Interagency relations (31 - 40 of 47 items)
How Well Do the Military Services Perform Jointly in Combat? DOD Joint Test-and-Evaluation Program Provides Few Credible Answers
PEMD-84-3: Published: Feb 22, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) joint test-and-evaluations (JT&E) program, which was established in 1971, to determine how well the military services can perform their missions and roles in joint operations under combat conditions.GAO found that the office responsible for JT&E of DOD weapon systems has been dependent on organizations with vest...
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces: Status and Observations
GGD-84-35: Published: Dec 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the planning and management of the newly established Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program and identified issues for potential consideration in future evaluations of the program's success.The goal of the new task forces is to disrupt high-level drug trafficking organizations by making the maximum use of financial inv...
Review of Department of Education FY 1980 Interagency Fund Transfer Agreements
AFMD-82-19: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1982.
GAO examined selected Department of Education fiscal year 1980 transfers to determine whether any of those agreements violated any laws. GAO discussed the procedures for developing the fund transfer agreements with Education officials and reviewed their written guidelines. GAO examined most of the agreement documents and related accounting records to: (1) determine the purpose of the transfers; (2...
Consideration of Whether the Existing Tax Disclosure Statute Strikes a Proper Balance Between Privacy Rights and Law Enforcement Information Needs
117066: Dec 14, 1981
Since its enactment, the disclosure section of the 1976 Tax Reform Act has generated much concern and controversy because it has affected the coordination between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and law enforcement agencies. Changes to the law would constitute an important step toward resolving the coordination problems. In considering changes to the law, it is essential to strike a proper bala...
Agency Procedures for Processing Dredging Permits
115875: Jul 22, 1981
A GAO review identified common delays and problems in the Corps of Engineers' dredging permit program and recommended ways to improve the process. An underlying reason for processing delays is the sharp increase in the number of laws and federal agencies involved with the dredging permit process. Although current laws emphasize the need to protect valuable resources, they affect timely permit proc...
Request for Exemption
B-203171: Published: Jul 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1981.
An exemption was requested of a GAO regulation which restricts the use of travel agents to procure official Government travel. A proposal was submitted to allow the General Services Administration (GSA) to establish, within a 2-year period, one or more commercial travel agent contractual operations in each of the 11 GSA regions. Where feasible, GSA plans to operate regional travel centers designed...
Increased Management Action Needed To Help TDP Meet Its Objectives
ID-81-20: Published: Jan 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1981.
GAO reviewed the International Development Cooperation Agency (IDCA) Trade and Development Program (TDP) to assess TDP effectiveness in achieving its dual objectives to foster development overseas and to promote U.S. exports of technology and services for development projects.GAO found that: (1) with available data it is difficult to demonstrate the extent to which TDP has contributed to developme...
Most Federal Agencies Have Done Little Planning for ADP Disasters
AFMD-81-16: Published: Dec 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1980.
As most federal agencies are extremely dependent on automatic data processing (ADP) systems, GAO reviewed the lack of effort among many federal agencies to develop backup plans to maintain reasonable continuity of data processing support when normal ADP operations are disrupted.GAO found not only a lack of understanding in the Federal Government of the importance of ADP backup planning, but also t...
From Quantity to Quality: Changing FBI Emphasis on Interstate Property Crimes--A Supplement
GGD-80-43(A): Published: Aug 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1980.
This supplement to an earlier GAO report contains the Department of Justice's comments on the GAO analysis. Justice supported the GAO recommendation to change the legislation but has taken issue with the remaining findings, conclusions, and recommendations. They gave no indication that substantial changes would be forthcoming in either prosecutive or investigative policies and practices. GAO belie...
Additional Management Improvements Are Needed To Speed Case Processing at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
EMD-80-54: Published: Jul 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1980.
Created as an independent regulatory agency within the Department of Energy (DOE), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is primarily responsible to regulate directly or indirectly electric power, natural gas, and oil in interstate commerce. Under the law, it has also been assigned most of the functions of the former Federal Power Commission, jurisdiction over oil pipeline rates, and oth...