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Anti-Car Theft Act: Issues Concerning Additional Federal Funding of Vehicle Title System

GGD-99-132 Published: Aug 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1999.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) development and implementation of the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), focusing on: (1) the status of NMVTIS; and (2) whether DOJ had evaluated NMVTIS' expected costs and benefits to ensure that additional federal investment in NMVTIS is justified.


Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Justice The Attorney General should: (1) perform a life-cycle cost benefit analysis to determine if additional federal investment in AAMVA's design of NMVTIS is justified; and (2) provide additional federal funds for NMVTIS only if such funding is supported by the analysis.
Closed – Implemented
DOJ agreed to do a life-cycle cost benefit analysis and will obligate if analysis justifies further investment.

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