Appropriations (21 - 30 of 35 items)
Transportation of Public Law 480 Commodities--Efforts Needed To Eliminate Unnecessary Costs
NSIAD-85-74: Published: Jun 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1985.
GAO assessed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) and the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) management of the expenditure of U.S. funds for ocean transportation of agricultural commodities.GAO found significant problems indicating that USDA may be paying higher ocean freight differentials than necessary. USDA control over the bidding and negotiation process for ocean transportation contracts was...
Better Inspection Management Would Improve Oversight of Operating Nuclear Plants
RCED-85-5: Published: Apr 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) management of its operating nuclear power plant inspection program, including: (1) the NRC response to investigative findings concerning the Three Mile Island accident in 1979; (2) documentation for inspection program policies and procedures; and (3) the design and management of the inspection program. To oversee nuclear power plant operations...
Allegations of Contract Buy-In and Substantial Cost Increases in the Navy's Standard Automated Financial System
IMTEC-85-2: Published: Oct 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations made regarding the Navy's Standard Automated Financial System that: (1) the contractor "bought in" on the contract; (2) the Navy had decided to proceed with the project even though costs have substantially increased; and (3) project costs may increase to $200 million.GAO did not find sufficient evidence to conclude that the contracto...
Performance Evaluation: Energy Information Administration
PART-84-1: Published: Jun 15, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1984.
The Professional Audit Review Team's (PART) report presented its evaluation of the performance of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), as required by law.PART found that EIA: (1) is strengthening internal controls to better ensure its objectivity and independence from political and commercial considerations; (2) is assessing staffing needs; (3) has enhanced its annual planning needs; and (...
Tax Court Can Reduce Growing Case Backlog and Expenses Through Administrative Improvements
GGD-84-25: Published: May 14, 1984. Publicly Released: May 14, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the U.S. Tax Court to identify areas that need improvement.GAO found that the Court could make improvements in the scheduling and management of cases. As a result of the increase in petitions filed with the Court, the case backlog doubled between 1980 and 1982. To reduce the backlog and prevent old cases from accumulating, the...
Compliance With the Department of the Interior's Cost Recovery Program Could Generate Substantial Additional Revenues
RCED-83-94: Published: Sep 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's recently expanded cost recovery program as it relates to oil and gas activities on Alaska's federal onshore lands.GAO found that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Minerals Management Service (MMS), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are not fully complying with Interior's requirement to identify and, where appropriate, seek recovery of cost...
Greater Emphasis on Early Employment and Better Monitoring Needed in Indochinese Refugee Resettlement Program
HRD-83-15: Published: Mar 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Federal and State refugee assistance programs authorized under the Refugee Act of 1980, concentrating on the initial resettlement services provided by voluntary agencies under Department of State auspices and social services funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).GAO found that many interrelated problems have prevented Indoc...
Changes to the Motor Vehicle Recall Program Could Reduce Potential Safety Hazards
CED-82-99: Published: Aug 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1982.
GAO reported on the Motor Vehicle Recall Program's safety defect investigation process and its owner response rates. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which administers the program, conducts defect investigations of approximately 50 to 70 percent of the recalled motor vehicles, and the motor vehicle industry voluntarily initiates investigations of the remaining recalls. S...
Continuation of the Resource Conservation and Development Program Raises Questions
CED-81-120: Published: Aug 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) program and the administrative and legislative changes needed to improve the control and operation of the program.GAO was unable to develop a clear picture or measure of overall benefits under the program because program accomplishments are not clearly distinguishable at either the project or measure l...
The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program Helps Families but Needs Improvement
HRD-81-25: Published: Feb 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Counseling and Information Program, the performance of selected program grantees and contractors, the extent of voluntary groups' participation in the grantees' project activities, program administration, and procedures for awarding and managing grants and contracts. Since 1975, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided assi...