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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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Resources, Community, And Economic Development Division

By: Allen Li

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: In the aftermath of Fan Am 103, the Congress passed the Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990. The act set a goal for the Federal Aviation Administration {FAA) to have new explosive detection equipment in place by November 1993. The Congress took this action to ensure that FAA's involvement would expedite the development of this technology. FAA's responsibilities include developing performance standards, assisting the private sector in developing systems, an...

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Comptroller General's 1944 Annual Report

By: Charles A. Bowsher

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Business Process Reengineering

By: Jack L. Brock, Jr.

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: I am pleased to have this opportunity to discuss travel management within the Department of Defense (DOD). Specifically, I will discuss our work and recent report,? which focused on DOD?s administrative travel processes and related costs for temporary duty travel.

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Military Bases Analysis of Dods 1995 Process and Recommendations f...

By: Charles A. Bowsher

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: The Secretary of Defense announced his 1995 recommendations for base closures and realignments to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission on February 28 995. This report responds to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (P.L. 101~510), as amended, which requires that we provide the Congress and the Commission, by no later than April 15 995, a report on the recommendations and selection process. We have identified issues for considerati...

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National Security and International Affairs Division

By: Joseph E. Kelley

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: As you requested, we have reviewed the State Department Inspector General's two recent reports on nonimmigrant visa processes and procedures. In March 1994, the Inspector General reported on the circumstances surrounding the issuance of visas to Sheik Abdel Rahman,l efforts to prevent him from entering the United States, and efforts to expel him after he had entered. This report was phase I of the Review of the Nonimmiarant Visa-Issuina Process. Phase II, issued...

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Perspectives on Faas Efforts to Develop New Technology

By: Gerald L. Dillingham

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: We appreciate the opportunity today to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) research, development, and modernization initiatives. FAA conducts a wide range of research to ensure the safety, security, and efficiency of the U.S. aviation system.

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A Message from the Comptroller General

By: Charles A. Bowsher

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Excerpt: GAO has always defined itself through its service to the Congress and the American ,people. ?We at GAO, have been helping the Congress fulfill its legislative and ,oversight responsibilities for ,nearly 75 years.

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Millions Can Be Saved by Screening Claims for Overused Services

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: We are pleased to be here today to discuss how Medicare can avoid paying millions of dollars in claims for unnecessary services. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that Medicare costs of $162 billion in 1994 will spiral to $336 billion by the year 2002 unless costs are controlled. We believe that preventing payments for unnecessary services is an important way to help control costs, prevent the waste of program dollars, and help restore public confidence ...

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Comptroller General's 1996 Annual Report

By: General Accounting Office

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Excerpt: The General Accounting Of&e marked two important milestones in 1996. The agency bid farewell to Charles Bowsher, who retired as Comptroller General when his 1%year term ended on September 30. GAO also marked its 75th anniversary of service to the Congress and the nation.

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Transfer of Claims Settlement and Related Advance Decisions, Waive...

By: James F. Hinchman

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: The 104th Congress enacted two laws that resulted in the transfer of the above functions from the Comptroller General of the United States and the General Accounting Office to several Executive branch agencies. The two laws are the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996, Public Law 104-53, 109 Stat. 514, November 19, 1995, and the General Accounting Office Act of 1996, Public Law 104- 316, 110 Stat. 3826, October 19, 1996.

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Aviation Security : Posting Notices at Domestic Airports

By: Gerald L. Dillingham

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Under federal law, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for prescribing regulations to protect the users of the nation?s commercial air transportation system against terrorism and other criminal acts. The agency?s efforts are concentrated on airports located in the United States (?domestic &ports?), U.S. air carriers wherever they operate in the world, and foreignowned air carriers serving the United States. FAA is also legislatively mandated...

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Hispanic Employment : Best Practices Used Bv Selected Agencies and...

By: Michael Brostek

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: The former Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Representative Ed Pastor, asked us to provide the Caucus with (1) statistical information on Hispanic employment at selected federal executive departments and (2) information on ?best practices? used in the federal and private sectors to recruit, hire, and retain Hispanic employees. We provided the statistical information to the Caucus last June.? This letter provides information on the experiences of 37 ...

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Department of Energy : Information on the Distribution of Funds fo...

By: Victor S. Rezendes

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Counterintelligence programs have been created at many Department of Energy (DOE) facilities to identify, understand, and mitigate foreign efforts to gather information on sensitive departmental activities. Prior to fiscal year 1997, funding for these programs was provided entirely from the facilities? administrative or overhead funds. However, because of concerns over the increasing number of foreign visitors to these facilities and the possibility that the fac...

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Aviation Security : Commercial and Available Advanced Explosives D...

By: Gerald L. Dillingham

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: As a result of the recommendations contained in the initial report by the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, also known as the Gore Commission, and subsequent appropriations by the Congress,? the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in the process of purchasing and installing a variety of advanced explosives detection devices at selected airports in the United States? By February 1998, FAA plans to have purchased and installed over $100 ...

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Aviation Security : Faa's Procurement of Explosives Detection Devices

By: Gerald L. Dillingham

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: This report responds to your request regarding the Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) recent expenditures on advanced security devices at U.S. airports. Specifically, you asked us to address (1) how FAA is determining which explosives detection devices? to purchase and where to deploy them and (2) the extent to which FAA?s purchase and deployment of these devices is adhering to its Acquisition Management System (AMS), which governs major capital procurements.

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State Department : Provision of Residential Furniture Inconsistent...

By: Jess T. Ford

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: We are reviewing the State Department?s process for relocating employees overseas, using the ?best practices? of the private sector and of other government organizations as a benchmark. During the course of our review we observed that State is negotiating a residential furniture -contract for its overseas employees that may not be beneficial to the Department or the U.S. taxpayer. The purpose of this letter is to bring this matter to your attention and obtain yo...

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Internal Revenue Service : Issues Affecting Irs Private Debt Colle...

By: Lynda D. Willis

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: This letter responds to your request that we summarize the key issues we discussed during our May 13, 1997, briefing? on the Internal Revenue Service?s (IRS) pilot program, which was established to test the use of private collection companies to assist IRS in collecting delinquent federal taxes. As we pointed out in our briefing, our work focused on identifying the key issues affecting the implementation of IRS? pilot program. These issues included the limitatio...

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Making Government Accountable Highlights of Gao Reports and Testim...

By: James F. Hinchman

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: A s citizens, Americans expect performance and accountability from their government in return for the taxes they pay. Today, thanks to a set of interrelated reforms put into place by the Congress, federal agencies have the opportunity and the means to meet this expectation. Like America?s private sector and governments at the state and local level, the federal government is beginning to rise to the challenge of improving performance and becoming more accountable for results.

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Child Nutrition Programs : Reauthorization Issues

By: Robert A. Robinson

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Excerpt: The legislative authority for several child nutrition programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s (IJSDA) Food and Nutrition Service expires by the end of the 105th Congress. One of the child nutrition programs up for review by the Congress during the 1997-98 reauthorization cycle is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (the WlC program). In addition, even though the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is...

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National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan Fiscal Years 1998-2000

By: Richard Davis

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: As the investigative arm of Congress and the nation's auditor, the General Accounting Office is charged with following the federal dollar wherever it goes. Reflecting stringent standards of objectivity and independence, GAO'S audits, evaluations, and investigations promote a more efficient and cost-effective government; expose waste, fraud, and mismanagement in federal programs; help Congress target budget reductions; assess financial information management; and...

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