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 Decade: 1990-1999
2000 Census: Information on the Implications of a Post Census Local Review Program
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how census operations and data accuracy could be affected if the Bureau of the Census were to include a coverage improvement program known as Post Census Local Review (PCLR) in the 2000 census." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301134/
2000 Census: Local Address Review Program Has Had Mixed Results to Date
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) program, focusing on: (1) the Bureau of the Census' operational experience to date in implementing LUCA; and (2) local governments' views of the adequacy of local resources to conduct LUCA and of the quality of materials and assistance the Bureau has provided." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289796/
Accounting Standards: Treatment of Asset-Backed Securities
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the greater discretion allowed to banks as opposed to securities broker/dealers under accounting standards and practices may have resulted in less transparency in the value of asset-backed securities held by banks, focusing on: (1) mortgage-backed securities (MBS); (2) the accounting treatment applied to securities (including MBS) held by banks and broker/dealers; and (3) the accounting for securities holdings by the six largest bank holding companies and whether such holdings might have affected the transparency of financial statements." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298751/
Acquisition Reform: Review of Selected Best-Value Contracts
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the government's best-value awards to contractors other than those submitting the lowest-priced offers." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc300991/
Agreed-Upon Procedures: Airport and Airway Trust Fund Excise Taxes
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether the net excise tax revenue distributed to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF) for the fiscal year (FY) ended September 30, 1998, is supported by the underlying records." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc297376/
Agreed-Upon Procedures: Black Lung Disability Trust Fund Excise Taxes
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether the net excise tax revenue distributed to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund (BLDTF) for the fiscal year (FY) ended September 30, 1998, is supported by the underlying records." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc296833/
Agreed-Upon Procedures: Federal Unemployment Taxes
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether the net federal unemployment taxes (FUTA) collected by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1998, are supported by the underlying records." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc295760/
Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether the net excise tax revenue distributed to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) for the fiscal year (FY) ended September 30, 1998, is supported by the underlying records." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301179/
Air Traffic Control: Observations on FAA's Air Traffic Control Modernization Program
A statement of record issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic Control Modernization Program, focusing on: (1) the causes of the problems that have plagued FAA's modernization program for nearly two decades; (2) recent agency efforts to overcome these problems; and (3) the readiness of FAA and others to meet year 2000 requirements." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc300841/
Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA's Implementation of the Display System Replacement Project
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of the Display System Replacement (DSR) project, focusing on: (1) the status of FAA's overall modernization program; (2) FAA's progress in implementing DSR, with particular emphasis on events surrounding Boston's implementation; and (3) opportunities for continued success by FAA in completing its modernization projects." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289842/
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares and Service at Buffalo, New York
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed changes in airfares and service quality at Buffalo Niagara International Airport since deregulation." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290200/
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares and Service at Four South Carolina Communities
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the changes in airfares and service quality since deregulation, focusing on the: (1) changes in airfares and service quality at airports serving Charleston and other communities in South Carolina; and (2) differences in airfares charged to business and leisure passengers travelling to and from Charleston." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289544/
Airport Financing: Annual Funding As Much As $3 Billion Less Than Planned Development
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed airport funding issues, focusing on: (1) the amount airports are spending on capital development and the sources of those funds; (2) comparing airports' plans for development with current funding levels; and (3) what effect will various proposals to increase or make better use of existing funding have on airports' ability to fulfill their capital development plans." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289400/
Airport Financing: Smaller Airports Face Future Funding Shortfalls
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed airport funding issues as they apply to smaller airports, focusing on: 1) how much funding has been made available to airports, particularly smaller airports, for their capital development and what are the sources of these funds; (2) comparing airports' plans for future development with current funding levels; and (3) what effect will various proposals to increase or make better use of existing funding have on smaller airports' ability to fulfill their capital development plans." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290058/
Airport Improvement Program: Analysis of Discretionary Spending for Fiscal Years 1996-98
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program discretionary spending for fiscal years (FY) 1996-1998, focusing on: (1) the selection process that FAA used to establish priorities for allocating the Airport Improvement Program's discretionary grant awards; (2) the extent to which the highest priority projects were funded; (3) identifying the political party (Majority or Minority) of the congressional representative from the congressional district in which the airport is located; and (4) the amount of time required to release Airport Improvement Program grants to airports." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc302971/
Amtrak: Contracting Improprieties by Chief Engineer
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated allegations received through its FraudNET that Amtrak's Chief Engineer, Allison Conway-Smith, improperly awarded a personal services consulting contract to her neighbor, Chris Leyenberger, focusing on whether: (1) the Chief Engineer followed Amtrak procedures and policies in hiring Mr. Leyenberger; (2) the Chief Engineer had the authority to hire Mr. Leyenberger; (3) the Chief Engineer provided inaccurate information to the Amtrak Board of Directors to obtain contract approval for Mr. Leyenberger's services and, if such information was provided, whether the Board was required to verify it; (4) any problems exist at Amtrak regarding the procurement process as it relates to consultant contracts in general; and (5) the Amtrak President/Chief Executive Officer and Inspector General prefer a central purchasing department at Amtrak." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301728/
Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1990
Annual report detailing the progress and budget of the Office of Technology Assessment. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9201/
Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1992
Annual report of the progress and budget of the Office of Technology Assessment. 20th Anniversary Edition. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9199/
Anthrax Vaccine: Safety and Efficacy Issues
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the results of its ongoing examination of the safety and efficacy of the anthrax vaccine, focusing on the: (1) need for a six-shot regimen and annual booster shots; (2) long- and short-term safety of the vaccine; (3) efficacy of the vaccine; (4) extent to which problems the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found in the vaccine production facility in Michigan could compromise the safety, efficacy, and quality of the vaccine; and (5) effects of the anthrax vaccine on children, pregnant women or lactating women." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290160/
Assisted Living: Quality-of-Care and Consumer Protection Issues
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed quality-of-care and consumer protection issues in assisted living facilities in California, Florida, Ohio, and Oregon, focusing on: (1) residents' needs and the services provided in assisted living facilities; (2) the extent to which facilities provide consumers with sufficient information for them to choose a facility that is appropriate for their needs; (3) the four states' approaches to oversight of assisted living; and (4) the types of quality-of-care and consumer protection problems they identify." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290099/
At-Risk and Delinquent Youths: Fiscal Year 1998 Programs
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided updated information on the: (1) number of federal programs that served at-risk or delinquent youths in fiscal year (FY) 1998; (2) amount of FY 1998 appropriations dedicated toward youths in these programs; and (3) services these programs provided." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc297068/
Auditing the Nation's Finances: Fiscal Year 1998 Results Highlight Major Issues Needing Resolution
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO discussed its report on the U.S. government's financial statements for fiscal year 1998, focusing on the importance of improving how federal departments and agencies manage the finances of the national government." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289859/
Aviation: Comparison of Airline 'Customer Service Commitment' With Contracts of Carriage and Federal Law
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared airlines' contracts of carriage with the Air Transport Association's (ATA) Customer Service Commitment." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301419/
Award of Indian Health Professions Scholarships
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated: (1) the Indian Health Service (IHS) award of Indian Health Professions Scholarships (graduate scholarships) pursuant to 25 U.S.C. section 1613a of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc296181/
Balanced Budget Act: Any Proposed Fee-for-Service Payment Modifications Need Thorough Evaluation
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the effect of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) on the Medicare Fee-for-Service Program, focusing on the: (1) payment reforms for providers under the fee-for-service portion of the program; and (2) changes made to skilled nursing facility (SNF) and home health agency (HHA) payment policies." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289822/
Bankruptcy Reform: Use of the Homestead Exemption by Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Debtors in the Northern District of Texas and the Southern District of Florida
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the average and median amount of all homestead exemptions claimed by debtors in the Northern District of Texas and the Southern District of Florida, focusing on: (1) information on debtors' use of the homestead exemption in these two districts; and (2) data on the number of personal chapter 7 bankruptcy cases closed in calendar year 1998 in the remaining five districts in Texas and Florida." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc297107/
Bankruptcy Reform: Use of the Homestead Exemption by Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Debtors in the Northern District of Texas and the Southern District of Florida in 1998
