International security (1 - 10 of 19 items)
Iran: State Leads an Interagency Process to Determine Whether to Impose Sanctions under Section 5(b) of the Iran Sanctions Act
GAO-14-598R: Published: May 23, 2014. Publicly Released: May 23, 2014.
Illustration of the Process for Identifying Persons Meeting Sanctions Requirements under Section 5(b) of the Iran Sanctions ActaThe four working groups include, for example, members from the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and the intelligence community, among others. These working groups are responsible for identifying potential violations of multiple proliferation-related sanct...
Security Force Assistance: More Detailed Planning and Improved Access to Information Needed to Guide Efforts of Advisor Teams in Afghanistan
GAO-13-381: Published: Apr 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2013.
DOD and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have defined the mission and broad goals for Security Force Assistance (SFA) advisor teams; however, teams varied in the extent to which their approaches for developing their Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) units identified activities based on specific objectives or end states that were clearly linked with established goals. SFA guid...
Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund: State Should Better Assure the Effective Use of Program Authorities
GAO-13-83: Published: Nov 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2012.
The Department of State's (State) Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (NDF) has several key authorities that provide it significant operational flexibility; however, it has not determined its needed carryover balances and it has taken years to close out many of its projects in the absence of guidance for closing them. Annual appropriations bills have consistently provided NDF with three key auth...
Impoundment Reviews: Proposed Deferrals of International Security, Disaster, and Refugee Assistance and SSA Administrative Funds
OGC-98-35: Published: Apr 3, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1998.
GAO reviewed the President's fiscal year 1998 special impoundment message on the proposed deferrals of international security, disaster, and refugee assistance and Social Security Administration funds.GAO noted that it reviewed the deferrals contained in the President's first special message and found them to be in accordance with the Impoundment Control Act...
[Comments on Proposal To Restructure Foreign Military Sales Program Loans]
B-226058: Published: Jul 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the legal propriety of an administration proposal to restructure certain loans under the Foreign Military Sales Program. GAO concluded that the: (1) proposal lacked statutory authority; and (2) United States would incur a substantial risk of significant financial loss under the proposal...
[Comments on Time Limits of Congressional Procedures for Considering Requests for Assistance to Nicaragua]
B-225832.5: Published: May 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether expedited congressional procedures for consideration of requests for assistance to the Nicaraguan democratic resistance would lapse at the end of fiscal year 1987. GAO determined that, although the legislation that authorized the expedited procedures was appropriations legislation, it included language that made the procedure...
[Comments on Whether Disbursements of Economic Support Funds to Honduras Violated Law]
B-223893: Published: Dec 2, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided its views on whether two disbursements of economic support funds to the Honduran government in 1986 violated the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1985. GAO noted that the act contains a legal prohibition on the conditioning of foreign assistance on the recipient's provision of assistance to persons engaged in insurgency...
Security at Overseas Posts
126498: Mar 21, 1985
GAO discussed the Department of State's management of its embassy security program and the problems that result in delays in implementing security improvements overseas. Many existing buildings are vulnerable because of their age, location, and design and, although authorization has been provided for improvements on a few buildings, these represent only a small portion of those which will have to...
Changes Needed To Forge an Effective Relationship Between AID and Voluntary Agencies
ID-82-25: Published: May 27, 1982. Publicly Released: May 27, 1982.
Congress has repeatedly expressed concern over the Agency for International Development's (AID) implementation of congressional policy to expand cooperation with Private and Voluntary Organizations (PVO). GAO undertook a review of the role of PVO in the development of international assistance programs, focusing on: (1) the function and effectiveness of PVO; (2) what the proper structure of the rel...
The Separation of Peace Corps From ACTION
ID-82-24: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
The International Security and Development Cooperation Act established the Peace Corps as an independent agency within the executive branch. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was required to submit a report to Congress and to the Comptroller General on the steps taken to implement the provisions of the act. As required by the act, GAO submitted a report stating whether the...