Program management (31 - 40 of 53 items)
The Need for Improved Intelligence Capabilities To Support Drug Interdiction Programs
121867: Jul 7, 1983
Testimony was given concerning the need to improve the quality and timeliness of intelligence data in Federal drug interdiction efforts. Drug source and transit countries are valuable sources of intelligence that can be used to support interdiction efforts. Since the U.S. Customs Service and the Coast Guard do not have the authority to gather intelligence data overseas, they must rely on the Drug...
Role of the U.S. Coordinator for Refugee Affairs
121733: Jun 22, 1983
Testimony was given concerning the roles and functions of the Office of the U.S. Coordinator for Refugee Affairs and the status of a GAO review of the State Department's monitoring and auditing of the refugee reception and placement program. GAO has identified problems related to the operations of the Coordinator's Office which could adversely affect program management and coordination and stated...
Federal Drug Interdiction Efforts Need Strong Central Oversight
GGD-83-52: Published: Jun 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1983.
GAO reviewed the federal drug interdiction efforts and recommended ways to improve the effectiveness of these efforts.GAO found that federal efforts to attack the supply of illegal drugs have three major components: (1) international programs aimed at drug-producer countries; (2) interdiction of drugs at the border; and (3) domestic law enforcement. Federal resources devoted to drug interdiction m...
Interdepartmental Cooperation of Drug Enforcement Programs
120638: Feb 25, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO testified on federal drug interdiction efforts. Federal efforts to attack the vast supply of illicit drugs being smuggled into the country have three major components: international programs, interdiction at the border, and domestic drug law enforcement. Although federal resources devoted to drug interdiction have more than tripled in the last 5 years, t...
Drug Enforcement Coordination
120616: Feb 17, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO testified on Federal drug interdiction efforts. Federal efforts to curb smuggling of illicit drugs into the country have three major components: international programs, interdiction at the border, and domestic drug law enforcement. Although Federal resources devoted to drug interdiction have more than tripled in the last 5 years, the results remain limit...
FBI-DEA Task Forces: An Unsuccessful Attempt at Joint Operations
GGD-82-50: Published: Mar 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force program to gauge the success the two agencies have had working together in the past. The purpose of the task forces was to combine the investigative resources of the two agencies to pursue organized crime figures engaged in large-scale drug trafficking.Fo...
Ineffective Management of the Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program
EMD-81-113: Published: Sep 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Appropriate Technology Small Grants (ATSG) program. GAO believes that the ATSG program can help overcome barriers to the development and use of energy-related appropriate technology.The broad ATSG program goals established by DOE appear to adequately reflect the legislative purposes of the program. However, GAO does not believe that DOE has managed the...
Agency Procedures for Processing Dredging Permits
115875: Jul 22, 1981
A GAO review identified common delays and problems in the Corps of Engineers' dredging permit program and recommended ways to improve the process. An underlying reason for processing delays is the sharp increase in the number of laws and federal agencies involved with the dredging permit process. Although current laws emphasize the need to protect valuable resources, they affect timely permit proc...
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...
Views on Senate Bills 45 and 807
115069: Apr 22, 1981
Both Senate bill 45 and Senate bill 807 would achieve significant and much needed reform in our intergovernmental system. The narrow boundaries of Federal categorical programs and the mandates accompanying them have placed major strains on the accountablity and administrative capacities of the Federal, State, and local levels of government. Congressional passage of a grant reform bill is urgently...