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of the homestead exemption by bankruptcy debtors in Texas and Florida, focusing on statistically valid probability samples of chapter 7 bankruptcy cases that were closed in 1998 in the Northern District of Texas and the Southern District of Florida. GAO used the data from these samples to estimate for each district the (1) the proportion of chapter 7 personal bankruptcy debtors who claimed a homestead exemption; (2) average and median amount of the homestead exemptions claimed; (3) average and median amount of total scheduled debts for those debtors who claimed a homestead exemption; and (4) estimated average and median amount of debts discharged by debtors who claimed a homestead exemption." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc297880/
Blood Supply: Availability of Blood
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the availability of blood to meet the nation's requirements as well as recent and proposed policy changes regarding blood donation that may affect the future supply." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289548/
Blood Supply: Availability of Blood to Meet the Nation's Requirements
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the availability of blood to meet the nation's requirements, focusing on: (1) recent trends in blood donation and the demand for blood transfusions; (2) the expected effect of a ban on blood from donors who have travelled to the United Kingdom; and (3) the potential effect of policy changes to allow units of blood collected from individuals with hemochromatosis to be distributed." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc300754/
Budget Issues: Budgeting for Inflation in Civilian Agencies
A staff study issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) experiences with budgeting for inflation, focusing on whether it is feasible for civilian agencies to also budget for inflation." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc303166/
Budget Issues: Cap Structure and Guaranteed Funding
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the budget structure and current budgetary control regime; (2) the budget outlook, discretionary caps, and enforcement situation as the United States enters an era of projected unified budget surpluses; (3) potential implications of guaranteeing minimum spending levels on the discretionary side of the budget; and (4) the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) side of the equation: (a) permanent appropriations; (b) mandatory trust funds; and (c) mandatory special funds." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290016/
Budget Issues: Comparison of Discretionary Outlays Under Alternative Spending Paths
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared defense, nondefense, and total discretionary spending under five discretionary spending paths, focusing on: (1) the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates for the congressional budget resolution for fiscal year 2000; (2) the CBO baseline assuming that discretionary spending complies with the statutory caps through 2002 and grows with inflation thereafter (CBO capped baseline); (3) an alternative CBO baseline assuming that discretionary spending grows with inflation after 1999 and with no projection for emergencies; (4) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mid-Session Review estimate of discretionary spending under the President's budget without the Social Security and Medicare reforms proposed; and (5) the OMB baseline assuming that discretionary spending complies with the statutory caps through 2002 and grows with inflation thereafter (OMB capped baseline)." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298836/
Budget Issues: The Importance of Increased Accuracy of Budget Outlay Estimates
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO provided information on how the Department of Education estimates, tracks, and reports on its budget outlays." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc299657/
Budget Issues: Treasury's Interest Rate Calculation Changes
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of the Treasury's decision to change the calculation of the interest rates used since 1980 to determine the investment returns for a number of government trust funds, including Social Security and Medicare, focusing on: (1) how and why Treasury changed its rules for calculating interest rates in 1980 and 1998; (2) the effects of these changes on the unified budget and on the financial status of Social Security and Medicare trust funds; and (3) what other trust funds were affected by Treasury's decision." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc295572/
Budget Issues: Trust Funds in the Budget
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed budget accounting and budget enforcement as they relate to trust funds and other special funds in the budget, focusing on: (1) the structure of the federal budget--especially categorizations within the unified budget; (2) the budget outlook, discretionary caps, and enforcement situation as the nation enters a projected era of unified budget surpluses; and (3) potential implications of changes in the treatment of the aviation programs." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289751/
Budget Process: Comments on H.R. 853
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implications of H.R. 853 on the congressional budget process, focusing on: (1) the importance of the long-term perspective; (2) the long-term and insurance commitments in the budget; and (3) how this relates to the need for control, accountability, and transparency." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290102/
Capital Structure of the Federal Home Loan Bank System
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the capital structure of the Federal Home Loan Bank System." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc300469/
Career Appointments of Political Appointees
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO clarified when it is appropriate for a political appointee to receive a career position in the federal government." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc299824/
Catalog of OTA Publications, 1972 - 1994
A cumulative catalog of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) documents published from 1972 through 1994. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9905/
Certification Requirements: Guidance Governing Agency Actions Is Limited
