Program management (31 - 40 of 49 items)
Security Assistance: Need for Improved Reporting on Excess Defense Article Transfers
NSIAD-94-27: Published: Jan 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the excess defense articles (EDA) program, focusing on: (1) the scope and size of the EDA program; (2) the types of EDA transferred; (3) the EDA congressional reporting process; (4) the accuracy of EDA pricing and valuing procedures; and (5) EDA program management.GAO found that: (1) between 1990...
Victims of Crime Act Grants: Better Reporting Needed for Compensation and Assistance Programs
GGD-92-2: Published: Oct 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) implementation of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim compensation and victim assistance grant programs, administered by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), which provide federal monetary compensation and support services to victims and families of victims of violent crime, focusing on: (1) whether the grants...
Managed Care: Oregon Program Appears Successful but Expansions Should Be Implemented Cautiously
T-HRD-91-48: Published: Sep 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1991.
GAO discussed Oregon's proposal to expand its prepaid managed care activities as part of a demonstration that would restructure its entire Medicaid program, focusing on the existing managed care program that will serve as the foundation for the proposed demonstration project. GAO noted that: (1) since 1985, Oregon's Medicaid program has increased to an enrollment of about 65,000 and Oregon has con...
EPA's Penalties May Not Recover Economic Benefits Gained by Violators
T-RCED-91-69: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) penalty policies and practices. GAO found that: (1) despite an EPA commitment to inflict penalties on violators and recent increases in total penalties, penalty amounts showed little relationship to the economic benefit of the violations; (2) the lack of documentation in 65 percent of the cases reviewed made it difficult to determine the ac...
Military Assistance: Improving the Way Congress Is Notified of Program Changes
NSIAD-89-4: Published: Nov 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) congressional notification procedures for reprogramming of foreign military assistance funds to determine whether changes in the process would provide Congress with better information on significant reprogramming without undue administrative burden.GAO found that: (1) the Foreign Assistance Act required the exec...
National Science Foundation: Allegations of Waste Within the U.S. Antarctic Program
RCED-88-223BR: Published: Sep 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined allegations regarding the National Science Foundation's (NSF) U.S. Antarctic Program, specifically alleged: (1) improper disposal of usable equipment and property; (2) illegal equipment use by a foreign country; and (3) inappropriate equipment purchases within the program.GAO found that: (1) neither the individual making the allegations nor NSF off...
Ethics: The Department of Justice's Ethics Program
GGD-88-112BR: Published: Jul 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Ethics Program to determine whether the program complied with statutory requirements and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations.GAO found that: (1) although the program generally complied with Ethics in Government Act of 1978 requirements, DOJ did not periodically evaluate it or provide training for al...
Asset Forfeiture Programs: Progress and Problems
T-GGD-88-41: Published: Jun 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs. GAO found that the agencies took actions to resolve program problems, including: (1) requiring headquarters approval to hold cash seizures of $5,000 or more as evidence; (2) making timely cash deposits, resulting in current deposits totalling $232 million in designat...
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...
Navy Contracting: Allegations About Trident Submarine Program Matters
NSIAD-86-74BR: Published: Jun 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations concerning mismanagement and questionable practices in the Trident submarine construction program, specifically: (1) excessive progress payments in submarine construction; (2) advance procurement of long-lead-time material; (3) unwarranted cost escalation on the lead Trident; (4) destruction of Navy records; (5) inappropriate task au...