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Indigent Defense: DOJ Could Increase Awareness of Eligible Funding and Better Determine the Extent to Which Funds Help Support This Purpose
GAO-12-569: Published: May 9, 2012. Publicly Released: May 9, 2012.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) administered 13 grant programs from fiscal years 2005 through 2010 that recipients could use to support indigent defense, 4 of which required recipients to use all or part of the funding for this purpose. DOJ also provides training to indigent defense providers, among other things.From fiscal years 2005 through 2010, recipients of the 4 grants that required spending...
Limited Data Available on USDA and Interior Attorney Fee Claims and Payments
GAO-12-417R: Published: Apr 12, 2012. Publicly Released: May 2, 2012.
Most USDA and Interior agencies did not have readily available information on attorney fee claims and payments made under EAJA and other fee-shifting statutes for fiscal years 2000 through 2010. As a result, there was no way to readily determine who made claims, the total amount each department paid or awarded in attorney fees, who received the payments, or the statutes under which the cases were...
Group Purchasing Organizations: Federal Oversight and Self-Regulation
GAO-12-399R: Published: Mar 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2012.
GPOs are subject to certain federal laws that HHS, DOJ, and FTC are responsible for enforcing. According to HHS Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) officials, since 2004, the office has not routinely exercised its authority to request and review disclosures related to GPOs contract administrative fees, but it has collected information on GPOs contract administrative fees while conduc...
FBI Counterterrorism: Vacancies Have Declined, but FBI Has Not Assessed the Long-Term Sustainability of Its Strategy for Addressing Vacancies
GAO-12-533: Published: Apr 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2012.
From fiscal years 2005 through 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) human capital strategies contributed to reductions in the vacancy rate for all positions in the Counterterrorism Division (CTD) from 26 percent to 6 percent. Most vacancies were caused by transfers to other parts of the FBI. While overall vacancies declined, trends in vacancies varied by position. For example, vacanc...
Federal Antitrust Policy: Stakeholders' Perspectives Differed on the Adequacy of Guidance for Collaboration among Health Care Providers
GAO-12-291R: Published: Mar 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2012.
Stakeholdershealth care industry groups and experts in antitrust lawhad different perspectives on the adequacy of three key aspects of antitrust guidance for health care provider collaboration. First, stakeholders perspectives differed on the sufficiency of guidance on clinical integration, which involves integrating clinical activities across providers in a collaborative arrange...
2011 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
GAO-12-492: Published: Mar 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2012.
Most lobbyists were able to provide documentation to demonstrate compliance with disclosure requirements. This finding is similar to GAOs results from prior reviews. There are no specific requirements for lobbyists to create or maintain documentation related to disclosure reports they file under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 as amended (LDA). Nonetheless, and similar to last year...
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act: Observations on Implementation
GAO-12-275R: Published: Jan 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2012.
According to information provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and our survey of the Inspectors General (IG), five civilian agencies, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Energy, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission used the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act'...
Medicaid Program Integrity: Expanded Federal Role Presents Challenges to and Opportunities for Assisting States
GAO-12-288T: Published: Dec 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 2011.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that oversees Medicaid, estimated that improper payments in the federal-state Medicaid program were $21.9 billion in fiscal year 2011. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 established the Medicaid Integrity Program and gave CMS an expanded role in assisting and improving the effectiveness of state activities to ensure proper payme...
Office of Science and Technology Policy: Violation of the Antideficiency Act
GAO-12-200T: Published: Nov 2, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 2011.
This testimony discusses our October 11 opinion concerning the Office of Science and Technology Policy's (OSTP) use of appropriations for bilateral activities with the government of the People's Republic of China.In the opinion, we determined that OSTP violated a statutory provision prohibiting the agency from using its appropriations for bilateral engagements with China or any Chinese-owned compa...
Securities Fraud Liability of Secondary Actors
GAO-11-664: Published: Jul 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2011.
This report responds to the mandate in section 929Z of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act directing GAO to study the impact of authorizing a private legal right of action against any person who aids or abets another in violation of the securities laws. The report includes a description of the legal and factual background of such "secondary actor" liability, as well as a...