A statement of record issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the certification requirements of federal agencies, focusing on: (1) the extent and variety of certification activities in the federal government; (2) the extent to which any policies, procedures, or guidance exist governing these activities, either governmentwide or within selected agencies; and (3) an agency certification practice that could serve as an example or best practice for other agencies." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc297482/
Chemical and Biological Defense: Observations on Actions Taken to Protect Military Forces
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) continuing efforts to protect U.S. military forces against chemical and biological weapons." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289445/
Chemical Demilitarization: Funding Status of the Chemical Demilitarization Program
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Chemical Demilitarization Program, focusing on the : (1) extent to which the program retains significant levels of prior years' appropriations in excess of spending plans; (2) amounts of reported unallocated appropriations and unliquidated obligations from prior years' appropriations; (3) extent to which more obligations have been liquidated than previously reported; (4) primary reasons for the reported unliquidated obligations; and (5) actions that have affected or will affect unliquidated obligations." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298722/
Chemical Safety Board: Status of Implementation Efforts
A statement of record issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO discussed the status of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's: (1) investigations and recommendations; (2) pay structure and use of staff; and (3) contracting activities." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc302756/
Climate Change: Observations on EPA's April 1999 Climate Change Report
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Change Report, which was submitted to the Senate Committee on Appropriations in April 1999, focusing on the extent to which it: (1) provides a comprehensive explanation of the agency's climate change programs for fiscal year (FY) 2000; (2) justifies requested increases in funding for that fiscal year; (3) explains how the climate change activities are justified independently of the Kyoto Protocol; and (4) includes performance measures and goals and similar elements, as would be required by the Government Performance and Results Act." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc295854/
Climate Change: Observations on the April 1999 Report on Climate Change Programs
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed activities relating to climate change programs, focusing on: (1) the Energy Information Administration's report on federal expenditures for climate change activities; and (2) a limitation--set forth in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) appropriations act for fiscal year (FY) 1999--that was designed to prevent the agency from taking specified regulatory actions to implement the Kyoto Protocol on climate change." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289995/
Coast Guard: Key Budget Issues for Fiscal Years 1999 and 2000
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Coast Guard's budgets for fiscal years 1999 and 2000, focusing on the: (1) Coast Guard's progress in justifying the Deepwater Replacement Project and addressing GAO's concerns about its affordability; (2) Coast Guard's plans for spending its fiscal year (FY) 1999 emergency funds; and (3) budget strategies the agency may have to consider in the future to address continuing budget constraints." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289686/
Coast Guard: Review of Administrative and Support Functions
Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Coast Guard's major administrative and support functions, focusing on: (1) areas of possible budget savings; and (2) if additional opportunities for cost savings exist." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301246/
Coast Guard: Strategies for Procuring New Ships, Aircraft, and Other Assets
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Coast Guard's plans for modernizing its ships, aircraft, and other capital assets needed to carry out its missions, as well as the agency's plans and strategies to fund these needs, focusing on the Coast Guard's progress in: (1) justifying the Deepwater Capability Replacement Project and addressing GAO's concerns about its affordability; and (2) developing strategies and plans for funding its capital needs within a constrained fiscal environment." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289552/
Combating Terrorism: Observations on Biological Terrorism and Public Health Initiatives
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its ongoing work and preliminary observations on the biological terrorist threat and some aspects of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) bioterrorism initiative, focusing on: (1) intelligence agencies' judgments about the threat of terrorism; (2) the importance and benefits of threat and risk assessments to provide a sound basis for targeting the nation's investments in combating terrorism; (3) preliminary observations from GAO's ongoing work on the science behind the biological and chemical terrorist threat, with some focus on biological agents; and (4) overall observations on public health initiatives that deal with a new national pharmaceutical stockpile and the basis for selecting items to research, produce, procure, and stockpile for civilian defense against terrorism." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289947/
Combating Terrorism: Observations on Federal Spending to Combat Terrorism
Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its work and observations on federal spending to combat terrorism, focusing on: (1) the foreign-origin and domestic terrorism threat; (2) program growth and other issues raised throughout its work on combating terrorism; and (3) steps the executive branch has taken toward improving crosscutting management and coordination and provide some preliminary observations on the 1998 and 1999 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reports to Congress on governmentwide spending and budgeting to combat terrorism." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc289811/
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