Appropriations (101 - 110 of 436 items)
Customs Service Modernization: Serious Management and Technical Weaknesses Must Be Corrected
AIMD-99-41: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's management of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), focusing on whether Customs has adequately justified ACE cost-effectiveness.GAO noted that: (1) Customs is not managing ACE effectively, and it does not have a firm basis for concluding that ACE is a cost-effective solution to modernizing its commercial environment; (2)...
U.S. Atlantic Command: Challenging Role in the Evolution of Joint Military Capabilities
NSIAD-99-39: Published: Feb 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to improve joint operations, focusing on: (1) the U.S. Atlantic Command's (USACOM) actions to establish itself as the joint force trainer, provider, and integrator of most continental U.S.-based forces; (2) views on the value of the Command's contributions to joint military capabilities; and (3) re...
Forest Service Management: Little Has Changed as a Result of the Fiscal Year 1995 Budget Reforms
RCED-99-2: Published: Dec 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's implementation of fiscal year (FY) 1995 budget reforms, focusing on the progress that the agency has made toward becoming more accountable for its results.GAO noted that: (1) the Forest Service's management of the National Forest System has not appreciably changed as a result of the increased flexibility offered by the FY 1995...
Money Penalties: Securities and Futures Regulators Collect Many Fines But Need to Better Use Industrywide Data
GGD-99-8: Published: Nov 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1998.
GAO reviewed the fine imposition and collection activities by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and securities and futures self-regulatory organizations (SRO), focusing on the: (1) extent to which SEC, CFTC, and SROs collected fines; (2) guidance they used to determine fine amounts; and (3) how SEC and CFTC assess the appropriateness of...
International Boundary and Water Commission: U.S. Operations Need More Financial Oversight
NSIAD-98-238: Published: Sep 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, focusing on: (1) the sources and uses of the U.S. Section's funds; (2) certain aspects of the U.S. Section's system of accounting and internal controls; (3) the cost-sharing arrangements for joint projects between the United States and Mexico; (4) the administration...
B-2 Bomber: Additional Costs to Correct Deficiencies and Make Improvements
NSIAD-98-152: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the total acquisition costs of the B-2A bomber, focusing on: (1) deficiencies that must be corrected to achieve Air Force objectives for the B-2A; (2) additional costs to correct the deficiencies; and (3) the B-2A modification schedule.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force evaluated the B-2A capability to meet several broad objectives--strike rapidly...
Customs Service Modernization: Architecture Must Be Complete and Enforced to Effectively Build and Maintain Systems
AIMD-98-70: Published: May 5, 1998. Publicly Released: May 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's enterprise information systems architecture, focusing on determining whether: (1) the architecture is complete; and (2) Customs has processes and procedures to enforce compliance with the architecture.GAO noted that: (1) Customs does not yet have a complete enterprise information systems architecture to guide and constrain the...
Customs Service: Process for Estimating and Allocating Inspectional Personnel
GGD-98-107: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Custom Service's drug enforcement operations, focusing on: (1) how Customs assesses its needs for inspectional personnel and allocates such resources to commercial cargo ports of entry; (2) whether Customs received all the additional inspectional personnel its assessments indicated it needed and, if not, why it did not recei...
National Airspace System: Status of Wide Area Augmentation System Project
RCED-98-79: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) project, focusing on: (1) whether the Secretary of Transportation's report provides a complete assessment of FAA's risks in developing the WAAS project; and (2) how alternative assumptions would affect WAAS' benefit-cost analysis of January 1998.GAO not...
Civil Military Programs: Stronger Oversight of the Innovative Readiness Training Program Needed for Better Compliance
NSIAD-98-84: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) training projects that support nondefense activities, focusing on the: (1) extent, nature, and cost of civil military projects; (2) consistency of DOD's guidance on the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program with statutory requirements; (3) conformity of selected projects to statutory requirements, especiall...