Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (11 - 20 of 37 items)
2009 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
GAO-10-499: Published: Apr 1, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2010.
The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 amended the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (LDA). This is GAO's third report in response to the LDA's requirement for GAO to annually (1) determine the extent to which lobbyists can demonstrate compliance with the LDA by providing support for information on their registrations and reports, (2) identify challenges and potential improvements to...
Corporate Crime: Prosecutors Adhered to Guidance in Selecting Monitors for Deferred Prosecution and Non-Prosecution Agreements, but DOJ Could Better Communicate Its Role in Resolving Conflicts
GAO-10-260T: Published: Nov 19, 2009. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2009.
Recent cases of corporate fraud and mismanagement heighten the Department of Justice's (DOJ) need to appropriately punish and deter corporate crime. Recently, DOJ has made more use of deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements (DPAs and NPAs), in which prosecutors may require company reform, among other things, in exchange for deferring prosecution, and may also require companies to hire...
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...
2008 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
GAO-09-487: Published: Apr 1, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2009.
The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) of 2007 amended the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 by doubling the frequency of lobbyists' reporting and increasing criminal and civil penalties. This is GAO's second report in response to the Act's requirement for GAO to annually (1) determine the extent to which lobbyists can demonstrate compliance with the Act by providing support for infor...
Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with New Disclosure Requirements
GAO-08-1099: Published: Sep 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2008.
The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) of 2007 amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 by doubling the frequency of lobbyists' reporting and increasing criminal and civil penalties. This is GAO's first report in response to the Act's requirement for GAO to annually (1) determine the extent to which lobbyists can demonstrate compliance with the Act by providing support for informa...
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...
L.A. Federal Courthouse Project: Current Proposal Addresses Space Needs, but Some Security and Operational Concerns Would Remain
GAO-05-158: Published: Dec 20, 2004. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2004.
Since the early 1990s, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the federal judiciary have been carrying out a multibillion dollar courthouse construction initiative to address the judiciary's growing space needs. To plan for and make funding decisions on projects, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and GSA have relied on a rolling 5-year plan prepared annually by the judiciary th...
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...