2) purposes for which the money was used; and (3) control and accountability systems for managing the funds.GAO found that: (1) between 1982 and 1989, more...
El Salvador: Accountability for U.S. Military and Economic Aid
NSIAD-90-132: Published: Sep 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed accountability for and controls over U.S. military and economic assistance to El Salvador, to determine: (1) whether any assistance was subject to misuse or diversion; and (2) what accountability and controls are in place.GAO found that: (1) the United States has provided $3.5 billion in economic and military aid to El Salvador since 1980; (2) ther...
Cambodia: U.S. Non-lethal Assistance and Status of the Cambodian Seat at the United Nations
T-NSIAD-90-63: Published: Sep 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the: (1) accountability for and impact of non-lethal assistance the United States provided to the military forces of the Noncommunist Cambodian Resistance (NCR); and (2) the status of the United Nations (UN) seat held by the Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea. GAO noted that: (1) despite poor accountability and control over the non-lethal assistance program in its initial y...
Export Controls: Advising U.S. Business of Policy Changes
NSIAD-90-201: Published: May 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on U.S. information dissemination regarding export control developments, focusing on: (1) the timeliness of implementation of agreed-upon U.S. export control changes; (2) U.S. actions to liberalize the list of controlled commodities; and (3) whether such practices would create disparate treatment between American exporters and their foreign competi...
Using Local Currency Generated by U.S. Food Aid for Development Purposes
T-NSIAD-90-32: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO discussed issues related to local currencies generated from U.S. foreign assistance programs, focusing on: (1) whether recipient countries used local currencies to achieve development goals; (2) who owned the local currencies; and (3) how to improve local currency accountability. GAO noted that: (1) the Agency for International Development (AID) and the recipient countries viewed local currenc...
Comprehensive Quality Management
T-NSIAD-90-22: Published: Mar 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1990.
GAO assessed the impact of formal quality management on U.S. companies' productivity and profitability. GAO noted that: (1) U.S. companies had increased their skill levels, knowledge, and implementation of quality management, but the majority of corporate chief executive officers had not implemented comprehensive quality management systems for their companies; (2) corporate executives and quality...
United Nations: U.S. Participation in the U.N. Development Program
NSIAD-90-64: Published: Feb 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), focusing on: (1) its efficiency and effectiveness; (2) other major donors' views of UNDP; (3) the level of U.S. influence; and (4) UNDP accounting practices and financial status.GAO found that: (1) UNDP funded and coordinated only about 30 percent of United Nations (UN) technical assistance activities;...
U.S.-Japan Codevelopment: Review of the FS-X Program
NSIAD-90-77BR: Published: Feb 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the FS-X Support Fighter codevelopment agreement between the United States and Japan, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) coordinated and consulted with the Department of Commerce in negotiating the coproduction agreement; (2) the principal provisions of the government and commercial license agreements; (3) technolo...
Foreign Economic Assistance: Better Controls Needed Over Property Accountability and Contract Close Outs
NSIAD-90-67: Published: Jan 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) contracting and procurement system, focusing on AID procedures for: (1) maintaining accountability for both AID-owned and cooperating-country-titled nonexpendable property in the possession of contractors; and (2) closing out and auditing expired contracts in conformance with federal and AID contract...