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USDA Telecommunications: Strong Leadership Needed to Resolve Management Weaknesses, Achieve Savings
AIMD-98-131: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to improve its management of telecommunications resources and act on opportunities to achieve savings.GAO noted that: (1) USDA has taken positive steps to begin correcting its telecommunications management weaknesses--improvements that the department says could reduce its $200 million-plus reported ann...
Schools and Libraries Corporation: Actions Needed to Strengthen Program Integrity Operations Before Committing Funds
T-RCED-98-243: Published: Jul 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1998.
GAO discussed issues related to the Schools and Libraries Corporation's operating procedures and internal controls, focusing on: (1) its progress in reviewing applications; (2) the scope and timing of key compliance tests; (3) the status of its efforts to finalize its operating procedures; and (4) the status of the independent audit to determine whether the Corporation has developed an appropriate...
DOE Security: Information on Foreign Visitors to the Weapons Laboratories
T-RCED-96-260: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed unclassified visits by foreign nationals to the Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear weapons laboratories. GAO noted that: (1) the average annual number of foreign visitors to these DOE laboratories has increased 55 percent since 1986; (2) in 1996, the number of foreign visitors may increase to over 6,700; (3) DOE designates some countries as sens...
USDA Telecommunications: More Effort Needed to Address Telephone Abuse and Fraud
AIMD-96-59: Published: Apr 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) use of its telecommunications resources, focusing on: (1) whether USDA ensures that the commercial telephone and long-distance services it pays for are used in accordance with federal regulations and departmental policy; and (2) USDA efforts to address recommendations from a previous GAO report.GAO found that:...
Personnel Security: Pass and Security Clearance Data for the Executive Office of the President
NSIAD-96-20: Published: Oct 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the White House's procedures for issuing access passes and security clearances, focusing on the: (1) steps involved in the access pass approval process; and (2) internal controls over the access pass and security clearance processes.GAO found that: (1) individuals entering on duty during 1993 received final approval for permanent White House access...
USDA Telecommunications: Better Management and Network Planning Could Save Millions
AIMD-95-203: Published: Sep 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management and planning of its telecommunications resources, focusing on whether USDA is: (1) managing its telecommunications resources cost-effectively; and (2) planning telecommunications networks to support its information sharing needs.GAO found that: (1) USDA is not cost-effectively managing its annual $1...
AIMD-95-219R: Published: Sep 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management and planning of its telecommunications resources. GAO noted that USDA: (1) has been leasing out-of-date rotary style telephones, and has paid about $7,800 annually to lease equipment that is no longer used; (2) has paid over $6,200 for telephone service, including local telephone service, 10 extende...
Department of Education Grant Award
HRD-93-8R: Published: Dec 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the procedures the Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) used in awarding a discretionary grant to demonstrate the use of high technology to address education needs in critical subject areas. GAO noted that: (1) the peer review process was poorly managed; (2) grant proposal priorities were broad and allowed v...
General Services Issues
OCG-93-28TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major policy, management, and program issues at the General Services Administration (GSA), focusing on: (1) GSA roles as provider and regulator; (2) improving delivery services based on entrepreneurial and competitive principles; (3) internal management systems; (4) GSA oversight of governmentwide procurement practices; and (5) congressional oversi...
Social Security: Leadership Structure for an Independent Social Security Administration
HRD-89-154: Published: Sep 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the use of boards to direct the operations of federal agencies, focusing on the appropriate management structure for the Social Security Administration (SSA) as an independent agency.GAO found that: (1) the board form of organization did not prove effective in providing stable leadership, insulating decisions from political pressures, or ensuring...