Friday, October 02, 2009

GAO Reports

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is often called the investigative arm of Congress. This week they investigated a variety of issues, such as health care, environment, and food. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.

  • Emergency Preparedness: Improved Planning and Coordination Necessary for Development of Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, by Mark L. Goldstein, director, physical infrastructure, before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. GAO-09-1044T, September 30.

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  • Emergency Management: Preliminary Observations on FEMA's Community Preparedness Programs Related to the National Preparedness System, by William O. Jenkins, Jr., director, homeland security and justice issues, before a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response and the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, House Committee on Homeland Security. GAO-10-105T, October 1.

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  • Personnel Security Clearances: An Outcome-Focused Strategy and Comprehensive Reporting of Timeliness and Quality Would Provide Greater Visibility over the Clearance Process, by Brenda S. Farrell, director, defense capabilities and management, before the Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. GAO-10-117T, October 1.
  • Medicaid: Fraud and Abuse Related to Controlled Substances Identified in Selected States, by Gregory D. Kutz, managing director, forensic audits and special investigations, before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-09-1004T, September 30.

  • Federal Judgeships: The General Accuracy of District and Appellate Judgeship Case-Related Workload Measures, by William O. Jenkins, Jr., director, homeland security and justice, before the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, Senate Committee on the Judiciary. GAO-09-1050T, September 30.

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  • Financial Regulation: Recent Crisis Reaffirms the Need to Overhaul the U.S. Regulatory System, by Richard J. Hillman, managing director, financial markets and community investment, before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. GAO-09-1049T, September 29.
  • Crime Victims' Rights Act: Increasing Victim Awareness and Clarifying Applicability to the District of Columbia Will Improve Implementation of the Act, by Eileen Larence, director, homeland security and justice, before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, House Committee on the Judiciary. GAO-09-1024T, September 29.

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  • Federal Contracting: Observations on the Government's Contracting Data Systems, by William T. Woods, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-09-1032T, September 29.

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