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The Department of the Interior is responsible for diverse and complex missions ranging from managing America's public lands, mineral and water resources, and wildlife to providing satellite data to the military and scientific communities.
The mission of the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is to maintain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to implement GAO's recommendations for improving the development of its Automated Land and Minerals Record System (ALMRS),focusing on whether BLM has: (1) adequately assessed the usability of the ALMRS...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the validity of deductions made by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from payments made to a county in which federal lands were located. The payments were made under the Payment in Lieu of Taxes Act.