This book presents case studies that deal with a question of growing concern in the American body politic—how to achieve accountability in American government. The cases deal with the agency that has the primary responsibility for assuring such accountability, the General Accounting Office.
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Other Titles of Interest -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Program Results -- The National Grain Inspection System -- The Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor -- The GAO and the Consumer: The Need for Better Food Labeling -- The Federal Programs for Education of the Handicapped -- The Airborne Warning and Control System -- FBI Domestic Intelligence Operations: Two Perspectives -- Federal Supervision of State and National Banks -- Crime in Federal Recreation Areas -- Economy and Efficiency -- Seeking to Improve the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program -- Rural Post Offices -- Management of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty -- National Direct Student Loan Program Review -- Accounting and Financial -- Travel Voucher Audit (1952) -- Commodity Credit Corporation Audit (1949) -- Review of the Government's Accounts Receivable -- Review of Department of Defense Accounting System for Foreign Military Sales -- Bureau of Land Management Accounting System -- Legal -- Bid Protest: Lockheed and the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motors -- Payment of Intervenors' Expenses in Agency Regulatory Proceedings -- Special Studies -- Evaluation of the National Energy Plan -- Financing the Big Apple: The GAO Review of New York City's Fiscal Crisis -- The Seizure of the S.S. Mayaguez -- Financial Status of Major Systems Acquisitions -- Mini-Cases -- Selection of Family-Planning Service Grantees in Region VIII -- U.S. Air Force Career Pamphlet -- Slow Progress in Developing and Implementing a National Dam Safety Program -- Survey Results of the CSC's Procedures and Processes Used in Hiring Clerical and Technical Employees -- Settlement of Claims: Six Cases
Kloman, Erasmus H.