Sunday, February 15, 2009

GAO Releases This Week

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is often called the investigative arm of Congress. This week they investigated a variety of issues, such as aviation security, Iraq and Afghanistan, and Social Security and the baby boom generation. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.

  • Afghanistan Security: Corrective Actions Are Needed to Address Serious Accountability Concerns about Weapons Provided to Afghan National Security Forces, by Charles M. Johnson, Jr., director, international affairs and trade, before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-09-366T, February 12.
  • Defense Management: Actions Needed to Overcome Long-standing Challenges with Weapon Systems Acquisition and Service Contract Management, by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general, before the Subcommittee on Defense, House Committee on Appropriations. GAO-09-362T, February 11.
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  • Iraq and Afghanistan: Availability of Forces, Equipment, and Infrastructure Should Be Considered in Developing U.S. Strategy and Plans, by Janet St. Laurent, managing director, defense capabilities and management, before the House Committee on Armed Services. GAO-09-380T, February 12.
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  • Transportation Research: The Department of Transportation Has Made Progress in Coordinating and Reviewing Its Research Activities, by David J. Wise, acting director, physical infrastructure issues, before the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, House Committee on Science and Technology. GAO-09-361T, February 12.
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