Accession Number : ADA325635

Title :   Drug Control: Reauthorization of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

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Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Over the years, GAO has issued numerous reports on the nation's drug control efforts. These reports show a consistent theme: the nation's effort to control illegal drugs is complex, fragmented among many agencies, and hindered by the absence of meaningful performance measures to gauge progress and to guide decisionmaking to better ensure that limited resources are put to the best use. In 1983, GAO concluded that there was a need to coordinate the nation's drug control efforts and recommended that the President make a clear delegation of responsibility to one individual to strengthen oversight of federal drug enforcement programs. Since then, GAO has periodically concluded that there is a continuing need for a central planning agency. Congress addressed this issue through the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, which created the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to better plan a nationwide drug control effort and assist Congress in overseeing that effort. 0NDCP was initially authorized through November 1993 and later reauthorized through September 30,1997.

Descriptors :   *DRUGS, *LAW ENFORCEMENT, *DRUG INTERDICTION, *DRUG ABUSE, CONTROL, CONGRESS, NATIONS, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, PLANNING, RESOURCES, GAGES.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE