Budgets (31 - 40 of 48 items)
Small Computers in the Federal Government: Management Is Needed To Realize Potential and Prevent Problems
AFMD-83-36: Published: Mar 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1983.
GAO identified a rapidly evolving problem relating to the acquisition and use of small computers by federal agencies. GAO based its report on earlier findings and on current monitoring efforts of automatic data processing performance at several agencies.GAO found that the use of small computers in the government has advanced much faster than agency efforts to manage these resources. Existing guida...
Greater Oversight and Uniformity Needed in U.S. Attorneys' Prosecutive Policies
GGD-83-11: Published: Oct 27, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Justice's management of prosecutive discretion exercised by U.S. attorneys, the chief Federal prosecutors at the local level.GAO found that Justice has not routinely provided close oversight of their activities, which has resulted in the establishment of differing prosecutive policies and practices throughout the U.S. attorneys' o...
Improved Quality, Adequate Resources, and Consistent Oversight Needed if Regulatory Analysis Is To Help Control Costs of Regulations
PAD-83-6: Published: Nov 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the role and performance of regulatory analysis in controlling the costs of federal regulation and the fundamental outstanding issues confronting Congress in determining whether and how to legislate a regulatory analysis requirement. Specifically, GAO was asked to analyze the effects of regulatory oversight by the Office of Management and Budget...
Millions Spent Needlessly in Navy and Marine Corps' Aviation Bonus Program
FPCD-82-56: Published: Aug 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1982.
GAO evaluated the Navy and Marine Corps' implementation of the aviation officer continuation bonus program to determine whether these services are using it selectively as Congress intended.GAO found that the Navy and the Marine Corps have not judiciously managed the bonus program and that almost 80 percent of their total payments during fiscal year (FY) 1981 were spent unnecessarily. In many cases...
Procedures for Adjusting Rents in the Section 8 Program Need Reexamination
119779: Jun 11, 1982
GAO reviewed the procedures followed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in making annual rent adjustments under its subsidized rental housing program.The program's authorizing legislation states that its rental assistance contracts shall provide for rent adjustments at least annually for units covered. HUD uses a formula approach to adjust the rents and develops annual rent a...
The Subcontracting Practices of Large Department of Energy Contractors Need To Be Improved
EMD-82-35: Published: Apr 22, 1982. Publicly Released: May 6, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the subcontracting practices of major Department of Energy (DOE) contractors, particularly those operating national laboratories of other Government-owned, contractor-operated installations. DOE officials believe that strict adherence to Federal procurement regulations could be counterproductive and prevent the contractors from efficiently and effectively carrying out t...
Review of the Adequacy of Procedures Followed in Selecting Section 8 Developers
119780: Apr 8, 1982
GAO reviewed procedures followed by three Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) area offices in selecting developers for new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of the procedures under the Section 8 Lower Income Rental Assistance Program administered by HUD and to identify ways to improve the selection proces...
Improving COBOL Application Can Recover Significant Computer Resources
AFMD-82-4: Published: Apr 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1982.
GAO examined: (1) the management implications and economics of reducing the machine resources consumed by Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL) applications in the federal government; and (2) the applicability of these findings to different brands of computers.Federal use of computers is extensive, with COBOL being the most widely used computer language. Significant benefits have been achieved...
Panama Canal Commission Expenditures for Entertainment, Official Residence, and Supervisory Board
ID-81-57: Published: Aug 5, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO audited expenditures made by the Panama Canal Commission for: (1) entertainment; (2) operation and maintenance, including staffing of the official residence provided for the Administrator; and (3) expenses of the Supervisory Board established by the Panama Canal Act.GAO found that the costs related to the three activities were scattered throughout the bu...
Streamlining Legal Review of Criminal Tax Cases Would Strengthen Enforcement of Federal Tax Laws
GGD-81-25: Published: Apr 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1981.
The efficiency and effectiveness of the federal government's tax enforcement efforts have been hampered by a time-consuming and duplicative legal review process for criminal tax cases. About 75 percent of the investigations conducted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) do not lead to prosecutive recommendations or convictions.Readily available legal assistance during investigations could reduce...