Friday, November 13, 2009

GAO Reports

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is often called the investigative arm of Congress. This week GAO investigated information technology, the Bureau of Prisons, the IRS, and other topics. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.


Information Technology: Agencies Need to Improve the Implementation and Use of Earned Value Techniques to Help Manage Major System Acquisitions. GAO-10-2, October 8.
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Bureau of Prisons: Methods for Cost Estimation Largely Reflect Best Practices, but Quantifying Risks Would Enhance Decision Making. GAO-10-94, November 10.
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Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008 Financial Statements. GAO-10-176, November 10.
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Financial Audit: Bureau of the Public Debt's Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008 Schedules of Federal Debt. GAO-10-88, November 10.
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Defense Acquisitions: Strategic Airlift Gap Has Been Addressed, but Tactical Airlift Plans Are Evolving as Key Issues Have Not Been Resolved. GAO-10-67, November 12.
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International Monetary Fund: Lending Programs Allow for Negotiations and Are Consistent with Economic Literature. GAO-10-44, November 12.
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Poverty Determination in U.S. Insular Areas. GAO-10-240R, November 10.

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