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Interagency Agreements: Fiscal Year 1988 Agreements at Selected Agencies Were Proper
AFMD-88-72: Published: Sep 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed interagency transfers of appropriated funds to determine if the agencies' use of funds was consistent with the original purposes of the appropriations.GAO found that: (1) the 8 agencies it reviewed entered into 234 agreements to transfer fiscal year 1988 appropriated funds in exchange for goods or services such as health services, communications an...
Justice Department: Impediments Faced in Litigating and Collecting Debts Owed the Government
GGD-87-7BR: Published: Oct 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's procedures and litigation efforts in collecting delinquent debts referred by other federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) as of September 30, 1985, Justice had about 96,750 outstanding debt cases valued at $6.5 billion; and (2) the Departments of Education, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development, and the Veteran...
[Revised Title 2 of GAO's Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies]
B-115398: Published: Nov 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1984.
GAO discussed its issuance of the revised title 2 of the GAO Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies, entitled "Accounting Principles and Standards for Federal Agencies." The revised title calls for agency accounting systems to produce financial statements on the totality of the agency's operations and requires that these systems be an integral part of the agency's total fina...
Improving the Timeliness of GAO Reports
B-115392: Published: Sep 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
GAO contacted the Attorney General of the United States regarding the Justice Department’s delay in providing timely comments in response to GAO reports and findings...
Duplicative Federal Computer-Mapping Programs: A Growing Problem
RCED-83-19: Published: Nov 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1982.
Federal agencies have begun to use the computer to prepare maps but, because their techniques have not been adopted in a coordinated manner, duplication has developed and opportunities for savings have been lost. GAO reported on the need for action to prevent further duplicative computer-mapping activities.Duplicative computer-mapping activities have developed because the U.S. Geological Survey (U...
Request for Exemption
B-203171: Published: Jul 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1981.
An exemption was requested of a GAO regulation which restricts the use of travel agents to procure official Government travel. A proposal was submitted to allow the General Services Administration (GSA) to establish, within a 2-year period, one or more commercial travel agent contractual operations in each of the 11 GSA regions. Where feasible, GSA plans to operate regional travel centers designed...
Fundamental Changes Needed To Achieve Shared Support Services for Federal Agencies Overseas
ID-81-37: Published: Apr 29, 1981. Publicly Released: May 29, 1981.
The State Department offers support services, such as security, housing, and motor pools to most Federal agencies overseas on a reimbursable basis. At some posts, service organizations are jointly staffed by the State Department and other agencies. In 1976, the State Department established the Foreign Affairs Administrative Support System (FAAS) which provides for charging other agencies only for...
The Council on Environmental Quality: A Tool in Shaping National Policy
CED-81-66: Published: Mar 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1981.
Since its inception, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has been influential in shaping the nation's approach to protecting and preserving the environment. CEQ serves as an environmental adviser to the President and to Congress and has broached such issues as solar energy, land use, toxic substances, and endangered species. It has been instrumental in effecting the passage of major environ...
Most Federal Agencies Have Done Little Planning for ADP Disasters
AFMD-81-16: Published: Dec 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1980.
As most federal agencies are extremely dependent on automatic data processing (ADP) systems, GAO reviewed the lack of effort among many federal agencies to develop backup plans to maintain reasonable continuity of data processing support when normal ADP operations are disrupted.GAO found not only a lack of understanding in the Federal Government of the importance of ADP backup planning, but also t...
Changes Needed To Strengthen Federal Efforts To Combat Narcotics Trafficking
112128: Apr 22, 1980
Changes are needed to strengthen the ability of various Federal agencies, particularly the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to deal with the narcotics problem. Incarcerating major drug traffickers for long periods and causing forfeiture of their financial resources are key elements to reducing the narcotics problem. This requires interaction and coordin...