National security (101 - 110 of 288 items)
Honduras: Continuing U.S. Military Presence at Soto Cano Base Is Not Critical
NSIAD-95-39: Published: Feb 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1995.
GAO reviewed whether the U.S. military presence at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras is critical to current U.S. activities and objectives in the region, focusing on: (1) the cost of maintaining U.S. forces at the base; (2) U.S. objectives for regional economic growth and democratic reform; (3) drug interdiction activities; and (4) the withdrawal of U.S. forces from an air base in Panama.GAO found th...
Former Soviet Union: U.S. Bilateral Program Lacks Effective Coordination
NSIAD-95-10: Published: Feb 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's efforts to transform former Soviet Union (FSU) command economies into more efficient, market-based economies, focusing on the: (1) size, scope, and status of the various U.S. bilateral programs; (2) structures for coordinating and managing these programs; and (3) coordination and structural problems the Administration faces...
Peace Corps: New Programs in Former Eastern Bloc Countries Should Be Strengthened
NSIAD-95-6: Published: Dec 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Peace Corps' processes and procedures for starting programs in Central and Eastern Europe and the states of the former Soviet Union, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of the Peace Corps' planning and staffing procedures; (2) whether the Peace Corps provided volunteers with adequate assignments, training, and other support; and (3) whether the expan...
State Department: Overseas Staffing Process Not Linked to Policy Priorities
NSIAD-94-228: Published: Sep 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's staffing at overseas posts, focusing on: (1) the process used by State to determine how many of its U.S. diplomatic personnel are needed at each location; (2) State's efforts to improve this process; and (3) the process State used to identify the 17 posts closed in 1993 and 1994.GAO found that: (1) State does not use an ob...
European Drawdown: Status of Residual Value Negotiations in Germany
NSIAD-94-195BR: Published: Jun 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the: (1) potential residual value of U.S. installations being returned to European host countries; and (2) status of the residual value negotiations between the United States and Federal Republic of Germany.GAO found that: (1) the United States has recovered only a small portion of its total estimated residual value claim in Europe...
Multilateral Development: Status of World Bank Reforms
NSIAD-94-190BR: Published: Jun 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the World Bank's portfolio management, focusing on the: (1) status of the Bank's reform efforts; (2) extent to which the United States has influenced the reforms; and (3) process the United States uses to evaluate the Bank's loan proposals.GAO found that: (1) in 1993, the Bank's Board of Executive Directors rejected its initial reform plan because...
Foreign Assistance: Inadequate Accountability for U.S. Donations to the World Food Program
NSIAD-94-29: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. food donations to the World Food Program (WFP), focusing on the: (1) Agency for International Development's (AID) procedures for ensuring that accountability is maintained over U.S. donations; and (2) United States' responsiveness to WFP emergency food requests.GAO found that: (1) WFP has lost thousands of tons of U.S. donations through theft...
Peace Operations: Cost of DOD Operations in Somalia
NSIAD-94-88: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
GAO reviewed the costs of United Nations (UN)-sponsored peacekeeping operations in Somalia, focusing on: (1) the incremental costs the Department of Defense (DOD) incurred in its operations in Somalia; (2) the impact of operations in Somalia on normal DOD spending plans; and (3) what UN reimbursement the United States could expect for expenses incurred in Somalia.GAO found that: (1) through the en...
Military Sales' Cash Flow Financing
NSIAD-94-102R: Published: Feb 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of U.S. appropriated grant or loan monies for cash flow financing for foreign military sales to allied countries, focusing on: (1) why the United States provides cash flow financing to certain countries; (2) the policy implications of such financing; and (3) whether such financing commits the United States to future military assistance. GAO...
Export Controls: Actions Needed To Improve Enforcement
NSIAD-94-28: Published: Dec 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. government's enforcement of export controls over dual-use items, focusing on: (1) the tools and resources available to the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Customs Service to carry out their enforcement responsibilities; (2) how well these agencies are enforcing export controls; (3) impediments to effective enforcement; and (4) options...