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Operations Desert Shield/Storm: Foreign Government and Individual Contributions to the Department of Defense
NSIAD-92-144: Published: May 11, 1992. Publicly Released: May 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed foreign countries' contributions of money, property, services, and supplies accepted by the Department of Defense (DOD) as of September 30, 1991, focusing on whether DOD had: (1) complied with legislative requirements; (2) established adequate controls over the deposit and transfer of cash contributions; and (3) established adequate procedures fo...
House Contingent Fund
AFMD-92-41R: Published: Jan 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1992.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the House of Representatives' contingent fund. GAO noted that: (1) if the House used the contingent fund to fund a proposed task force to investigate allegations concerning the holding of American hostages in Iran in 1980, steps could be taken to ensure that sufficient funds were available by administratively ensuring sufficient f...
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...
El Salvador: Accountability for U.S. Military and Economic Aid
NSIAD-90-132: Published: Sep 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed accountability for and controls over U.S. military and economic assistance to El Salvador, to determine: (1) whether any assistance was subject to misuse or diversion; and (2) what accountability and controls are in place.GAO found that: (1) the United States has provided $3.5 billion in economic and military aid to El Salvador since 1980; (2) ther...
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
T-GGD-89-26: Published: May 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
GAO discussed the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, focusing on administrative cost trends, controls to prevent fraud and abuse, and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversight. GAO found that: (1) about eight million federal employees, annuitants, and their dependents receive health benefits totalling $11.6 billion in premiums, of which the government will pay $8.2 billion; (2) of the...
Commercial Fishing Vessel: Administration of the Colintino Rose II Loan Guarantee
RCED-89-105: Published: May 3, 1989. Publicly Released: May 3, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) actions concerning its loan guarantee of a commercial fishing vessel, focusing on: (1) the approval of the original loan guarantee; (2) efforts to resolve the loan default; (3) the vessel's construction and whether it was fit for its intended purpose; and (4) NMFS disbursement of funds, including th...
State Department's Management of Its Travel Advance Funds
T-NSIAD-88-21: Published: Apr 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1988.
GAO discussed the Department of State's efforts to resolve problems in its management of travel advance funds. GAO found that: (1) State did not have an effective system to monitor and report on travel advances and to collect unused travel funds; (2) State's delinquent travel advances increased from $10 million in 1985 to about $15.4 million in 1987; (3) State has collected only a small portion of...
Fraud Hotline: 9-Year GAO Fraud Hotline Summary
OGC/OSI-88-1FS: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized its operation of the GAO Fraud Hotline for the past 9 years.GAO objectives and goals were to: (1) operate a toll-free hotline that anyone in the United States could use to report allegations of fraud or abuse in the administration of federal funds; (2) refer any allegations to agency Inspectors General and ensure proper investigations and corr...
GAO Fraud Hotline
T-OSI-88-3: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
GAO discussed its 9-year experience with its fraud hotline in combatting fraud, waste, and abuse in federal expenditures. GAO found that: (1) as of January 1988, it received more than 94,000 calls; (2) it referred about 14,000 cases to other federal agencies, which closed 11,250 cases; (3) there were 146 substantiated cases, which resulted in 47 convictions; (4) the Departments of Health and Human...
Asset Forfeiture Programs: Corrective Actions Underway but Additional Improvements Needed
T-GGD-88-16: Published: Mar 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1988.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs, specifically their funds management problems. GAO found that, although Customs and DOJ took action to resolve problems concerning the handling of seized cash and the management of seized property, improvements were still needed, including: (1) ensuring that Customs' field offices complied with its newl...