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Agriculture In Transition: Farmers' Use of Risk Management Strategies

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 Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to educate farmers about risk management, focusing on: (1) the extent of farmers' use of risk management tools; and (2) educational programs and projects USDA has directed or initiated to prepare farmers for managing risks and determining the groups or individuals who have participated in or been served by these programs."
Date: April 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Background Investigations: Program Deficiencies May Lead DEA to Relinquish Its Authority to OPM

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on background investigations conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), focusing on: (1) the circumstances that led DEA to consider relinquishing its authority to conduct personnel background investigations; and (2) whether the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) acted in an independent and objective manner in choosing to review DEA and its background investigations."
Date: September 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combating Terrorism: Need for Comprehensive Threat and Risk Assessments of Chemical and Biological Attacks

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the scientific and practical aspects of a terrorist carrying out large-scale chemical or biological attacks on U.S. soil, focusing on the: (1) technical ease or difficulty for terrorists to acquire, process, improvise, and disseminate certain chemical and biological agents; and (2) extent to which the U.S. government has assessed the threats and risks posed by chemical and biological terrorism in the United States to serve as a basis for planned investments."
Date: September 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crime Technology: Federal Assistance to State and Local Law Enforcement

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the crime technology assistance provided by the federal government to state and local law enforcement agencies for fiscal years 1996 through 1998, focusing on the types and amounts of assistance provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of the Treasury, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)."
Date: June 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Department of Energy Workforce Reduction: Community Assistance Can Be Better Targeted

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) community assistance program for minimizing the impact of downsizing its contractor workforce, focusing on: (1) how much funding DOE had committed to spend and spent in support of its worker and community assistance program for fiscal years (FY) 1994 through 1998; (2) who received benefits during FY 1997 and FY 1998; (3) comparing DOE's separation benefits with the benefit packages of other federal and nonfederal organizations; and (4) what effect DOE's criteria had on determining which communities received assistance."
Date: May 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

District of Columbia Courts: Chronology of Events Associated with DC Courts Financial-Related Issues for Fiscal Year 1998

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a timeline of events and communications related to the District of Columbia (DC) Courts' fiscal year 1998 financial issues."
Date: June 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Environmental Protection Agency: Phase 2 Emission Standards for New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Nonhandheld Engines At or Below 19 Kilowatts

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on emission standards for new nonroad spark-ignition nonhandheld engines. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would control emissions from new nonroad spark-ignition nonhandheld engines at or below 19 kilowatts, which are principally used in lawn and garden equipment; and (2) EPA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule."
Date: April 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the United States Olympic Committee for 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 United States Olympic Committee for the year ended December 31, 1997, focusing on whether the audit report complied with the financial reporting requirements of the law."
Date: May 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the Women's Army Corps Veterans Association 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 Women's Army Corps Veterans Association for the fiscal year June 30, 1998, focusing on whether the audit report complied with the financial reporting requirements of the law."
Date: May 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

General Aviation Airports: Unauthorized Land Use Highlights Need for Improved Oversight and Enforcement

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) monitoring of general aviation airports' compliance with federal land-use requirements; and (2) FAA's use of enforcement tools to resolve cases of noncompliance."
Date: May 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

General Services Administration: Information on Pricing Retail Packaging Products

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO examined the General Services Administration's (GSA) retail packaging products program, focusing on whether: (1) GSA is required by law to set its prices for retail packaging products at levels sufficient to ensure that all selling costs are recovered on each item; and (2) GSA's selling prices for these items do recover all costs."
Date: July 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

General Services Administration: Secret Service Uniformed Division Lease

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on new leased space acquired for the Secret Service's Uniformed Division (SSUD) at 1111 18th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., by the Public Buildings Service (PBS)."
Date: September 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

House and Senate Rules of Procedure: A Comparison

Description: This report compares selected House and Senate rules of procedure governing various stages of the legislative process: referral of legislation to committees; scheduling and calling up measures; and floor consideration. The appendices provide sources of additional information about House and Senate rules of procedure.
Date: April 7, 1999
Creator: Rundquist, Paul; Schneider, Judy & Tong, Lorraine H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

International Energy Agency: How the Agency Prepares Its World Oil Market Statistics

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) how the International Energy Agency (IEA) prepares its world oil market statistics; and (2) what accounted for the missing barrels in IEA's historical world oil market statistics in 1998."
Date: May 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mental Health: Improper Restraint or Seclusion Use Places People at Risk

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on inpatient and residential treatment facilities' use of restraints or seclusion as a means of treating mental patients, focusing on the: (1) dangers of restraint and seclusion, the extent to which restraint and seclusion are used in inpatient and residential treatment facilities for individuals with mental illness or mental retardation, and the number of related injuries and deaths; (2) federal and state policies that govern the use of restraint and seclusion in inpatient or residential treatment facilities for individuals with mental illness or mental retardation; and (3) experiences of states that have instituted regulations and reporting requirements to address the use of restraint and seclusion."
Date: September 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Infrastructure: Real Property Management Needs Improvement

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 Defense's (DOD) management of the maintenance of its real properties, focusing on: (1) how the services determine and prioritize maintenance and repair requirements and how they allocate resources to meet their needs; (2) promising practices in facility management that the services could consider; and (3) barriers to implementing promising practices and ways to address them."
Date: September 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

National Laboratories: DOE Needs to Assess the Impact of Using Performance-Based Contracts

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) progress in implementing performance-based contracting at its national laboratories, focusing on: (1) the status of performance-based contracting in DOE's national laboratory contracts; and (2) DOE's efforts to determine the impact of performance-based contracting."
Date: May 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Endangered and Threatened Species of Salmonids

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) new rules on endangered and threatened species of salmonids. GAO noted that: (1) the rules would impart threatened status on several species of salmonids; and (2) NOAA complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rules."
Date: April 7, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Cold Weather]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about cold weather. This b-roll footage includes interviews with unidentified people about the weather and footage of snow falling. This footage was broadcast at 5pm.
Date: December 7, 1999
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections