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Observations on the National Science Foundation's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan, which was submitted to Congress in response to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) assessing the usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking; and (2) identifying the degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents over the FY 1999 plan."
Date: July 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Firms Reported to Have Commercial Activity in the Iranian Energy Sector and U.S. Government Contracts

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "On March 23, 2010, we issued a report entitled Firms Reported in Open Sources as Having Commercial Activity in Iran's Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Sectors. Based on open sources, we identified 41 foreign firms as having commercial activity in these vital sectors of Iran's economy from 2005 to 2009. As you requested, this report identifies which of the 41 firms in our March 2010 report had contracts with the United States government from fiscal years 2005 to 2009. Our March 2010 report and this report are intended to support congressional consideration of U.S. sanctions against Iran, including proposed legislation to expand the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA)."
Date: May 4, 2010
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the Department of Labor's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan, focusing on assessing the: (1) usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking purposes; and (2) degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents over the FY 1999 plan."
Date: July 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Multiyear Procurement Authority for the Virginia Class Submarine Program

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "On May 29, 2003 GAO briefed the Subcommittee on Defense, House Committee on Appropriations' staff on the fiscal year 2004 budget request for the Virginia class submarine program. This letter summarizes the information we provided in that briefing on the advantages that multiyear procurement authority offers the Virginia class submarine program as well as the risks of actually realizing these advantages."
Date: June 23, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plans required by the Government Performance and Results Act."
Date: June 30, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Internal Control Management and Evaluation Tool (Supersedes GAO-01-131G)

Description: Guidance issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This publication superseded GAO-01-131G, Internal Control Management and Evaluation Tool: Exposure Draft, February 2001. This guide is intended to assist agencies maintain or implement effective internal controls and, when needed, to help determine what, where, and how improvements can be implemented."
Date: August 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Questions for Competitive Sourcing Hearing Record

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs requested GAO's views on various competitive sourcing issies, including the recent revisions made by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to its Circular A-76. GAO answered questions on (1) making "best value" instead of "lowest cost" the factor that agencies must use in determining who will win a public-private competition; (2) agencies' capability to effectively manage public-private competitions and overseeing contracts; and (3) whether the 12-month time limit placed on competitions in the revised OMB Circular A-76 is appropriate and how much of the time taken to conduct competitions in the past was used to do things that could be handled before the competition begins."
Date: October 3, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the Department of the Interior's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan for the Department of the Interior, which was submitted to Congress in response to the Government Performance and Results Act, focusing on: (1) assessing the usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking; and (2) identifying the degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents over the FY 1999 plan."
Date: July 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Need for Comprehensive Postal Reform

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This letter responds to a request by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, for GAO's views on the need for postal reform and is based upon prior testimonies related to this issue. Since the Postal Service's transformation efforts and financial outlook had been placed on GAO's High-Risk List in April 2001, the Comptroller General has testified on several occasions about the governance, financial, operational, and human capital challenges that threaten the Service's ability to carry out its mission. If not effectively addressed in a timely manner, these challenges serve to threaten the Service's ability to remain self-supporting while providing affordable, high-quality, and universal postal services to all Americans."
Date: February 6, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Briefing on DOD's Report on Commercial Communications Satellite Services Procurement Process

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Defense (DOD) submitted to the Congress on July 29, 2005 a report entitled Defense Commercial Communications Satellite Services Procurement Process. In response to direction from the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, we reviewed DOD's report to determine the extent to which it addressed the seven recommendations contained in our December 2003 report on how DOD procures fixed commercial satellite bandwidth services. On September 2, 2005, we briefed the Committee on the results of our review. This letter summarizes and transmits that briefing."
Date: September 27, 2005
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Department of Defense Actions to Modify its Commercial Communications Satellite Services Procurement Process

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Defense (DOD) continues to rely on commercial satellite communications to plan and support operations. DOD use of commercial satellite bandwidth has increased over the past few years, making the department the largest single customer of commercial satellite bandwidth. In recent years, DOD's process for acquiring commercial satellite communications has received criticism for being lengthy, inflexible, and costly. DOD is now reexamining how it procures commercial satellite services to address these issues. Congress asked us to summarize the actions that DOD has taken to date in revising its requirements and acquisition approach for commercial satellite services."
Date: April 17, 2006
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) Program Faces Cost, Schedule and Performance Risks

