Appropriations (41 - 47 of 47 items)
Inspectors General: Compliance With Professional Standards by the Agriculture Inspector General
AFMD-86-41: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) compliance with professional standards in conducting audits and investigations.GAO found that, of the 23 audit and investigation standards it reviewed, OIG satisfactorily complied with 18. Although OIG complied with certain aspects of the other 5 standards, GAO found that: (1) some OIG supervisors did not docum...
After the Criminal Fine Enforcement Act of 1984--Some Issues Still Need To Be Resolved
GGD-86-2: Published: Oct 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Justice and Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' (AO) policies and procedures for tracking, monitoring, collecting, and enforcing criminal fines.GAO found that: (1) many offenders do not pay their fines; (2) there were no formal procedures governing the collection process; (3) probation officers do not obtain financial informatio...
GAO's Third Biennial Report on the Transfer of Excess and Surplus Federal Personal Property to Nonfederal Organizations
GGD-85-3: Published: Nov 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1984.
GAO presented its third biennial report evaluating the operation and impact of an amendment to the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, which established a single system to distribute surplus federal personal property to nonfederal organizations.GAO found that, since the amendment became effective, a greater proportion of excess federal personal property is being acquired for use with...
Improvements Needed in Clinical Testing of Anticancer Drugs
HRD-83-52: Published: Sep 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the clinical testing of anticancer drugs and the regulation of that testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine: (1) how well, during its review of new anticancer drug applications, FDA discharges its responsibility to protect human test subjects; (2) the manner in which drug sponsors and institutional review boards carry out...
Federal Regulation of Medical Devices--Problems Still To Be Overcome
HRD-83-53: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
GAO discussed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) efforts to regulate the medical device industry under amendments to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which require FDA to: (1) protect the public against unsafe or ineffective new devices gaining entry to the market; (2) review devices on the market before passage of amendments; and (3) classify all devices according to risk and regulate them...
Repeal of Unneeded Outer Continental Shelf Production Rate-Setting Functions Would Cut Costs
EMD-82-97: Published: Sep 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1982.
GAO initiated this report to determine whether there are opportunities to save money or better utilize resources within the Department of the Interior by eliminating unneeded statutory and other reporting requirements involving the production of oil and gas from federal leases on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).GAO found that, under authority of the OCS Lands Act of 1953 and the OCS Lands Act Am...
Evaluation of the DOD Readiness Report in Response to Public Law 96-342
PLRD-82-96: Published: Jul 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1982.
GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) initiatives to define the relationship between funding levels and military readiness.The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the military services have systems in place or initiatives underway to address this relationship. However, DOD has not been able to adequately articulate this relationship, and the various or...