Appropriations (51 - 60 of 436 items)
Capitol Preservation Commission Attestation Engagement
GAO-02-267R: Published: Dec 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2001.
The United States Capitol Preservation Commission receives commemorative coin surcharge funds authorized by the United States Capitol Visitor Center Commemorative Coin Act of 1999. Under the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 and the U.S. Mint's Compliance Procedures for Surcharge Eligibility, the commission must meet certain requirements before receiving available coin surcharge fund...
Customs and INS: Random Inspection Programs Can Be Strengthened
GAO-02-215R: Published: Dec 3, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2001.
This report reviews the U.S. Customs Service's Compliance Measurement Examination (COMPEX) and Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) Inspections Traveler Examination (INTEX). These programs, which help Customs and INS assess the nature and extent of enforcement risks at ports of entry, compare violations found during targeted inspections with violations found during random inspections. GA...
Means-Tested Programs: Determining Financial Eligibility Is Cumbersome and Can Be Simplified
GAO-02-58: Published: Nov 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2001.
About 80 means-tested federal programs assisted low-income people in 1998. GAO reviewed 11 programs that assisted families and individuals with income, food, medical assistance, and housing. Despite substantial overlap in the populations they serve, the 11 programs varied significantly in their financial eligibility rules. At the most basic level, the dollar levels of the income limits--the maximu...
Juvenile Justice: OJJDP Reporting Requirements for Discretionary and Formula Grantees and Concerns About Evaluation Studies
GAO-02-23: Published: Oct 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2001.
Although national rates of violent juvenile crime and youth victimization have declined during the past five years, critical problems affecting juveniles, such as drug dependency, the spread of gangs, and child abuse and neglect, persist. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has funded various demonstration, replication, research and evaluation, and training and techni...
Chemical and Biological Defense: DOD Needs to Clarify Expectations in Medical Readiness
GAO-02-38: Published: Oct 19, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2001.
Public assessments by Department of Defense (DOD) officials have emphasized the seriousness of the military threat from chemical and biological (CB) weapons. However, neither DOD nor the services have systematically examined the adequacy of the current specialty mix of medical personnel for CB defense. Although some of the services have begun to review the adequacy of staffing of deployable medica...
Indian Issues: Improvements Needed in Tribal Recognition Process
GAO-02-49: Published: Nov 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 2001.
The Indian gambling industry has flourished since the enactment of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988. Nearly 200 tribes generated about $10 billion in annual revenues in 1999 from their gambling operations. Because of weaknesses in the federal recognition process, the basis for tribal recognition decisions by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is not always clear and the length of time invo...
National Science Foundation: External Assignments Under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act's Mobility Program
GAO-01-1016: Published: Sep 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2001.
The Intergovernmental Personnel Act's (IPA) mobility program authorizes the temporary assignment of employees between federal agencies and state and local governments, universities, Indian tribal governments, and other nonfederal groups. These assignments, which may last up to four years, are intended to increase cooperation between the federal government and the non-federal entity. The National S...
Immigration Benefits: Sixth Report Required by the Haitian Immigration Fairness Act of 1998
GAO-02-114R: Published: Oct 22, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 2001.
The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 allows Haitian nationals and their dependents to apply to adjust their status to legal permanent residence. The act requires the Comptroller General to report every six months on the number of Haitian nationals who have applied and been approved for legal permanent residence status. GAO found that, as of September 30, 2001, the Immigration and N...
Army Management: Need to Reassess Risk and Resources for Inspecting Ceremonial Rifles
GAO-01-967: Published: Sep 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2001.
Since the 1920s, the Army's Ceremonial Rifle Program has lent obsolete or condemned rifles to veterans' organizations for funerals and other ceremonies. The M-1 is the only rifle currently authorized for this purpose. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 authorized the Secretary of the Army to conditionally loan or donate M-1 rifles and required that GAO review and report on...
Fire Safety: Comprehensive Information on Fire Incidences in Federal Facilities Is Lacking
GAO-01-879: Published: Aug 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2001.
Developing fire protection standards and testing products against them are critical to promoting fire safety. Business offices, including federal facilities, experience thousands of fires, more than $100 million in property losses, and dozens of casualties each year. Knowing the number and types of fires in the workplace, as well as their causes, is critical to understanding and reducing fire risk...