The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is often called the investigative arm of Congress. This week GAO investigated NASA, nuclear waste management, elderly voters, and other topics. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.
U.S. Department of Justice: Information on Employment Litigation, Housing and Civil Enforcement, Voting, and Special Litigation Sections'
Enforcement Efforts from Fiscal Years 2001 through 2007. GAO-10-75, October 23.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d1075high.pdf
Federal Research: NASA Should Better Inform Researchers about How to Appeal Dissemination
Decisions. GAO-10-200, December 3.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10200high.pdf
Nuclear Waste Management: Key Attributes, Challenges, and Costs for the Yucca Mountain Repository and Two Potential Alternatives.
GAO-10-48, November 4.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d1048high.pdf
Supply Chain Security: Feasibility and Cost-Benefit Analysis Would Assist DHS and Congress in Assessing and Implementing the Requirement to Scan 100 Percent of U.S.-Bound Containers. GAO-10-12, October 30.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d1012high.pdf
Federally Created Entities: An Overview of Key Attributes. GAO-10-97, October 29.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d1097high.pdf
Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program: Performance Measurement Would Strengthen Accountability and Enhance Awareness among Potential Claimants. GAO-10-5, October 29.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d105high.pdf
Information Technology: Actions Needed to Fully Establish Program Management Capability for VA's Financial and Logistics Initiative. GAO-10-40, October 26.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d1040high.pdf
Elderly Voters: Information on Promising Practices Could Strengthen the Integrity of the Voting Process in Long-term Care Facilities. GAO-10-6, November 30.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d106high.pdf
Energy-Water Nexus: Many Uncertainties Remain about National and Regional Effects of Increased Biofuel Production on Water Resources.
GAO-10-116, November 30.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10116high.pdf
Federal Aviation Administration: Human Capital System Incorporates Many Leading Practices, but Improving Employees' Satisfaction with Their Workplace Remains a Challenge. GAO-10-89, October 28.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d1089high.pdf
Household Goods Moving Industry: Progress Has Been Made in Enforcement, but Increased Focus on Consumer Protection Is Needed.
GAO-10-38, October 30.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d1038high.pdf
Information Technology: U.S. Postal Service Needs to Strengthen System Acquisition and Management Capabilities to Improve Its Intelligent Mail® Full Service Program. GAO-10-145, October 29.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10145high.pdf
Status of Funds for the Mérida Initiative. GAO-10-253R, December 3.
DOJ's Civil Rights Division: Opportunities Exist to Improve Its Case Management System and Better Meet Its Reporting Needs.
GAO-09-938R, September 30.
Recovery Act: Contract Oversight Activities of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and Observations on Contract Spending in Selected States. GAO-10-216R, November 30.
Surface Transportation: Efforts to Address Highway Congestion through Real-Time Traffic Information Systems Are Expanding but Face Implementation Challenges. GAO-10-121R, November 30.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10121rhigh.pdf
U.S. Department of Justice: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen the Civil Rights Division's Ability to Manage and Report on Its Enforcement Efforts, by Eileen R. Larence, director, homeland security and justice, before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, House Committee on the Judiciary. GAO-10-256T, December 3.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10256thigh.pdf
Hurricane Katrina: Federal Grants Have Helped Health Care Organizations Provide Primary Care, but Sustaining Services Will Be a Challenge, by Cynthia A. Bascetta, director, health care, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-10-273T, December 3.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10273thigh.pdf
Chemical Regulation: Observations on Improving the Toxic Substances Control Act, by John Stephenson, director, natural resources and environment, before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. GAO-10-292T, December 2.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10292thigh.pdf
Disaster Assistance: Improvements in Providing Federal Disaster Case Management Services Could Help Agencies Better Assist Victims, by Kay E. Brown, director, education, workforce, and income security, before the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-10-278T, December 2.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10278thigh.pdf
1. Homeland Security: DHS's Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Maritime, Aviation, and Cybersecurity, Statement for the Record by Cathleen A. Berrick, managing director, homeland security and justice, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. GAO-10-106, December 2.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10106high.pdf
Commercial Space Transportation: Development of the Commercial Space Launch Industry Presents Safety Oversight Challenges for FAA and Raises Issues Affecting Federal Roles, Statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Ph. D., director, physical infrastructure issues before the Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. GAO-10-286T, December 2.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10286thigh.pdf
Federal Student Aid: Highlights of a Study Group on Simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. GAO-10-29, October 29.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d1029high.pdf