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No FEAR Act: Methods the Justice Department Says It Could Use to Account for Its Per-Case Costs Under the Act
GAO-04-863: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 2004.
Allegations of violations of employment discrimination and whistleblower protection laws against federal agencies can end up in federal court, at which point Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys generally take over representation of the agency. Attorneys within Justice's Civil Division and U.S. Attorneys Offices generally handle this type of litigation. The Notifications and Federal Employee Anti...
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...
File Sharing: Selected Universities Report Taking Action to Reduce Copyright Infringement
GAO-04-503: Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2004.
The emergence of peer-to-peer file-sharing applications that allow networks to share computer files among millions of users has changed the way copyrighted materials, including digital music, videos, software, and images can be distributed and has led to a dramatic increase in the incidence of copyright infringement (piracy) of these digital materials. These applications enable direct communicatio...
Telecommunications: Wire-Based Competition Benefited Consumers In Selected Markets
GAO-04-241: Published: Feb 4, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2004.
One of the primary purposes of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was to promote competition in telecommunication markets, but wire-based competition has not developed as fully as expected. However, a new kind of entrant, called broadband service providers (BSP), offers an alternative wire- based option for local telephone, subscription television, and high- speed Internet services to consumers in...
Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the National Conference on Citizenship for Fiscal Years 2002 and 2001
GAO-04-68R: Published: Oct 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 2003.
GAO reviewed the audit reports covering the financial statements of the National Conference on Citizenship for fiscal years 2002 and 2001. GAO found no reportable instances of noncompliance with the financial reporting requirements. The audit report included the auditors' opinions that the financial statements of the corporation were presented fairly in accordance with generally accepted accountin...
Information Technology: Executive office for U.S. Attorneys Needs to Institutionalize Key IT Management Disciplines
GAO-03-751: Published: Jul 25, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 2003.
The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) of the Department of Justice is responsible for managing information technology (IT) resources for the United States Attorneys' Offices. GAO was asked to determine the extent to which EOUSA has institutionalized key IT management capabilities that are critical to achieving Justice's strategic goal of improving the integrity, security, and ef...
Airline Ticketing: Impact of Changes in the Airline Ticket Distribution Industry
GAO-03-749: Published: Jul 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2003.
In 2002, when major U.S. airlines posted net operating losses of almost $10 billion, they paid over $7 billion to distribute tickets to consumers. Of these total distribution expenses, airlines paid hundreds of millions of dollars in booking fees to global distribution systems--the companies who package airline flight schedule and fare information so that travel agents can query it to "book" (i.e...
Public Accounting Firms: Mandated Study on Consolidation and Competition
GAO-03-864: Published: Jul 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2003.
The audit market for large public companies is an oligopoly, with the largest firms auditing the vast majority of public companies and smaller firms facing significant barriers to entry into the market. Mergers among the largest firms in the 1980s and 1990s and the dissolution of Arthur Andersen in 2002 significantly increased concentration among the largest firms, known as the "Big 4." These four...
File-Sharing Programs: Peer-to-Peer Networks Provide Ready Access to Child Pornography
GAO-03-351: Published: Feb 20, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2003.
The availability of child pornography has dramatically increased in recent years as it has migrated from printed material to the World Wide Web, becoming accessible through Web sites, chat rooms, newsgroups, and now the increasingly popular peer-to-peer file-sharing programs. These programs enable direct communication between users, allowing users to access each other's files and share digital mus...
Government Contracting: Adjudicated Violations of Certain Laws by Federal Contractors
GAO-03-163: Published: Nov 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2002.
Because of its interest in this area, Congress asked that we address the following questions: (1) To what extent have federal contractors violated federal environmental, labor and employment, antitrust, consumer protection, and tax laws (the areas of law specified in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule)? and (2) What FAR rule implementation issues were identified in our work in response...