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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: The Next Chapter

Description: This report discusses the ongoing debate about whether or not to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for energy development. The report discusses arguments for and against such development and focuses especially on related pieces of legislation that directly affects the future of the ANWR.
Date: August 1, 2001
Creator: Corn, M. Lynne; Gelb, Bernard A. & Baldwin, Pamela
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Item Veto and Expanded Impoundment Proposals

Description: This report discusses President's authority to call for an item veto, or possibly expanded impoundment authority, consideration of impoundment reform, to provide him with greater control over federal spending.
Date: March 1, 2001
Creator: McMurtry, Virginia A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Diesel Fuel and Engines: An Analysis of EPA's New Regulations

Description: This report reviews the final regulations on diesel fuel and diesel engine emissions signed by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner December 21, 2000 and promulgated January 18, 2001. This report examines the rule’s potential impacts on fuel supply, summarizes the issues related to pollution controls, discusses potential impacts on the economy, and discusses issues raised by the timing and implementation schedule of the proposed rule.
Date: May 1, 2001
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D.; McCarthy, James E.; Fischer, John W.; Segarra, Alejandro E. & Kumins, Lawrence C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Russia

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Date: November 1, 2001
Creator: Goldman, Stuart D.
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of the Treasury

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of the Treasury. The primary challenges facing Treasury include (1) modernizing the Internal Revenue Service's tax administration systems; (2) improving Customs Service's regulation of commercial trade; (3) achieving sound financial management; (4) improving the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' performance measures; and (5) improving the management of Treasury's asset forfeiture program."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Defense

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Defense (DOD). DOD has begun several Department-wide reform initiatives and other actions to improve its key business processes in such areas as financial and information management, weapons systems acquisitions, and logistics reengineering. However, problems continue to plague DOD in several areas, including financial management, information technology, acquisitions, contracts, support infrastructure, and logistics."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Financial Audit: IRS' Fiscal Year 2000 Financial Statements

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) fiscal year 2000 financial statements, including the accompanying notes, present fairly, in all material respects, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, IRS' assets, liabilities, net position, net costs, changes in net position, budgetary resources, reconciliation of net costs to budgetary obligations, and custodial activity, for fiscal year 2000. However, misstatements may nevertheless occur in other financial information reported by the IRS as a result of internal control weaknesses. Because of material weaknesses in internal controls, IRS did not maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting or compliance with laws and regulations, and thus did not provide reasonable assurance that losses, misstatements, and noncompliance with laws material in relation to the financial statements would be prevented or detected in an ongoing manner and on a timely basis. GAO's tests of compliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations disclosed two instances of noncompliance with laws and regulations that are reportable under U.S. generally accepted government auditing standards or Office of Management and Budget guidance."
Date: March 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of the Interior

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of the Interior. Interior needs to (1) improve its management of national parks, (2) address persistent management problems in the Indian trust fund programs, (3) improve management of ecosystem restoration efforts, and (4) address challenges in managing an expanding land base."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: U.S. Postal Service

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). To be successful in providing affordable universal service, USPS must address formidable challenges in the following areas (1) self-support, (2) cost-control, (3) human capital, (4) performance information, and (5) legal issues."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: A Governmentwide Perspective

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, provides an overview of management challenges and program risks facing the federal government. The series also contains 21 separate reports on individual agencies."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Retiree Health Benefits: Employer-Sponsored Benefits May Be Vulnerable to Further Erosion

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In 1999, nearly 10 million retired people aged 55 or older relied on employer-sponsored health insurance as either their primary source of coverage or as a supplement to their Medicare coverage. Some of these persons are concerned about the continued availability of employer-sponsored coverage. Premium increases and forecasts for a potential economic slowdown could further erode employer-sponsored benefits. In the long term, these factors, coupled with the potential for Medicare reforms and the rising number of aging baby boomers, may produce even more uncertainty and cost pressures for employers. Consequently, as an increasing number of retirees lack employer-based coverage, those in poorer health may have difficulty finding affordable alternative health coverage."
Date: May 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Veterans Affairs

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Veterans Affairs. Health care access for veterans, compensation and pension claims processing, and agencywide management strategies are some of the most critical challenges facing the agency."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Performance Risks: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). GAO found that NRC must resolve issues related to its risk-informed regulatory approach for commercial power plants. NRC developed the Risk-Informed Regulation Implementation Plan to guide its efforts to transition from its traditional regulatory approach to a risk-informed approach. This plan, however, is not as comprehensive as it could be. GAO found that the plan lacks critical performance measures and does not address activities that cut across agency resources. NRC must also address the inherent difficulties in applying a risk-informed approach to nuclear material licensees. Other challenges facing NRC include strengthening its personnel management, developing an effective cost accounting system, and resolving financial management issues."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Small Business Administration

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA has taken steps to address several challenges that affect its ability to provide quality service. However, many weaknesses remain that must be addressed. For example, SBA needs to strengthen its oversight of its lending partners to decrease the potential for waste, fraud, and abuse. SBA must also focus its 8(a) business development program on issues that concern 8(a) small businesses, such as obtaining government contracts. Additionally, SBA should revise its disaster loan processing procedures so that claims are processed in a timely manner."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Transportation

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT has been very successful in achieving its objectives and improving its operations, but it still must address problems in safety standards, financial management, railroad assistance, travel security, and fair competition."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: U.S. Agency for International Development

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Agency for International Development (AID). GAO identified weaknesses in AID's management of its human capital. AID has, however, made efforts to improve this area, including hiring additional foreign service employees, establishing a recruitment program, and improving employee training. AID needs to sustain its focus on these areas if it is to succeed in reforming its personnel system. GAO also found weaknesses in financial management, information technology management, and data collection."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Social Security Administration

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Social Security Administration (SSA). The challenges facing SSA include (1) improving research, evaluation, and policy development; (2) improving SSA's disability determination process; (3) sustaining management and oversight of long-standing, high-risk Supplemental Security Income issues; (4) addressing future service delivery issues; and (5) strengthening controls to protect SSA information."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Commerce

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Commerce. These challenges include (1) increasing U.S. businesses' access to international markets, (2) ensuring that the United States is secure from proliferation of dual-use commodities and chemical weapons, (3) ensuring that weather forecasts and severe weather warnings are accurate and timely, (4) improving the economy in distressed areas, and (5) addressing other challenges to building a high-performing organization."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Labor

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Labor (DOL). These challenges include (1) increasing the employment and earnings of America's workforce, (2) protecting the benefits of workers, and (3) fostering safe and healthy workplaces."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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