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Budget Issues: Opportunities to Reduce Federal Fiscal Exposures Through Greater Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather
GAO-14-504T: Published: Jul 29, 2014. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2014.
Climate change and related extreme weather impacts on infrastructure and federal lands increase fiscal exposures that the federal budget does not fully reflect. Investing in resilience—actions to reduce potential future losses rather than waiting for an event to occur and paying for recovery afterward—can reduce the potential impacts of climate-related events. Implementing resilience measures...
National Environmental Policy Act: Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses
GAO-14-369: Published: Apr 15, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2014.
Governmentwide data on the number and type of most National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses are not readily available, as data collection efforts vary by agency. NEPA generally requires federal agencies to evaluate the potential environmental effects of actions they propose to carry out, fund, or approve (e.g., by permit) by preparing analyses of different comprehensiveness depending on t...
Environmental Satellites: Strategy Needed to Sustain Critical Climate and Space Weather Measurements
GAO-10-456: Published: Apr 27, 2010. Publicly Released: May 27, 2010.
Environmental satellites provide data on the earth and its space environment that are used for forecasting the weather, measuring variations in climate over time, and predicting space weather. In planning for the next generation of these satellites, federal agencies originally sought to fulfill weather, climate, and space weather requirements. However, in 2006, federal agencies restructured two ke...
Public Affairs and Congressional Affairs Activities of Federal Agencies
GGD-86-24: Published: Feb 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) federal executive agencies' public relations budgets and the number of employees involved in these activities; and (2) the extent to which key agency public relations officials meet with each other or with White House staff or Executive Office of the President (EOP) staff to coordinate public information efforts.Public affairs involves effor...
127087: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Spring 1985, discusses congressional comments on: (1) the Department of Defense dependent schools funding and operations; (2) establishment of a uniform single audit requirement for state and local governments that receive federal assistance; (3) geographical distribution of Customs Service personnel and their effectiveness in stopp...
Duplicate Programs To Identify Minority Businesses
PLRD-82-58: Published: Mar 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1982.
Federal agency activities designed to promote Government contracting with socially and economically disadvantaged businesses have, in some cases, resulted in duplicative efforts.GAO reviewed programs in six agencies and found that duplication existed among three of them, including the: (1) Small Business Administration (SBA); (2) Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA); and (3) Department of D...
Review of Government-Wide Contracting Systems for Film and Videotape Productions
PLRD-81-61: Published: Sep 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1981.
GAO reviewed the utilization and operation of the uniform, Government-wide contracting systems for film and videotape productions.GAO found that the reports required to be submitted by agencies to the National Audiovisual Center are sometimes inaccurate, incomplete, and untimely and that the utilization of the contracting systems by Federal agencies could be improved. Complete and reliable data ar...
Status Report: "National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980"
EMD-81-124: Published: Jul 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1981.
GAO has been monitoring implementation of the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act.The executive branch implementation is evolving fairly rapidly and is, therefore, subject to change with respect to both substantive responses being developed and processes being followed. The Executive Office of the President is developing responses required by the Act primarily thro...
Contracting for Real Estate Fees Incurred by Federal Agencies
PSAD-79-7: Published: Nov 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1978.
As a matter of practice, Government employees have paid and then have been reimbursed for the real estate agent fees involved in selling their homes when they move at Government expense. Generally, no attempt has been made to obtain competition in contracting for these services.While statistics showing the exact number of civilian Federal employees moving annually were not readily available, it wa...
Automotive Tire Recapping: Dollars and Energy Can Be Saved
LCD-78-210: Published: Jan 11, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1978.
The use of recapped tires offers the potential for substantial savings in operating government vehicle fleets and in conserving energy resources through procurement of products containing recycled material. Although 1 million replacement tires are required annually for government-owned vehicles, only about 25 percent of the replacements are recapped tires.Each year the government spends over $29 m...