Internal controls (51 - 60 of 62 items)
Information on Duplicate Payments to Contractors by DLA's DCASR in Cleveland, OH
AFMD-85-71: Published: Aug 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1985.
GAO examined the issue of duplicate payments by the government to contractors, surveying procedures at selected federal payment centers, including the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) Defense Contract Administration Services Region (DCASR) in Cleveland, Ohio.A review of the DCASR records containing government checks and contractor refunds and an analysis of payment transactions showed that: (1) pr...
Reducing the Cost of Weapons Acquisitions
125858: Dec 18, 1984
GAO discussed the reduction in the costs of weapons systems acquisition. The Department of Defense (DOD) is initiating steps to identify and solve cost problems, but there continue to be serious structural problems in the acquisition process. Analyzing the historical relationship between budgetary projections in DOD 5-year plans and the obligations ultimately incurred shows that the plans have con...
Improving the Management of the Federal Government
125264: Sep 19, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed current government management improvement efforts and past management reforms, and it focused on two key management areas: human resources and management support systems. The administration has devoted substantial energies to improve management by various means and has recently broadened its efforts to by initiating a long-range program aimed at i...
Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982
124299: May 22, 1984
GAO discussed first-year efforts to implement the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act. GAO noted that agencies generally made adequate efforts to implement the act by assessing the vulnerability of their internal controls and accounting systems and by submitting the required reports. GAO stated that material weaknesses reported by agencies included problems with: (1) accounting and financial...
Navy's Transfer of Power System to Financially Troubled Guam Power Authority Has Been Delayed
ID-82-28: Published: Jul 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the Island-Wide Power System on Guam, which is jointly operated by the Navy and the Guam Power Authority. The Navy and the Authority entered into a formal agreement providing for the pooling of power generation and transmission facilities and prorated cost sharing. The Power Pool Agreement, as orginally formulated, was to be a short-term arrangement to permit the Authority...
GAO Efforts Related to the Problem of Fraud in the Government
110734: Oct 30, 1979
Information was provided on GAO efforts to prevent fraud in Government programs. It was determined that the essential elements of an effort to combat fraud should include: (1) procedures to assess the vulnerability of the programs in question to see if the agencies were aware of the susceptibility of their programs to fraudulent schemes; (2) the comprehensive collection and analysis of information...
Questionable Practices of the Military Minor Construction Program
LCD-77-356: Published: Feb 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1978.
Congress normally authorizes military construction projects in annual construction authorizations acts and finances them in construction appropriation acts. To provide for unforeseen circumstances creating an urgent need for construction, Congress has enacted legislation permitting the military services to initiate projects costing no more than $400,000 without congressional approval.The Departmen...
Review of the Materiel Readiness of Certain Marine Corps Reserve Force Units
B-148167: Published: Jul 24, 1973. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1973.
No summary is currently available...
Settlement of Corps of Engineers (Civil Functions) Accountable Officers' Accounts
093051: Oct 14, 1970
No summary is currently available...
Need To Strengthen Control Over Incoming United States AID Cargoes In Vietnam
B-159451: Published: May 15, 1968. Publicly Released: May 15, 1968.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the security and accountability controls over the hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of economic assistance program commodities arriving in Vietnam yearly, focusing on the: (1) extent of commodity losses resulting from diversions or other causes; (2) status of the backlog of commodities stored in and around the various port...