Accession Number : ADA328053

Title :   Actions Needed to Promote a Stable Supply of Strategic and Critical Minerals And Materials.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM EVALUATION AND METHODOLOGY DI V

PDF Url : ADA328053

Report Date : 03 JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The objective of our review was to evaluate strides that have been made in developing legislative, budgetary, and programmatic proposals to promote an adequate and stable supply of minerals and materials needed to maintain national security, economic well-being, and industrial production as required by Public Law 96-479. We then identified additional actions that should be taken in determining the need for and type of Federal intervention in a given strategic and critical nonfuel mineral or material market. The methodology we employed was to analyze the results of over 30 analytical methodologies and vulnerability assessments and studies performed by us; Federal agencies, laboratories, committees, and commissions; State laboratories and universities; private corporations and consulting firms; the Congressional Research Service (CRS); and others. (See app. I.) They were supplemented by interviews with and analyses of documents provided by Federal officials, industry representatives, consulting firms, and others. Our review was performed in accordance with GAO's current 'Standards for Audit of Governmental Organizations, Programs, Activities, and Functions.' Our evaluation was coordinated with CRS, which has issued several studies relating to strategic and critical minerals and materials.

Descriptors :   *STABILITY, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *MATERIALS, *MINERALS, *STRATEGIC MATERIALS, TEST AND EVALUATION, INDUSTRIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, MARKETING, CORPORATIONS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, VULNERABILITY, DOCUMENTS, STANDARDS, LABORATORIES, UNIVERSITIES, SUPPLIES, AUDITING.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE