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Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Has Made Limited Progress Toward Accomplishing Its Mission
GGD-84-4: Published: Feb 3, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1984.
GAO assessed the progress of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council in accomplishing its congressional mandates. The Council was established to: (1) prescribe uniform federal examination principles, standards, and report forms for examinations of financial institutions; (2) recommend uniformity in other supervisory matters; (3) develop uniform financial institution reporting system...
Potential Administrative Impact of Implementing Selected Provisions of the Administration's Natural Gas Decontrol Plan (S. 615)
RCED-83-146: Published: Apr 25, 1983. Publicly Released: May 26, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the potential administrative impact of implementing selected provisions of the Natural Gas Consumer Regulatory Reform Amendments of 1983 on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and the Economic Regulatory Administration (ERA). Specifically, GAO was asked to identify and analyze all provisi...
The Trade Reorganization Act of 1983, S. 121
121343: May 12, 1983
Testimony was given concerning proposed legislation that would reorganize the Government's trade functions by creating a new Department of Trade. GAO believes that establishing a Department of Trade would be a means of emphasizing the importance of trade in relation to the U.S. economy and the Government's role in international trade relations. However, establishing a Department of Trade will not...
Comments on H.R. 2293
121019: Apr 7, 1983
GAO presented its comments in support of H.R. 2293 which amends the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act. GAO recommended that provisions requiring require Federal agencies to increase the use of full and open competition be expanded and strengthened by: (1) requiring regular advance procurement planning and market research; (2) limiting restrictive designs and conditions in solicitations; (3)...
121161: Jan 1, 1983
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 18, Issue 1, Winter 1983, discusses various new and proposed legislation including laws which affect: small business research and development assistance, the auditing functions of GAO, data collection on the geographic distribution of Federal funds, claims collection, immigration reform, refugee assistance, and the establishment of the State Jus...
Comments on H.R. 7039
119450: Sep 9, 1982
GAO testified on a bill which would amend existing laws governing the protection of Government witnesses, the performance of U.S. Marshal duties, and the fees that can be charged for certain services provided by the Government in connection with litigation in the Federal courts. In addition, the bill would amend the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to the service of process and provide mo...
The Proposed Program Fraud Civil Penalties Act
118070: Apr 1, 1982
In a testimony before a congressional committee, the Special Assistant to the Comptroller General noted that fraud in government operations and programs can undermine the integrity of the federal government and, under the present system, individuals can commit fraud against the government with little or no fear of federal reprisal. S. 1780 would provide agencies with a mechanism to impose civil pe...
Who Is Watching the Defense Dollars?
AFMD-82-26: Published: Feb 5, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1982.
GAO prepared a study to: (1) present background information on the principal Department of Defense (DOD) audit and investigative organizations; (2) summarize findings of earlier reports on these organizations; and (3) discuss the merits of having a statutory inspector general in DOD modeled after those in the civil agencies. The study supplements many oral briefings GAO has given to congressional...
119378: Jan 1, 1982
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 3, Summer 1982, discusses legislative developments, including a congressional request for a GAO report on the implementation of the Agriculture and Food Act. It also discusses legislative proposals regarding hospice care, paperwork reduction, and the establishment of a Commission on More Effective Government. A brief analysis is made o...
117396: Oct 1, 1981
The House Appropriations Committee has recommended that GAO concentrate on those studies and investigations which are directly related to reducing waste and inefficiency in the Federal Government. It may be necessary for Congress to review the responsibilities of GAO in the near future to ensure that: (1) it is operating efficiently, (2) it is not overburdened by Congress with unnecessary responsi...