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AIMD-93-66R: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Navy inspectors general activities, focusing on a draft revision of Instruction 5040.7K which prescribes the objectives, policies, and procedures that inspectors general staff are to follow when inspecting Navy units. GAO found that: (1) the objectives and policies of the Naval Command Inspection Program are stated differen...
Department of Education: Long-Standing Management Problems Hamper Reforms
HRD-93-47: Published: May 28, 1993. Publicly Released: May 28, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Education's management to identify actions that could improve organizational performance.GAO found that: (1) Education lacks a clear management mission of how to best marshal its resources to effectively achieve its mission; (2) Education's ability to implement solutions to its problems and effectively plan is impeded without a process for setting clear goals and pri...
RTC Western Storm Follow-up
GGD-93-8R: Published: Dec 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) an assessment of the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) efforts to correct contracting deficiencies in the Western Storm Project; and (2) the results of its inquiry into alleged criminal conduct relating to the award and performance of the Western Storm contract. GAO noted that: (1) poor planning, poor oversight, and the use of an improper c...
Managed Care: Oregon Program Appears Successful but Expansions Should Be Implemented Cautiously
T-HRD-91-48: Published: Sep 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1991.
GAO discussed Oregon's proposal to expand its prepaid managed care activities as part of a demonstration that would restructure its entire Medicaid program, focusing on the existing managed care program that will serve as the foundation for the proposed demonstration project. GAO noted that: (1) since 1985, Oregon's Medicaid program has increased to an enrollment of about 65,000 and Oregon has con...
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...
Asset Forfeiture: Opportunities to Improve Program Administration
T-GGD-91-16: Published: Mar 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1991.
GAO discussed management improvements to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs. GAO noted that: (1) consolidation of the programs within one agency could improve efficiency and save substantial dollars; (2) DOJ and Customs independently operate seized property programs, resulting in duplication of effort because the seized properties are general...
Government Financial Vulnerability: 14 Areas Needing Special Review
OCG-90-1: Published: Jan 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO described its planned special audit of 14 federal programs that it believed to be particularly vulnerable to mismanagement, fraud, abuse, and major losses of funds due to poor internal control and financial management systems.GAO noted that it planned to investigate the: (1) Resolution Trust Corporation's management and disposal of approximately $200 billio...
Congressional Award Program: Problems at the National Level Must Be Solved if the Program Is To Progress
AFMD-89-14: Published: Nov 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO: (1) audited the financial records of the Congressional Award Foundation, a nonprofit corporation the Congressional Award Board established to carry out its daily operations; and (2) evaluated the effectiveness of the Board's Congressional Award Program, a locally administered program intended to promote youth initiative, achievement, and excellence.GAO found...
National Science Foundation: Allegations of Waste Within the U.S. Antarctic Program
RCED-88-223BR: Published: Sep 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined allegations regarding the National Science Foundation's (NSF) U.S. Antarctic Program, specifically alleged: (1) improper disposal of usable equipment and property; (2) illegal equipment use by a foreign country; and (3) inappropriate equipment purchases within the program.GAO found that: (1) neither the individual making the allegations nor NSF off...
Asset Forfeiture Programs: Corrective Actions Underway but Additional Improvements Needed
T-GGD-88-16: Published: Mar 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1988.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs, specifically their funds management problems. GAO found that, although Customs and DOJ took action to resolve problems concerning the handling of seized cash and the management of seized property, improvements were still needed, including: (1) ensuring that Customs' field offices complied with its newl...