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Request for Views on H.R. 2 and H.R. 58
B-170612: Published: Sep 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1981.
GAO was requested to comment on H.R. 2 and H.R. 58, which are bills to improve congressional review of Federal programs. GAO continues to support efforts to establish procedures which will enable the congressional commitment to better oversight to be translated into action as efficiently and systematically as possible. Current congressional budget reconciliation and reduction efforts reinforce the...
Need To Prevent Fraud Against the Federal Government
115369: May 19, 1981
Comments were presented on the serious problem of fraud against the government and how it can be prevented. Since the beginning of calendar year 1979, GAO has had a three-pronged effort underway to help prevent fraud against the government. The first of these efforts is the operation of a nation-wide, toll-free hotline which can be used by citizens anywhere in the country to report instances of fr...
Proposal To Phase Out the Professional Standards Review Program
114745: Mar 23, 1981
The Professional Standards Review Organization (PSRO) Program was established under the Social Security Act to ensure that services paid for under Medicare, Medicaid, and maternal and child health care programs were necessary and appropriate. Congress, in enacting the PSRO legislation, acted in response to a determination that not only was utilization review warranted, but that the then-existing r...
Marine Sanctuaries Program Offers Environmental Protection and Benefits Other Laws Do Not
CED-81-37: Published: Mar 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1981.
Title III of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act established the Marine Sanctuaries Program, which preserves or restores ocean areas for their conservation, recreational, ecological, or esthetic values. A review was performed to determine whether the program is providing marine environmental protection over and above that which is provided under other federal statutory authorities...
New Means of Analysis Required for Policy Decisions Affecting Private Forestry Sector
EMD-81-18: Published: Jan 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1981.
GAO examined the relationship of federal capital gains tax treatment to overall timber production and reforestation by the private sector and the production potential of nonindustrial private forest lands. The forest industry has long contended that the timber capital gains tax provision has encouraged reforestation of the Nation's private forests. However, the tax law does not require that capita...
Most Borrowers of Economic Opportunity Loans Have Not Succeeded in Business
CED-81-3: Published: Dec 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1980.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Opportunity Loan Program (EOL) has been a means for sustained economic progress for relatively few borrowers. The program originated with the Economic Opportunity Act as a part of the war on poverty. Today, it is part of a larger SBA effort involving several programs to help socially and/or economically disadvantaged people create and maintain small...
Continuation of More Model Projects Could Increase the Delivery of Services to the Elderly
HRD-81-9: Published: Oct 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the Administration on Aging's (AOA) Model Projects on Aging Program to ascertain how AOA has managed the program and whether program objectives are being met. To accomplish this, GAO measured the AOA projects it reviewed against the AOA criteria for reviewing and approving model project applications.In its review, GAO found that the projects were generally meeting the AO...
A Review of U.S. Macroeconomic Developments & Policies, 1946-78
PAD-80-2: Published: Sep 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1980.
A special study was prepared to provide a background for considering current economic devlopments, and to help analyze issues or programs where national economic activity is a significant factor. The behavior of such key macroeconomic variables as interest rates, unemployment rates, and growth rates of output, money supply, and prices is traced from World War II. The fiscal and monetary policies p...
Problems Plagued Department of Agriculture's Grasshopper Control Program in 1979
CED-80-95: Published: Aug 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) did not adequately manage the program to control grasshoppers in 17 Western States in 1979. Efforts by Federal and State officials and local participants were not sufficiently coordinated. Management weaknesses reduced the ability of the local project managers of APHIS to effectively identify areas to be sprayed to...
The Objectives of the Cancer Control Program and the National Cancer Institute's Administration of Program Contracts
HRD-80-57: Published: Jun 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1980.
The origin of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) cancer control progam can be traced to the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, which gave NCI responsibility for conducting research to prevent, diagnose, treat, and control cancer in humans. However, not until Congress enacted the National Cancer Act of 1971 was a separate cancer control program established. Originally, NCI administered the c...