Friday, January 22, 2010

GAO Reports

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is often called the investigative arm of Congress. This week GAO investigated the Federal Communications Commission, information sharing, Medicare Advantage, and other topics. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.


Medicare Advantage: CMS Assists Beneficiaries Affected by Inappropriate Marketing but Has Limited Data on Scope of Issue. GAO-10-36, December 17.
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Information Sharing: Federal Agencies Are Sharing Border and Terrorism Information with Local and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies, but Additional Efforts Are Needed. GAO-10-41, December 18.
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Rural Water Infrastructure: Improved Coordination and Funding Processes Could Enhance Federal Efforts to Meet Needs in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. GAO-10-126, December 18.
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FCC Management: Improvements Needed in Communication, Decision-Making Processes, and Workforce Planning. GAO-10-79, December 17.
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Financial Management: Improvements Needed in National Flood Insurance Program's Financial Controls and Oversight. GAO-10-66, December 22.
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Special Publication

Summary of GAO's Performance and Financial Information Fiscal Year 2009. GAO-10-235SP, January 21.


Medicaid and CHIP: Enrollment, Benefits, Expenditures, and Other Characteristics of State Premium Assistance Programs. GAO-10-258R, January 19.

Status of the Small Business Administration's Implementation of Administrative Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. GAO-10-298R, January 19.


Defense Acquisitions: Managing Risk to Achieve Better Outcomes, by Paul Francis, managing director, and William Woods, director, acquisition and sourcing management; and Michael Golden, managing associate general counsel, before the Subcommittee on Defense, House Committee on Appropriations. GAO-10-374T, January 20.
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