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New From the GAO

September 23, 2011 Comments off

New GAO Reports and Testimonies (PDF)
Source: Government Accountability Office

+ Reports

1. Drug Pricing:  Manufacturer Discounts in the 340B Program Offer Benefits, but Federal Oversight Needs Improvement.  GAO-11-836, September 23.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-836
Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11836high.pdf

2. Indian Health Service:  Increased Oversight Needed to Ensure Accuracy of Data Used for Estimating Contract Health Service Need.  GAO-11-767, September 23.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-767
Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11767high.pdf

3. Electronic Government:  Performance Measures for Projects Aimed at Promoting Innovation and Transparency Can Be Improved.  GAO-11-775, September 23.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-775
Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11775high.pdf

+ Testimonies

1. DOD Financial Management:  Improved Controls, Processes, and Systems Are Needed for Accurate and Reliable Financial Information, by Asif A. Khan, director, financial management and assurance, before the Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.   GAO-11-933T, September 23.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-933T
Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11933thigh.pdf

2. Social Security Disability:  Participation in the Ticket to Work Program Has Increased, but More Oversight Needed, by Daniel Bertoni, director, education, workforce, and income security issues, before the Subcommittees on Social Security and Human Resources, House Ways and Means Committee.  GAO-11-828T, September 23.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-828T

3. American Samoa and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:  Employment, Earnings, and Status of Key Industries Since Minimum Wage Increases Began, by David Gootnick, director, international affairs and trade, before the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs, House Natural Resources Committee.  GAO-11-956T, September 23.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-956T

4. Polar Satellites: Agencies Need to Address Potential Gaps in Weather and Climate Data Coverage, by David A. Powner, director, information technology management issues, before the Subcommittees on Investigations and Oversight and Energy and Environment, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.   GAO-11-945T, September 23.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-945T
Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11945thigh.pdf

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New From the GAO

July 14, 2011 Comments off

New GAO Reports, Correspondences and Testimonies (PDFs)
Source: Government Accountability Office

+ Reports

1.  DHS Science and Technology:  Additional Steps Needed to Ensure Test and Evaluation Requirements Are Met.  GAO-11-596, June 15.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-596
Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11596high.pdf

2.  Children’s Television Act: FCC Could Improve Efforts to Oversee Enforcement and Provide Public Information.  GAO-11-659, July 14.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-659
Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11659high.pdf
Podcast available – http://www.gao.gov/podcast/watchdog_episode_65.html

+ Correspondences

1.  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Contracts Awarded and Consultants Retained by Federal Departments and Agencies to Assist in Implementing the Act. GAO-11-797R, July 14.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-797R

2.  Defense Logistics:  Oversight and a Coordinated Strategy Needed to Implement the Army Workload and Performance System.   GAO-11-566R, July 14.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-566R

+ Testimonies

1.  Dodd-Frank Act: Eleven Agencies’ Estimates of Resources for Implementing Regulatory Reform, statement for the record by A. Nicole Clowers, director, financial markets and community investment, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Financial Services.  GAO-11-808T, July 14.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-808T

2.  DOD Civilian Personnel:  Competency Gap Analyses and Other Actions Needed to Enhance DOD’s Strategic Workforce Plans, by Brenda S. Farrell, director, defense capabilities and management, and John P. Hutton, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the House Committee on Armed Services.  GAO-11-827T, July 14.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-827T
Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11827thigh.pdf

3.  EPA Health Risk Assessments:  Sustained Management and Oversight Key to Overcoming Challenges, by David Trimble, director, natural resources and environment, before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  GAO-11-824T, July 14.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-824T

4.  Information Technology:  Continued Attention Needed to Accurately Report Federal Spending and Improve Management, by Joel C. Willemssen, managing director, information technology, before the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  GAO-11-831T, July 14.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-831T
Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11831thigh.pdf

5.  Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:  Status of Transition to Federal Immigration Law, by David Gootnick, director, international affairs and trade, before the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs, House Committee on Natural Resources.  GAO-11-805T, July 14.
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-805T
Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11805thigh.pdf

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