Program management (71 - 80 of 113 items)
Small Business: Information on Cosponsorship Program Activities
RCED-89-158BR: Published: Jul 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) financing and oversight of its Private Sector Cooperative Program, which it conducts under the Small Business Act to obtain private-sector cooperation and resources in providing training and counseling to small businesses, focusing on SBA region IX activities for the period April 1 through September 30, 198...
Highway Contracting: Assessing Fraud and Abuse in FHwA's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
RCED-89-26: Published: Nov 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, focusing on the: (1) nature and extent of program fraud and abuse; (2) results of FHwA investigations of DBE fraud and abuse cases; and (3) approaches FHwA and states used to minimize fraud and abuse.GAO found that: (1) FHwA established the DBE program to e...
Transition Series: Commerce Issues
OCG-89-11TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized problems facing the Department of Commerce and provided possible solutions.GAO found that: (1) the International Trade Administration inadequately plans and executes its overseas trade promotion activities; (2) Commerce inadequately oversees and administers the export control system for civilian products with military applications; (3) the Bureau of the Census faces high census cost...
Whistleblowers: Management of the Program to Protect Trucking Company Employees Against Reprisal
GGD-88-123: Published: Sep 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) management of the Whistleblower Protection Program for trucking company employees who allege safety violations by employers.GAO found that OSHA: (1) has not devoted enough management attention to the Whistleblower Protection Program; (2) did not fully comply with the statutory requirement t...
Small Business Administration: Status, Operations, and Views on the 8(a) Procurement Program
RCED-88-148BR: Published: May 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Procurement Program to: (1) provide a statistical overview of the program's participants; (2) assess the extent of concentration of 8(a) activity; (3) determine whether SBA prepared graduating firms for the competitive market; (4) determine the adequacy of SBA program administration and monitoring;...
Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program
T-GGD-88-32: Published: Apr 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program, which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers. GAO noted that the federal government: (1) annually pays about $850,000 in risk charges to about 200 insurance companies who participate as FEGLI reinsurers; (2) separately pays the prime insurer to process FEGLI claims; and (3)...
Review of SBA's 8(a) Procurement Program
T-RCED-88-18: Published: Feb 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
GAO discussed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Program, which awards federal contracts to economically and socially disadvantaged small businesses, focusing on: (1) contractor performance; and (2) SBA program management. GAO noted that federal contracting officers believed that 8(a) contractors: (1) generally performed satisfactorily in terms of meeting delivery dates and providing a...
Federal Research: Small Business Innovation Research Participants Give Program High Marks
RCED-87-161BR: Published: Jul 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on firms participating in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of SBIR recipient firms; (2) the effects of SBIR on firms' operations and products; and (3) firms' perceptions of program administration.GAO found that: (1) firms less than 8 years old undertook more than 50 percent of...
Securities Regulation: Securities and Exchange Commission Oversight of Self-Regulation
GGD-86-83: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) oversight of securities industry self-regulatory organizations (SRO), such as stock exchanges.In its evaluations of SRO examinations of dealer/broker compliance with securities regulations, SEC found hundreds of dealer/broker violations that SRO missed. Although SEC did not consistently disclose the...
Surety Bond Guarantee Program: Small Business Administration's Actions on Prior Program Recommendations
RCED-86-183BR: Published: Sep 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) management of its Surety Bond Guarantee Program to determine whether SBA implemented GAO and SBA Inspector General recommendations for improved program management. The recommendations focused on SBA underwriting and claims processes and on its automated program information system.SBA established the Suret...