Appropriations (11 - 20 of 31 items)
ADP Standards: Army Cancels Restrictive 3-Tier Architecture Standards
IMTEC-88-13: Published: May 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 3-tier architecture policy for processing and exchanging data among its various automated systems and its associated standards to: (1) determine whether they complied with the Brooks Act, the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, and federal regulations; (2) evaluate their potential long-term effects on automatic data processing (AD...
ADP Workstations: SSA's $64-Million Acquisition for Fiscal Year 1987 Should Be Reconsidered
IMTEC-86-34: Published: Sep 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to update its computer systems that process benefit claims, specifically its fiscal year (FY) 1987 procurement of automatic data processing (ADP) furniture for the Claims Modernization Project.GAO found that: (1) SSA did not follow federal regulations requiring agencies to support the need for new...
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...
After the Criminal Fine Enforcement Act of 1984--Some Issues Still Need To Be Resolved
GGD-86-2: Published: Oct 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Justice and Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' (AO) policies and procedures for tracking, monitoring, collecting, and enforcing criminal fines.GAO found that: (1) many offenders do not pay their fines; (2) there were no formal procedures governing the collection process; (3) probation officers do not obtain financial informatio...
The Establishment of Alternative Corporations by Selected Legal Services Corporation Grant Recipients
HRD-85-51: Published: Aug 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain alternative corporations that were established by three Legal Services Corporation (LSC) grant recipients to determine: (1) how and why the alternative corporations were established; (2) whether the establishment of the corporations complied with the Legal Services Corporation Act and regulations; and (3) whether the grant recipients and al...
Better Inspection Management Would Improve Oversight of Operating Nuclear Plants
RCED-85-5: Published: Apr 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) management of its operating nuclear power plant inspection program, including: (1) the NRC response to investigative findings concerning the Three Mile Island accident in 1979; (2) documentation for inspection program policies and procedures; and (3) the design and management of the inspection program. To oversee nuclear power plant operations...
Millions of Unspent NIH Grant Funds Available for Use
HRD-84-24: Published: Dec 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1983.
During a review of indirect cost rates for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grantees, GAO identified an opportunity for NIH to realize a one-time funding windfall of from $41 million to $143 million by offsetting grantees' estimated yearend unspent grant fund balances against the next period's grant awards.NIH has permitted grantees to carry over any unspent grant funds but not to expend them;...
Improvements Needed in Clinical Testing of Anticancer Drugs
HRD-83-52: Published: Sep 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the clinical testing of anticancer drugs and the regulation of that testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine: (1) how well, during its review of new anticancer drug applications, FDA discharges its responsibility to protect human test subjects; (2) the manner in which drug sponsors and institutional review boards carry out...
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Has Expedited Case Processing; Additional Improvements Needed
RCED-83-51: Published: Jun 10, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the status of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) current caseload and the improvements it has made in its caseload management in response to a prior GAO report.GAO found that FERC has implemented most of the recommendations which GAO made in regard to problems in FERC technical and environmental reviews, hearings procedures, po...
Several States Have Not Properly Implemented Certain AFDC Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
HRD-83-56: Published: Jun 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1983.
GAO reviewed the implementation of provisions of title XXIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, which affects the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program.GAO found variances in the way some states implemented the following provisions: (1) the 150-percent income limit for eligibility; (2) the treatment of lump-sum income tax refunds as either a resource or income for e...