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United States Merchant Marine Academy: Internal Control Weaknesses Resulted in Improper Sources and Uses of Funds; Some Corrective Actions Are Under Way
GAO-09-635: Published: Aug 10, 2009. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2009.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Academy), a component of the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD), is one of five U.S. service academies. The Academy is affiliated with 14 non-appropriated fund instrumentalities (NAFI) and two foundations. GAO was asked to determine whether there (1) were any potentially improper or questionable sources and uses of funds by the Academy,...
Senate Preservation Fund: Key Transaction-Related Operating Practices Have Been Established but Additional Practices Are Needed
GAO-09-89R: Published: Jul 28, 2009. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2009.
In September 2003, the Senate Preservation Fund (Fund) was established within the U.S. Treasury. The Fund is available to the Senate Commission on Art (Commission) to fund various activities related to works of art, historical objects, documents, and materials relating to historical matters, or exhibits in the Capitol and Senate Office buildings. The Library of Congress (Library) provides financia...
Internal Revenue Service: Status of GAO Financial Audit and Related Financial Management Report Recommendations
GAO-09-514: Published: Jun 25, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2009.
In its role as the nation's tax collector, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a demanding responsibility to annually collect trillions of dollars in taxes, process hundreds of millions of tax and information returns, and enforce the nation's tax laws. Since its first audit of IRS's financial statements in fiscal year 1992, GAO has identified a number of weaknesses in IRS's financial management...
American Battle Monuments Commission: Management Action Needed to Improve Internal Control Procedures
GAO-09-714R: Published: Jun 17, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2009.
On February 27, 2009, we issued our report expressing our opinion on the American Battle Monuments Commission's (the Commission) fiscal years 2008 and 2007 financial statements and our opinion on the Commission's internal control as of September 30, 2008. We also reported on the results of our tests of the Commission's compliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations during fiscal year...
Financial Audit: Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2007
GAO-09-409: Published: May 29, 2009. Publicly Released: May 29, 2009.
This report discusses audits of the financial statements of the U.S. Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund (the Fund) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2008, and 2007. Specifically, we contracted with the independent public accounting firm of Clifton Gunderson LLP. The contract required that the audit be conducted in accordance with U.S. generally accepted government auditing standards and the...
Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2008 and 2007 Financial Statements
GAO-09-652: Published: May 15, 2009. Publicly Released: May 15, 2009.
This report presents our opinion on the financial statements of the Congressional Award Foundation (the Foundation) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2008, and 2007. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Foundation. This report also presents (1) our opinion on the effectiveness of the Foundation's related internal control as of September 30, 2008, and (2) the results of o...
Financial Audit: Material Weaknesses in Internal Control Continue to Impact Preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government
GAO-09-387: Published: Apr 21, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2009.
Since GAO's first audit of the fiscal year 1997 consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government (CFS), material weaknesses in internal control and other limitations on the scope of our work have prevented GAO from expressing an opinion on the accrual basis CFS. Certain of those material weaknesses relate to inadequate systems, controls, and procedures to properly prepare the CFS. The purp...
Single Audit: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Single Audit Process and Oversight
GAO-09-307R: Published: Mar 13, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2009.
Federal government grant awards to state and local governments and nonprofit organizations have risen substantially from $7 billion in 1960 to $500 billion budgeted in fiscal year 2009. In constant dollars, federal grant awards rose from about $42 billion in 1960 to $500 billion in fiscal year 2009. The auditing of federal awards, including grant funds, administered by state and local governments...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-09-376R: Published: Apr 2, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2009.
On November 14, 2008, we issued our opinion on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) fiscal years 2008 and 2007 financial statements. We also issued our opinion on the effectiveness of SEC's internal control over financial reporting (including safeguarding of assets) and over compliance as of September 30, 2008, and our evaluation of SEC's compliance with selected provisions of laws...
Financial Audit: Capitol Preservation Fund's Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006 Financial Statements
GAO-09-92: Published: Dec 5, 2008. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2008.
This report presents our opinion on the financial statements of the Capitol Preservation Fund (the Fund) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2007, and 2006. It also discusses our consideration of the Fund's internal controls and our tests of compliance with laws and regulations during fiscal years 2007 and 2006. We conducted our audits pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 2084 and in accordance with U.S. gen...