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.

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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.
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DOJ agreed to do a life-cycle cost benefit analysis and will obligate if analysis justifies further investment.

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