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Interpretation of P.L. 97-377
B-210922.1: Published: Jun 27, 1983. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
In response to a request from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), GAO gave its interpretation of a section of legislation pertaining to the implementation and enforcement of IRS rulings against North Dakota tax exempt organizations which have been administering games of chance. GAO does not generally offer opinions on the constitutionality of enacted legislation. However, from its analysis of the...
Observations on the FBI's Interstate Identification Index
GGD-85-4: Published: Oct 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the status and implementation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Interstate Identification Index (Triple I) which is an automated information system used to exchange criminal history records and related information between federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies.In addition to the Triple I information system, which is man...
Evaluation of Selected Aspects of FDA's Food Manufacturing Sanitation Inspection Efforts
HRD-84-65: Published: Aug 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO developed information on the status of sanitation conditions in the food manufacturing industry and the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) management of its inspection activities. In addition, GAO reviewed the ability of FDA to enforce regulations which ensure that foods are manufactured under sanitary conditions.GAO found that 93 percent of the food m...
Better Monitoring and Recordkeeping Systems Needed To Accurately Account for Juvenile Justice Practices
GGD-84-85: Published: Jul 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the manner in which the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the Department of Justice is implementing the Juvenile Justice and Prevention Act by discussing the Office's program to evaluate State monitoring reports and making observations concerning progress made under 10 of the act's objectives.On March 7, 1984, GAO testi...
Law Enforcement Efforts To Control Domestically Grown Marijuana
GGD-84-77: Published: May 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal assistance designed to address the domestic marijuana cultivation problem and, specifically, it reviewed the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) domestic marijuana eradication and suppression state assistance program. Identified during the review were DEA and National Guard Bureau actions which should improve eradication efforts.Accordi...
Views on H.R. 3086
121716: Jun 22, 1983
GAO commented on the activities of the U.S. Marshals Service and on H.R. 3086, a bill that would amend existing laws governing the protection of Government witnesses, the performance of U.S. marshal duties, and the fees for serving process and rendering other court-related services. Attention was focused on the Witness Security Program, since recent GAO work showed that the program has enabled som...
Comprehensive Approach Needed To Help Control Prescription Drug Abuse
GGD-83-2: Published: Oct 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1982.
Because of longstanding congressional concern over the seriousness of prescription drug abuse, GAO examined efforts to control prescription drugs at the retail level.Most abused prescription drugs are obtained at the retail level. Unintentional misprescribing by doctors, pharmacy thefts, illegal sales by pharmacists, and forged prescriptions are among the various ways by which abused prescription...
Narcotics Enforcement Policy
117181: Dec 10, 1981
The development of a comprehensive, cohesive Federal narcotics enforcement policy must involve all aspects of the criminal justice system: investigation, prosecution, adjudication, conviction, and sentencing. It must be on an international as well as a national level. It is the Federal Government's strategy to allocate resources to combat the most dangerous drugs of abuse, to go after high-level t...
The Multi-State Regional Intelligence Projects
118051: May 27, 1981
GAO reviewed the Department of Justice grant award program for seven regional intelligence networks. Because the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration is being phased out, GAO found that there is a need for: (1) a defined role for the networks which will enhance their relationship with Federal law enforcement agencies; (2) an oversight board to establish operating policy standards and review g...
Federal Funding for State Medicaid Fraud Control Units Still Needed
HRD-81-2: Published: Oct 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1980.
Medicaid fraud costs American taxpayers millions of dollars annually. To help reduce the losses, Congress enacted the Medicare-Medicaid Anti-Fraud and Abuse Amendments authorizing 90 percent Federal matching payments for fiscal years 1978-80 as an incentive for States to establish Medicaid fraud control units. It was expected that this financial relief would enable many State Governments to establ...