Investigations by federal agencies (31 - 40 of 84 items)
Abortion Clinics: Information on the Effectiveness of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act
GGD-99-2: Published: Nov 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the occurrence of abortion clinic incidents before and after the enactment of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (FACE); (2) views regarding FACE and its effectiveness from representatives of these clinics, selected police departments and U.S. Attorney offices, and other representatives from the Department of...
Forest Service: Information on Law Enforcement Activities
T-RCED-98-201: Published: Jun 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1998.
GAO discussed law enforcement activities in the Forest Service, focusing on the: (1) number of employees involved in law enforcement activities; (2) costs associated with these activities; (3) interaction between the Forest Service and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; (4) number and types of crimes committed on national forest lands; and (5) number of complaints against th...
Federal Inspectors General: An Historical Perspective
T-AIMD-98-146: Published: Apr 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1998.
GAO discussed the evolution of the work of federal Inspectors General (IG).GAO noted that: (1) Congress created IGs throughout government as a result of growing reports of serious and widespread internal control breakdowns; (2) IGs were principally charged with detecting fraud, waste, and mismanagement in agencies' programs and operations, conducting audits and investigations, and recommending pol...
Inspector General: Information on Resources and Planning at the Department of Health and Human Services
AIMD-97-125R: Published: Aug 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the decline in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General's (IG) investigative resources and on other federal and state actions designed to improve health care fraud investigative and enforcement activities.GAO noted that: (1) during February 1993, the IG began implementing a strategic plan developed by its O...
Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Authority and Personnel at 32 Organizations
GGD-97-93: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal organizations employing from 25 to 699 law enforcement investigative personnel, focusing on: (1) the types of violations that these organizations investigate; (2) the authorities under which these organizations investigate suspected federal criminal law violations, execute search warrants, make arrests, and/or carry firearms;...
Investigators' Guide to Sources of Information
OSI-97-2: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO presented an investigative tool for identifying sources of information about people, property, business, and finance. The guide includes an index to locate sources of information about a topic that may be discussed in one or more places in the guide, and a chapter on how to use the Internet to gather information valuable to the investigative process. In many cases, information in the sources c...
FBI Cost of Freemen Standoff
GGD-97-13R: Published: Oct 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the overall cost of the Montana Freemen standoff and the amount over and above normal expenses that would have been incurred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had the standoff not occurred. GAO noted that: (1) as of August 7, 1996, the standoff cost about $7.5 million; (2) about half of that total represented regular salar...
Justice's Handling of Alleged Disclosure/Retaliation
OSI-96-7R: Published: Sep 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations concerning retaliation against a complainant who reported the unauthorized disclosure of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confidential informant to the appropriate Department of Justice (DOJ) officials. GAO noted that: (1) it could not substantiate that any DOJ employee had disclosed the informant's identity or had acted improper...
Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Authority and Personnel at 13 Agencies
GGD-96-154: Published: Sep 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the 13 federal agencies with the largest number of law enforcement investigative personnel, focusing on: (1) the types of violations investigated by these agencies; (2) these agencies' investigative authorities; (3) the number of law enforcement investigative personnel at these agencies at the end of fiscal years 1987, 1991, and 1995...
Customs Service: Status of the Implementation of Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendations
GGD-96-163: Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's implementation of blue ribbon panel recommendations concerning allegations of corruption and mismanagement by Customs employees.GAO found that Customs: (1) accepted the findings of the panel and took steps to rectify the problems identified by the panel; (2) restructured its Office of Internal Affairs to address issues of...