Internal controls (31 - 40 of 44 items)
Federal Bureau of Investigation: Accountability over the HIPAA Funding of Health Care Fraud Investigations Is Inadequate
GAO-05-388: Published: Apr 22, 2005. Publicly Released: May 16, 2005.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) provided, among other things, funding by transfer to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to carry out specific purposes of the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program. Congress expressed concern about a shift in FBI resources from health care fraud investigations to counterterrorism activities after September 11, 200...
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:...
Revisions to OMB's Circular A-130
AIMD-95-151R: Published: Jun 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1995.
GAO commented on the proposed revision to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130 regarding the security of federal automated information systems. GAO noted that: (1) it endorses holding management and users accountable for the security of their information resources, particularly regarding rules of behavior, system-specific training for users, reporting material information security...
Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies: Title 7--Fiscal Guidance
149099: May 18, 1993
GAO has revised Title 7 of the Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies. Included are changes resulting from recent laws and Comptroller General decisions affecting the fiscal procedures covered by this title. The requirements in this title, although based on separate authorities, complement the agencies' existing federal accounting, internal control, and system standards. Thi...
Accountability: More Vital Than Ever
149123: Mar 1, 1993
GAO discussed accountability in government institutions. GAO noted that: (1) accountability is the mechanism for maintaining public trust that is crucial to business and government enterprises; (2) the government needs the support of the public in order to carry out health care reform, defense restructuring, education and training initiatives, and deficit reduction; (3) recent scandals and financi...
Workplace Accommodation: EPA's Alternative Workspace Process Requires Greater Managerial Oversight
GGD-92-53: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to allow one of its headquarters employees to work in her home rather than in her assigned office workspace, focusing on the: (1) background and scope of the EPA alternative workspace (AWS) approval process; and (2) grievance the employee filed concerning problems she reportedly expe...
Grant Management: Improvements Needed in Federal Oversight of NSF Grants
T-RCED-91-92: Published: Sep 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1991.
GAO discussed grant administration at the National Science Foundation (NSF), focusing on the federal oversight process for the NSF grant program at three institutions. GAO noted that: (1) NSF has given grant recipients almost total responsibility for ensuring that funds are used in accordance with applicable federal requirements, but the effectiveness of controls over the use of grant funds varies...
The President's Commission on Executive Exchange
T-GGD-91-38: Published: Jun 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1991.
GAO discussed the President's Commission on Executive Exchange, focusing on the adequacy of controls over: (1) procurement; (2) travel; (3) budget; and (4) personnel. GAO noted that: (1) due to erroneous Office of Personnel Management (OPM) legal advice, the Commission made inappropriate expenditures from the OPM revolving fund over a 4-year period without regard to federal laws and regulations; (...
Deposit Insurance: A Strategy for Reform
GGD-91-26: Published: Mar 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed issues associated with reforming the federal deposit insurance system, focusing on whether such reforms will result in a more safe, sound, and stable banking industry.GAO presented a comprehensive three-part reform program that could change the way banks are regulated and supervised, as well as the way the deposit insurance system functions, focu...
[Comments on Applicability of OMB Circulars to LSC]
B-241591: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1991.
GAO commented on the extent to which the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) was subject to provisions of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars. GAO noted that LSC was not subject to the provisions of OMB Circulars since: (1) it was not within the executive branch of the government; (2) it was not a federal entity for purposes of liability for constitutional violations; and (3) the Legal Se...