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United States General Accounting Office General Government Division

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Works: 684 works in 1,050 publications in 1 language and 44,462 library holdings
Genres: Census data  Rules  Trials, litigation, etc 
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Privatization : questions state and local decisionmakers used when considering privatization options by United States( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal Management and Workforce issue area plan : fiscal years 1997-98 by United States( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration statistics : information gaps, quality issues limit utility of federal data to policymakers : report to congressional requesters by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the Department of the Treasury's fiscal year 1999 performance report and fiscal year 2001 performance plan by United States( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal prisons : responses to questions related to containing health care costs for an increasing inmate population by United States( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Services Administration : vendor concerns about GSA's on-line ordering system by United States( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal lobbying : China permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) lobbying activities and costs by United States( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed efforts by the White House China Trade Relations Working Group and selected agencies to garner support for permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with China, focusing on: (1) whether these efforts may be in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1913; and (2) applicable appropriations provisions that prohibit the expenditure of appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda purposes or to lobby Congress. GAO noted that: (1) some agencies provided preliminary information pertaining to PNTR activities at initial meetings with GAO; (2) the bulk of the material that GAO has received to date was provided during the week of May 1, 2000; (3) this material included speeches, talking points, fact sheets, and electronic mail (e-mail) messages; (4) because of time constraints, GAO instructed the White House and other agencies in GAO's initial discussions to provide the requested documents on a continual, rolling basis, rather than waiting until all documents are compiled and ready for GAO's review, and they have done so; (5) GAO has not yet obtained all requested data for China PNTR-related travel; (6) GAO's review of documents received to date--for example, speeches, talking points, fact sheets, e-mail messages--show extensive outreach and coordination by the administration with outside groups such as public corporations and trade coalitions; (7) GAO has not yet received all of the information requested and have not been able to completely review what has been received; (8) therefore, GAO is not in a position at the present time to say that the criminal lobbying provision at 18 U.S.C. 1913 or the applicable appropriations restrictions have been violated; and (9) GAO expects that the agencies will provide additional information on a continuing basis
Civil Rights Division : policies and procedures for establishing litigation priorities, tracking and managing casework, and disseminating litigation results by United States( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implementation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 by United States( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal and state court cases that invoked the Y2K Act (P.L. 106-37) by Laurie E Ekstrand( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agencies' strategic plans under GPRA : key questions to facilitate congressional review by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Results Act : an evaluator's guide to assessing agency annual performance plans by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Results Act : observations on the Department of Justice's February 1997 draft strategic plan by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing for results : answers to hearing questions on quality management by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information on the cooperative purchasing program under section 1122 of the 1994 National Defense Authorization Act by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Results Act : observations on the Postal Service's June 1997 draft strategic plan by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2000 Census : information on short- and long-form response rates by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personnel practices : reimbursable interagency details by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internet census and use estimates by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information relevant to the proposed national Internet census, focusing on: (1) the range of current estimates of Internet access and usage in the United States; (2) key concepts related to defining the "capacity" of the Internet; and (3) additional issues where there are questions about the federal role in the development of the Internet. GAO did not verify the estimates of Internet access and use and its capacity that were made available on Web pages it accessed between February and April 1997. GAO noted that: (1) estimates of the current use of the Internet or access to its services vary widely; (2) one Internet source gathered private sector estimates of use and access that were made between July 1996 and January 1997 and reported a range between 5.8 million users and 35 million with access; (3) a subsequent estimate put the Internet population at 47 million, but noted that "relatively few are "heavy" users"; (4) there are several reasons for the range of estimates; (5) surveys employed different definitions of use and access; (6) studies conducted at different times may have substantially different results because of the rapid growth in Internet usage in the United States; (7) studies did not have a uniform methodology for estimating Internet usage; (8) however, while the different sources disagreed on the level of Internet use and access, they did agree that regardless of how it may be measured, Internet activity is increasing at a fast rate; (9) this fast growth, in turn, may complicate the task of measuring the level of activity; (10) by design, the Internet is decentralized, complicating both the definition and measurement of its capacity; (11) while there have been complaints about Internet congestion, there is no way to conclusively demonstrate the extent to which this is actually occurring or what causes underlie any congestion; (12) the rapid growth in the Internet also makes it difficult to precisely define its capacity; (13) a key question, however, is whether the available capacity is being used efficiently; (14) new technologies are presently being designed and deployed that are intended to increase the ability of the Internet to transmit messages and data; (15) while the federal government played a key part in the creation of the Internet, its role has been decreasing during the recent growth in Internet usage; (16) the Federal Communications Commission is considering whether there is a more efficient way to charge Internet service providers (ISP) for phone lines used to provide Internet access to their customers; (17) ISPs and several other businesses providing Internet services and Internet-related products oppose such changes; (18) debate continues over proposals to restrict encryption technology that can render messages sent over the Internet unreadable to anyone but the intended recipient, with privacy concerns competing against law enforcement and national security needs to intercept and decipher messages; and (19) an interagency task force is working to develop a consistent federal strategy to address policy issues posed by growing Internet use
Federal judiciary : information on noncase-related travel of bankruptcy judges in 14 bankruptcy districts by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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