Appropriations (11 - 20 of 62 items)
Large Truck Safety: Federal Enforcement Efforts Have Been Stronger Since 2000, but Oversight of State Grants Needs Improvement
GAO-06-156: Published: Dec 15, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2005.
About 5,000 people die and more than 120,000 are injured each year from crashes involving large trucks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has several enforcement programs to improve truck safety and funds similar enforcement programs in states through its Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP). Following concern by Congress and others in 1999 that FMCSA's enforcement...
U.S. Customs Service: Prospective Rulings More Timely, but Database Reliability Questions Remain
GAO-03-828: Published: Aug 6, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 2003.
GAO previously reported that the U.S. Customs Service Office of Regulations and Rulings (OR&R) headquarters was not timely in issuing most of its prospective rulings, which establish the duties importers pay on imported goods. The Trade Act of 2002 required GAO to determine whether OR&R has improved the timeliness of its prospective rulings. In addition, GAO determined what actions OR&R took to im...
Truck Safety: Share the Road Safely Program Needs Better Evaluation of Its Initiatives
GAO-03-680: Published: May 30, 2003. Publicly Released: May 30, 2003.
From 1992 through 2001, more than 50,000 people were killed in crashes involving large commercial trucks. Although more than 6,800 of these fatalities were truck occupants, approximately 40,000 were passengers in other vehicles and more than 4,000 were nonmotorists. The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducts a number of truck safety programs, in...
Transportation Research: Actions Needed to Improve Coordination and Evaluation of Research
GAO-03-500: Published: May 1, 2003. Publicly Released: May 1, 2003.
The Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) within the Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for coordinating and ensuring the evaluation of DOT research programs to promote the efficient use of departmental research funds, which in fiscal year 2002 totaled over $1 billion. RSPA is also responsible for conducting multimodal research that cuts across different modes of trans...
Customs Service Modernization: Automated Commercial Environment Progressing, but Further Acquisition Management Improvements Needed
GAO-03-406: Published: Feb 28, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2003.
The U.S. Customs Service is conducting a multiyear, multibillion dollar project, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), a new trade processing system that is planned to support effective and efficient movement of goods into the United States. By congressional mandate, Customs' expenditure plans for ACE must meet certain conditions, including being reviewed by GAO. This study addresses whether...
Customs Service Modernization: Management Improvements Needed on High-Risk Automated Commercial Environment Project
GAO-02-545: Published: May 13, 2002. Publicly Released: May 13, 2002.
The U.S. Customs Service has requested $206.9 million for its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)--a new import processing system. Customs' second expenditure plan provides for (1) meeting the Office of Management and Budget's capital planning and investment control review requirements; (2) complying with Customs' enterprise architecture; and (3) complying with federal acquisition rules, requi...
Army Management: Need to Reassess Risk and Resources for Inspecting Ceremonial Rifles
GAO-01-967: Published: Sep 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2001.
Since the 1920s, the Army's Ceremonial Rifle Program has lent obsolete or condemned rifles to veterans' organizations for funerals and other ceremonies. The M-1 is the only rifle currently authorized for this purpose. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 authorized the Secretary of the Army to conditionally loan or donate M-1 rifles and required that GAO review and report on...
District of Columbia: Comments on Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Report
GAO-01-804: Published: Jun 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2001.
The District of Columbia's fiscal year 2000 performance report is an improvement in that it meets some of the statutory requirements that the previous year's report did not. However, the extensive changes that the District made to its fiscal year 2000 performance goals during the fiscal year undermine the report's usefulness because the District did not include critical information needed by Congr...
D.C. Criminal Justice System: Better Coordination Needed Among Participating Agencies
GAO-01-187: Published: Mar 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2001.
Effective coordination of the many agencies that participate in a criminal justice system is key to overall success. Although any criminal justice system faces coordination challenges, the unique structure and funding of the District of Columbia (D.C.) criminal justice system, in which federal and D.C. jurisdictional boundaries and dollars are blended, creates additional challenges. Almost every s...
United States Capitol Police: 1999 Financial Audit Highlights Need to Address Internal Control Weaknesses
AIMD-00-153: Published: May 15, 2000. Publicly Released: May 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United States Capitol Police's (USCP) fiscal year (FY) 1999 financial statement audit, focusing on USCP's: (1) effectiveness of the safeguarding, compliance, and financial reporting controls; (2) compliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations; (3) receipt and use of FY 1999 appropriated funds as reflected in a statement of receipts...