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Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight
GAO-07-308SP: Published: Jan 9, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2007.
As the United States reviews its plans to secure, stabilize, and rebuild Iraq, GAO has enclosed a series of issue papers for Congressional consideration in developing its oversight agenda for the 110th Congress and analyzing the President's revised strategy for Iraq. These papers are based on the continuing work of the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the 67 Iraq-related reports and testi...
Rebuilding Iraq: Status of Competition for Iraq Reconstruction Contracts
GAO-07-40: Published: Oct 6, 2006. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2006.
Since 2003, Congress has appropriated more than $20 billion through the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF) to support Iraq rebuilding efforts. The majority of these efforts are being carried out through contracts awarded by the Departments of Defense (DOD) and State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). When awarding IRRF-funded contracts for $5 million or more noncomp...
Rebuilding Iraq: Status of Funding and Reconstruction Efforts
GAO-05-876: Published: Jul 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2005.
Rebuilding Iraq is a U.S. national security and foreign policy priority and constitutes the largest U.S. assistance program since World War II. Billions of dollars in grants, loans, assets, and revenues from various sources have been made available or pledged to the reconstruction of Iraq. The United States, along with its coalition partners and various international organizations and donors, has...
Foreign Relations: Kwajalein Atoll Is the Key U.S. Defense Interest in Two Micronesian Nations
GAO-02-119: Published: Jan 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2002.
The Compact of Free Association continues a defense arrangement that has existed between the United States and two Pacific island nations--Micronesia and the Marshall Islands--since the end of World War II. The United States has exercised only one of the four primary defense provisions contained in the Compact. That provision grants the United States the right to use part of the Kwajalein Atoll in...
Defense Trade: Contractors Engage in Varied International Alliances
NSIAD-00-213: Published: Sep 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. and European defense contractors' business alliances, focusing on: (1) the types alliances companies are establishing and their reasons for forming alliances; (2) why companies prefer certain types of alliances over others; and (3) whether U.S. laws, regulations, policies, and practices influence a company's decision to form an...
Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 1998
OCG-97-2: Published: Mar 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1997.
GAO provided updated information on options that could be used to reduce the deficit, focusing on the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in GAO's work but not yet implemented or enacted.GAO noted that: (1) clearly, Congress has many available options for dealing with the deficit; (2) under the Budget Enforcement Act (BEA), as amended, the spending and revenue options incl...
Addressing the Deficit: Updating the Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work
OCG-96-5: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
GAO provided updated information on spending reduction and revenue gain options that stemmed from key findings in GAO work, focusing on the: (1) analytical framework for considering individual options; and (2) estimates of budgetary savings or revenue gains of each option, where available.GAO found that: (1) the reported spending and revenue options could be used to reduce the deficit or to free u...
El Salvador: Limited Use of U.S. Firms in Military Aid Construction
NSIAD-89-132: Published: Jul 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Military Assistance Program (MAP)-funded construction contracts the Army Corps of Engineers awarded in El Salvador, focusing on the legality, propriety, and effects on U.S. firms of approved offshore procurement waivers, which opened competition to Salvadoran firms.GAO found that: (1) U.S. firms obtained 5 of 18 Salvadoran construction contracts au...