Law enforcement (71 - 80 of 82 items)
Disinfectants: EPA Lacks Assurance They Work
RCED-90-139: Published: Aug 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of the efficacy of disinfectants, focusing on: (1) controversies regarding EPA-recommended methods and performance standards for testing disinfectant efficacy; (2) EPA efforts to obtain objective research to resolve the controversies; (3) EPA internal controls to ensure the quality and integrit...
Justice Department: Coordination Between DEA and the FBI
GGD-90-59: Published: Mar 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relationship between the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in investigating drug trafficking, focusing on: (1) how DEA and FBI coordinated their enforcement activities; (2) how the Department of Justice oversaw drug enforcement activities; (3) the status of efforts to merge DEA and FBI authority and res...
Strengthening Trade Practice Oversight
T-GGD-89-39: Published: Sep 8, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1989.
GAO discussed how the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and four of the exchanges it regulated could better deter, detect, and punish floor trade practice abusers in the futures markets. GAO noted that: (1) exchanges generally did not precisely time trade activities, although such audit trail information could help them to prevent floor participants from altering trading records and conc...
Troubled Thrifts: Use of Supervisory Enforcement Actions
GGD-89-105BR: Published: Jul 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Home Loan Bank Board's (FHLBB) supervisory enforcement actions to prevent or correct targeted violations or unsafe or unsound practices.GAO found that FHLBB enforcement actions at 47 near-failing thrifts between January 1986 and December 1988 were not always effective in preventing or correcting violations or unsafe or un...
Customs Service: Penalty Assessment and Collection Process Is Improving
GGD-88-74: Published: Jul 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's assessment, processing, and collection procedures at four district fines, penalties, and forfeiture (FP&F) offices to determine whether they needed improvement.GAO found that: (1) in three of the district offices it reviewed, violators' failure to timely respond to penalty notices delayed case processing; (2) the offices' r...
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...
Improved Management Processes Would Enhance Justice's Operations
GGD-86-12: Published: Mar 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's management structure and management support systems to assess how departmentwide management support functions assist the Attorney General in directing and overseeing Justice's operations.GAO found that Justice needs: (1) an institutional process for developing long-range departmental goals to guide its program planning and budgeting decisions; (2) an establ...
National Parks: Allegations Concerning Yosemite National Park Drug Investigation
RCED-86-67FS: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined allegations regarding the conduct of the Yosemite Law Enforcement Office (LEO) during a drug investigation.GAO found that: (1) concerning the allegation that information on the background and conduct of many LEO investigators and informants which would have diminished their credibility before the grand jury was not contained in LEO files, one inves...
Bureau of Indian Affairs' Use of Selected Aspects of Its Fiscal Year 1984 Appropriated Funds
AFMD-85-74: Published: Sep 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' planned and actual use of its fiscal year (FY) 1984 spending authority.GAO found that, overall, the Bureau allocated FY 1984 appropriations earmarked for social services and law enforcement activities in accordance with their financial plans and congressional expectations. The Bureau headquarters and area offices ob...
Justice Needs Better Controls Over Payment of Witness Fees
GGD-84-61: Published: Jul 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1984.
GAO reviewed how three U.S. attorney's offices and three U.S. Marshals Service offices manage the use of and payments to fact witnesses and to experts who testify at trials or in nontrial activities.GAO found that the Department of Justice is not following its policy regarding the approved use of and payments to fact witnesses, and U.S. Marshals offices are processing fact witness payments without...