Friday, August 13, 2010

GAO Reports and Releases

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) which is often called the investigative arm of Congress. These past few weeks GAO investigated education, medicare, formaldehyde, and other issues. If you would like to know more about GAO, check out the library's guide.

  • In a Previous Rate-Setting Proceeding for Some Sound Recordings, the Standard Addressing the Disruptive Impact on the Industries Contributed to a Lower Copyright Royalty Rate, but the Effect of Its Proposed Removal Is Unclear. GAO-10-828R, August 4.

  • For-Profit Colleges: Undercover Testing Finds Colleges Encouraged Fraud and Engaged in Deceptive and Questionable Marketing Practices, by Gregory D. Kutz, managing director, forensic audits and special investigations, before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. GAO-10-948T, August 4.

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  • Social Security Administration: Cases of Federal Employees and Transportation Drivers and Owners Who Fraudulently and/or Improperly Received SSA Benefits, by Gregory D. Kutz, managing director, forensic audits and special investigations, before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-10-949T, August 4.


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:04 AM

    Please keep in mind that FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt just attained his 500th innocent-civilian kill – that is, the 500th fatality which occurred on his FAA “watch”:
    Thursday, August 12, 2010
    ASK THE EXTERMINATOR: 500+ Civilian Kills For FAA's Randy Babbitt, College Drop-Out
    Friday, August 13, 2010
    FAA BumbleBabbitt Screws Up NextGen, Leaves The Cyber Barn-Door Open
    Friday, August 13, 2010
    Randy Babbitt FAA Photo-Gallery: August 2010
    “…[B]oy, one accident sure makes the front page.”
    Randy Babbitt, FAA Administrator
    August 6, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin,%20Professionalism
    “[FAA] cannot regulate professionalism”.
    Randy Babbitt, FAA Administrator
    July 30, 2010 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    No way to run airlines: FAA has done nothing about roots of Buffalo crash
    Monday, February 8th 2010, 4:00 AM
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    Federal Aviation Administration chief Randy Babbitt told Congress last week that his agency has done essentially nothing about the safety lapses that contributed to the Colgan Air crash near Buffalo last February. And he was proud of his record.