Budgets (11 - 20 of 48 items)
Customs Service: Process for Estimating and Allocating Inspectional Personnel
GGD-98-107: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Custom Service's drug enforcement operations, focusing on: (1) how Customs assesses its needs for inspectional personnel and allocates such resources to commercial cargo ports of entry; (2) whether Customs received all the additional inspectional personnel its assessments indicated it needed and, if not, why it did not recei...
Securities and Exchange Commission: Effective Development of the EDGAR System Requires Top Management Attention
IMTEC-92-85: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) efforts to develop the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system.GAO found that: (1) SEC efforts to develop the EDGAR system have been marked by significant cost overruns and schedule delays; (2) the developing contractor's description of the system's user require...
American Samoa: Inadequate Management and Oversight Contribute to Financial Problems
NSIAD-92-64: Published: Apr 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed American Samoa's financial practices and the Department of the Interior's oversight of budgetary assistance provided to the territory in light of growing deficits in the territory's General Fund.GAO found that: (1) for all but 2 fiscal years (FY) between 1980 and 1990, American Samoa operated with a General Fund deficit, and the territory's financi...
Drug Control: Communications Network Funding and Requirements Uncertain
NSIAD-92-29: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to integrate and coordinate U.S. command, control, communications, and technical intelligence assets used for drug interdiction into an effective communications network.GAO found that: (1) DOD has contributed significant technical and financial support toward the implementation...
Indian Programs: Tribal Influence in Formulating Budget Priorities Is Limited
RCED-91-20: Published: Feb 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Indian Priority System (IPS) budget formulation process, focusing on the: (1) development and implementation of the IPS process; (2) level of tribal involvement and influence in setting IPS budget priorities; (3) extent to which tribes contracted with BIA to carry out programs; and (4) concerns tribes had regardi...
Disinfectants: EPA Lacks Assurance They Work
RCED-90-139: Published: Aug 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of the efficacy of disinfectants, focusing on: (1) controversies regarding EPA-recommended methods and performance standards for testing disinfectant efficacy; (2) EPA efforts to obtain objective research to resolve the controversies; (3) EPA internal controls to ensure the quality and integrit...
[Questions Regarding DOE and EPA Use of Contractors]
B-237356: Published: Dec 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on whether the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were using contractor personnel to perform inherently governmental functions. GAO noted that: (1) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines on contracting for government commercial activities prohibited agencies from contracting for inherently government...
Troubled Financial Institutions: Solutions to the Thrift Industry Problem
GGD-89-47: Published: Feb 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the benefits and disadvantages of merging the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC); and (2) actions needed to restore the deposit system's financial health.GAO believes that: (1) the current strategy for resolving insolvent institutions is costly and does not consider t...
Social Security: More Must Be Done To Credit Earnings to Individuals' Accounts
HRD-87-52: Published: Sep 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1987.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) process for crediting individuals' earnings to their individual accounts and the effect of uncredited or erroneously credited earnings on individuals' benefits and eligibility and on Social Security trust funds.GAO found that: (1) SSA consistently reported less in earnings than the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the...
1983 Payment-in-Kind Program Overview: Its Design, Impact, and Cost
RCED-85-89: Published: Sep 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 1983 Payment-In-Kind (PIK) program to determine the: (1) design and justification of key 1983 PIK program provisions; (2) program's impact and cost; (3) distribution of payments to farmers; and (4) effectiveness of the acquisition and delivery of commodities to farmers.GAO found that: (1) the USDA determination that the $50,000 payment limitation...