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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...
Former Federal Trade Officials: Laws on Post-Employment Activities, Foreign Representation, and Lobbying
GAO-10-766: Published: Jun 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2010.
Congress has enacted laws to safeguard against former federal employees, including former trade officials, from using their access to influence government officials. These former officials' post-employment activities are restricted by a federal conflict of interest law, known as the "Revolving Door" law. Two other laws--the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LD...
Integrity Committee's Process to Address Allegations of Wrongdoing by Inspectors General
GAO-10-63R: Published: Oct 15, 2009. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2009.
The inspectors general (IGs) have a unique role within their agencies to identify areas for improved economy, efficiency, and effectiveness through independent and objective oversight; prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and recommend corrective actions. This role requires that IGs and their staff maintain the highest level of integrity and accountability within their own of...
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...
Border Security: More Emphasis on State's Consular Safeguards Could Mitigate Visa Malfeasance Risks
GAO-06-115: Published: Oct 6, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2005.
Issuing a U.S. visa to a foreign citizen in exchange for money or something of value is a crime that can facilitate entry into the United States of unqualified persons, including those who may wish to do our country harm. Internal controls make it difficult for an employee to commit visa malfeasance without being detected, but, despite these safeguards, visa malfeasance does occur. GAO examined (1...
Statement of the Comptroller General on Election-Related Matters
A84683: Nov 23, 2004
This is a Statement of the Comptroller General on Election-Related matters, delivered on November 23, 2004. GAO has received a number of comments pertaining to the recent national election processes. In the past, GAO has conducted a range of federal elections-related work, including broad-based systemic reviews primarily focusing on issues relating to federal election requirements and technologies...
U.S. Attorneys: Performance-Based Initiatives are Evolving
GAO-04-422: Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2004.
Within the Department of Justice (DOJ), the 94 U.S. Attorneys Offices represent the United States in criminal and civil matters across the nation. The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 requires federal agencies, including DOJ, to set goals and objectives, measure performance, and report their accomplishments in order to move toward a performance-based environment. Integral to a...
Medicare Fraud and Abuse: DOJ Continues to Promote Compliance with False Claims Act Guidance
GAO-02-546: Published: Apr 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2002.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered more than $1.2 billion in health care fraud cases in fiscal year 2001. The False Claims Act bolstered DOJ's recoveries and enabled the government to seek damages and penalties against providers who knowingly submitted fraudulent bills to Medicare, Medicaid, or other government programs. In the late 1990s, industry representatives voiced concerns that DOJ...
FBI Intelligence Investigations: Coordination Within Justice on Counterintelligence Criminal Matters Is Limited
GAO-01-780: Published: Jul 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2001.
This report reviews the coordination efforts involved in foreign counterintelligence investigations where the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been or may be employed. The act established (1) requirements and a process for seeking electronic surveillance and physical search authority in national security investigations seeking foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information withi...
DOJ's Public Integrity Section: Case Management Policies Followed, but Closing Some Matters Took Too Long
GAO-01-122: Published: Jan 25, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2001.
GAO issued a report on the results of its management and operational review of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Public Integrity Section (PI). Specifically, GAO reviewed: (1) PI's organization, staffing, workload, and results; (2) the policies and procedures in place to govern PI's case management practices and its compliance with those policies and procedures, and; (3) DOJ's management oversight...