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Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection


The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. GAO is often called the "congressional watchdog" because it investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. This collection provides a brief abstract of the contents, reports, testimony, legal products, featured issues that evaluate how well government policies and programs are working, investigations into allegations of illegal and improper activities, and issuing of legal decisions and opinions.

 
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Aviation Security Corrective Actions Underway, But Better Inspecti...

By: J. Dexter Peach

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: As you requested, we have evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) domestic civil aviation security program. This report presents our findings, conclusions, and recommendations regarding the effectiveness of FAA?S inspections in identifying and rectifying security deficiencies.

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Fbi Internal Audit Opportunities for Improvement

By: Richard L. Fogel

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: This report presents the results of our review of the FBI?S Inspection Division, as you requested. Our review included improvements the FBI has made since our 1979 report and areas where additional improvements can still be made.

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Aviation Security Faa's Assessments of Foreign Airports

By: J. Dexter Peach

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: In response to your request of October 15, 1987, we evaluated the methodology that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) uses to assess security at foreign airports, especially those airports deemed to be at high risk of terrorist and other criminal activities. In addition, we obtained information on the Department of State?s use of anti-terrorism assistance funds to enhance foreign airport security. It is important to understand that the scope of our work d...

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Security Assistance Update of Programs and Related Activities

By: Frank C. Conahan

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Your letter dated August 2, 1988, requested that we update our prior reports, prepared at your request, on the status of U.S. military and security assistance and related programs and activities. Our most recent report, U.S. Security and Military Assistance: Programs and Related Activities-- An Update (GAO/NSIAD-85-158, Sept. 30, 1985), provided information on the annual costs of these programs during fiscal years 1982 through 1985. This report provides similar ...

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Background Investigations of Foreign Employees

By: Frank C. Conahan

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: To reduce the vulnerability of U.S. overseas posts to espionage and terrorist attacks, the State Department uses a variety of physical and procedural measures, including the program to perform background investigations on foreign nationals working at the posts and periodically updating these investigations. In response to Congressman Jack Brooks? September 22 987, request, we reviewed the State Department?s procedures for conducting such investigations and reinvestigations.

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International Terrorism : Status of Gao's Review of the Fbi's Inte...

By: Arnold P. Jones

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: GAO's review of FBI international terrorism investigations that were closed from January 1, 1982, to June 30, 1988, has progressed slowly because it has taken the FBI -- about 3 months to update its data base of closed investigations so that GAO could select a sample for review: about 6 months to complete the questionnaires GAO designed to profile international terrorism cases as a step in sample selection; and -- several months to review, edit, and provide GAO ...

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Massager of the Comptroller General

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: As agreed with your offices, we prepared two products on...

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Military Basis : An Analysis of the Commissions Realignment and Cl...

By: Frank C. Conahan

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: The Commission on Base Realignment and Closure issued its report on December 29, 1988. that recommended closing 86 military bases, partially closing 5 bases, and realigning 54 others. This report responds to your January 12, 1989, request letter that GAO evaluate the Commission?s methodology, findings, and recommendations. We are sending copies of this report to the Secretaries of Defense, the Army, Kavy, and Air Force; the Chairmen, House and Senate Committees ...

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Proactive Management of Faas Security Program Needed

By: Kenneth M. Mead

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: We appreciate the opportunity to testify on GAO's work on aviation security before the Commission and Terrorism. Our work directly pertains to a major area of interest to the Commission--the adequacy of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policies and procedures in preventing criminal acts against aviation.

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Aviation Security Training Standards Needed for Extra Security Mea...

By: Charles A. Bowsher

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: This report provides information on our analysis of changes the Federal Aviation Administration (FU) made to the Air Carrier Standard Security Program following the loss of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988 (see app. I). We testified on this issue on September 27, 1989, during an executive session of hearings held before the Government Activities and Transportation Subcommittee, House Committee on Government Operations. We conducte...

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Aviation Security Training Standards Needed for Extra Security Mea...

