Internal controls (21 - 27 of 27 items)
The Proposed Program Fraud Civil Penalties Act
118070: Apr 1, 1982
In a testimony before a congressional committee, the Special Assistant to the Comptroller General noted that fraud in government operations and programs can undermine the integrity of the federal government and, under the present system, individuals can commit fraud against the government with little or no fear of federal reprisal. S. 1780 would provide agencies with a mechanism to impose civil pe...
S. 864, the Proposed Financial Integrity Act of 1981
117048: Nov 13, 1981
A seemingly unending disclosure of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the government during the 1970's has created a serious crisis of confidence in the way federal government programs and agencies are managed. Internal control systems properly conceived, soundly based, and effectively monitored are the frontline defense against fraud, waste, and abuse. The proposed Financial Integrity Act...
117396: Oct 1, 1981
The House Appropriations Committee has recommended that GAO concentrate on those studies and investigations which are directly related to reducing waste and inefficiency in the Federal Government. It may be necessary for Congress to review the responsibilities of GAO in the near future to ensure that: (1) it is operating efficiently, (2) it is not overburdened by Congress with unnecessary responsi...
S. 1120, the Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Reduction Act of 1981
115534: Jun 9, 1981
Legislation has been proposed which would reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in Government by an across-the-board 2 percent reservation of funds for fiscal years 1982 and 1983. GAO questions whether this approach will achieve the bill's objective. It expressed concern that the bill would create disincentives to reporting waste, fraud, and abuse, and that it establishes procedures which are duplicativ...
Internal Controls in Government--Are They Good Enough To Prevent Fraud?
113716: Mar 18, 1980
The extent of fraud against the Federal Government is not known. Opportunities for fraud are tremendous, considering the number of Federal programs, the inadequate contols in place, and the size of the annual budget. As important as detection of fraud and abuse may be, detection should not be the primary concern of managers. Management efforts should be devoted to constructing systems of internal...
Accurate Information--Government Managers Cannot Do Without It
113717: Mar 3, 1980
The lack of the right kind of information affects the way the Government functions. In financial management, a manager needs timely, complete, and accurate information on: legal limits and resources available, obligations and costs incurred and their relationship to budgeted amounts, work goals achieved and their cost, the degree to which work goals are met, and opportunities to achieve goals at a...
Review of Certain Activities of the Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States, Fiscal Year 1961
B-114808: Published: Aug 30, 1962. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1962.
The General Accounting Office has reviewed certain activities of the Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1961, pursuant to the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921 (31 U.S.C. 53), and the Accounting and Auditing Act of 1950 (31 U.S.C. 67). In view of section 19 of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands (48 U.S.C. 1632), our review centered on...