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Federal Grants: More Can Be Done to Improve Weed and Seed Program Management
GGD-99-110: Published: Jul 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Weed and Seed Program, focusing on how: (1) the program is managed by DOJ's Executive Office for Weed and Seed (EOWS); (2) EOWS monitors local Weed and Seed sites to ensure that grant requirements are met; (3) EOWS determines when sites have become self-sustaining; and (4) EOWS and selected s...
U.S. Atlantic Command: Challenging Role in the Evolution of Joint Military Capabilities
NSIAD-99-39: Published: Feb 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to improve joint operations, focusing on: (1) the U.S. Atlantic Command's (USACOM) actions to establish itself as the joint force trainer, provider, and integrator of most continental U.S.-based forces; (2) views on the value of the Command's contributions to joint military capabilities; and (3) re...
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...
U.S. Agricultural Exports: Strong Growth Likely But U.S. Export Assistance Programs' Contribution Uncertain
NSIAD-97-260: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) the way in which the 1996 Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act (FAIR) will likely affect U.S. agricultural exports; and (2) the continued relevance of U.S. agricultural export assistance programs.GAO noted that: (1) agricultural experts generally expect that FAIR's domestic policy reforms will modestly contribute to increased U.S. ag...
Defense Industrial Base: An Overview of an Emerging Issue
NSIAD-93-68: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) existence of a viable U.S. industrial base to meet future defense needs; and (2) access to critical items and capabilities produced or controlled by foreign countries.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) strategy to rely on free market forces to restructure the defense industrial base is not realistic, since DOD is respons...
Aid to Panama: Improving the Criminal Justice System
NSIAD-92-147: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. efforts to assist Panama in reforming its criminal justice system by: (1) developing professional police forces; (2) creating an independent judiciary; and (3) improving prison conditions.GAO found that: (1) as of March 1992, the Department of Justice's International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) had provided $13...
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...
Travel Advisories: State Needs Better Practices for Informing Americans of Dangers Overseas
NSIAD-91-249: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of State's policies and procedures for issuing travel advisories and notices of potential dangers to overseas travellers.GAO found that: (1) State lacked official written policies and procedures on issuing travel advisories and notices, especially those mentioning crime conditions; (2) even though State's guidance to o...
Soviet Energy: U.S. Attempts to Aid Oil Production Are Hindered by Many Obstacles
NSIAD-91-214: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) decline in Soviet oil production and the reasons for that decline; and (2) principal obstacles to U.S. trade and investment in Soviet oil exploration and production.GAO found that: (1) since 1988, Soviet oil production declined by about 8.8 percent; (2) from 1988 through 1990, oil exports declined about 15 percent; (3) produ...
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...