Foreign governments (11 - 20 of 55 items)
Economic Sanctions: Agencies Face Competing Priorities in Enforcing the U.S. Embargo on Cuba
GAO-08-80: Published: Nov 30, 2007. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2007.
The 48-year U.S. embargo on Cuba aims to deny resources to the Castro regime by prohibiting most trade, travel, and financial transactions with Cuba. The departments of Commerce, Homeland Security (DHS), Justice, and the Treasury are responsible for enforcing the embargo as well as protecting homeland and national security. Since 2001, U.S. agencies have changed the embargo's rules in response to...
The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Systematic Assessment Is Needed to Determine Agencies' Progress toward U.S. Policy Objectives
GAO-08-188: Published: Dec 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 2007.
In enacting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act of 2006 (the Act), Congress established 15 U.S. policy objectives to address the DRC's humanitarian, development, economic and natural resource, governance, and security issues and mandated that GAO review actions taken by U.S. agencies to achieve these objectives. In this report, GAO identifies (1...
Stabilization and Reconstruction: Actions Are Needed to Develop a Planning and Coordination Framework and Establish the Civilian Reserve Corps
GAO-08-39: Published: Nov 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2007.
In 2004, the Department of State created the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization to coordinate U.S. planning and implementation of stabilization and reconstruction operations. In December 2005, President Bush issued National Security Presidential Directive 44 (NSPD-44), charging State with improving coordination, planning, and implementation of such operations and ensuri...
Former Soviet Union: U.S. Rule of Law Assistance Has Had Limited Impact
GAO-01-354: Published: Apr 17, 2001. Publicly Released: May 17, 2001.
For fiscal years 1992 through 2000, the U.S. government provided assistance to help the 12 newly independent states of the former Soviet Union develop the sustainable institutions, traditions, and legal foundations that ensure a strong rule of law. This report (1) assesses the extent to which the program has had an impact on the development of the rule of law and whether the program results are su...
Foreign Affairs: Status of U.S. Parental Child Abductions to Germany, Sweden, and Austria
NSIAD-00-226BR: Published: Sep 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed international parental child abduction issues, focusing on German, Swedish, and Austrian handling of U.S. cases.GAO noted that: (1) from January 1995 through May 15, 2000, left-behind parents in the United States initiated 298 cases under the Hague Convention indicating that the child had been taken to, or retained in Germany, Sweden, and Austria b...
Export Controls: Challenges and Changes For Controls on Computer Exports
T-NSIAD-00-187: Published: May 26, 2000. Publicly Released: May 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed export controls for high performance computers, focusing on how the executive branch: (1) assesses the national security risks associated with the export of high performance computers going to countries of concern; (2) determines when the exports of computers at existing performance levels can no longer be controlled; and (3) has addressed arrange...
Balkans Security: Current and Projected Factors Affecting Regional Stability
NSIAD-00-125BR: Published: Apr 24, 2000. Publicly Released: May 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Balkans security issues, focusing on: (1) the current security situation in the Balkans, particularly in Kosovo and Bosnia; (2) the projected security in the region over the next 5 years; (3) factors in the decision to withdraw Yugoslav security forces from Kosovo; and (4) how the executive branch has defined U.S. interests in the re...
Export Controls: National Security Risks and Revisions To Controls on Computers
T-NSIAD-00-104: Published: Feb 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its recent reports on export controls for high performance computers, focusing on how the executive branch: (1) assesses the national security risks associated with the export of high performance computers going to countries of concern; and (2) determines when the exports of computers at existing performance levels can no longer be controlled.GAO...
Export Controls: Implementation of the 1998 Legislative Mandate for High Performance Computers
T-NSIAD-00-53: Published: Oct 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the export of high performance computers to countries of concern that might use the computers for military or nuclear proliferation purposes, focusing on whether: (1) exporters' notifications to the Department of Commerce of proposed sales of high performance computers to countries of concern have resulted in any license applications and what acti...
Export Controls: 1998 Legislative Mandate for High Performance Computers
NSIAD-99-208: Published: Sep 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) whether exporter notification to the Department of Commerce of proposed sales of high performance computers (HPC) to countries of concern has resulted in license applications and what final action was taken on these licenses; and (2) how Commerce is conducting post-shipment verifications of the use of high performance computers after their exp...