Friday, March 06, 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 influenza pandemic, the 2010 Census, and immigration enforcement. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.

Reports
Correspondence
Guidance
Testimonies
  • 2010 Census: Fundamental Building Blocks of a Successful Enumeration Face Challenges, by Robert Goldenkoff, director, strategic issues; and David Powner, director, information technology management issues, before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-09-430T, March 5.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-430T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09430thigh.pdf
  • 2010 Census: Little Time Remains to Address Operational Challenges, by Robert Goldenkoff, director, strategic issues; and David Powner, director, information technology management issues, before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-09-408T, March 5.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-408T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09408thigh.pdf
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: GAO's Role in Helping to Ensure Accountability and Transparency, by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-09-453T, March 5.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-453T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09453thigh.pdf
  • Climate Change: Observations on the Potential Role of Carbon Offsets in Climate Change Legislation, by John Stephenson, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, House Committee on Energy and Commerce. GAO-09-456T, March 5.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-456T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09456thigh.pdf
  • Defense Acquisitions: DOD Must Balance Its Needs with Available Resources and Follow an Incremental Approach to Acquiring Weapon Systems, by Michael J. Sullivan, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. GAO-09-431T, March 3.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-431T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09431thigh.pdf
  • Defense Management: Increased Attention on Fuel Demand Management at DOD's Forward-Deployed Locations Could Reduce Operational Risks and Costs, by William M. Solis, director, defense capabilities and management, before the Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services. GAO-09-388T, March 3.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-388T
  • Department of Energy: Contract and Project Management Concerns at the National Nuclear Security Administration and Office of Environmental Management, by Gene Aloise, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, House Committee on Appropriations. GAO-09-406T, March 4.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-406T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09406thigh.pdf
  • Department of Homeland Security: Organizational Structure, Spending, and Staffing for the Health Care Provided to Immigration Detainees, by Alicia Puente Cackley, director, health care, before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Appropriations. GAO-09-401T, March 3.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-401T
  • Department of the Interior: Major Management Challenges, by Robin M. Nazzaro and Franklin Rusco, directors, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations. GAO-09-425T, March 3.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-425T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09425thigh.pdf
  • Disaster Recovery: Past Experiences Offer Recovery Lessons for Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and Future Disasters, by Stanley J. Czerwinski, director, strategic issues, before the Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response, House Committee on Homeland Security. GAO-09-437T, March 3.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-437T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09437thigh.pdf
  • DOD Business Transformation: Status of DOD's Actions on Previous Recommendations for the Defense Travel System, by Asif A. Khan, director, financial management and assurance, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Armed Services. GAO-09-416T, March 5.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-416T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09416thigh.pdf
  • Immigration Enforcement: Controls over Program Authorizing State and Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws Should Be Strengthened, by Richard M. Stana, director, homeland security and justice, before the House Committee on Homeland Security. GAO-09-381T, March 4.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-381T
  • Information Technology: Census Bureau Testing of 2010 Decennial Systems Can Be Strengthened, by David Powner, director, information technology management issues; and Robert Goldenkoff, director, strategic issues, before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-09-414T, March 5.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-414T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09414thigh.pdf
  • Information Technology: Census Bureau Needs to Strengthen Testing of 2010 Decennial Systems, by David Powner, director, information technology management issues; and Robert Goldenkoff, director, strategic issues, before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-09-413T, March 5.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-413T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09413thigh.pdf
  • NASA: Projects Need More Disciplined Oversight and Management to Address Key Challenges, by Cristina Chaplain, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, House Committee on Science and Technology. GAO-09-436T, March 5.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-436T
  • Systemic Risk: Regulatory Oversight and Recent Initiatives to Address Risk Posed by Credit Default Swaps, by Orice M. Williams, director, financial markets and community investment, before the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services. GAO-09-397T, March 5.
    http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-397T
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09397thigh.pdf

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