Tuesday, June 30, 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 safety, nuclear smuggling, the Internal Revenue Service, and energy markets. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.

Presentations By The Acting Comptroller General
  • "Ensuring Accountability in a Time of Financial and Fiscal Stress," by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general, before the Association of Government Accountants' professional development conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana. GAO-09-847CG, June 23, 2009.
  • "Key Challenges Facing Government Managers," by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general, before the Interagency Resources Management Conference, in Cambridge, Maryland. GAO-09-609CG, April 21, 2009
  • "The Recovery Act and TARP: GAO's Oversight Role," by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general, before the National State Auditors Association annual conference, in Savannah, Georgia. GAO-09-846CG, June 17, 2009
  • Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Lessons Learned from DHS Testing of Advanced Radiation Detection Portal Monitors, by Gene Aloise, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, House Committee on Science and Technology. GAO-09-804T, June 25.
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09804thigh.pdf
  • Corporate Crime: Preliminary Observations on DOJ's Use and Oversight of Deferred Prosecution and Non-Prosecution Agreements, by Eileen R. Larence, director, homeland security and justice, before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, House Committee on the Judiciary. GAO-09-636T, June 25.
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09636thigh.pdf
  • Cybersecurity: Continued Federal Efforts Are Needed to Protect Critical Systems and Information, by Gregory Wilshusen, director, information security issues, before the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, House Committee on Science and Technology. GAO-09-835T, June 25.
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09835thigh.pdf
  • High Speed Passenger Rail: Effectively Using Recovery Act Funds for High Speed Rail Projects, by Susan A. Fleming, director, physical infrastructure issues, before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. GAO-09-786T, June 23.
  • Highway Trust Fund: Options for Improving Sustainability and Mechanisms to Manage Solvency, by Phillip R. Herr, director, physical infrastructure issues, before a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Oversight and the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, House Committee on Ways and Means. GAO-09-845T, June 25.
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09845thigh.pdf
  • Human Capital: Continued Monitoring of Internal Safeguards and an Action Plan to Address Employee Concerns Could Improve Implementation of the National Security Personnel System, by Brenda S. Farrell, director, defense capabilities and management, before the National Security Personnel System Task Group, Defense Business Board. GAO-09-840, June 25.
  • Prescription Drugs: Overview of Approaches to Control Prescription Drug Spending in Federal Programs, by John E. Dicken, director, health care, before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-09-819T, June 24.
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09819thigh.pdf
  • V-22 Osprey Aircraft: Assessments Needed to Address Operational and Cost Concerns to Define Future Investments, by Michael J.Sullivan, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-09-692T, June 23.
    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09692thigh.pdf
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