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Securities Regulation: Improvements Needed in the Amex Listing Program
GAO-02-18: Published: Nov 27, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2001.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has indicated that one-third of Amex's new listings did not meet the exchange's equity listing standards. Amex's listing guidelines address factors that are the same or similar to those addressed by other U.S. stock markets. Quantitative requirements addressed share price, stockholders' equity, income, and market value of publicly held shares. However,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...