Waste, Fraud, and Abuse at the Defense Department, Veterans Affairs, and Department of State: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, February 25, 1999
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1999 - 129 páginas
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Página 99 - State, the Agency for International Development, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and the United States Information Agency. Such report shall include specific recommendations for implementation. SEC. 129.
Página 25 - In fiscal year 1997, over 7 million aliens applied for nonimmigrant visas, and 640,000 foreigners immigrated to the United States. Visa processing is a particular problem for some overseas locations where volume and/or security concerns are high. State has introduced new technologies, equipment, and controls designed to improve visa processing and reduce the incidence of fraud. State notes that progress has been made in several areas, including installation of machine-readable visa systems at all...
Página 38 - Without objection, so ordered. I ask further unanimous consent that all witnesses be permitted to include their written statements in the record; and without objection, so ordered.
Página 16 - DOD'S ability to reduce infrastructure has been affected by service parochialism, a cultural resistance to change, and congressional and public concern about the effects and impartiality of decisions. For fiscal year 1998, DOD estimated that about...
Página 10 - DOD has not estimated and reported on material environmental and disposal liabilities. While DOD reported nearly $40 billion in estimated environmental cleanup and disposal liabilities for fiscal year 1997, its reports excluded costs associated with military weapon systems or training ranges — these undisclosed liabilities are likely to be an additional tens of billions of dollars.
Página 35 - ... vA'S access control weaknesses were further compounded by ineffective procedures for overseeing and monitoring systems for unusual or suspicious access activities. In addition, the department was not providing adequate physical security for its computer facilities, assigning duties in such a way as to segregate incompatible functions...
Página 35 - ... Affairs (VA) relies on a vast array of computer systems and telecommunications networks to support its operations and store the sensitive information the department collects in carrying out its mission. In a report released today, we identify general computer control weaknesses that place critical VA operations, such as financial management, health care delivery, benefit payments, life insurance services, and home mortgage loan guarantees, at risk of misuse and...
Página 98 - The International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) system was initiated in 1996 in response to a congressional mandate to implement a system that allocates to each department and agency the full cost of its presence abroad. Additionally, ICASS was intended to provide posts more control of administrative services through local empowerment, equity in cost distribution, transparency in billing, local selection of service providers, and the establishment of customer service standards.