Appropriations (21 - 30 of 47 items)
Community Reinvestment Act: Challenges Remain to Successfully Implement CRA
GGD-96-23: Published: Nov 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the major problems in implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), focusing on the: (1) extent to which regulatory reforms address these problems; (2) challenges regulators face in ensuring the success of CRA reforms; and (3) initiatives taken to enhance lending opportunities in low-income areas.GAO found that: (1) bankers, community groups,...
Security Assistance: Need for Improved Reporting on Excess Defense Article Transfers
NSIAD-94-27: Published: Jan 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the excess defense articles (EDA) program, focusing on: (1) the scope and size of the EDA program; (2) the types of EDA transferred; (3) the EDA congressional reporting process; (4) the accuracy of EDA pricing and valuing procedures; and (5) EDA program management.GAO found that: (1) between 1990...
Securities and Exchange Commission: Effective Development of the EDGAR System Requires Top Management Attention
IMTEC-92-85: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) efforts to develop the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system.GAO found that: (1) SEC efforts to develop the EDGAR system have been marked by significant cost overruns and schedule delays; (2) the developing contractor's description of the system's user require...
Medical Technology: Quality Assurance Needs Stronger Management Emphasis and Higher Priority
PEMD-92-10: Published: Feb 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA): (1) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance program, established to define and enforce quality assurance in medical device manufacturing; and (2) inspections and compliance actions.GAO found that: (1) FDA has changed its interpretation of the original 1978 GMP regulations, shifting to more stringent r...
Employee Misconduct: Justice Should Clearly Document Investigative Actions
GGD-92-31: Published: Feb 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), focusing on the: (1) contents of OPR case files; and (2) quality of OPR investigations.GAO found that: (1) OPR investigates allegations of criminal and ethical misconduct against DOJ employees, including such offenses as drug use, assault, improper disc...
Military Aid: Stronger Oversight Can Improve Accountability
NSIAD-92-41: Published: Dec 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management controls over U.S. military aid to foreign countries, focusing on: (1) how the United States exercises oversight for military aid; and (2) whether more emphasis on accountability is needed.GAO found that: (1) since the Arms Export Control Act, which governs military aid items that have been purchased by recipient countries since fisc...
Short-Term Forecasting: Accuracy of USDA's Meat Forecasts and Estimates
PEMD-91-16: Published: May 6, 1991. Publicly Released: May 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the accuracy of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) short-term forecasts and estimates of meat production, prices, and inventories.GAO found that: (1) between 1983 and 1988, overall bias error was less than 3 percent for all the USDA short-term cattle, hog, and broiler production and price forecasts, and overall total error was less than 6 perce...
U.S. Government Securities: More Transaction Information and Investor Protection Measures Are Needed
GGD-90-114: Published: Sep 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the implementation and effectiveness of the Government Securities Act of 1986.GAO found that: (1) the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) found that the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) was ensuring that specialist firms complied with Treasury requirements and regulations; (2) gaps in investor protection could result in inv...
Medical Devices: Underreporting of Serious Problems With a Home Apnea Monitor
PEMD-90-17: Published: May 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the number of complaints involving patient deaths associated with an apnea monitor; (2) whether the device's manufacturer complied with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) problem reporting regulations and procedures; and (3) how FDA responded to information that the monitor had been associated with numerous deaths.GAO found that: (1) between J...
Investment Advisers: Current Level of Oversight Puts Investors at Risk
GGD-90-83: Published: Jun 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) regulation of investment advisers.GAO found that: (1) since 1980, the number of financial advisers has tripled from about 4,600 to about 14,000, and the assets they manage have increased from about $440 billion to about $4.6 trillion; (2) investment advisers provide investors little assurance that the...