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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Customs Service's efforts to address its year 2000 computing problem, focusing on whether Customs has established effective management structures and processes for managing and reporting on key aspects of its Year 2000 program.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the reimbursable activities of the Executive Residence at the White House and provided information on the number of overnight guests and overnight stays at the Executive Residence during 1993 through 1996.