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.

Reports
Correspondence
  • 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.
    http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-828R

Testimonies
  • 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.
    http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-948T

    Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10948thigh.pdf
  • 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.
    http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-949T

Guidance

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”:

    http://indictsturgell.blogspot.com/2010/08/ask-exterminator-500-civilian-kills-for.html
    Thursday, August 12, 2010
    ASK THE EXTERMINATOR: 500+ Civilian Kills For FAA's Randy Babbitt, College Drop-Out

    http://indictsturgell.blogspot.com/2010/08/faa-bumblebabbitt-screws-up-nexgen.html
    Friday, August 13, 2010
    FAA BumbleBabbitt Screws Up NextGen, Leaves The Cyber Barn-Door Open

    http://indictsturgell.blogspot.com/2010/08/randy-babbitt-faa-photo-gallery-august.html
    Friday, August 13, 2010
    Randy Babbitt FAA Photo-Gallery: August 2010

    http://www.airventure.org/news/2009/090806_faa.html
    “…[B]oy, one accident sure makes the front page.”
    Randy Babbitt, FAA Administrator
    August 6, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=busav&id=news/awx/2010/07/29/awx_07_29_2010_p0-244603.xml&headline=Babbitt%20Pushes%20Safety,%20Professionalism
    “[FAA] cannot regulate professionalism”.
    Randy Babbitt, FAA Administrator
    July 30, 2010 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2010/02/08/2010-02-08_no_way_to_run_airlines.html
    No way to run airlines: FAA has done nothing about roots of Buffalo crash
    Monday, February 8th 2010, 4:00 AM
    Related News

    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.

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