Appropriations (11 - 20 of 60 items)
Drugs: International Efforts to Attack a Global Problem
NSIAD-93-165: Published: Jun 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed international efforts to counter narcotics, focusing on: (1) the types of anti-drug programs funded bilaterally by major donors and multilateral organizations; (2) U.S. efforts to increase international support for U.S. counternarcotic objectives; and (3) the mechanisms used to coordinate international efforts.GAO found that: (1) the major industri...
Intercountry Adoption: Procedures Are Reasonable, but Sometimes Inefficiently Administered
NSIAD-93-83: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the requirements and procedures that prospective U.S. adoptive parents must follow to adopt a foreign child, focusing on whether: (1) the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) and the Department of State's procedures were reasonable and fulfilled legislative requirements; (2) INS and State administered the procedures efficiently; and (3) a...
Agency for International Development: The Minority Shipping Program Is Constrained by Program Requirements
NSIAD-92-304: Published: Sep 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) program to award contracts under section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, focusing on whether: (1) AID 8(a) program criteria limited the number of contracts available for 8(a) firms; (2) the program enhances the competitive viability of 8(a) firms; and (3) proposed new program requirements comply with...
Aid to Panama: Improving the Criminal Justice System
NSIAD-92-147: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to assist Panama in reforming its criminal justice system by: (1) developing professional police forces; (2) creating an independent judiciary; and (3) improving prison conditions.GAO found that: (1) as of March 1992, the Department of Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) had provided $13...
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...
Weapons Codevelopment: U.S. National Issues in the MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead Program
NSIAD-92-55: Published: Apr 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed how the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Terminal Guidance Warhead (TGW) Program protects U.S. interests.GAO found that: (1) although the United States is to pay 40 percent of the MLRS TGW development cost and France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are each to pay 20 percent, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) limited the U.S. development work share under the prime cont...
Foreign Direct Investment: Assessment of Commerce's Annual Report and Data Improvement Efforts
NSIAD-92-107: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) the Secretary of Commerce's annual report on foreign direct investment (FDI); and (2) government efforts to improve the quality of FDI data, including the status and process for reconciliation of data exchanged among various federal agencies.GAO found that Commerce's annual report: (1) shifts between focusing on total foreign investment and...
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...
Export Promotion: Federal Programs Lack Organizational and Funding Cohesiveness
NSIAD-92-49: Published: Jan 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's export promotion programs, focusing on the: (1) rationale and resources devoted to those programs; and (2) adequacy of recent attempts to consolidate and streamline those programs.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1991, the U.S. government spent $2.7 billion on export promotion programs and $21.4 billion on export loans, e...
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...