Appropriations (11 - 20 of 35 items)
Asset Forfeiture: Noncash Property Should Be Consolidated Under the Marshals Service
GGD-91-97: Published: Jun 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1991.
GAO reported on various aspects of the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and the Treasury asset forfeiture programs, focusing on: (1) compliance with the legislative requirement to develop and maintain a joint plan to coordinate and consolidate the post-seizure administration of properties seized for drug-related violations; and (2) the potential cost savings if all drug- and nondrug-related seizures w...
Indian Affairs: Alaska Native Allotment Eligibility Process Can Be Improved
RCED-88-121: Published: Jul 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) administration of the Native Allotment Program to determine: (1) whether BLM met certain requirements in its eligibility determinations; and (2) the progress BLM made in completing the program.GAO found that: (1) the BLM allotment tracking system did not contain current information on the status of allotment...
Defense Procurement Fraud: Justice's Overall Management Can Be Enhanced
GGD-88-96: Published: Jun 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Justice's (DOJ) overall management of its defense procurement fraud investigations.GAO found that DOJ: (1) lacked complete and timely information about case referrals and case status, since investigating agencies and DOJ attorneys frequently failed to report such data to its Fraud and Corruption Tracking (FACT) System; (2) did not...
Overseas Support: Current U.S. Administrative Support System Is Too Complicated
NSIAD-88-84: Published: Mar 25, 1988. Publicly Released: May 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's administrative support to U.S. agencies located overseas, specifically: (1) State's administration of its support program; (2) agencies' satisfaction with the support; (3) the methods State used to distribute costs; and (4) factors adversely affecting the consolidation of various overseas administrative support efforts...
Drug Control: U.S.-Mexico Opium Poppy and Marijuana Aerial Eradication Program
NSIAD-88-73: Published: Jan 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the joint U.S.-Mexico opium poppy and marijuana aerial eradication program in terms of the extent to which: (1) the program reduced the Mexican poppy and marijuana crops; (2) Mexico effectively used U.S.-provided aircraft and other resources; and (3) formal bilateral agreements provided the ongoing cooperation needed to expeditiously eliminate op...
Overseas Construction: State Initiates Corrective Actions, but Improvements Still Needed
NSIAD-88-27: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to correct long-standing construction management problems in its Office of Foreign Buildings Operations (FBO).GAO noted that State believes that its hiring of a private-sector program manager to reorganize FBO will improve its worldwide security construction program. GAO found that: (1) FBO operations have programm...
DC Government: Problems Have Created Delays in Constructing Educational Facilities at Lorton
GGD-88-1BR: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of $12.3 million in appropriated funds intended for constructing permanent educational and vocational facilities at the District of Columbia's (D.C.) Lorton Prison complex, to determine if D.C. spent the funds in accordance with congressional intent.GAO found that: (1) although the D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) assigned the pr...
Inspectors General: Compliance With Professional Standards by the Agriculture Inspector General
AFMD-86-41: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) compliance with professional standards in conducting audits and investigations.GAO found that, of the 23 audit and investigation standards it reviewed, OIG satisfactorily complied with 18. Although OIG complied with certain aspects of the other 5 standards, GAO found that: (1) some OIG supervisors did not docum...
UNICOR Products: Federal Prison Industries Can Further Ensure Customer Satisfaction
GGD-86-6: Published: Nov 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the operations of the Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) to determine whether improvements were needed in: (1) setting and maintaining prices for its products and services; (2) staying abreast of and dealing with customer problems; and (3) granting clearances for federal agencies to buy elsewhere.GAO found that UNICOR was not doing the market check...
The Establishment of Alternative Corporations by Selected Legal Services Corporation Grant Recipients
HRD-85-51: Published: Aug 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain alternative corporations that were established by three Legal Services Corporation (LSC) grant recipients to determine: (1) how and why the alternative corporations were established; (2) whether the establishment of the corporations complied with the Legal Services Corporation Act and regulations; and (3) whether the grant recipients and al...