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Automated Commercial Environment Progressing, But Further Acquisit...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Customs? November 2002 ACE expenditure plan, the fourth in a series of legislatively required plans, provides for certain project management tasks as well as the definition, design, and development of the first release of the second of four planned ACE increments. GAO?s analysis of the plan shows that it meets the legislative conditions imposed by the Congress.

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August 2003 Clean Air Act Epa Should Use Available Data to Monitor...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Consistent with agency guidance, EPA used a limited screening analysis that relied on staff?s professional judgment and public comments from earlier reform proposals to conclude that the final rule would decrease emissions and health risks and not impose significant costs. EPA determined that neither the rule?s benefits nor its costs would exceed a $100 million threshold that triggers requirements to conduct a more comprehensive assessment. EPA issued the rule t...

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Auditing and Investigating the Internal Control of Government Purc...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: The federal government of the United States-the largest and most complex organization in the world-expended approximately $15 billion through federal organizations?1 purchase card programs2 in fiscal year 2002. As the steward of taxpayer dollars, federal agencies are accountable for how purchase cards are used and how the funds are spent. To that end, federal agencies are responsible for establishing and maintaining internal control to provide reasonable assuran...

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Audit Guide Auditing and Investigating the Internal Control of Gov...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: The federal government of the United States-the largest and most complex organization in the world-expended approximately $15 billion through federal organizations?1 purchase card programs2 in fiscal year 2002. As the steward of taxpayer dollars, federal agencies are accountable for how purchase cards are used and how the funds are spent. To that end, federal agencies are responsible for establishing and maintaining internal control to provide reasonable assuran...

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Assisted Living Examples of State Efforts to Improve Consumer Prot...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Consumers faced with choosing an assisted living facility often do not have key information they need in order to identify the one most likely to meet their individual needs. Such information includes staffing levels and qualifications, costs and potential cost increases, and the circumstances that could lead to involuntary discharge from the facility. Initiatives in Florida and Texas have made critical data for consumer selection among facilities more readily a...

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Assisted Living Examples of State Efforts to Improve Consumer Prot...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Consumers faced with choosing an assisted living facility often do not have key information they need in order to identify the one most likely to meet their individual needs. Such information includes staffing levels and qualifications, costs and potential cost increases, and the circumstances that could lead to involuntary discharge from the facility. Initiatives in Florida and Texas have made critical data for consumer selection among facilities more readily a...

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Assessments of Selected Major Weapon Programs

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: GAO assessed 54 programs, which represent an investment of over $800 billion, ranging from the Missile Defense Agency?s Airborne Laser to the Army?s Warfighter Information Network-Tactical. GAO?s assessments are anchored in a knowledge-based approach to product development that reflects best practices of successful programs. This approach centers on attaining high levels of knowledge in three elements of a new product or weapon?technology, design, and production...

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Assessment of Various Aspects of This Nation's Nuclear Safeguards ...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Protecting nuclear material from violent use against society has been an issue at the very heart of the nuclear energy debate from its beginning. Although there have been no instances of actual terrorist use of nuclear materials, there is a considerable history of illegal acts directed at C.S. nuclear materials and facilities. While most of these incidents turned out to be hoaxes and posed no imminent danger to the health, safety, or security of the general publ...

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Assessment of the Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: IRS?s fiscal year 2006 budget request of $10.9 billion is an increase of 3.7 percent over last year?s enacted levels. This includes an 8 percent increase for enforcement, and a 1 percent and 2 percent decrease for taxpayer service and BSM. However, the potential impact of these changes on taxpayers in either the short- or long-term is unclear, because IRS has not provided details of proposed taxpayer service reductions, and although it is developing long-term go...

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Assessment of Public Law 106-303 the Role of Personnel Flexibiliti...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Introduction 5 -- Implementation of the Act 7 -- Public Law 106-303 8 Section 1: Voluntary Early Retirement 8 -- Section 2: Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments 11 -- Section 3: Reduction in Force 12 -- Section 4: Senior-Level Positions 13 -- Employees?, Personnel Appeals Board?s, and Senior Executives? Assessments 14 -- Appendix I GAO Order 2831. 16 -- Appendix II GAO Order 2351. 21 -- Appendix III GAO Order 2319. 51 -- Table Table 1: Summary Data on Volunta...

