Friday, October 23, 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 defense, climate change and home purchases. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.

  • 2010 Census: Efforts to Build an Accurate Address List Are Making Progress, but Face Software and Other Challenges, by Robert Goldenkoff, director, strategic issues, before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-10-140T, October 21.

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  • First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit: Taxpayers' Use of the Credit and Implementation and Compliance Challenges, by James R. White, director, strategic issues, before the Subcommittee on Oversight, House Committee on Ways and Means. GAO-10-166T, October 22.
  • Climate Change Adaptation: Strategic Federal Planning Could Help Government Officials Make More Informed Decisions, by John B. Stephenson, director, natural resources and environment, before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. GAO-10-175T, October 22.
  • Juvenile Justice: Technical Assistance and Better Defined Evaluation Plans Will Help Girls' Delinquency Programs, by Eileen R. Larence, director, homeland security and justice, before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, House Committee on the Judiciary. GAO-10-133T, October 20.
Presentation by Acting Comptroller General
  • "Maximizing DOD's Untapped Potential to Improve Business Performance," by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general of the United States, before the DOD Performance Breakthrough Convention, in Lansdowne, Virginia. GAO-10-184CG, October 14, 2009.
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