Friday, March 05, 2010

GAO Reports

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is often called the investigative arm of Congress. This week GAO investigated Iran sanctions, food safety, the Recovery Act, and other topics. GAO also launched a podcast series called "Watchdog Report". If you would like to know more about GAO, check out the library's guide.

Reports

Cybersecurity: Progress Made but Challenges Remain in Defining and Coordinating the Comprehensive National Initiative. GAO-10-338, March 5.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-338
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10338high.pdf

Forest Service: Information on Appeals, Objections, and Litigation Involving Fuel Reduction Activities, Fiscal Years 2006 through 2008. GAO-10-337, March 4.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-337
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10337high.pdf

Iran Sanctions: Complete and Timely Licensing Data Needed to Strengthen Enforcement of Export Restrictions. GAO-10-375, March 4.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-375
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10375high.pdf

Recovery Act: One Year Later, States' and Localities' Uses of Funds and Opportunities to Strengthen Accountability. GAO-10-437, March 3.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-437
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10437high.pdf

The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: January 2010 Update. GAO-10-468SP, March 2.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-468SP

State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook: March 2010 Update. GAO-10-358, March 2.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-358
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10358high.pdf

Financial Audit: American Battle Monuments Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2009 and 2008. GAO-10-399, March 1.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-399
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10399high.pdf

Humane Methods of Slaughter Act: Actions Are Needed to Strengthen Enforcement. GAO-10-203, February 19.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-203
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10203high.pdf

Food Safety: FDA Should Strengthen Its Oversight of Food Ingredients Determined to Be Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). GAO-10-246, February 3.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-246
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10246high.pdf

Food and Drug Administration: Improved Monitoring and Development of Performance Measures Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Criminal and Misconduct Investigations. GAO-10-221, January 29.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-221
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10221high.pdf

Medicare Part D: Spending, Beneficiary Cost Sharing, and Cost-Containment Efforts for High-Cost Drugs Eligible for a Specialty Tier. GAO-10-242, January 29.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-242
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10242high.pdf

Telecommunications: Information Collection and Management at the Federal Communications Commission. GAO-10-249, January 29.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-249
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10249high.pdf


Related Product

Humane Methods of Slaughter Act: USDA Inspectors' Views on Enforcement (GAO-10-244SP), February 2010 (E-supplement to GAO-10-203). GAO-10-244SP, February 19.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-244SP


Correspondences

Warfighter Support: A Cost Comparison of Using State Department Employees versus Contractors for Security Services in Iraq. GAO-10-266R, March 4.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-266R

Update on the Status of the Merchantable Timber Contracting Pilot Program. GAO-10-379R, March 4.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-379R

Emergency Communications: Establishment of the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center and Related Interagency Coordination Challenges. GAO-10-463R, March 3.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-463R

Conversions of Selected Employees from Political to Career Positions at Departments and Selected Agencies. GAO-10-356R, January 29.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-356R

Group Purchasing Organizations: Research on Their Pricing Impact on Health Care Providers. GAO-10-323R, January 29.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-323R


Testimonies

Humane Methods of Slaughter Act: Weaknesses in USDA Enforcement, by Lisa Shames, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-10-487T, March 4.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-487T

Recovery Act: Factors Affecting the Department of Energy's Program Implementation, by Patricia Dalton, managing director, natural resources and environment, before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. GAO-10-497T, March 4.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-497T
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10497thigh.pdf

Medicare Part D: CMS Oversight of Part D Sponsors' Fraud and Abuse Programs Has Been Limited, but CMS Plans Oversight Expansion, by Kathleen M. King, director, health care, before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-10-481T, March 3.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-481T
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10481thigh.pdf

Nuclear Security: DOE Needs to Fully Address Issues Affecting Protective Forces' Personnel Systems, by Gene Aloise, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Senate Committee on Armed Services. GAO-10-485T, March 3.
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-10-485T
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10485thigh.pdf

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the link of the library guide

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