Internal controls (31 - 40 of 62 items)
Military Aid: Stronger Oversight Can Improve Accountability
NSIAD-92-41: Published: Dec 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management controls over U.S. military aid to foreign countries, focusing on: (1) how the United States exercises oversight for military aid; and (2) whether more emphasis on accountability is needed.GAO found that: (1) since the Arms Export Control Act, which governs military aid items that have been purchased by recipient countries since fisc...
Asset Forfeiture: Noncash Property Should Be Consolidated Under the Marshals Service
GGD-91-97: Published: Jun 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1991.
GAO reported on various aspects of the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and the Treasury asset forfeiture programs, focusing on: (1) compliance with the legislative requirement to develop and maintain a joint plan to coordinate and consolidate the post-seizure administration of properties seized for drug-related violations; and (2) the potential cost savings if all drug- and nondrug-related seizures w...
Asset Forfeiture: Need for Stronger Marshals Service Oversight of Commercial Real Property
GGD-91-82: Published: May 31, 1991. Publicly Released: May 31, 1991.
GAO reported on various aspects of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs.GAO found that: (1) the failure of U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) districts to follow policy in performing such key program activities as those relating to high-value commercial real properties resulted in a weakened internal control environment; (2) the lack of Assistant U.S...
Army Logistics: Better Management of the Army's Unserviceable Inventories Could Save Millions
NSIAD-91-23: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's plans for using its unserviceable asset inventories.GAO found that: (1) at three Army inventory control points, item managers initiated purchases for new assets without considering the potential for repairing unserviceable items in storage; (2) the Army could have repaired between 167 and 285 of the 815 items the inventory control points...
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...
El Salvador: Accountability for U.S. Military and Economic Aid
NSIAD-90-132: Published: Sep 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed accountability for and controls over U.S. military and economic assistance to El Salvador, to determine: (1) whether any assistance was subject to misuse or diversion; and (2) what accountability and controls are in place.GAO found that: (1) the United States has provided $3.5 billion in economic and military aid to El Salvador since 1980; (2) ther...
Weapons Testing: DOD Needs to Plan and Conduct More Timely Operational Tests and Evaluation
NSIAD-90-107: Published: May 17, 1990. Publicly Released: May 17, 1990.
GAO reviewed how the Department of Defense (DOD) could better perform operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) before starting production of weapons systems.GAO found that: (1) DOD and the services made little progress in conducting OT&E before production because of a lack of prototypes, concurrent development and production, and the need to initiate production to obtain test articles; (2) those...
Military Health Care: Recovery of Medical Costs From Liable Third Parties Can Be Improved
NSIAD-90-49: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) medical cost recovery in third-party liability cases.GAO found that: (1) 8 of the 13 Army and Navy medical facilities it studied did not identify and report more than half of the potential third-party liability cases because they lacked standard procedures; (2) some Air Force and Navy installa...
U.S. Sentencing Commission: Changes Needed to Improve Effectiveness
T-GGD-90-17: Published: Mar 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1990.
GAO discussed the United States Sentencing Commission's management and operations. GAO noted that the Commission: (1) had not established a plan to guide its efforts after developing sentencing guidelines; (2) did not, until recently, establish clear lines of authority or define a central role for the staff director; (3) experienced vacancies and turnover in key positions, and went without a resea...
Army Inventory: A Single Supply System Would Enhance Inventory Management and Readiness
NSIAD-90-53: Published: Jan 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed 13 Army retail-level activities' inventory management, focusing on the extent to which the activities identified and reported inventory excesses to the wholesale level for return to the supply system.GAO found that: (1) the retail activities generally did not comply with Army regulations that they report excess inventory; (2) the 13 retail activiti...