Appropriations (1 - 10 of 31 items)
Final Review of Expenses from the Department of Justice Permanent Indefinite Appropriation Covering the 7-Month Period Ending September 30, 2009
GAO-10-524R: Published: Mar 31, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2010.
This report presents the results of our review of the expenses paid from the Department of Justice (DOJ) permanent, indefinite appropriation covering the 7- month period ending September 30, 2009. The expenses we reviewed were those paid out of the permanent, indefinite appropriation by DOJ between March 1, 2009, and September 30, 2009, to cover Independent and Special Counsel administrative activ...
Transportation Security Administration's Processes for Designating and Releasing Sensitive Security Information
GAO-08-232R: Published: Nov 30, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2007.
Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, federal agencies have faced the challenge of protecting sensitive information from terrorists and others without a need to know while sharing this information with parties who are determined to have such a need. One form of protection involves identifying and marking such information sensitive but unclassified--information that is generally restrict...
Financial Audit: Special Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2007
GAO-07-1205: Published: Sep 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2007.
This report presents the results of our audit of expenditures reported by the Office of Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald for the 6 months ended March 31, 2007. The Department of Justice and the independent counsels are required under 28 U.S.C. 594 (d)(2), (h) and 596 (c)(1) to report on a semiannual basis the expenditures from a permanent, indefinite appropriation established within the Depar...
Indian Issues: BIA's Efforts to Impose Time Frames and Collect Better Data Should Improve the Processing of Land in Trust Applications
GAO-06-781: Published: Jul 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2006.
In 1980, the Department of the Interior (Interior) established regulations to provide a uniform approach for taking land in trust. Trust status means the government holds title to the land in trust for tribes and individual Indians. Trust land is exempt from state and local taxes. The Secretary of the Interior has delegated primary responsibility for processing, reviewing, and deciding on applicat...
USDA Telecommunications: More Effort Needed to Address Telephone Abuse and Fraud
AIMD-96-59: Published: Apr 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) use of its telecommunications resources, focusing on: (1) whether USDA ensures that the commercial telephone and long-distance services it pays for are used in accordance with federal regulations and departmental policy; and (2) USDA efforts to address recommendations from a previous GAO report.GAO found that:...
Charter Bus Service: Local Factors Determine Effectiveness of Federal Regulation
RCED-93-162: Published: Sep 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the impact of federal charter service regulation on public transit operators providing local charter bus service, focusing on: (1) whether the regulation allows communities to cost-effectively and efficiently meet local transportation needs; (2) the extent to which public transit operators and private charter operators have entered into charter s...
Medical Devices: Underreporting of Serious Problems With a Home Apnea Monitor
PEMD-90-17: Published: May 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the number of complaints involving patient deaths associated with an apnea monitor; (2) whether the device's manufacturer complied with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) problem reporting regulations and procedures; and (3) how FDA responded to information that the monitor had been associated with numerous deaths.GAO found that: (1) between J...
[Questions Regarding DOE and EPA Use of Contractors]
B-237356: Published: Dec 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on whether the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were using contractor personnel to perform inherently governmental functions. GAO noted that: (1) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines on contracting for government commercial activities prohibited agencies from contracting for inherently government...
Customs Service: Acceptance of Centralized Cargo Examinations Varies
GGD-90-24: Published: Dec 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's Centralized Examination Stations (CES) Program, which requires importers to take their goods to central locations for Customs examination, focusing on the: (1) perceived program costs and benefits; (2) degree to which the importing community accepted CES; (3) the program's impact on segments of the importing community; and (4)...
Farmers Home Administration: Sounder Loans Would Require Revised Loan-Making Criteria
RCED-89-9: Published: Feb 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) loan policies and practices to determine: (1) whether FmHA used adequate criteria to make and service loans; (2) how FmHA loan policies affected borrower equity; (3) whether security for FmHA loans was adequate; and (4) the potential impact of FmHA-proposed loan criteria on existing borrowers.GAO found th...