The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is often called the investigative arm of Congress. This week GAO investigated the Troubled Asset Relief Program, NASA, highway research, biomonitoring, and other topics. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.
Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Needs to Strengthen Its Decision-Making Process on the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility. GAO-10-25, February 5.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d1025high.pdf
Highway Research: The Second Strategic Highway Research Program Addresses the Four Required Areas, but Some Anticipated Research Was Not Funded. GAO-10-248, February 5.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10248high.pdf
Littoral Combat Ship: Actions Needed to Improve Operating Cost Estimates and Mitigate Risks in Implementing New Concepts. GAO-10-257, February 2.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10257high.pdf
NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects. GAO-10-227SP, February 1.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10227sphigh.pdf
Biomonitoring: EPA Could Make Better Use of Biomonitoring Data, by John Stephenson, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. GAO-10-419T, February 4.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10419thigh.pdf
NASA: Key Management and Program Challenges, by Cristina Chaplain, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, House Committee on Science and Technology. GAO-10-387T, February 3.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10387thigh.pdf
Defense Acquisitions: Observations on the Department of Defense Service Contract Inventories for Fiscal Year 2008. GAO-10-350R, January 29.