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Intellectual Property: National Enforcement Strategy Needs Stronger Leadership and More Accountability
GAO-07-710T: Published: Apr 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2007.
U.S. government efforts to protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) rights domestically and overseas are crucial to preventing billions of dollars in losses to U.S. industry and IP rights owners and to avoiding health and safety risks resulting from the trade in counterfeit and pirated goods. IP protection and enforcement cut across a wide range of U.S. agencies and a coordinating structure...
Intellectual Property: Strategy for Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP) Requires Changes for Long-Term Success
GAO-07-74: Published: Nov 8, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 2006.
U.S. government efforts to protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) rights are crucial to preventing billions of dollars in losses and mitigating health and safety risks from trade in counterfeit and pirated goods. These efforts are coordinated through the National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination Council (NIPLECC), created by Congress in 1999, and the Strategy for Targetin...
Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program: Program and Risk Management Could Be Enhanced
GAO-06-316: Published: Feb 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2006.
Under its Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insures nearly $5 billion in mortgage loans for the renovation or construction of hospitals that would otherwise have difficulty accessing capital. In response to a requirement in the 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Conference Report, GAO examined (1) the des...
GAO's 2005 High-Risk Update
GAO-05-350T: Published: Feb 17, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2005.
GAO's audits and evaluations identify federal programs and operations that, in some cases, are high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Increasingly, GAO also is identifying high-risk areas to focus on the need for broad-based transformations to address major economy, efficiency, or effectiveness challenges. Since 1990, GAO has periodically reported...
Results-Oriented Management: Agency Crosscutting Actions and Plans in Drug Control, Family Poverty, Financial Institution Regulation, and Public Health Systems
GAO-03-320: Published: Dec 20, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2002.
GAO's work has repeatedly shown that mission fragmentation and program overlap are widespread in the federal government. Implementation of federal crosscutting programs is often characterized by numerous individual agency efforts that are implemented with little apparent regard for the presence and efforts of related activities. GAO has in the past offered possible approaches for managing crosscut...
Department of Health and Human Services: Strategic Planning and Accountability Challenges
T-HEHS-98-96: Published: Feb 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
GAO discussed the challenges the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) faces in carrying out its mission effectively and cost-efficiently and in improving its accountability for the results of its efforts and its stewardship of taxpayer dollars.GAO noted that: (1) considering the breadth and complexity of HHS' responsibilities, the size of its budget, and the importance of its programs, it...
Drug Control: ONDCP's Authority
GGD-94-51R: Published: Nov 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented its views on what it will take to give the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) the tools necessary to effectively develop and oversee the implementation of national drug control policies. GAO found that: (1) ONDCP has statutory authority to carry out its congressionally-mandated objectives regarding the development, implementation, and...
Asset Forfeiture: Noncash Property Should Be Consolidated Under the Marshals Service
GGD-91-97: Published: Jun 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1991.
GAO reported on various aspects of the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and the Treasury asset forfeiture programs, focusing on: (1) compliance with the legislative requirement to develop and maintain a joint plan to coordinate and consolidate the post-seizure administration of properties seized for drug-related violations; and (2) the potential cost savings if all drug- and nondrug-related seizures w...
Asset Forfeiture: Opportunities for Savings Through Program Consolidation
T-GGD-91-22: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the management and disposition of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service's plan for consolidating their noncash seized asset inventories. GAO noted that: (1) consolidation could have saved 14 percent of the $22 million the two agencies spent on program administration for seized properties; (2) consolidating drug-related and nondrug-related seized properties wo...
Asset Forfeiture: Opportunities to Improve Program Administration
T-GGD-91-16: Published: Mar 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1991.
GAO discussed management improvements to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs. GAO noted that: (1) consolidation of the programs within one agency could improve efficiency and save substantial dollars; (2) DOJ and Customs independently operate seized property programs, resulting in duplication of effort because the seized properties are general...