Friday, March 12, 2010

GAO Reports

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is often called the investigative arm of Congress. This week GAO investigated food security, temporary aid for needy families, defense and space acquisitions, and other topics. If you would like to know more about GAO, check out the library's guide.


Electronic Government: Implementation of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006. GAO-10-365, March 12.
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Global Food Security: U.S. Agencies Progressing on Governmentwide Strategy, but Approach Faces Several Vulnerabilities. GAO-10-352, March 11.
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Afghanistan Drug Control: Strategy Evolving and Progress Reported, but Interim Performance Targets and Evaluation of Justice Reform Efforts Needed. GAO-10-291, March 9.
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Iraq: Iraqi Refugees and Special Immigrant Visa Holders Face Challenges Resettling in the United States and Obtaining U.S. Government Employment. GAO-10-274, March 9.
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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Fewer Eligible Families Have Received Cash Assistance Since the 1990s, and the Recession's Impact on Caseloads Varies by State. GAO-10-164, February 23.
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Revitalization Programs: Empowerment Zones, Enterprise Communities, and Renewal Communities. GAO-10-464R, March 12.

VA Faces Challenges in Providing Substance Use Disorder Services and Is Taking Steps to Improve These Services for Veterans. GAO-10-294R, March 10.

Use of the Railroad Retirement Board Occupational Disability Program across the Rail Industry. GAO-10-351R, February 4.

Reissued Product

Higher Education: Information on Incentive Compensation Violations Substantiated by the U.S. Department of Education. GAO-10-370R, February 23.


Global Food Security: Progress toward a U.S. Governmentwide Strategy Is Under Way, but Approach Has Several Vulnerabilities, by Thomas Melito, director, international affairs and trade, before the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations. GAO-10-494T, March 11.
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Joint Strike Fighter: Significant Challenges Remain as DOD Restructures Program, by Michael Sullivan, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. GAO-10-520T, March 11.

Defense Acquisitions: Opportunities for the Army to Position Its Ground Force Modernization Efforts for Success, by Michael J. Sullivan, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, House Committee on Armed Services. GAO-10-493T, March 10.
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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Implications of Changes in Participation Rates, by Kay E. Brown, director, education, workforce, and income security issues, before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, House Committee on Ways and Means. GAO-10-495T, March 11.

Space Acquisitions: DOD Poised to Enhance Space Capabilities, but Persistent Challenges Remain in Developing Space Systems, by Cristina Chaplain, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Senate Committee on Armed Services. GAO-10-447T, March 10.
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Recovery Act: California's Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability, by Linda Calbom, western regional director, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, in Los Angeles, California. GAO-10-467T, March 5.
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