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United States Information Agency (USIA)

United States Information Agency (USIA)

Date: August 4, 1999
Creator: United States Information Agency
Description: An independent foreign affairs agency supporting U.S. foreign policy and national interests abroad, USIA conducts international educational and cultural exchanges, broadcasting, and information programs.
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31st Annual Report

31st Annual Report

Date: January 1990
Creator: United States. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
Description: The ACIR Library is composed of publications that study the interactions between different levels of government. This document is an annual report.
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United Nations: Status of U.S. Contributions and Arrears

United Nations: Status of U.S. Contributions and Arrears

Date: July 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its previous report on United Nations (U.N.) financial issues and U.S. arrears, focusing on: (1) the amount the United States will need to pay before the end of 1999 to avoid losing its right to vote in the U.N. General Assembly; (2) the trend in U.S. assessed contributions and arrears that has led to the current situation; (3) U.S. arrears and the amounts withheld for legislative and policy reasons; and (4) the status of member states that lost their right to vote in the General Assembly at the beginning of 1999."
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Food Security: Factors That Could Affect Progress Toward Meeting World Food Summit Goals

Food Security: Factors That Could Affect Progress Toward Meeting World Food Summit Goals

Date: March 22, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the outcome of the 1996 World Food Summit, focusing on factors that could affect progress toward meeting world food security goals."
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Physician Performance: Report Cards Under Development but Challenges Remain

Physician Performance: Report Cards Under Development but Challenges Remain

Date: September 30, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts to provide the public with information on physician performance, focusing on: (1) the issues involved in measuring and reporting on physician and physician group performance; (2) efforts to develop physician report cards; and (3) initiatives under way that may address impediments to measuring physician and physician group performance."
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Federal Debt: Debt Management in a Period of Budget Surplus

Federal Debt: Debt Management in a Period of Budget Surplus

Date: September 29, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the actions taken by the Department of the Treasury to manage the marketable debt held by the public during the recent period of unified budget surpluses."
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Information Systems: The Status of Computer Security at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Information Systems: The Status of Computer Security at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Date: October 4, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the status of computer security throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)."
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Budget Issues: Treasury's Interest Rate Calculation Changes

Budget Issues: Treasury's Interest Rate Calculation Changes

Date: May 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: 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."
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Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America for Fiscal Year 1997

Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America for Fiscal Year 1997

Date: March 19, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the audit report covering the financial statements of the National Academy of the Sciences of the United States of America for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1997, focusing on whether the audit report complied with the financial reporting requirements of the law."
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Defense Acquisitions: Progress of the F/A-18E/F Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program

Defense Acquisitions: Progress of the F/A-18E/F Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program

Date: June 15, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Navy's F/A-18E/F developmental and operational test program, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the aircraft is meeting performance requirements; (2) risks associated with proceeding into operational test and evaluation (OPEVAL) with unresolved deficiencies; and (3) potential cost increases and risks associated with approving the Navy's request for multiyear funding for the program."
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Management Letter: Suggested Improvements in IRS' Accounting Procedures and Internal Controls

Management Letter: Suggested Improvements in IRS' Accounting Procedures and Internal Controls

Date: June 30, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on additional matters it identified in its audit of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) custodial financial statements for fiscal year (FY) 1998 regarding accounting procedures and internal controls that could be improved."
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Results Act: Observations on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan

Results Act: Observations on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan

Date: June 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) performance plan for fiscal year (FY) 2000, focusing on the extent to which the plan: (1) provides a clear picture of intended performance across the Department; (2) discusses the strategies and resources USDA will use to achieve its goals; and (3) provides confidence that the performance information will be credible."
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Tax Administration: IRS' Return Selection Process

Tax Administration: IRS' Return Selection Process

Date: February 22, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how effectively the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) selects individual income tax returns for audit, focusing on: (1) the extent to which IRS district offices have used various sources to select these individual returns for audit; and (2) comparing the results of audits selected using these sources in terms of the rate at which audits recommended no-change to the tax reported, amount of additional taxes recommended per return audited, and rates at which IRS assessed and collected such recommended taxes after the audit."
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Prison Work Programs: Inmates' Access to Personal Information

Prison Work Programs: Inmates' Access to Personal Information

Date: August 18, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent to which inmates in the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and state prison systems had access to personal information through correctional industry work programs; (2) prison safeguards and procedures, statutes and regulations, and proposed legislation that addressed correctional industry work programs involving personal information; (3) the extent to which contracts that provided inmates access to personal information contributed to BOP's and states' correctional industry income; (4) the extent to which BOP and state prison inmates had access to only names and addresses or telephone numbers through correctional industry work programs; and (5) incidents of inmates misusing information obtained through correctional industry work programs, including how safeguards failed and what, if any, changes were made as a result of the incidents."
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of State

Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of State

Date: January 1, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of State."
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Managing for Results: Opportunities for Continued Improvements in Agencies' Performance Plans

Managing for Results: Opportunities for Continued Improvements in Agencies' Performance Plans

Date: July 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plans of the 24 agencies covered by the Chief Financial Officers Act, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the agencies' plans include the three key elements of informative performance plans: (a) clear pictures of intended performance; (b) specific discussions of strategies and resources; and (c) confidence that performance information will be credible; and (2) degree of improvement the FY 2000 performance plans represent over the FY 1999 plans."
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Environmental Protection: Assessing Impacts of EPA's Regulations Through Retrospective Studies

Environmental Protection: Assessing Impacts of EPA's Regulations Through Retrospective Studies

Date: September 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on efforts to assess the economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulations to enhance environmental quality, focusing on: (1) to what extent EPA's regulations have been the subject of retrospective studies; (2) whether retrospective studies are viewed as useful or difficult to do; and (3) ways to foster such studies in the future."
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DOD Contract Management: Greater Attention Needed to Identify and Recover Overpayments

DOD Contract Management: Greater Attention Needed to Identify and Recover Overpayments

Date: July 19, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its previous report on the Department of Defense's (DOD) overpayments to contractors and subsequent refunds to the Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS), focusing on: (1) DOD's efforts to identify and recover overpayments made through fiscal year (FY) 1998; and (2) whether 13 contractors were retaining overpayments and how quickly overpayments were refunded."
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Environmental Protection: Factors Contributing to Lengthy Award Times for EPA Grants

Environmental Protection: Factors Contributing to Lengthy Award Times for EPA Grants

Date: July 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the timeliness of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) grant award process, focusing on the: (1) the number and dollar value of the agency-requested and congressionally directed grants awarded for fiscal years (FY) 1995-1998; (2) median award time for both types of grants, as measured by the number of days between the date of the fiscal year appropriation and the date of the grant award; and (3) major reasons for lengthy awards."
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Telecommunications: The Changing Status of Competition to Cable Television

Telecommunications: The Changing Status of Competition to Cable Television

Date: July 8, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the status of competition in the subscription television market; (2) the extent to which ownership ties between cable companies and program suppliers may be affecting the development of competition; and (3) key factors that may influence the development of competition in the future."
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Superfund: Progress Made by EPA and Other Federal Agencies to Resolve Program Management Issues

Superfund: Progress Made by EPA and Other Federal Agencies to Resolve Program Management Issues

Date: April 29, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A chapter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the efforts that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the other federal agencies with major cleanup responsibilities have made to set priorities for spending limited cleanup funds at the hazardous waste sites posing the highest risks to human health and the environment; (2) EPA's actions to recover its expenditures for cleanups from the parties that are legally liable for the contamination; and (3) EPA's efforts to better control contractors' cleanup costs."
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Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 for Fiscal Year 1997

Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 for Fiscal Year 1997

Date: February 19, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the audit report covering the financial statements of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 for the fiscal year ended August 31, 1997, focusing on whether the audit report complied with the financial reporting requirements of the law."
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Agent Orange: Actions Needed to Improve Communications of Air Force Ranch Hand Study Data and Results

Agent Orange: Actions Needed to Improve Communications of Air Force Ranch Hand Study Data and Results

Date: December 17, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the conduct and findings of the Air Force's Ranch Hand study on the long-term health effects of exposure to herbicides, such as Agent Orange, in Vietnam, and assessed the study's impact on determinations of veterans' compensation, focusing on: (1) whether the study's findings and data have been properly and promptly reported and disseminated; (2) the statistical limitations of the study and whether they have been adequately reported and communicated; (3) the measures established to monitor the study's conduct and to prevent improper influence, particularly those involving the Ranch Hand Study's Advisory Committee; and (4) the impact of the study on determinations of diseases for which Vietnam veterans are eligible to receive compensation benefits."
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Military Base Closures: Lack of Data Inhibits Cost-Effectiveness of Analyses of Privatization-in Place Initiatives

Military Base Closures: Lack of Data Inhibits Cost-Effectiveness of Analyses of Privatization-in Place Initiatives

Date: December 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request concerning the privatization in place of select Department of Defense industrial facilities, GAO focused on: (1) determining how contractors are responding to decreasing workloads at these privatized facilities; (2) comparing the cost-effectiveness of the privatization-in-place operations to the former government-run operations; and (3) identifying the impact of privatization on excess capacity in the Department's industrial infrastructure."
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