Friday, October 09, 2009

GAO Reports

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is often called the investigative arm of Congress. This week GAO investigated the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Medicaid, posted correspondence on sexual orientation and gender identity, and posted testimony on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, among other topics. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.


Retirement Savings: Better Information and Sponsor Guidance Could Improve Oversight and Reduce Fees for Participants. GAO-09-641, September 4.
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Homeland Defense: Planning, Resourcing, and Training Issues Challenge DOD's Response to Domestic Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive Incidents. GAO-10-123, October 7.
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Troubled Asset Relief Program: One Year Later, Actions Are Needed to Address Remaining Transparency and Accountability Challenges. GAO-10-16, October 8.
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Telecommunications: Current Broadband Measures Have Limitations, and New Measures Are Promising but Need Improvement. GAO-10-49, October 9.
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Contract Management: Agencies Are Not Maximizing Opportunities for Competition or Savings under Blanket Purchase Agreements despite Significant Increase in Usage. GAO-09-792, September 9.
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Transportation Security Administration: TSA Executive Attrition Has Declined, but Better Information Is Needed on Reasons for Leaving and Executive Hiring Process. GAO-10-139, October 9.
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Briefing on Air Force's Response on Fee-for-Service Aerial Refueling. GAO-10-124R, October 5.

Civilian Agencies' Development and Implementation of Insourcing Guidelines. GAO-10-58R, October 6.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Employment Discrimination: Overview of State Statutes and Complaint Data. GAO-10-135R, October 1, 2009

Railroad Retirement Board: Review of Commuter Railroad Occupational Disability Claims Reveals Potential Program Vulnerabilities. GAO-09-821R, September 9.

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Troubled Asset Relief Program: Capital Purchase Program Transactions for October 28, 2008, through September 25, 2009, and Information on Financial Agency Agreements, Contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements, and Interagency Agreements Awarded as of September 18, 2009 (GAO-10-24SP, October 2009), an e-supplement to GAO-10-16. GAO-10-24SP, October 8.

Tax Administration: IRS Has Implemented Initiatives to Prevent, Detect, and Resolve Identity Theft-Related Problems, but Needs to Assess Their Effectiveness. GAO-09-882, September 8.
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Medicaid: State and Federal Actions Have Been Taken to Improve Children's Access to Dental Services, but Gaps Remain. GAO-09-723, September 30.
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Clean Air Act: Mercury Control Technologies at Coal-Fired Power Plants Have Achieved Substantial Emissions Reductions. GAO-10-47, October 8.
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Analysis of Options for Revising the Housing Enterprises' Long-term Structures, by William B. Shear, director, financial markets and community investment, before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. GAO-10-144T, October 8.

Defense Acquisitions: Rapid Acquisition of MRAP Vehicles, by Michael J. Sullivan, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Defense Acquisition Reform Panel, House Committee on Armed Services. GAO-10-155T, October 8.
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Medicaid: State and Federal Actions Have Been Taken to Improve Children's Access to Dental Services, but More Can Be Done, by Katherine M. Iritani, acting director, health care, before the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-10-112T, October 7.

2010 Census: Census Bureau Continues to Make Progress in Mitigating Risks to a Successful Enumeration, but Still Faces Various Challenges, by 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-10-132T, October 7.
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