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Medical Devices: FDA's Implementation of the Medical Device Reporting Regulation
PEMD-89-10: Published: Feb 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) implementation of the medical device reporting (MDR) regulation to: (1) determine the level of information the regulation generated; (2) describe and assess the principal organizational structures and procedures that FDA used to process MDR reports; (3) evaluate FDA analysis and use of MDR data; and (4) r...
Immigration Reform: Status of Implementing Employer Sanctions After Second Year
GGD-89-16: Published: Nov 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1988.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO surveyed implementation and enforcement of the Immigration Reform and Control Act's (IRCA) employer sanction provisions to determine whether the: (1) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and other federal agencies satisfactorily carried out IRCA; and (2) provisions caused a widespread pattern of discrimination against U.S. citizens or others or...
Defense Procurement Fraud: Justice's Overall Management Can Be Enhanced
GGD-88-96: Published: Jun 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Justice's (DOJ) overall management of its defense procurement fraud investigations.GAO found that DOJ: (1) lacked complete and timely information about case referrals and case status, since investigating agencies and DOJ attorneys frequently failed to report such data to its Fraud and Corruption Tracking (FACT) System; (2) did not...
ADP Architecture: Study Made for Immigration and Naturalization Service Needs Validation
IMTEC-88-21: Published: Apr 25, 1988. Publicly Released: May 25, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed a Federal Computer Performance Evaluation and Simulation Center (FEDSIM) study to determine if it provided the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) with a basis for determining which computer system architecture best satisfied its current and projected information processing needs.GAO found that the FEDSIM team: (1) concluded that a thre...
Overseas Support: Current U.S. Administrative Support System Is Too Complicated
NSIAD-88-84: Published: Mar 25, 1988. Publicly Released: May 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's administrative support to U.S. agencies located overseas, specifically: (1) State's administration of its support program; (2) agencies' satisfaction with the support; (3) the methods State used to distribute costs; and (4) factors adversely affecting the consolidation of various overseas administrative support efforts...
Overseas Construction: State Initiates Corrective Actions, but Improvements Still Needed
NSIAD-88-27: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to correct long-standing construction management problems in its Office of Foreign Buildings Operations (FBO).GAO noted that State believes that its hiring of a private-sector program manager to reorganize FBO will improve its worldwide security construction program. GAO found that: (1) FBO operations have programm...
Telephone Communications: Controlling Cross-Subsidy Between Regulated and Competitive Services
RCED-88-34: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) proposed implementation of accounting controls to prevent cross-subsidization between regulated and nonregulated telephone service in order to facilitate competition among telephone companies.GAO found that: (1) the FCC allocation process was inefficient because it impeded companies from offering new...
Arms Exports: Licensing Reviews for Exporting Military Items Can Be Improved
NSIAD-87-211: Published: Sep 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's Office of Munition Control's (OMC) arms export licensing activities and procedures and identified actions OMC took to cope with its increased work load.GAO found that OMC: (1) approved about 90 percent of the license applications it acted on; (2) acted on 80 percent in less than a month; and (3) did not routinely check...
UNICOR Products: Federal Prison Industries Can Further Ensure Customer Satisfaction
GGD-86-6: Published: Nov 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the operations of the Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) to determine whether improvements were needed in: (1) setting and maintaining prices for its products and services; (2) staying abreast of and dealing with customer problems; and (3) granting clearances for federal agencies to buy elsewhere.GAO found that UNICOR was not doing the market check...
After the Criminal Fine Enforcement Act of 1984--Some Issues Still Need To Be Resolved
GGD-86-2: Published: Oct 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Justice and Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' (AO) policies and procedures for tracking, monitoring, collecting, and enforcing criminal fines.GAO found that: (1) many offenders do not pay their fines; (2) there were no formal procedures governing the collection process; (3) probation officers do not obtain financial informatio...