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American Samoa: Issues Associated with Potential Changes to the Current System for Adjudicating Matters of Federal Law
GAO-08-655: Published: Jun 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2008.
American Samoa is the only populated U.S. insular area that does not have a federal court. Congress has granted the local High Court federal jurisdiction for certain federal matters, such as specific areas of maritime law. GAO was asked to conduct a study of American Samoa's system for addressing matters of federal law. Specifically, this report discusses: (1) the current system for adjudicating m...
Residential Facilities: Improved Data and Enhanced Oversight Would Help Safeguard the Well-Being of Youth with Behavioral and Emotional Challenges
GAO-08-346: Published: May 13, 2008. Publicly Released: May 13, 2008.
Federal funding to states supported more than 200,000 youth in residential facilities in 2004, many seeking help to address behavioral or emotional challenges. However, federal investigations have identified maltreatment and civil rights abuses in some facilities. GAO was asked to provide national information about (1) the nature of incidents that adversely affect youth well-being in residential f...
Bilingual Voting Assistance: Selected Jurisdictions' Strategies for Identifying Needs and Providing Assistance
GAO-08-182: Published: Jan 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2008.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, contains, among other things, provisions designed to protect the voting rights of U.S. citizens of certain ethnic groups whose command of the English language may be limited. The Department of Justice (DOJ) enforces these provisions, and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) serves as a national clearinghouse for election information and procedures. Th...
Audits of Public Companies: Continued Concentration in Audit Market for Large Public Companies Does Not Call for Immediate Action
GAO-08-163: Published: Jan 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2008.
GAO has prepared this report under the Comptroller General's authority as part of a continued effort to assist Congress in reviewing concentration in the market for public company audits. The small number of large international accounting firms performing audits of almost all large public companies raises interest in potential effects on competition and the choices available to large companies nee...
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act: Program Status
GAO-07-1037R: Published: Sep 7, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2007.
From 1945 through 1962, the United States conducted a series of aboveground atomic weapons tests as it built up its Cold War nuclear arsenal. Around this same time period, the United States also conducted underground uranium-mining operations and related activities, which were critical to the production of the atomic weapons. Many people were exposed to radiation resulting from the nuclear weapons...
Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Reports for the National Conference on Citizenship for Fiscal Years 2003 through 2005
GAO-07-471R: Published: Mar 9, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2007.
GAO reviewed the audit reports covering the financial statements of the National Conference on Citizenship, for fiscal years ended June 30, 2005, 2004, and 2003. GAO found no reportable instances of noncompliance. The audit reports included the auditor's opinions that the financial statements of the corporation were presented fairly in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles...
Managing Sensitive Information: DOJ Needs a More Complete Staffing Strategy for Managing Classified Information and a Set of Internal Controls for Other Sensitive Information
GAO-07-83: Published: Oct 20, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2006.
The September 11 attacks showed that agencies must balance the need to protect and share sensitive information to prevent future attacks. Agencies classify this information or designate it sensitive but unclassified to protect and limit access to it. The National Archives' Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) assesses agencies' classification management programs, and in July 2004 and April...
Company Formations: Minimal Ownership Information Is Collected and Available
GAO-06-376: Published: Apr 7, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2006.
Companies form the basis of most commercial and entrepreneurial activities in market-based economies; however, "shell" companies, which have no operations, can be used for illicit purposes such as laundering money. Some states have been criticized for requiring minimal ownership information to form a U.S. company, raising concerns about the ease with which companies may be used for illicit purpose...
Financial Audit: Independent and Special Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2005
GAO-06-485: Published: Mar 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2006.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditures of one office of independent counsel and one office of special counsel for the 6 months ended September 30, 2005.In our audits covering the 6 months ended September 30, 2005, we found (1) the statements of expenditures, for the office of the Independent Counsel David M. Barrett and for the office of Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitz...
Election Reform: Nine States' Experiences Implementing Federal Requirements for Computerized Statewide Voter Registration Lists
GAO-06-247: Published: Feb 7, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2006.
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) was enacted in part to help ensure that only eligible persons are registered to vote. Under HAVA, as of January 1, 2004, states were to create computerized statewide voter registration lists to serve as official rosters of legally registered voters for elections for federal office. States, however, were given the option to seek a waiver to postpone implemen...