Program evaluation (51 - 60 of 91 items)
Short-Term Forecasting: Accuracy of USDA's Meat Forecasts and Estimates
PEMD-91-16: Published: May 6, 1991. Publicly Released: May 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the accuracy of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) short-term forecasts and estimates of meat production, prices, and inventories.GAO found that: (1) between 1983 and 1988, overall bias error was less than 3 percent for all the USDA short-term cattle, hog, and broiler production and price forecasts, and overall total error was less than 6 perce...
Medical Devices: Underreporting of Serious Problems With a Home Apnea Monitor
PEMD-90-17: Published: May 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the number of complaints involving patient deaths associated with an apnea monitor; (2) whether the device's manufacturer complied with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) problem reporting regulations and procedures; and (3) how FDA responded to information that the monitor had been associated with numerous deaths.GAO found that: (1) between J...
Medical Device Recalls: An Overview and Analysis 1983-88
PEMD-89-15BR: Published: Aug 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 1,635 medical devices recalled between fiscal years 1983 and 1988.GAO found that: (1) the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified 1,026 of the recalled devices as medium-serious, 561 as least-serious, and 48 as most-serious in terms of potential adverse health consequences; (2) the annual number of recalls fluctuated, with annu...
Medical Device Recalls: Examination of Selected Cases
PEMD-90-6: Published: Oct 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the overall characteristics of medical device recalls, focusing on those that: (1) involved medical devices that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved through its pre-market approval process (PMA) for marketing and subsequently recalled; and (2) FDA classified as class I, the most serious health risk.GAO found that: (1) 28...
Medical Devices: FDA's Implementation of the Medical Device Reporting Regulation
PEMD-89-10: Published: Feb 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) implementation of the medical device reporting (MDR) regulation to: (1) determine the level of information the regulation generated; (2) describe and assess the principal organizational structures and procedures that FDA used to process MDR reports; (3) evaluate FDA analysis and use of MDR data; and (4) r...
Revision of Excess and Surplus Property Biennial Reporting Requirement
T-GGD-88-49: Published: Aug 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1988.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would modify its biennial reporting requirements under the General Services Administration's (GSA) program for transfers of excess personal property and donations of surplus personal property. GAO found that: (1) its past reports fully determined the effects of Public Law 94-519 and met Congress' objective to have GAO independently evaluate the program; and...
Integrity Act: Treasury's Annual Reporting Needs Improvement
GGD-87-16: Published: Nov 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1986.
GAO reported on the Department of the Treasury's report on its internal controls under the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA).GAO believes that Treasury's report inaccurately portrayed the adequacy of its controls, because: (1) its fiscal year (FY) 1985 report stated that, except for material weaknesses in tax processing and automated operations, its internal control systems...
Management Improvement in the Federal Government
129190: Feb 26, 1986
GAO discussed major management issues facing the federal government. GAO noted that some progress has been made, but the management structure and systems supporting leaders are still far from what they need to be. Recent GAO management reviews at the Departments of Labor and Justice and the Defense Logistics Agency provided evidence of improvement efforts within individual departments. GAO believe...
Second-Year Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act in the Department of Labor
HRD-86-29: Published: Nov 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's second-year efforts to implement and comply with the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), which is aimed at strengthening management controls and accounting systems and helping to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in federal agencies.GAO found that, at the end of 1984, uncorrected internal control weaknesses existed in Labo...
EPA-FMFIA: EPA's Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
RCED-86-34: Published: Nov 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) second-year implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), focusing on: (1) improvements in EPA internal controls and the process EPA uses to evaluate and correct internal control weaknesses; (2) the status of the EPA accounting system and evaluations made to determine whether it conforms to the Comptroller General'...