Internal controls (11 - 20 of 27 items)
Establishment of the Veterans Administration as a Cabinet Department
T-HRD-88-11: Published: Mar 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1988.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would establish the Veterans Administration (VA) as a cabinet-level department, specifically: (1) problems with VA management oversight; and (2) how the proposed legislation might address the problems. GAO found that: (1) VA administrative managers have not adequately overseen its medical field offices, since they do not have reliable data about facilities p...
The Growing Need for Reform
136524: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 2, Summer 1988, discusses the current problems in federal financial management and efforts to solve them. A recent GAO study spotlighted problem areas in the federal government's financial management practices, including: (1) lack of cost information; (2) lack of reliable information on weapon systems and other major projects; (3) inadequate dis...
Telephone Communications: Controlling Cross-Subsidy Between Regulated and Competitive Services
RCED-88-34: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) proposed implementation of accounting controls to prevent cross-subsidization between regulated and nonregulated telephone service in order to facilitate competition among telephone companies.GAO found that: (1) the FCC allocation process was inefficient because it impeded companies from offering new...
Justice Department: Impediments Faced in Litigating and Collecting Debts Owed the Government
GGD-87-7BR: Published: Oct 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's procedures and litigation efforts in collecting delinquent debts referred by other federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) as of September 30, 1985, Justice had about 96,750 outstanding debt cases valued at $6.5 billion; and (2) the Departments of Education, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development, and the Veteran...
Treasury Department: An Assessment of the Need for a Statutory Inspector General
AFMD-86-3: Published: Aug 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the audit and investigative activities the Department of the Treasury's organizational units conducted, focusing on the differences and similarities between the organization and operation of those units and those of the statutory offices of inspector general in other executive branch departments and agencies.GAO found that: (1) Treasury's Inspec...
H.R. 3077--The Inspector General Act Amendments of 1985
130291: Jun 26, 1986
GAO testified on the provisions of H.R. 3077 that would: (1) establish statutory inspectors general at the Departments of Justice and the Treasury, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); (2) extend the protections and requirements of the Inspector General (IG) Act of 1978 to audit and investigative groups in most executive agencies not currently covered by the act; and (3) ensure unif...
[Comments on H.R. 1279]
B-219254: Published: Sep 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on proposed legislation intended to improve states' quality control under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC). Under current rules, sanctions are assessed against states whose AFDC payment error rates exceed certain thresholds. Under the proposed legislation: (1) certain technical errors would be disregarded in the computati...
Crime, Abuse, and the Computer: The Problem and the Federal Experience
124849: Jan 1, 1984
The federal government, with over 16,000 major computer systems, is greatly affected by computer crime. This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 3, Summer 1984, addresses the need for increased computer crime awareness through: (1) exploring the concept of computer crime; (2) discussing major problems GAO has found in federal information system security; (3) discussing possib...
Comments Concerning H.R. 3625, A Bill To Amend the Inspector General Act of 1978
122734: Oct 26, 1983
Testimony was given concerning proposed legislation which would amend the Inspector General (IG) Act to include the Departments of Energy (DOE), Health and Human Services (HHS), Justice, and the Treasury. GAO supported passage of the act and other legislation designed to centralize and strengthen internal audit and investigative activities under IG's in major departments and agencies. Since GAO co...
Proposed National Technical Information Service Revolving Fund
RCED-83-218: Published: Sep 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined selected activities and functions of the Department of Commerce's National Technical Information Service (NTIS) clearinghouse, focusing on the need to establish a new revolving fund as proposed by companion bills H.R. 2514 and S. 808. The current NTIS special fund facilitates payments to cover most operating costs associated with its information...