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U.S. Capitol Police: Evaluation of U.S. Capitol Police Administrative Operations
T-AIMD-99-116: Published: Mar 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the U.S. Capitol Police's administrative operations, focusing on: (1) the U.S. Capitol Police's existing organizational strategies, structures, systems and processes; (2) the evaluation of the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of systems, processes, controls, and information for each administrative operation; and (3) opportunities for improvi...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Justice
OCG-99-10: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Justice.GAO noted that: (1) the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) persistent management challenges have resulted in recommendations to restructure the agency so that enforcement of immigration laws and delivery of immigration serv...
Information Systems: VA Computer Control Weaknesses Increase Risk of Fraud, Misuse, and Improper Disclosure
AIMD-98-175: Published: Sep 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on weaknesses in general computer controls that support key financial management and benefit delivery operations of the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) general computer control weaknesses place critical VA operations, such as financial management, health care delivery, benefit payments, life insurance services,...
Financial Management: Control Weaknesses Reported at the Drug Enforcement Administration
AIMD-98-271R: Published: Sep 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financial management weaknesses identified during audits of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) fiscal year (FY) 1996 and 1997 financial statements, focusing on: (1) the financial management weaknesses reported by DEA in its Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act report and by the independent public accountant (IPA) in...
Federal Inspectors General: An Historical Perspective
T-AIMD-98-146: Published: Apr 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1998.
GAO discussed the evolution of the work of federal Inspectors General (IG).GAO noted that: (1) Congress created IGs throughout government as a result of growing reports of serious and widespread internal control breakdowns; (2) IGs were principally charged with detecting fraud, waste, and mismanagement in agencies' programs and operations, conducting audits and investigations, and recommending pol...
JFMIP News: A Newsletter for Government Financial Managers, Spring 1998, Vol. 10, No. 1
160633: Jan 1, 1998
GAO provided information on the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program's current financial management initiatives, activities, and practices...
Customs Service: Comments on Strategic Plan and Resource Allocation Process
T-GGD-98-15: Published: Oct 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1997.
GAO discussed the strategic plan submitted by the U.S. Customs Service, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) the Customs Service's plan addresses the required elements; (2) it also contains a discussion of management challenges but, in GAO's opinion, does not adequately recognize Customs' need to improve its financial management and internal control systems...
DOD High-Risk Areas: Eliminating Underlying Causes Will Avoid Billions of Dollars in Waste
T-NSIAD/AIMD-97-143: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO discussed Department of Defense (DOD) programs and operations that GAO has identified as high risk because of vulnerabilities to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, focusing on the: (1) high-risk areas of financial management, information technology, weapon systems acquisition, contract management, infrastructure, and inventory management; (2) underlying causes of these high-risk areas; an...
High-Risk Areas: Actions Needed to Solve Pressing Management Problems
T-AIMD/GGD-97-60: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed actions needed to bring about lasting solutions to serious and long-standing federal government management problems.GAO noted that: (1) its mission is helping the Congress in its efforts to improve management of our national government; (2) one approach has entailed identifying critical management problems before they become uncontrollable crises; (3) since 1990, GAO has produced a l...
High-Risk Areas: Update on Progress and Remaining Challenges
T-HR-97-22: Published: Feb 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1997.
GAO discussed major government programs and operations it has identified as high risk because of vulnerability to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement and legislative and agency actions that have resulted in progress towards resolving these problems.GAO noted that: (1) without additional attention to resolve problems in the 25 areas that are the current focus of GAO's high-risk initiative, the g...