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United States Government Accountability Office

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September 11 : improvements still needed in availability of health screening and monitoring services for responders outside the New York City area : testimony before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives by Cynthia A Bascetta( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six years after the attack on the World Trade Center (WTC), concerns persist about health effects experienced by WTC responders and the availability of health care services for those affected. Several federally funded programs provide screening, monitoring, or treatment services to responders. GAO has previously reported on the progress made and implementation problems faced by these WTC health programs. This testimony is based on and updates GAO's report, September 11: HHS Needs to Ensure the Availability of Health Screening and Monitoring for All Responders (GAO-07-892, July 23, 2007). In this testimony, GAO discusses the status of (1) services provided by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) WTC Federal Responder Screening Program, (2) efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to provide services for nonfederal responders residing outside the New York City (NYC) area, and (3) NIOSH's awards to WTC health program grantees for treatment services. For the July 2007 report, GAO reviewed program documents and interviewed HHS officials, grantees, and others. In August and September 2007, GAO updated selected information in preparing this testimony
Hedge Funds : regulation and nonregulation by United States( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aviation security : progress made to set up program using private-sector screeners, but more work remains : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives by Cathleen A Berrick( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This testimony focuses on the progress the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is making in strengthening aspects of aviation security and the challenges that remain. Particularly, this testimony highlights (1) progress TSA has made, and challenges it faces, in managing a federalized security workforce--including federal security directors and transportation security officers--with operational responsibility for ensuring security of passengers and their baggage; and (2) actions TSA has taken, and the challenges it faces, to ensure appropriate regulatory oversight of other airport security activities. In prior reports, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has made numerous recommendations designed to strengthen aviation security with respect to aviation workforce planning, deployment, and oversight. TSA generally agreed with GAO's recommendations and is taking actions to implement them. GAO also has ongoing reviews related to TSA staffing models and other aviation security issues, and may make additional recommendations as appropriate
Enforcing federal pollution control laws by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vehicle fuel economy( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildlife refuges : factors and concerns about future sustainability by United States( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hearings in the Senate and House of Representatives : a guide for preparation and procedure by Thomas P Carr( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitol Visitor Center : update on status of project's schedule and cost as of August 2, 2006 : testimony before the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate by Terrell G Dorn( Book )

40 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear nonproliferation and the United States( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defense energy management by United States( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defense acquisitions : analysis of processes used to evaluate Active Protection Systems : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives by United States( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Government Accountability Office (GAO) testimony addresses (1) the analyses supporting the Department of Defense's (DOD) mobility capabilities and requirements and (2) actions that are needed to improve the outcomes of weapon system acquisitions. For this testimony, GAO drew from issued reports, containing statements of the scope and methodology used, as well as recently completed work not yet reported. GAO's work was performed in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. The Department of Defense (DOD) has continuing efforts to modernize its airlift and tanker fleets by investing billions of dollars to modify legacy airlift systems, such as the C-5 and C-130, and procure new aircraft, such as a tanker replacement. Acquisition has been on GAO's list as a high risk area since 1990. GAO has reported that elements contributing to a sound business case for an acquisition are missing or incomplete as DOD and the services attempt to acquire new capabilities. Those elements include firm requirements, mature technologies, a knowledge-based acquisition strategy, a realistic cost estimate, and sufficient funding. Acquisition problems that include failure to limit cost growth, schedule delays, and quantity reductions persist, but fiscal realities will not allow budgets to accommodate these problems any longer
Information security : continued efforts needed to sustain progress in implementing statutory requirements : testimony before the House Committee on Government Reform by Gregory C Wilshusen( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report describes cyber threats to federal information systems and cyber-based critical infrastructures, and identifies control deficiencies that make these systems and infrastructures vulnerable to cyber threats
Combating nuclear smuggling : challenges facing U.S. efforts to deploy radiation detection equipment in other countries and in the United States : testimony before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate by Gene Aloise( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This testimony discusses our past work examining the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) progress and efforts in planning, developing, and deploying its global nuclear detection architecture (GNDA). The overall mission of the GNDA is to use an integrated system of radiation detection equipment and interdiction activities to combat nuclear smuggling in foreign countries, at the U.S. border, and inside the United States. Terrorists smuggling nuclear or radiological material into the United States could use these materials to make an improvised nuclear device or a radiological dispersal device (also called a "dirty bomb"). The detonation of a nuclear device in an urban setting could cause hundreds of thousands of deaths and devastate buildings and physical infrastructure for miles. While not as damaging, a radiological dispersal device could nonetheless cause hundreds of millions of dollars in socioeconomic costs as a large part of a city would have to be evacuated--and possibly remain inaccessible--until an extensive radiological decontamination effort was completed. Accordingly, the GNDA remains our country's principal strategy in protecting the homeland