Interagency relations (81 - 90 of 439 items)
Drug Control: Difficulties in Measuring Costs and Results of Transit Zone Interdiction Efforts
GAO-02-13: Published: Jan 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2002.
The Defense Department (DOD), the Coast Guard, and the Customs Service all interdict illegal drugs--primarily cocaine--from South America. DOD is the lead agency, but all three agencies play a role in monitoring and detecting shipments of illegal drugs. The Coast Guard is the lead agency for apprehending ships that are smuggling drugs, with Customs providing help as needed. The Coast Guard and Cus...
Land Acquisitions: Agencies Generally Used Similar Standards and Appraisal Methodologies in CALFED and CVPIA Transactions
GAO-02-278R: Published: Jan 23, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2002.
Since 1994, the CALFED Delta-Bay and Central Valley Project Improvement Act has provided more than $63 million to buy private lands in California for wetlands mitigation and wildlife enhancement. Federal agencies and nonprofit organizations have acquired 101,800 acres--94,300 acres in full ownership and 7,500 acres in partial interest or easements that restrict how land may be used. The three fede...
Means-Tested Programs: Determining Financial Eligibility Is Cumbersome and Can Be Simplified
GAO-02-58: Published: Nov 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2001.
About 80 means-tested federal programs assisted low-income people in 1998. GAO reviewed 11 programs that assisted families and individuals with income, food, medical assistance, and housing. Despite substantial overlap in the populations they serve, the 11 programs varied significantly in their financial eligibility rules. At the most basic level, the dollar levels of the income limits--the maximu...
Investigative Techniques: Federal Agency Views on the Potential Application of 'Brain Fingerprinting'
GAO-02-22: Published: Oct 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2001.
Federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies are seeking to add new techniques to their arsenal of investigative tools. "Brain fingerprinting" measures brain wave responses to determine whether an individual recognizes certain details of an event or activity. Because the technique requires specific information about the event that would be known only to the perpetrator and the investigator, B...
Anti-Money Laundering: Efforts in the Securities Industry
GAO-02-111: Published: Oct 10, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2001.
To disguise illegally obtained funds, money launderers have traditionally targeted banks, which accept cash and arrange domestic and international fund transfers. However, criminals seeking to hide illicit funds may also be targeting the U.S. securities markets. Although few documented cases exist of broker-dealer or mutual fund accounts being used to launder money, law enforcement agencies are co...
USDA Graduate School: Revenue Reporting Needs to Be Improved
GAO-02-5: Published: Oct 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2001.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Graduate School provides extensive training opportunities to government employees and others. As a nonappropriated fund instrumentality, the Graduate School relies solely on income from the training it offers. During fiscal year 1999, the federal agencies GAO reviewed had 20 interagency agreements with the Graduate School totaling about $5.7 million. The agenci...
Criminal Debt: Oversight and Actions Needed to Address Deficiencies in Collection Processes
GAO-01-664: Published: Jul 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2001.
The collection of outstanding criminal debt has been a long-standing problem for the federal government. Since October 1985, as reported in the U.S. Attorney's statistical reports, the balance of outstanding criminal debt has grown from $260 million to more than $13 billion. Currently, the receipting of collections and recordkeeping for criminal debt is primarily the responsibility of the U.S. Cou...
FBI Intelligence Investigations: Coordination Within Justice on Counterintelligence Criminal Matters Is Limited
GAO-01-780: Published: Jul 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2001.
This report reviews the coordination efforts involved in foreign counterintelligence investigations where the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been or may be employed. The act established (1) requirements and a process for seeking electronic surveillance and physical search authority in national security investigations seeking foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information withi...
Regulatory Initiatives of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
GAO-01-885R: Published: Jul 6, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 2001.
Efforts by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to promote sound and uniform regulatory processes across the states are being put to the test as pressure builds from both the 1999 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and competitive forces for more efficient and streamlined insurance regulatory processes. One factor affecting the ultimate success of these efforts is the level of confidence...
Briefing Slides on Martin Frankel's Alleged $200 Million Insurance Scam
GAO-01-990R: Published: Aug 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
This report provides information on a highly publicized insurance investment scam exposed in May 1999. Martin Frankel, with the assistance of others, allegedly obtained secret control of entities in both the insurance and securities industries. Instead of managing the assets of these companies in a prudent manner, he allegedly diverted them to other accounts he controlled and used them to support...