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Financial Condition of American Agriculture

Description: A chapter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO reviewed the financial condition of American agriculture to assess: (1) the trends in the economic environment surrounding the farm sector; (2) farmers' financial condition; and (3) the performance of financial institutions serving agriculture."
Date: October 10, 1985
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Specialty Care: Heart Attack Survivors Treated by Cardiologists More Likely to Take Recommended Drugs

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the potential differences in treatment patterns for health maintenance organizations (HMO) patients treated by specialists and those treated by generalist physicians, focusing on: (1) the proportion of Medicare heart attack survivors enrolled in HMOs who take cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta-blockers, and aspirin; and (2) whether Medicare heart attack survivors in HMOs regularly treated by a cardiologist are more likely to take cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta-blockers, and aspirin than those who do not have regular cardiology appointments."
Date: December 4, 1998
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Administrative Streamlining Is Expected to Continue Through 2002

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 Department of Agriculture's (USDA) progress in streamlining its administrative operations, focusing on USDA's efforts to: (1) reduce the number of administrative staff departmentwide; (2) consolidate and streamline administrative support structures for seven field-based agencies, particularly at the state office level; and (3) measure the savings and efficiencies realized as a result of its departmentwide reorganization and streamlining efforts."
Date: December 11, 1998
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

DOD Animal Research: Improvements Needed in Quality of Biomedical Research Database

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined several issues related to the Department of Defense's (DOD) administration of its animal research programs, focusing on: (1) the extent to which DOD's research using animals addresses validated military objectives, does not unnecessarily duplicate work done elsewhere, and incorporates methods to reduce, replace, and refine the use of animals; and (2) problems with the accuracy of information in the Biomedical Research Database (BRD)."
Date: December 14, 1998
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Food Stamp Program: Information on Employment and Training Activities

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 number of able-bodied adults without dependents who are receiving food stamp benefits, the number who are required to meet the work requirements, and the number who are exempted from the requirements; (2) the number of able-bodied adults without dependents participating in qualifying employment and training or Workfare programs; and (3) the amounts of federal grant funds that states spent through the first three quarters of fiscal year 1998 for employment and training or workfare programs for food stamp recipients."
Date: December 14, 1998
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

IRS Systems Security: Although Significant Improvements Made, Tax Processing Operations and Data Still at Serious Risk

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) progress in correcting serious computer security weaknesses at five IRS facilities, focusing on: (1) additional security weaknesses identified at the five facilities and at an IRS facility not included in GAO's previous report; and (2) steps IRS has taken or plans to take to implement a service-wide computer security management program."
Date: December 14, 1998
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Defense Trade: U.S. Contractors Employ Diverse Activities To Meet Offset Obligations

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the types of activities undertaken by U.S. contractors to meet offset obligations associated with the sale of defense equipment to various foreign governments."
Date: December 18, 1998
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Defense Trade: Status of the Defense Export Loan Guarantee Program

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 Defense's (DOD) Defense Export Loan Guarantee (DELG) Program, focusing on: (1) the level of program activity to date; (2) the program's financial status; (3) other sources of financing available to borrowing countries; (4) comparing DELG Program characteristics with other U.S. government export financing programs; and (5) examining issues related to the planned fiscal year 1999 transfer of DELG Program responsibilities within DOD."
Date: December 21, 1998
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hazardous Waste Sites: State Cleanup Practices

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) identified practices that are both used in selected state programs at sites that may be contaminated enough to qualify for long-term cleanup under the Superfund program and that are believed by state officials to reduce the time and expense of cleanups; and (2) obtained the views of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), environmentalists, and other stakeholders about whether the states' practices may be applicable to the Superfund program."
Date: December 24, 1998
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airport Improvement Program: FAA Complying With Requirement for Local Involvement in Noise Mitigation Projects

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must enforce grant assurance as a condition of providing noise mitigation grants to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport."
Date: December 28, 1998
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Inspectors General: Information on Operational and Staffing Issues

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed inspectors general (IG) to obtain: (1) information on their organizational structure, staffing, and workload; and (2) their views on current policy issues affecting them."
Date: January 4, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Regulatory Burden: Some Agencies' Claims Regarding Lack of Rulemaking Discretion Have Merit

