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Gulf War Illnesses: Management Actions Needed to Answer Basic Research Questions

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on management actions needed to answer basic research questions about Gulf War Illnesses, focusing on the: (1) amount of money the Departments of Veterans' Affairs (VA), Defense (D0D), and Health and Human Services (HHS) spent on research and investigation of Gulf War veterans' illnesses and health concerns in the fiscal years 1997 and 1998, including current and projected spending by the Office of the Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Gulf War Illnesses; (2) productivity of this research spending, including the extent to which the Coordinating Board has determined that federal research objectives have been satisfied, and the extent to which the research has resulted in peer-reviewed publications and the identification of the causes or successful treatments for Gulf War veterans' illnesses; (3) extent of coordination between the Research Working Group of the Coordinating Board and the Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses; and (4) Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses' contract management."
Date: January 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Defense Transportation: More Reliable Information Key to Managing Airlift Services More Efficiently

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Mobility Command's airlift rates, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Air Mobility Command has reliable financial information for managing airlift transportation services; and (2) factors affecting efficient cost control of airlift services."
Date: March 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Food Assistance: Financial Information on WIC Nutrition Services and Administrative Costs

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on various costs aspects of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on the: (1) federal and nonfederal sources and amounts of funding and in-kind contributions received by state-level and local WIC agencies and Indian tribal organizations for WIC nutrition services and administration; (2) amount and type of expenditures for nutrition services and administration made by these agencies and Indian tribal organizations; and (3) extent to which the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) identified questionable expenditures for nutrition services and administration during their evaluations of these activities."
Date: March 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Global Climate Change Treaty: The Kyoto Protocol

Description: Negotiations on the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) were completed December 11, 1997, committing the industrialized nations to specified, legally binding reductions in emissions of six "greenhouse gases." This report discusses the major provisions of the Kyoto Protocol.
Date: March 6, 2000
Creator: Fletcher, Susan R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medicare: Few Beneficiaries Use Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Services

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed Medicare beneficiaries' use of screening and diagnostic services to prevent colorectal cancer, focusing on: (1) the extent to which Medicare beneficiaries (both aged and disabled) are using colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic services; and (2) efforts to address barriers identified as limiting use."
Date: March 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Nonproliferation: Limited Progress in Improving Nuclear Material Security in Russia and the Newly Independent States

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 Energy's (DOE) Material Protection, Control, and Accounting program, which is designed to improve nuclear material security in Russian facilities, focusing on the: (1) number of buildings that have received nuclear material security systems and the amount of nuclear material that is protected under the systems; and (2) program's costs to date, including a breakdown of program expenditures, the amount of program funds that did not go directly to program activities but have been paid in Russian taxes, and the estimated cost to complete the program."
Date: March 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weapons of Mass Destruction: U.S. Efforts to Reduce Threats From the Former Soviet Union

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the U.S. programs to reduce the threats that the former Soviet Union's weapons of mass destruction pose to U.S. national security, focusing on: (1) GAO's overall observations regarding these programs' cost and impact; and (2) some questions for Congress to consider in reviewing current and future budget requests for these programs."
Date: March 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aviation Security: Vulnerabilities Still Exist in the Aviation Security System

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the security of the nation's air transportation system, focusing on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to implement and improve security in two key areas: (1) air traffic control computer systems; and (2) airport passenger screening checkpoints."
Date: April 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CFTC and SEC: Issues Related to the Shad-Johnson Jurisdictional Accord

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the issues the two have in relation to the Shad-Johnson Jurisdictional Accord, focusing on: (1) the extent to which U.S. securities, foreign futures, and over-the-counter (OTC) markets trade stock-based derivatives that are economically similar to the futures prohibited from trading by the accord; (2) the potential effect of the accord trading prohibitions on derivatives market participants; (3) concerns about calls to repeal the accord trading prohibitions; and (4) jurisdictional and other approaches to addressing these concerns."
Date: April 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combating Terrorism: Issues in Managing Counterterrorist Programs

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal efforts to combat terrorism, focusing on the: (1) need to link threats to strategies and resources in federal efforts to combat terrorism; (2) need to improve federal and state intergovernmental coordination and program issues; and (3) findings of a report from the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction--better known as the Gilmore Panel."
Date: April 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

DOD Personnel: Weaknesses in Security Investigation Program Are Being Addressed

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Defense Security Service's (DSS) personnel security investigation program, focusing on: (1) how decisions to grant or deny security clearances to Department of Defense (DOD) employees and contractors are made; (2) key findings from GAO's October 1999 report; and (3) DOD's actions on GAO's recommendations."
Date: April 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Prisons: Containing Health Care Costs for an Increasing Inmate Population

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed health care costs at the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), focusing on: (1) trends in BOP health care costs from fiscal year (FY) 1990 through FY 1999; (2) BOP initiatives to contain rising medical costs; and (3) legislative and administrative options for helping to contain health care costs."
Date: April 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fishery Management: Problems Remain With National Marine Fisheries Service's Implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) compliance with three provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, focusing on the requirements for NMFS to: (1) use the best available scientific information for fishery management; (2) take into account the economic importance of fishery resources to fishing communities as it adopts measures to manage fishery resources; and (3) identify essential fish habitat, the adverse impacts on that habitat, and the actions needed to conserve and enhance that habitat and also develop a consultation process designed to protect that habitat from adverse impacts."
Date: April 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medicare: Concerns About HCFA's Efforts to Prevent Fraud by Third-Party Billers

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the effectiveness of the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) efforts to prevent fraud by third-party billing companies that submit claims to Medicare on behalf of providers."
Date: April 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medicare: Improper Third-Party Billing of Medicare by Behavioral Medical Systems, Inc.

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the results of its investigation of the Behavioral Medical Systems' (BMS) Medicare billing practices, focusing on: (1) BMS and how it conducted business; (2) its improper billing of Medicare; and (3) GAO's belief that BMS violated the U.S. Code."
Date: April 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

VA Health Care: VA Is Struggling to Respond to Asset Realignment Challenges

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 Veterans Affairs' (VA) management of health care assets that are operated by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), focusing on: (1) VHA's progress to date; (2) concerns regarding VHA's realignment process; and (3) the potential effects of VHA's actions on VA's capital budgeting process."
Date: April 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Defense Budget: Fiscal Year 2000 Contingency Operations Costs and Funding

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Department of Defense's (DOD) contingency operations costs and funding for fiscal year (FY) 2000, focusing on: (1) how DOD components identify incremental costs in support of contingency operations; and (2) the need for, and average cost of, mission rehearsal exercises conducted by the Army in preparation for contingency deployments."
Date: June 6, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department