By: Charles A. Bowsher

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: This report provides information on our analysis of changes the Federal Aviation Administration (FU) made to the Air Carrier Standard Security Program following the loss of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988 (see app. I). We testified on this issue on September 27, 1989, during an executive session of hearings held before the Government Activities and Transportation Subcommittee, House Committee on Government Operations. We conducte...

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Customs Automation Weaknesses In, Revenue Collection at John F. Ke...

By: Mary R. Hamilton

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: As a result of our recent review of Customs duties and other collections, conducted at three ports of entry, including John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), we reported that the lack of internal controls over prenumbered collection documents and the number of unaccounted-for documents provide an enormous potential for fraud and abuse. During that review we found certain other weaknesses at the JFK Area Office in the physical security of revenue, accountab...

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International Terrorism Fe31 Investigates Domestic Activities to I...

By: Lowell Dodge

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: As you know, the FBI removed (?redacted?) information it considered sensitive from the files before we were granted access to them. The redaction procedures were time consuming and delayed issuance of this report. Given that the FBI redacted the closed files before we reviewed them, we were limited in our ability to develop overall conclusions regarding the FBI?S international terrorism program. The questionnaire and case file data clearly demonstrated that the ...

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Plan to Address Issues Related to the Persian Gulf Crisis

By: Frank C. Conahan

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: In the wake of dramatic changes in Europe and improved East-West relations, the United States is now facing a volatile situation in the Persian Gulf. U.S. defense forces have undergone the largest rapid deployment since World War II. Whereas US, forces have long been faced with the prospect of a conventional war in Europe against Warsaw Pact forces, they now face a different military adversary in a vastly different environment. Many would argue that the crisis i...

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A Message from the Comptroller General

By: Charles A. Bowsher

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Third, and perhaps most significant, the long-term economic security of the United States was in jeopardy. The prospect of an endless piling-on of debt held xerious implications for domestic savings and investment. Over the long run, it meant slower gromlh, a weakened competitive position in the world economy.

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State Department Status of the Diplomatic Security Construction Pr...

By: Joseph E. Kelley

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: In response to your request, we examined the Department of State?s implementation of its Diplomatic Security Construction Program. As agreed with your staff during our briefing on December 18 990, we addressed program funding, project status, and planning issues. Appendixes I through III provide a summary on the status of construction projects that the Department of State initially planned to include in the program after receiving congressional authorization in ...

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Bureau of Indian Affairs' Efforts to Reconcile and Audit the India...

By: Jeffrey C. Steinhoff

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: We are pleased to be here today to discuss the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) efforts to reconcile and audit the Indian trust funds. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized by law to manage Tribal and Individual Indian Monies Trust Funds. At the end of fiscal year 1990, the Indian trust funds included about 2,000 tribal and 300,000 individual Indian money accounts with balances totaling over $2 billion. Balances that have accumulated in the trust funds have...

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Military Bases Observations on the Analyses Supporting Proposed Cl...

By: Charles A. Bowsher

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: The Secretary of Defense transmitted his recommendations for base closures and realignments to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission on April 12, 1991. This report responds to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-510) requirement that we provide the Congress and the Commission, by no later than May 15, 1991, a report on the recommendations and the selection process.

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National Security and International Affair Division

By: Richard Davis

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: In response to your requests, we reviewed the adequacy of the Department of the Army?s physical security measures to guard against&tacks on chemical weapons storage and production facilities and against the diversion or theft of these weapons. Our review focused on the Army?s compliance with and the adequacy of the policies and procedures for chemical weapons? physical security established by the Department of Defense (DOD). We also gathered information on the n...

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Meeting the Aviation Challenges of the 1990S

By: Kenneth M. Mead

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: In the past, we have reported on a wide variety of complex and controversial aviation issues, including the Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) modernization of the nation?s air traffic control system, the training needs of air traffic controllers and the staffing needs of that work force, FAA'S oversight of aviation safety, improvements in airport security, aircraft noise, and airline competition. Although the Congress, the Department of Transportation (nor...

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