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Assessment of Irs 2000 Tax Filing Season

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Results in Brief 2 Scope and Methodology 4 Processing Operations Went Well 4 Improvements Made in Assisting Taxpayers and Measuring Performance, but More Can Be Done 10 IRS Expanded Its Efforts to Reduce EIC Noncompliance; the Overall Impact of Those Efforts Is Unclear 25 Conclusions 28 -- Recommendations for Executive Action 29 -- Agency Comments and Our Evaluation 29 -- Appendix I Description of Processing and Customer Service -- Performance Indicators 34 -- A...

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September 11 More Effective Collaboration Could Enhance Charitable...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Although it may be difficult to precisely tally the total amount of funds raised in response to the September 11 attacks, 35 of the larger charities have reported raising an estimated $2.7 billion since September 11, 2001. About 70 percent of the money that has been collected by these 35 charities has been reported distributed to survivors or spent on disaster relief since September 11, 2001. Charities used the money they collected to provide direct cash assista...

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September 11 More Effective Collaboration Could Enhance Charitable...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Although it may be difficult to precisely tally the total amount of funds raised in response to the September 11 attacks, 35 of the larger charities have reported raising an estimated $2.7 billion since September 11, 2001. About 70 percent of the money that has been collected by these 35 charities has been reported distributed to survivors or spent on disaster relief since September 11, 2001. Charities used the money they collected to provide direct cash assista...

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September 11 Interim Report on the Response of Charities

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Appendix I Congressional Briefing Slides 6 Appendix II Additional Fund Information 35 Appendix III Information on Federal Victim Compensation Fund 37 Contents...

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September 11 Interim Report on the Response of Charities

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Appendix I Congressional Briefing Slides 6 -- Appendix II Additional Fund Information 35 -- Appendix III Information on Federal Victim Compensation Fund 37 -- Contents...

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Senior Executive Service Enhanced Agency Efforts Needed to Improve...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: More than half of the 6 00 career SES members employed on October 1, 2000, will have left service by October 1, 2007. Using recent SES appointment trends, the only significant changes in diversity would be an increase in the number of white women and an essentially equal decrease in white men. The percentage of GS-15s and GS-14s projected to leave would be lower (47 percent and 34 percent, respectively), and we project that the number of minorities still in the ...

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Senior Executive Service Enhanced Agency Efforts Needed to Improve...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: More than half of the 6 00 career SES members employed on October 1, 2000, will have left service by October 1, 2007. Using current SES appointment trends, the only significant changes in diversity will be an increase in the number of white women and an essentially equal decrease in white men.

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Selection of Antiretroviral Medications Provided under U.S. Emerge...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: The Emergency Plan provides a smaller selection of recommended first-line ARVs than other major HIV/AIDS treatment initiatives in developing countries. The plan?s selection includes six original ARV products-the only ARVs that have met the plan?s quality assurance requirement-and does not include some FDCs that are preferred by most of the focus countries because they can simplify treatment. In contrast, the other initiatives provide a selection that in addition...

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Selection and Implementation of the Office of Management and Budge...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: OMB?s e-government task force developed abbreviated (?mini?) business cases on which to base its selection of initiatives. GAO compared the content of these mini business cases with best practices for the content of e-government business cases. Based on this comparison, all the business cases contained at least some of the key information needed, but many elements were missing (see figure). In particular, fewer than half addressed collaboration and customer focu...

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Selected Nations Reports on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Varied in The...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: In their most recent reviews, expert teams found that the United Kingdom?s 2000 and 2002 reports on greenhouse gas emissions and the United States?s 2000 report were largely complete, although the teams noted minor findings, such as the lack of information on quality assurance methods, which the nations were encouraged, but not required, to include in their submissions. In contrast, they found that Germany?s 2001 and Japan?s 2000 reports lacked critical elements...

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