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Opportunity To Improve the Corps of Engineers' Small Projects Programs
121109: Jan 12, 1983
GAO reviewed the Corps of Engineers' Small Projects Programs to determine how frequently such projects lead to solutions of water problems.GAO found that relatively few projects undertaken by the Corps since 1964 through these programs have resulted in projects to solve water problems because local communities did not support the solution. The Corps is spending time and money under the six Small P...
Comprehensive Approach Needed To Help Control Prescription Drug Abuse
GGD-83-2: Published: Oct 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1982.
Because of longstanding congressional concern over the seriousness of prescription drug abuse, GAO examined efforts to control prescription drugs at the retail level.Most abused prescription drugs are obtained at the retail level. Unintentional misprescribing by doctors, pharmacy thefts, illegal sales by pharmacists, and forged prescriptions are among the various ways by which abused prescription...
Proposed Colorado and Utah Cooperative Agreements Should Be Modified To Reduce State/Federal Duplication in Mine Plan Review
EMD-82-87: Published: May 27, 1982. Publicly Released: May 27, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's environmental analyses of coal mine plans.The Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) has been making a commendable effort to streamline regulations governing mine-plan reviews as well as other aspects of coal mining. GAO believes that further potential exists with respect to the proposed Colorado and Utah cooperative agre...
The Residential Conservation Service: Issues Affecting the Program's Future
EMD-82-70: Published: Mar 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1982.
GAO conducted a review of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Residential Conservation Service (RCS) program to determine: (1) whether DOE has adequately administered the program and enforced its requirements; (2) the effect of recent budget and staffing reductions on the RCS program activities; (3) the current status and experience of state RCS programs; and (4) the potential effects of key changes...
Land Use Issues: A GAO Perspective
CED-82-40: Published: Feb 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1982.
GAO studied the complex subject of land; its ownership; and how its use is planned, managed, and controlled. The subject is a highly controversial one, because land is the primary element necessary for determining growth and development. It involves population and economic growth; multiple use of land and resources; controversies over trade-offs between competing land uses; individual aspirations...
Analysis of Four States' Administration of the AFDC Program: Management Improving but More Needs To Be Done
HRD-82-20: Published: Feb 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) program management in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York in terms of differences in management practices, agency organization, and employee accountability as they related to administrative costs and the level of erroneous payments.Each State is required to have an AFDC operational plan which is deemed to be...
Narcotics Enforcement Policy
117181: Dec 10, 1981
The development of a comprehensive, cohesive Federal narcotics enforcement policy must involve all aspects of the criminal justice system: investigation, prosecution, adjudication, conviction, and sentencing. It must be on an international as well as a national level. It is the Federal Government's strategy to allocate resources to combat the most dangerous drugs of abuse, to go after high-level t...
More Can Be Done To Improve the Department of Agriculture's Commodity Donation Program
CED-81-83: Published: Jul 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1981.
In fiscal year 1980, state and local programs to feed students, the elderly, needy families, and others received over $900 million worth of food through the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) commodity donation program. About 90 percent of the donated food was for the school lunch program administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Two other USDA agencies provide the commodities.USDA has...
Federal Funding for State Medicaid Fraud Control Units Still Needed
HRD-81-2: Published: Oct 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1980.
Medicaid fraud costs American taxpayers millions of dollars annually. To help reduce the losses, Congress enacted the Medicare-Medicaid Anti-Fraud and Abuse Amendments authorizing 90 percent Federal matching payments for fiscal years 1978-80 as an incentive for States to establish Medicaid fraud control units. It was expected that this financial relief would enable many State Governments to establ...
From Quantity to Quality: Changing FBI Emphasis on Interstate Property Crimes--A Supplement
GGD-80-43(A): Published: Aug 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1980.
This supplement to an earlier GAO report contains the Department of Justice's comments on the GAO analysis. Justice supported the GAO recommendation to change the legislation but has taken issue with the remaining findings, conclusions, and recommendations. They gave no indication that substantial changes would be forthcoming in either prosecutive or investigative policies and practices. GAO belie...