state relations (31 - 40 of 69 items)
Weed and Seed: Program Objectives
GGD-94-128R: Published: May 10, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's Operation Weed and Seed Program, intended to help communities weed out crime and seed sites with crime prevention programs, focusing on: (1) program effectiveness; (2) communities' satisfaction with the program; (3) activity funding; and (4) the program's federal and local management structure. GAO noted t...
Money Laundering: Project Gateway
GGD-94-91R: Published: Feb 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's initiative to facilitate states' access to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data, focusing on: (1) its implementation of Project Gateway; (2) whether BSA data are useful; and (3) why state officials are purchasing BSA data on magnetic tape for in-state processing if they have access to the entire BSA database. GAO noted that:...
War on Drugs: Federal Assistance to State and Local Drug Enforcement
GGD-93-86: Published: Apr 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal funding and oversight of multijurisdictional task forces (MJTF), specifically: (1) MJTF funding and its uses under the Byrne program; (2) how MJTF coordinated investigations with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) state and local task forces located in the same cities; and (3) how MJTF activities and funding are monitored, evaluated, and...
Alternative-Fueled Vehicles: Potential Impact of Exemptions From Transportation Control Measures
RCED-93-125: Published: Apr 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the implications of exempting alternative-fueled vehicles (AFV) from transportation control measures (TCM), focusing on: (1) AFV exemptions' effects on TCM; (2) AFV exemptions' effectiveness in encouraging AFV purchases and alternative fuel use; (3) government and industry views on whether the exemption program should be federally or state controll...
Money Laundering: State Efforts To Fight It Are Increasing But More Federal Help Is Needed
GGD-93-1: Published: Oct 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed what states are doing to combat money laundering and what assistance the federal government is providing to the states.GAO found that: (1) few states use legislation and financial transaction reports as federal law enforcement agencies do; (2) six states have agreements with the Treasury that permit them to receive Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data rele...
Drug Control: Difficulties in Denying Federal Benefits to Convicted Drug Offenders
GGD-92-56: Published: Apr 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) implementation of Department of Justice guidelines that allow federal and state court judges discretion in imposing sentences to make convicted drug offenders ineligible to receive certain federal benefits; (2) impact that benefit denial has had on drug offenders; and (3) possible effects of making benefit denial a mandatory sanction on co...
Drug Enforcement: Assistance to State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies in High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
T-GGD-92-37: Published: May 6, 1992. Publicly Released: May 6, 1992.
GAO discussed the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program. GAO noted that, in response to previous GAO recommendations concerning the need to promote collaborative federal, state, and local planning in the five HIDTA and to establish a system for assessing program performance, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): (1) issued guidance to HIDTA to designate area coordinato...
Drug Enforcement: Improving Management of Assistance to High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
T-GGD-91-53: Published: Jul 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) administration of federal assistance to localities with severe drug trafficking problems, focusing on: (1) the extent to which decisions on how best to spend High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) funds were based on collaboration among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; (2) how the $25 million in fiscal year...
EPA's Penalties May Not Recover Economic Benefits Gained by Violators
T-RCED-91-69: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) penalty policies and practices. GAO found that: (1) despite an EPA commitment to inflict penalties on violators and recent increases in total penalties, penalty amounts showed little relationship to the economic benefit of the violations; (2) the lack of documentation in 65 percent of the cases reviewed made it difficult to determine the ac...
Drug Control: National Guard Counter-Drug Support to Law Enforcement Agencies
NSIAD-91-113: Published: May 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) allocation of fiscal year (FY) 1989 and FY 1990 appropriations totalling $150 million to support an increased National Guard role in states' and territories' counter-drug activities.GAO found that: (1) OSD allocated $35.5 million of its $40-million FY 1989 appropriation and prioritized funding to state...