Financial management (21 - 29 of 29 items)
Reforming Interest Provisions in Federal Water Laws Could Save Millions
CED-82-3: Published: Oct 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1981.
The cost of financing the construction of federal water projects for irrigation and municipal and industrial consumers has increased substantially since the first projects were built in the early 1900's. Because conditions have changed since repayment policies were established, GAO took a look at the full cost of financing water projects to determine whether expenditures can be reduced.By law, wat...
Improving the Collection of Debts Owed the Government
115032: Apr 23, 1981
Debts arise from a host of Federal activities including tax assessments, benefit and administrative overpayments, and overdue student and housing program loans. Amounts which are owed to the Government and are being written off as uncollectable are substantial and growing rapidly. Before the Government's debt collection problems can be remedied, many administrative and legislative actions must be...
The Inspectors General--On-the-Spot Watchdogs
112504: Jun 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Spring 1980. The Inspector General Act of 1978 established Inspector General (IG) offices in six federal departments and six federal agencies patterned after the IG office already established in HEW. IG's play a key role in the process of governmental accountability. Their activities are designed to promote economy and efficiency and preve...
Improvements Needed in Accounting for Foreign Student Participation in Defense Training Programs
FGMSD-80-58: Published: May 7, 1980. Publicly Released: May 9, 1980.
Due to the concern that increases in the cost of military training for foreign nationals may have been discouraging them from participating in Department of Defense (DOD) training programs, a comparison was made of trends for participating students and countries, and the tuition rates charged. While data for the Foreign Military Sales Training Program were only available for the years 1976-1979, t...
Accurate Information--Government Managers Cannot Do Without It
113717: Mar 3, 1980
The lack of the right kind of information affects the way the Government functions. In financial management, a manager needs timely, complete, and accurate information on: legal limits and resources available, obligations and costs incurred and their relationship to budgeted amounts, work goals achieved and their cost, the degree to which work goals are met, and opportunities to achieve goals at a...
Proposed Increase in Funds Authorized for the Temporary Commission on Financial Oversight of the District of Columbia
109191: Apr 25, 1979
Without proposed legislation the Temporary Commission on Financial Oversight of the District of Columbia will be unable to fulfill the responsibilities assigned to it by law. In essence, public law requires the Commission, through contractors, to improve the District government's financial planning, reporting, and control systems; prepare procedures for ongoing training programs for employees who...
090939: Jan 1, 1976
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 11, Issue 3, Summer 1976...
U.S. Agreements and Assistance to Free World Forces in Southeast Asia Show Need for Improved Reporting to Congress
B-159451: Published: Apr 24, 1973. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1973.
No summary is currently available...
Review of Certain Activities of the Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States, Fiscal Year 1961
B-114808: Published: Aug 30, 1962. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1962.
The General Accounting Office has reviewed certain activities of the Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1961, pursuant to the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921 (31 U.S.C. 53), and the Accounting and Auditing Act of 1950 (31 U.S.C. 67). In view of section 19 of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands (48 U.S.C. 1632), our review centered on...