Profiles of Existing Government Corporations

AFMD-89-43FS: Published: Dec 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1988.

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GAO compiled an updated study profiling 45 government corporations authorized or created by Congress.

GAO provided background information on: (1) the history of federal legislation controlling government corporations; (2) the working definition of a government corporation; and (3) past government corporation studies. Each corporation profile provides data on 60 corporation attributes, including: (1) corporate organization and purpose; (2) budget, Treasury, and reporting status; (3) financial audit requirements; (4) legal and litigative status; and (5) financial structure. The study also includes: (1) descriptions of 25 laws followed by government corporations; (2) corporation responses to the applicability of those laws; and (3) a listing of government corporations participating in this study and past studies.

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