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Improper Payments: CFO Act Agencies Need to Improve Efforts to Address Compliance Issues
GAO-16-554: Published: Jun 30, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2016.
For fiscal year 2014, 15 of the 24 Chief Financial Officers Act (CFO Act) agency inspectors general (IG) determined that their agencies did not comply with criteria in the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA). This is the largest number of CFO Act agencies reported as noncompliant under IPERA since the requirement for IGs to report on their agencies' compliance was implem...
Air Ambulance: Effects of Industry Changes on Services Are Unclear
GAO-10-907: Published: Sep 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2010.
Changes in the air ambulance industry's size and structure have led to differences of opinion about the implications for air ambulance use, safety, and services. Some industry stakeholders believe that greater state regulation would be good for consumers. While states can regulate the medical aspects of air ambulances, the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA) preempts states from economic regulation--i...
Financial Management Systems: Experience with Prior Migration and Modernization Efforts Provides Lessons Learned for New Approach
GAO-10-808: Published: Sep 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.
In 2004, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) launched the financial management line of business (FMLOB) initiative, in part, to reduce the cost and improve the quality and performance of federal financial management systems by leveraging shared services available from external providers. In response to a request to study FMLOB-related issues, this report (1) identifies the steps agencies hav...
Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability
GAO-10-231: Published: Dec 10, 2009. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 2009.
This report is the fourth in a series responding to a mandate under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). As of November 27, 2009, $69.1 billion, or about one quarter of the approximately $280 billion of total Recovery Act funds for programs administered by states and localities, had been paid out. The largest programs were the Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Perce...
Highways and Transit: Private Sector Sponsorship of and Investment in Major Projects Has Been Limited
GAO-04-419: Published: Mar 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2004.
Many in Congress, as well as many transportation experts, believe more money needs to be spent to keep up with the country's surface transportation needs. As Congress considers reauthorization of the nation's surface transportation laws, many observers believe increased private participation and investment in transportation can help meet these needs. GAO was asked to examine cases where state and...
Single Audit: Survey of CFO Act Agencies
GAO-02-376: Published: Mar 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2002.
The federal government awards $300 billion to state and local governments and nonprofit groups each year. The Single Audit Act promotes sound financial management, including effective internal controls, over these federal awards. Before the act, government relied on audits of individual grants to determine if the money was spent properly. The act replaced these grant audits with a single audit--on...
Financial Management: Federal Financial Management Improvement Act Results for Fiscal Year 1997
AIMD-98-268: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed information concerning: (1) compliance with the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996's (FFMIA) requirements, including whether the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) agencies' financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable accounting standards; and (2) the adequacy of applicable accounting standards for the fede...
Managing For Results: Agencies' Annual Performance Plans Can Help Address Strategic Planning Challenges
GGD-98-44: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' strategic plans submitted in response to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) summarizing its observations on agencies' September plans; and (2) providing additional information on how the next phase of the Results Act's implementation--performance planning measurement--can be used to address the cr...
Financial Audit: Auditing Use of OMB's Credit Subsidy Model
AIMD-97-155R: Published: Aug 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided audit procedures to assist federal credit agencies in using the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Credit Subsidy Model (CSM) to calculate credit subsidies for federal direct loan and loan guarantee programs.GAO noted that: (1) with the assistance from the Federal Audit Executive Council, credit agencies' inspectors general, representatives...
Budget Issues: Inventory of Accounts With Spending Authority and Permanent Appropriations, 1996
AIMD-96-79: Published: May 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its 1987 inventory of accounts with spending authority and permanent appropriations, known as backdoor authority, focusing on: (1) whether each reported account is subject to or exempt from sequestration or subject to any special rules or limitations under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985; and (2) changes in the number a...