Law enforcement (41 - 50 of 81 items)
Drug Interdiction: Funding Continues to Increase but Program Effectiveness Is Unknown
GGD-91-10: Published: Dec 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal drug interdiction programs run by the Customs Service, Coast Guard, and Border Patrol and supported by the Department of Defense, focusing on: (1) the available measures of program performance and the comparability of performance among different programs; (2) program funding; (3) quantities of drugs seized through the program...
Drug Control: U.S.-Supported Efforts in Colombia and Bolivia
NSIAD-89-24: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the scope, purpose, and effectiveness of U.S. narcotics control efforts in Colombia and Bolivia.GAO found that U.S.-supported crop control, enforcement, and interdiction efforts in Colombia and Bolivia have not produced major reductions in coca and marijuana production and trafficking, and it is questionable whether the efforts will achieve majo...
Status of EPA's Remedial Cleanup Efforts
RCED-85-86: Published: Mar 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in cleaning up the nation's worst hazardous waste sites during the first 4 years of the Superfund Program. The report focused on: (1) the extent to which EPA believes that the worst sites have been cleaned up under its remedial program; and (2) the status and funding of ongoing remedial act...
UMTA Needs Better Assurance That Grantees Comply With Selected Federal Requirements
RCED-85-26: Published: Feb 19, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1985.
As a result of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) increasing reliance on grant certifications in the administration of federal aid to mass transportation systems, GAO reviewed 20 grantees' compliance with federal requirements on procurement, charter bus operations, school bus operations, and the provision of transportation for the elderly and the handicapped.GAO found that, whil...
124179: May 16, 1984
A speech was given to the Washington Chapter of the National Association of Accountants on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to combat taxpayer noncompliance. The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) has attempted to solve some problems of taxpayer noncompliance by expanding and improving information reporting requirements and granting special enforcement authority to IRS. P...
Investigations of Major Drug Trafficking Organizations
GGD-84-36: Published: Mar 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) efforts to immobilize major drug traffickers and their organizations.GAO stated that, because scarce federal resources must be directed primarily toward the elimination of criminal organizations responsible for supplying drugs, persons at the highest levels of trafficking enterprises must be detected and imm...
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...
The Need To Control Prescription Drug Abuse
121774: Jun 29, 1983
GAO discussed its report on prescription drug abuse. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has effectively acted on the report's recommendations, resulting in improved security and recordkeeping of drug inventories by manufacturers and distributors and reduced opportunities for diversion from the wholesale level. However, DEA recovers only a small portion of Federal costs for registering and controlli...
Changes Needed in Witness Security Program
GGD-83-25: Published: Mar 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated operational aspects of the Department of Justice's Witness Security Program.GAO found that procedural deficiencies had enabled relocated witnesses to avoid legal obligations to the detriment of various third parties. An internal policy directive issued in April 1982 could help to mitigate these problems. However, legislative changes are needed...
Congress Should Consider Repeal of the Service Contract Act
HRD-83-4: Published: Jan 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1983.
GAO reported on the problems and impacts of the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the Department of Labor's administration and enforcement of its implementing regulations and procedures.GAO found that Labor has been unable to administer the Service Contract Act efficiently and effectively because: (1) inherent problems exist in its administration; (2) wage rates and fringe benefits set...