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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...
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...
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...
Information on False Claims Act Litigation
GAO-06-320R: Published: Jan 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2006.
The False Claims Act (FCA) is one of the government's primary weapons to fight fraud against the government. The Act, as amended in 1986, provides for penalties and triple damages for anyone who knowingly submits or causes the submission of false or fraudulent claims to the United States for government funds or property. Under the FCA's qui tam provisions, a person with evidence of fraud, also kno...
Federal Compensation Programs: Perspectives on Four Programs
GAO-06-230: Published: Nov 18, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 2005.
Since 1969, when Congress established the Black Lung Program as a temporary federal program to provide benefits for coal miners disabled by pneumoconiosis (black lung disease), the federal government has played an ever-increasing role in providing benefits to individuals injured as result of exposure to harmful substances. Although the Black Lung Program was initially designed to end in 1976, when...
Financial Audit: Independent and Special Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2005
GAO-05-961: Published: Sep 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2005.
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 March 31, 2005.In our audits covering the 6 months ended March 31, 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. Fitzgerald,...
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act: Program Status
GAO-05-1002R: Published: Sep 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2005.
From 1945 through 1962, the United States conducted a series of above-ground atomic weapons tests as it built up its Cold War nuclear arsenal. Many people who were exposed to radiation resulting from the nuclear weapons development and testing program subsequently developed serious diseases, including various types of cancer. On October 15, 1990, in order to establish a procedure to make partial r...
Real Estate Brokerage: Factors That May Affect Price Competition
GAO-05-947: Published: Aug 31, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2005.
Consumers paid an estimated $61 billion in residential real estate brokerage fees in 2004. Because commission rates have remained relatively uniform--regardless of market conditions, home prices, or the effort required to sell a home--some economists have questioned the extent of price competition in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Further, while the Internet offers time and cost s...
Drug Control: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas' Efforts to Link Investigations to International Drug Traffickers
GAO-05-122: Published: Jan 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2005.
In fiscal year 2002, the Attorney General called upon law enforcement to target the "most wanted" international drug traffickers responsible for supplying illegal drugs to America. In September 2002, law enforcement, working through the multi-agency Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Program, developed a list of these drug traffickers, known as the Consolidated Priority Organizat...