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Budget Issues: Treasury's Interest Rate Calculation Changes

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."
Date: May 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Community Policing: Observations on the COPS Program Midway Through Program Implementation

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Community Policing Act, focusing on statutory requirements for implementing the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants."
Date: October 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Competitive Contracting: Preliminary Issues Regarding FAIR Act Implementation

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its observations on the initial implementation of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act of 1998, focusing on: (1) the progress to date in developing and releasing agencies' FAIR Act inventories; (2) the status of the initial steps taken to implement the FAIR Act; and (3) issues related to the Department of Commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the General Services Administration FAIR Act inventories."
Date: October 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Defense Acquisitions: Testing of F-15 and F-16 Radomes

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO provided information on the potential for shortfalls in the performance of two radomes, one for the F-15 Eagle and one for the F-16 Falcon, focusing on whether replacement radomes, bought for spares and supplied by vendors other than the original manufacturer, met the Air Force's specifications for the original radomes."
Date: January 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Export Controls: Implementation of the 1998 Legislative Mandate for High Performance Computers

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the export of high performance computers to countries of concern that might use the computers for military or nuclear proliferation purposes, focusing on whether: (1) exporters' notifications to the Department of Commerce of proposed sales of high performance computers to countries of concern have resulted in any license applications and what action was taken on these licenses; and (2) Commerce is verifying the use of high performance computers after their export to these countries."
Date: October 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Fresh Produce: Potential Consequences of Country-of-Origin Labeling

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the labelling requirements for fresh produce, focusing on: (1) the potential costs associated with the compliance and enforcement of a mandatory country-of-origin labelling requirement at the retail level for fresh produce; (2) the potential trade issues associated with such a requirement; (3) the potential impact of such a requirement on the ability of the federal government and the public to respond to outbreaks of illness caused by contaminated fresh produce; and (4) consumers' views of country-of-origin labelling."
Date: April 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Intercity Passenger Rail: Amtrak Faces Challenges in Improving Its Financial Condition

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed Amtrak's overall financial condition, its progress in becoming free of operating subsidies, its use of the Taxpayer Relief Act (TRA) of 1997 funds, and its need for capital investment to improve quality of service."
Date: October 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Medicare: Beneficiaries' Prescription Drug Coverage

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed Medicare beneficiaries' access to prescription drug coverage, focusing on: (1) how growth in presciption drug spending for both the general population and Medicare beneficiaries has made coverage such an important policy issue; (2) the sources and extent of Medicare beneficiary drug coverage; and (3) benefit design and implementation issues to be considered in deliberations about adding a new prescription drug benefit."
Date: September 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Reported Y2K Readiness of State Employment Security Agencies' Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Tax Systems

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on year 2000 readiness of State Employment Security Agencies' (SESA) unemployment insurance benefits and tax systems and determined the reported status of whether these systems have been independently verified and validated for year 2000 compliance. GAO also determined whether SESAs have submitted contingency plans for continuity of business operations."
Date: October 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Social Security Administration: Effective Date of Application for Supplemental Security Income Benefits

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) new rule on the effective date of application for Supplemental Security Income benefits. GAO noted that: (1) the rule implements section 204 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, which changes the date a social security application is effective so that the earliest month for which benefits can be paid is the month following the month in which the application is filed; (2) previously, benefits were prorated for the month in which the application was filed; (3) the rule makes changes concerning emergency advance payments, interim assistance reimbursements, and in the definition of eligible spouse; and (4) SSA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule."
Date: June 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Update on the Readiness of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to address the year 2000 computer problem, focusing on the: (1) year 2000 readiness of automated systems that support the delivery of veterans' benefits and health care services, the compliance status of biomedical equipment used in patient care, and the year 2000 readiness of the pharmaceutical and medical-surgical manufacturers on which VA relies; and (2) Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) year 2000 efforts to address biomedical equipment and pharmaceutical products."
Date: October 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Youth Mentoring Programs: Fiscal Year 1998

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal programs created to address the needs of at-risk and delinquent youths, focusing on: (1) identifying at-risk and delinquent youth programs that included mentoring as a type of service; (2) who administers the programs; (3) the objectives of the programs; and (4) the authorizing legislation for the programs."
Date: May 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.