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Accounting Standards: Treatment of Asset-Backed Securities

Description: 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."
Date: April 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Acquisition Reform: Review of Selected Best-Value Contracts

Description: 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."
Date: April 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Climate Change: Observations on EPA's April 1999 Climate Change Report

Description: 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."
Date: July 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Department of Energy: Fiscal Year 1998 Obligations for Fossil Energy Programs

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the actual fiscal year (FY) 1998 obligations for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Fossil Energy Research and Development (R&D) Program and the Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program with the estimated obligations that were previously reported."
Date: September 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Department of Energy: Problems in the Management and Use of Supercomputers

Description: A statement of record issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) use, acquisition, and management of its supercomputing resources."
Date: July 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

DOD Financial Management: More Reliable Information Key to Assuring Accountability and Managing Defense Operations More Efficiently

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the steps needed to improve financial management at the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the impact of financial management weaknesses on DOD's ability to efficiently and economically carry out its operations; (2) efforts DOD has initiated, and additional actions that are necessary, to improve financial management systems and controls in the short term; and (3) enhancements needed in updating DOD's Biennial Financial Management Improvement Plan--its long-term blueprint for financial management reform."
Date: April 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Emergency and State and Local Law Enforcement Systems: Committee Questions Concerning Year 2000 Challenges

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the challenges facing emergency services and state and local law enforcement systems in addressing the year 2000 computing problem. This report responds to congressional questions regarding GAO's April 29, 1999, testimony on the year 2000 readiness status of the nation's law enforcement systems."
Date: July 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Federal Wildfire Activities: Issues Needing Future Attention

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed various aspects of the Forest Service's and the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) firefighting programs."
Date: September 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Federalism: Comments on S.1214--The Federalism Accountability Act of 1999

Description: A statement of record issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed S. 1214, the Federalism Act of 1999, focusing on: (1) how often the preambles to covered agencies' final rules issued between April 1, 1996, and December 31, 1998, mentioned the executive order and how often they indicated the agencies had conducted Federalism assessments under the order; (2) what selected agencies have done to implement the requirements of the order; and (3) what Office of Management and Budget has done to oversee Federal agencies' implementation of the order in the rulemaking process."
Date: July 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists for Fiscal Year 1998

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 Society Daughters of the American Colonists for the fiscal year ended February 28, 1998, focusing on whether the audit report complied with the financial reporting requirements of the law."
Date: May 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic Incorporated, for Fiscal Year 1997

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 Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Incorporated, for the fiscal year ended August 31, 1997, focusing on whether the audit report complied with the financial reporting requirements of the law."
Date: May 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Foreign Affairs: Federal Response to International Parental Child Abductions

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the federal response to international parental child abductions, focusing on: (1) problems with the federal government's response to parental child abduction; and (2) how the federal government is attempting to improve its response."
Date: October 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Foreign Assistance: Issues Concerning the Polish-American Enterprise Fund

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the structural changes undergone by the Polish-American Enterprise Fund and its management company to enable them to operate more like private venture capital companies, focusing on: (1) whether these structural changes were permitted by law; (2) whether the purchase of the Polish Fund's management company by its employees at book value was permitted by law and whether it favored the employees; (3) whether monies earned by Polish Fund management company employees contravened a $150,000 salary cap; and (4) how proceeds from the sale of the Polish Fund's assets will be distributed."
Date: September 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Forest Service Violations of Section 303 of the 1998 Interior Department Appropriations Act

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO commented on whether actions taken by employees of the Forest Service to implement a Communication Plan for the Forest Service Natural Resource Agenda violated section 303 of the 1998 Interior Department Appropriations Act, which prohibited the expenditure of funds for certain lobbying activities undertaken by covered federal officials. GAO noted that: (1) expenditure of funds by the Forest Service for certain activities undertaken to implement a Forest Service Natural Resource Agenda Communication Plan violated section 303 of the 1998 Interior Department Appropriations Act; and (2) activities included: (a) urging members of the public during a meeting and to contact Congress in support of road funding initiatives in legislation and in the budget; and (b) a campaign to promote public support for a budget proposal seeking to change the way certain payments to states from Forest Service revenues are calculated."
Date: May 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Indian Trust Funds: Challenges Facing Interior's Implementation of New Trust Asset and Accounting Management System

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the: (1) Department of the Interior's efforts to acquire the Trust Asset and Accounting Management System (TAAMS); (2) results of GAO's evaluation and recommendations to Interior to address its findings; (3) status of TAAMS; and (4) challenges still confronting Interior's implementation of this important system."
Date: July 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Medicare: HCFA Should Exercise Greater Oversight of Claims Administration Contractors

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) oversight of its Medicare fee-for-service claims administration contractors, focusing on: (1) recently completed cases of criminal conduct or False Claims Act violations committed by Medicare contractors; (2) the deceptive contractor activities set forth in those cases or alleged by investigating agents and former contractor employees; and (3) how these activities were carried out without detection by HCFA."
Date: July 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

National Credit Union Administration: Organization and Operations of Federal Credit Unions

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) new rule on the organization and operations of federal credit unions. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would implement changes made to the NCUA's chartering and field of membership authority by the Credit Union Membership Access Act; and (2) NCUA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule."
Date: January 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Payment Processing: Validation of Receipt and Acceptance

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an interpretation of certain parts of Title 7 of its Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies, focusing on whether it is acceptable: (1) for disbursing officers to authorize payment without reviewing evidence transmitted directly by an authorized employee attesting to the receipt and acceptance of goods and services; (2) for disbursing officers to authorize payment after reviewing the vendor's invoice and vendor maintained delivery data without first reviewing evidence of receipt and acceptance by a government official; and (3) to verify receipt and acceptance after payment authorization based on review of a statistically selected sample of invoices in lieu of conducting prepayment verification. GAO noted that the Department of Defense's (DOD) Inspector General (IG) requested clarification of GAO's guidance because it was reviewing the propriety of the process used to authorize payments for certain fuel purchases."
Date: April 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

USDA T&A System Controls: Recording Deviations From Preapproved Work Schedules

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO provided information on the internal control requirements in Title 6, "Pay, Leave, and Allowances," of GAO's Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies, as they relate to the Department of Agriculture's Marketing and Regulatory Programs' staff time and attendance (T&A) records, focusing on: (1) if employees are required to sign for their arrival/departure time when recording deviations from their preapproved declared schedule; and (2) in lieu of signing in/out times for deviations to the preapproved work schedule, whether employees could use electronic mail (e-mail) or phone in their actual pay period schedule."
Date: September 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Veterans' Health Care: Fiscal Year 2000 Budget

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) plans to spend an additional $900 million requested for veterans' medical care and the likelihood of VHA's achieving its proposed management efficiency savings."
Date: September 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Federal Government Making Progress But Critical Issues Must Still Be Addressed to Minimize Disruptions

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the remaining year 2000 computing challenges facing the federal government, focusing on the: (1) actions that the federal government has taken to improve its year 2000 approach; (2) status of the federal government's remediation of its mission-critical systems, with a particular focus on those that are not yet compliant; (3) reported status of state-administered federal programs; and (4) remaining challenges facing the government in ensuring the continuity of business operations, namely end-to-end testing and contingency planning."
Date: April 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.

Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Important Progress Made, But Much Work Remains to Avoid Disruption of Critical Services

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the progress being made in addressing the year 2000 computing challenge, focusing on: (1) the federal government's progress and the challenges that remain in correcting its systems; (2) state and local government year 2000 issues; and (3) the readiness of key public infrastructure and economic sectors."
Date: August 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.