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' assertions that certain private-sector regulatory concerns were, at least in part, attributable to underlying statutes, focusing on: (1) the amount of discretion the underlying statutes gave the rulemaking agencies in developing the regulatory requirements that the agencies had said were attributable to the underlying statutes; (2) whether the regulatory requirements at issue were within the authority granted by the underlying statutes; and (3) whether the rulemaking agencies could have developed regulatory approaches that would have been less burdensome to the regulated entities while still meeting the underlying statutory requirements."
Date: January 8, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Davis-Bacon Act: Labor Now Verifies Wage Data, but Verification Process Needs Improvement

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the: (1) Department of Labor's response to the House Appropriations Committee's directive that it verify a random sample of employers' wage data submissions and select a sample of submissions for on-site data verification; and (2) likely effect of these efforts on the accuracy and timeliness of Davis-Bacon Act wage determinations."
Date: January 11, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Juvenile Courts: Reforms Aim to Better Serve Maltreated Children

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' and local agencies' efforts to improve the timeliness of judicial decisions concerning the permanent placement of foster children, focusing on: (1) the key problems in the juvenile dependency court system; and (2) state and local responses to these problems."
Date: January 11, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Civilian Marksmanship Program: Corporation Needs to Fully Comply With the Law on Sales of Firearms

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety's administration of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), focusing on: (1) whether CMP's conversion to a private corporation and the Corporation's subsequent firearms sales were conducted in accordance with the 1996 National Defense Authorization Act; (2) the types and value of federal support provided to the Corporation; and (3) the types and number of firearms the Army transferred to the Corporation and was storing for potential transfer."
Date: January 12, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rural Development: Rural Business--Cooperative Service's Lending and the Financial Condition of Its Loan Portfolio

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: (1) number and dollar value of business assistance loans approved by the Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS); (2) federal government's costs associated with the agency's loans; and (3) financial condition of the agency's loan portfolio, including the losses incurred."
Date: January 12, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Supplemental Security Income: Increased Receipt and Reporting of Child Support Could Reduce Payments

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO provided information on: (1) opportunities for increasing the number of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) single-parent families receiving child support and for improving the reporting of such support to the Social Security Administration (SSA); (2) the potential for reducing SSI payments by increasing the extent to which SSI children in single-parent families are served by the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program and have support collected for them and the extent to which support collected by CSE programs is reported by custodial parents to SSA."
Date: January 12, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Army Medium Trucks: Information on Delivery Delays and Corrosion Problems

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) program, focusing on: (1) the causes and effects of the contractor's delays in delivering acceptable trucks; and (2) the Army's actions to mitigate corrosion problems on FMTV trucks."
Date: January 13, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safe Drinking Water Act: Progress and Future Challenges in Implementing the 1996 Amendments

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: (1) status of efforts and progress made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the states in addressing the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996; and (2) future challenges facing EPA and the states in their efforts to do so."
Date: January 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surface Infrastructure: High-Speed Rail Projects in the United States

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of high-speed rail development in the United States, focusing on: (1) project plans for the Florida corridor for which detailed studies on building a new high-speed rail system between Miami, Orlando, and Tampa have begun; (2) the estimated cost, financing, ridership, and schedule for the Florida Overland Express (FOX) rail project; (3) the status of a new federal transportation infrastructure financing program and how federal funding decisions for the FOX project might affect the new program; and (4) the status of other planned high-speed rail corridors in the United States."
Date: January 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aviation Competition: Effects on Consumers from Domestic Airline Alliances Vary

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 the proposed alliances to be formed by the six largest U.S. airlines; (2) the potential beneficial and harmful effects on consumers; and (3) the authority of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to review these alliances and the status of their reviews."
Date: January 15, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Judiciary: Information on the Use of Recalled Magistrate and Bankruptcy Judges

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) whether the demand for recalled magistrate and bankruptcy judges has exceeded the number of judges available to serve in recalled positions; (2) whether the courts that recalled judges had judgeship vacancies or higher than average weighted case filings; and (3) the approximate 1-year cost savings associated with using a recalled judge rather than filling a full-time judgeship position."
Date: January 15, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lead Poisoning: Federal Health Care Programs Are Not Effectively Reaching At-Risk Children

Description: A chapter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the risk of lead poisoning faced by young children served by federal health care programs; (2) the extent to which children served by these programs have been screened for this condition; (3) key reasons why screenings may not be occurring; and (4) problems that federal health care programs face in ensuring that children who have harmful lead levels in their blood receive timely follow-up treatment and other services."
Date: January 15, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department