from the consequences of nuclear terrorism. The GNDA is a multi-departmental effort coordinated by DHS's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). DNDO is also responsible for developing, acquiring, and deploying radiation detection equipment to support the efforts of DHS and other federal agencies. Federal efforts to combat nuclear smuggling have largely focused on established ports of entry, such as seaports and land border crossings. However, DNDO has also been examining nuclear detection strategies along other potential pathways and has identified several gaps in the GNDA, including (1) land border areas between ports of entry into the United States; (2) international general aviation; and (3) small maritime craft, such as recreational boats and commercial fishing vessels. Developing strategies, technologies, and resources to address these gaps remains one of the key challenges in deploying the GNDA. Some progress has been made, but DHS and other federal agencies have yet to fully address gaps in the global nuclear detection architecture. Specifically, this testimony discusses DHS's efforts to (1) address our prior recommendations to develop a strategic plan for the GNDA, including developing strategies to prevent smuggling of nuclear or radiological materials via the critical gaps DNDO identified, (2) complete the deployment of radiation detection equipment to scan all cargo and conveyances entering the United States at ports of entry, and (3) develop new technologies to detect nuclear or radioactive materials. This testimony is based on our prior work on U.S. government efforts to detect and prevent the smuggling of nuclear and radiological materials issued from October 2002 through September 2010. We updated this information in July 2011 to reflect DHS's efforts to address our prior recommendations by meeting with DNDO officials and reviewing recent DNDO documents, such as the 2010 GNDA Strategic Plan and the 2011 GNDA Joint Annual Interagency Review
Global War on Terrorism : reported obligations for the Department of Defense by Sharon L Pickup( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 2001, Congress has provided the Department of Defense (DOD) with about $808 billion in supplemental and annual appropriations, as of September 2008, primarily for military operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). DOD's reported annual obligations for GWOT have shown a steady increase from about $0.2 billion in fiscal year 2001 to about $162.4 billion in fiscal year 2008. The United States' commitments to GWOT will likely involve the continued investment of significant resources, requiring decision makers to consider difficult trade-offs as the nation faces an increasing fiscal challenge. The magnitude of future costs will depend on several direct and indirect cost variables and, in some cases, decisions that have not yet been made. DOD's future costs will likely be affected by the pace and duration of operations, the types of facilities needed to support troops overseas, redeployment plans, and the amount of equipment to be repaired or replaced. DOD compiles and reports monthly and cumulative incremental obligations incurred to support GWOT in a monthly Supplemental and Cost of War Execution Report. DOD leadership uses this report, along with other information, to advise Congress on the costs of the war and to formulate future GWOT budget requests. DOD reports these obligations by appropriation, contingency operation, and military service or defense agency. The monthly cost reports are typically compiled within the 45 days after the end of the reporting month in which the obligations are incurred. DOD has prepared monthly reports on the obligations incurred for its involvement in GWOT since fiscal year 2001. As of September 2008, Congress has appropriated a total of about $808 billion primarily for GWOT operations since 2001. Of that amount, about $187 billion has been provided for fiscal year 2008. In addition, about $65.9 billion was appropriated in fiscal year 2008 for fiscal year 2009 but was not available for obligation in fiscal year 2008. DOD will likely request additional funds for fiscal year 2009. DOD has reported obligations of about $654.7 billion for military operations in support of the war from fiscal year 2001 through fiscal year 2008. The $152.2 billion difference between DOD's appropriations and reported obligations can generally be attributed to multiyear funding for procurement; military construction; and research, development, test, and evaluation from previous GWOT-related appropriations that have yet to be obligated; and obligations for non-DOD classified and other activities, which DOD considers to be non-GWOT related, that are not reported in DOD's cost-of-war reports. This difference also includes the $65.9 billion appropriated for fiscal year 2009. As part of our ongoing work, we are reviewing DOD's rationale for reporting its GWOT related obligations
Information security : further efforts needed to address significant weaknesses at the Internal Revenue Service : report to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue by United States( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GAO assessed (1) the status of IRS's actions to correct previously reported weaknesses and (2) whether controls were effective in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of financial and sensitive taxpayer information
Information technology : OMB and agencies need to improve planning, management, and oversight of projects totaling billions of dollars : testimony before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate by David A Powner( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the $11 billion total estimated cost of the 2010 Census, the Census Bureau planned (as of 2007) to spend about $3 billion on automation and information technology in order to improve census coverage, accuracy, and efficiency. Among other things, the Bureau is planning to automate many of its planned field data collection activities as a way to reduce costs and improve data quality and operational efficiency. Known as Field Data Collection Automation (FDCA), this initiative is acquiring handheld mobile computing devices that, along with other technology, are undergoing operational testing during a Census "Dress Rehearsal" that is taking place from February 2006 to June 2009. The $600 million FDCA program is a crucial component of the reengineered processes envisioned for the 2010 Census. In March 2006, GAO reported on the management capabilities of the FDCA program, and in October 2007, it reported on FDCA's status and plans. As requested, this testimony summarizes key findings from these two reports, as well as subsequent Bureau actions
Financial audit : the Department of State's fiscal year 2004 management representation letter on its financial statements by Gary T Engel( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management report : opportunities for improvements in FDIC's internal controls and accounting procedures by Steven J Sebastian( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Enforcing federal pollution control lawsVehicle fuel economyWildlife refuges : factors and concerns about future sustainabilityHearings in the Senate and House of Representatives : a guide for preparation and procedureNuclear nonproliferation and the United StatesDefense energy management