Sunday, June 07, 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 rebuilding Iraq, influenza pandemic, public transportation, and crop insurance. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.

Related/Special Product
  • Export Controls: Fundamental Reexamination of System Is Needed to Help Protect Critical Technologies, by Anne-Marie Lasowski, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Energy and Commerce. GAO-09-767T, June 4.
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  • Influenza Pandemic: Continued Focus on the Nation's Planning and Preparedness Efforts Remains Essential, by Bernice Steinhardt, director, strategic issues, before the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-09-760T, June 3.
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  • International Food Assistance: Local and Regional Procurement Provides Opportunities to Enhance U.S. Food Aid, but Challenges May Constrain Its Implementation, by Thomas Melito, director, international affairs and trade team, before the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, House Committee on Foreign Affairs. GAO-09-757T, June 4.
  • Military and Dual-Use Technology: Covert Testing Shows Continuing Vulnerabilities of Domestic Sales for Illegal Export, by Gregory D. Kutz, managing director, forensic audits and special investigations, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Energy and Commerce. GAO-09-725T, June 4.
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  • Public Transportation: New Starts Program Challenges and Preliminary Observations on Expediting Project Development, by A. Nicole Clowers, acting director, physical infrastructure issues, before the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. GAO-09-763T, June 3.
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