Appropriations (61 - 70 of 436 items)
Drug Control: State Department Provides Required Aviation Program Oversight, but Safety and Security Should Be Enhanced
GAO-01-1021: Published: Sep 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2001.
The Andean region continues to cultivate, produce, and export almost all of the world's cocaine as well as an increasing amount of heroin, according to the State Department. Colombia is the source of 90 percent of the cocaine entering the United States and about two-thirds of the heroin found on the East Coast. Although coca cultivation estimates have fallen by about two-thirds in Bolivia and Peru...
On-Line Trading: Investor Protections Have Improved but Continued Attention Is Needed
GAO-01-858: Published: Jul 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 2001.
On-line trading continues to be an important part of the securities trading market. The industry reports investing greater resources to improve the performance of their systems, and regulators have made substantial progress in ensuring that investors receive better information in key investor protection areas. However, investors trading on-line continue to file many complaints about failures and d...
INS' Southwest Border Strategy: Resource and Impact Issues Remain After Seven Years
GAO-01-842: Published: Aug 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
To deter illegal entry between the nation's ports of entry, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) developed its Southwest Border Strategy. INS has spent seven years implementing the border strategy, but it may take INS up to a decade longer to fully implement the strategy. This assumes that INS obtains the level of staff, technology, equipment, and fencing it believes it needs to contro...
Canceled DOD Appropriations: $615 Million of Illegal or Otherwise Improper Adjustments
GAO-01-697: Published: Jul 26, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Defense's (DOD) handling of appropriated funds from expired appropriation accounts. In 1990, Congress changed the law governing the use of appropriation accounts because it concluded that controls over them were not working. Without adequate controls, Congress was concerned that agencies could disburse money in amounts and for purposes that it had not approved...
DEA's Mobile Enforcement Teams: Steps Taken to Enhance Program Management, but More Can Be Done
GAO-01-482: Published: May 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2001.
This report discusses the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Mobile Enforcement Team Program. GAO found that since the program was established in 1995, DEA has enhanced its management of the program and provided for greater headquarters oversight and monitoring. In implementing the program and carrying out deployments, the field division METs generally complied with some of the pertinent requ...
Securities and Exchange Commission: Reviews of Accounting Matters Related to Public Filings
GAO-01-718: Published: Jun 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2001.
This report reviews the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) resolution of accounting issues submitted by companies that have or are contemplating publicly traded securities. Companies are required by law to register their securities with SEC by filing a registration statement. This statement must contain financial and other information on the securities and the issuer. SEC's Office of the C...
District of Columbia: Comments on Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Report
GAO-01-804: Published: Jun 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2001.
The District of Columbia's fiscal year 2000 performance report is an improvement in that it meets some of the statutory requirements that the previous year's report did not. However, the extensive changes that the District made to its fiscal year 2000 performance goals during the fiscal year undermine the report's usefulness because the District did not include critical information needed by Congr...
Customs Service Modernization: Results of Review of First Automated Commercial Environment Expenditure Plan
GAO-01-696: Published: Jun 5, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2001.
This report discusses the U.S. Custom Service's expenditure plan for its Automated Commercial Environment System (ACE). GAO found that (1) Customs' expenditure plan satisfies the legislative conditions specified in the 2001 Consolidated Appropriations Act, (2) activities described in the plan are consistent with GAO's two open recommendations regarding the need for Customs to justify and make ACE...
Immigration Benefits: Several Factors Impede Timeliness of Application Processing
GAO-01-488: Published: May 4, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2001.
Congress, the media, and immigrant advocacy groups have criticized the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) for its inability to provide immigrants with timely decisions on their applications for such benefits as naturalization and legal permanent residence. INS continues to experience significant problems managing its application workload despite years of increasing budgets and staff. Au...
District of Columbia: Compensation Simplification Contracting Requirements
GAO-01-690R: Published: May 16, 2001. Publicly Released: May 16, 2001.
The District of Columbia Appropriations Act of 2001 provided $250,000 for a contract to study and develop a plan to simplify the compensation systems, schedules, and work rules for DC government employees. The act placed several conditions on the appropriation, one of which was that GAO review the proposed solicitation for the contract to ensure that it adequately addressed all of the elements sti...