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Vehicle Safety: Opportunities Exist to Enhance NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program
GAO-05-370: Published: Apr 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2005.
In 2003, 42,643 people were killed and more than 2.8 million people were injured in motor vehicle crashes. Efforts to reduce fatalities on the nation's roadways include the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program. Under this program, NHTSA conducts vehicle crash and rollover tests to encourage manufacturers to make safety improvements to new vehic...
Truck Safety: Share the Road Safely Program Needs Better Evaluation of Its Initiatives
GAO-03-680: Published: May 30, 2003. Publicly Released: May 30, 2003.
From 1992 through 2001, more than 50,000 people were killed in crashes involving large commercial trucks. Although more than 6,800 of these fatalities were truck occupants, approximately 40,000 were passengers in other vehicles and more than 4,000 were nonmotorists. The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducts a number of truck safety programs, in...
Transportation Research: Actions Needed to Improve Coordination and Evaluation of Research
GAO-03-500: Published: May 1, 2003. Publicly Released: May 1, 2003.
The Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) within the Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for coordinating and ensuring the evaluation of DOT research programs to promote the efficient use of departmental research funds, which in fiscal year 2002 totaled over $1 billion. RSPA is also responsible for conducting multimodal research that cuts across different modes of trans...
Army Management: Need to Reassess Risk and Resources for Inspecting Ceremonial Rifles
GAO-01-967: Published: Sep 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2001.
Since the 1920s, the Army's Ceremonial Rifle Program has lent obsolete or condemned rifles to veterans' organizations for funerals and other ceremonies. The M-1 is the only rifle currently authorized for this purpose. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 authorized the Secretary of the Army to conditionally loan or donate M-1 rifles and required that GAO review and report on...
DEA's Mobile Enforcement Teams: Steps Taken to Enhance Program Management, but More Can Be Done
GAO-01-482: Published: May 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2001.
This report discusses the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Mobile Enforcement Team Program. GAO found that since the program was established in 1995, DEA has enhanced its management of the program and provided for greater headquarters oversight and monitoring. In implementing the program and carrying out deployments, the field division METs generally complied with some of the pertinent requ...
Anti-Drug Media Campaign: ONDCP Met Most Mandates, but Evaluations of Impact Are Inconclusive
GGD/HEHS-00-153: Published: Jul 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, focusing on: (1) whether ONDCP provided timely financial reports to Congress; (2) how funds for paid advertising were managed and disbursed; (3) whether ONDCP complied with certain statutory requirements regarding the obligation of funds; (4) what ONDCP...
Civil Military Programs: Stronger Oversight of the Innovative Readiness Training Program Needed for Better Compliance
NSIAD-98-84: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) training projects that support nondefense activities, focusing on the: (1) extent, nature, and cost of civil military projects; (2) consistency of DOD's guidance on the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program with statutory requirements; (3) conformity of selected projects to statutory requirements, especiall...
National Science Foundation: Better Use of Existing Resources Could Improve Program Administration
RCED-94-95: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), focusing on: (1) how EHR establishes current and future priorities for its education programs; and (2) whether EHR has the resources it needs to effectively administer its programs.GAO found that: (1) EHR sets its program priorities through an informal proc...
Medical Technology: Quality Assurance Needs Stronger Management Emphasis and Higher Priority
PEMD-92-10: Published: Feb 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA): (1) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance program, established to define and enforce quality assurance in medical device manufacturing; and (2) inspections and compliance actions.GAO found that: (1) FDA has changed its interpretation of the original 1978 GMP regulations, shifting to more stringent r...
Short-Term Forecasting: Accuracy of USDA's Meat Forecasts and Estimates
PEMD-91-16: Published: May 6, 1991. Publicly Released: May 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the accuracy of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) short-term forecasts and estimates of meat production, prices, and inventories.GAO found that: (1) between 1983 and 1988, overall bias error was less than 3 percent for all the USDA short-term cattle, hog, and broiler production and price forecasts, and overall total error was less than 6 perce...