International relations (31 - 39 of 39 items)
AID-Financed Procurement: Allegations of Irregularities in the Procurement of an Oil Drilling Chemical
NSIAD-90-41: Published: Dec 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality of an oil-drilling product (CELTROL-LV) that a U.S. firm supplied to Jordan and Pakistan under the Agency for International Development's (AID) Commodity Import Program, focusing on another U.S. firm's allegations that the contractor failed to comply with the contract specifications or AID source and origin regulations.GAO found that: (...
Military Coproduction: U.S. Management of Programs Worldwide
NSIAD-89-117: Published: Mar 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. military coproduction agreements and programs worldwide, focusing on: (1) how the Departments of Defense (DOD) and State manage the programs to ensure compliance with agreement restrictions on production quantities and third-country sales; (2) how DOD and State review and approve the programs; and (3) the remedies available if a foreign cou...
Drug Control: International Narcotics Control Activities of the United States
NSIAD-87-72BR: Published: Jan 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. International Narcotics Control Program, specifically: (1) efforts by the Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics Matters (INM), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Agency for International Development (AID) to curb the international cultivation and production of illicit narcotics; (2) the a...
CIA Activities: Allegation of Lobbying Assistance
NSIAD-86-13: Published: Dec 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated a former leader of the Nicaraguan Democratic Force's (NDF) allegations of improper Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) activities to determine whether any antilobbying restrictions applicable to CIA appropriations had been violated.GAO interviewed a former member of the NDF Directorate concerning his allegations that CIA had advised NDF to lob...
State Department and USIA Ship Travel and Travel Advances
NSIAD-85-130: Published: Sep 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined travel practices at the Department of State and the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) to determine whether they were in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and in the government's best interest.GAO found that about 260 foreign service travelers used ship transportation during fiscal years 1982 through 1984 at a cost of $556,232 when air...
Transfer of Interest of U.S. Investment in the Panama Canal
AFMD-85-63: Published: Jun 19, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the cash flow requirements of the Panama Canal Commission to determine the most appropriate repayment schedule for interest earned on the U.S. Government's investment in the Panama Canal.GAO noted that legislative history indicates that the Commission should transfer interest collections to the general fund of the U.S. Treasury, which would: (1) re...
Excess Navy Ships Sold to Foreign Countries at Understated Prices
NSIAD-84-7: Published: Apr 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1984.
GAO reviewed Navy policies and procedures for selling excess ships to foreign countries.GAO found that the 11 ships sold during 1981 and 1982 were not priced in accordance with Navy guidelines which require that ships be sold at the higher of fair or scrap value. By using scrap value to set prices for eight of the sales, the Navy did not: (1) include the amount spent to upgrade the ships while the...
DOD Use of Official Representation Funds To Entertain Foreign Dignitaries
ID-83-7: Published: Dec 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed expense accounting by the Department of Defense (DOD) under a program which pays certain expenses of foreign officials who visit the United States.GAO noted that the purpose of the distinguished visitors' program is to strengthen ties with military allies and that participants often discuss the purchase of military weapons. GAO found that the Of...
Changes Needed To Forge an Effective Relationship Between AID and Voluntary Agencies
ID-82-25: Published: May 27, 1982. Publicly Released: May 27, 1982.
Congress has repeatedly expressed concern over the Agency for International Development's (AID) implementation of congressional policy to expand cooperation with Private and Voluntary Organizations (PVO). GAO undertook a review of the role of PVO in the development of international assistance programs, focusing on: (1) the function and effectiveness of PVO; (2) what the proper structure of the rel...