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "This letter formally transmits the briefing in response to a congressional request on May 4, 2009, that we review the EFV program. We provided congressional staff a draft copy of this briefing in meeting with them on June 9, 2010. We provided the same draft to the Department of Defense (DOD) for comments. A summary of DOD's comments with our evaluation are also attached, as well as a reprinted copy of DOD's written comments."
Date: July 2, 2010
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements Needed to the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Federal government purchases of goods and services have grown to more than $300 billion annually. The Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation (FPDS-NG) is the only governmentwide system for obtaining information on how these funds are being spent. The FPDS-NG was intended to improve the prior FPDS system in several ways, including providing more timely and accurate data; enabling users to generate their own reports; and providing easier user access to data. The system was developed by Global Computer Enterprises, Inc., (GCE) under contract with the General Services Administration (GSA). The FPDS-NG is currently in a transition period, which is scheduled to end by October 2005. We initiated a review to assess the extent to which FPDS-NG has demonstrated the intended improvements, and to determine whether the FPDS-NG is currently capable of collecting and reporting on interagency contracting data. We reviewed documents related to FPDS-NG; held discussions with officials from GSA, GCE, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and with private sector and government users. We also made numerous attempts to use the system to generate reports."
Date: September 27, 2005
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the Department of Commerce's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan, which was submitted to Congress in response to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) assessing the usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking; and (2) identifying the degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents over the FY 1999 plan."
Date: July 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Status of the L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building Exchange

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The L. Mendel Rivers Financial building (Rivers Building) in Charleston, South Carolina, has been vacant since it sustained damage in 1999 from Hurricane Floyd. For several years, the General Services Administration (GSA) has been working with the City of Charleston to negotiate an exchange of the Rivers Building and its site for land and a building to be constructed by the City. This report responds to a Congressional request for information on the progress of GSA's efforts to exchange the Rivers Building with the City of Charleston."
Date: June 26, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

General Services Administration Could Better Manage Unexpended Construction Balances and Make Its Budget More Transparent

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The General Services Administration (GSA) is the federal government's principal real estate agent, with responsibilities including constructing, leasing, and maintaining a variety of facilities--such as office buildings, courthouses, border stations, and laboratories--that it rents to federal agencies. GSA's construction projects, which can span several years, are authorized to carry forward fund balances from year to year in its construction and facility accounts for these projects. GSA is responsible for keeping track of and managing these balances to ensure that any unexpended funds that remain after projects are completed are redirected to other construction project needs within the agency. GSA is required to identify construction projects that are estimated to cost in excess of established thresholds and obtain congressional approval for them. Funding for these projects exists in two accounts: (1) Construction and Acquisition and (2) Repairs and Alterations. For the purposes of this report, we refer to them as GSA's construction accounts. Additionally, the studies required for construction projects are among the items funded in the Building Operations account and we decided to include this account in our review. For purposes of this report, we refer to this as GSA's facility account. Under the Comptroller General's authority to conduct evaluations on his own initiative, and as part of a continued effort to assist Congress in overseeing real property management issues, we examined GSA's management of unexpended construction balances in relation to issues raised in our high-risk series. Specifically, we addressed the following question: To what extent does GSA have readily available information about unexpended balances in its construction and facility accounts to effectively manage these funds?"
Date: May 9, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the Office of Personnel Management's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act."
Date: June 30, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

GSA On-line Procurement Programs Lack Documentation and Reliability Testing

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The General Services Administration's (GSA) two online procurement systems--GSA Advantage! and information Technology Solutions Shop--lack basic management controls to ensure the systems produce reliable data, can not be inappropriately modified, and provide continuous service. These controls are increasingly important because government agencies are expected to increase their use of these systems and GSA relies heavily on contractors for systems operations and maintenance. Moreover, Congress and other oversight entities need to be able to rely on these systems to assess the effectiveness of government contracting programs."
Date: December 21, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-00-21.3.1)

Description: Guidance issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This publication has been superseded by AIMD-00-21.3.1, Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, November 1999. GAO published a guide on internal control standards for executive agency managers as required by the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act. The standards apply equally to program implementation and administration as well as financial operations, and they are intended to help both program and financial managers."
Date: May 1, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the Department of Education's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan for the Department of Education, focusing on: (1) assessing the usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking; and (2) identifying the degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents over its FY 1999 plan."
Date: July 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the Department of Education's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plans required by the Government Performance and Results Act."
Date: June 30, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan, which was submitted to Congress in response to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) assessing the usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking; and (2) identifying the degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents over the FY 1999 plan."
Date: July 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feasibility of Moving the Forest Service From the Sidney Yates Building

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the feasibility of moving the Forest Service's Washington, D.C., employees from the Sidney Yates Building into the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) South Building, focusing on: (1) the estimated occupancy level of the modernized South Building; (2) the feasibility of moving Forest Service employees and other operations housed in the Sidney Yates Building into the South Building or other space; and (3) the feasibility of the Sydney Yates Building being used for other purposes, such as a museum."
Date: September 28, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department