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Information Security: IRS Needs to Enhance Internal Control over Financial Reporting and Taxpayer Data
GAO-11-308: Published: Mar 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2011.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a demanding responsibility in collecting taxes, processing tax returns, and enforcing the nation's tax laws. It relies extensively on computerized systems to support its financial and mission-related operations and on information security controls to protect financial and sensitive taxpayer information that resides on those systems. As part of its audit of IR...
Fiscal Year 2010 U.S. Government Financial Statements: Federal Government Continues to Face Financial Management and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges
GAO-11-363T: Published: Mar 9, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2011.
GAO annually audits the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government. Congress and the President need reliable, useful, and timely financial and performance information to make sound decisions and conduct effective oversight of federal government programs and policies. Over the years, certain material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting have prevented GAO from expre...
Financial Audit: American Battle Monuments Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2009
GAO-11-320: Published: Mar 1, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2011.
Created in 1923, the American Battle Monuments Commission (the Commission) operates and maintains 24 American military cemeteries on foreign soil; 25 federal memorials, monuments, and markers; and 7 nonfederal memorials. For fiscal year 2010, the Commission incurred program costs of $69.6 million to maintain its cemeteries and federal memorials. In accordance with 36 U.S.C. 2103, GAO is responsibl...
Management Report: Opportunities for Improvements in FDIC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-11-23R: Published: Nov 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2010.
In June 2010, we issued our report on the results of our audit of the financial statements of the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) and the FSLIC Resolution Fund (FRF) as of, and for the years ending December 31, 2009, and 2008, and on the effectiveness of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2009. We also reported our conclusio...
Financial Audit: Federal Housing Finance Agency's Fiscal Years 2010 and 2009 Financial Statements
GAO-11-151: Published: Nov 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2010.
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) created the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and gave it responsibility for, among other things, the supervision and oversight of the housing-related government-sponsored enterprises (GSE): Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the 12 federal home loan banks. Specifically, FHFA was assigned responsibility for ensuring that each of the regulated enti...
Financial Audit: Securities and Exchange Commission's Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2009
GAO-11-202: Published: Nov 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2010.
Pursuant to the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required to prepare and submit to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget audited financial statements. GAO, under its audit authority, audited SEC's financial statements to determine whether (1) the financial statements are fairly stated, and (2) SEC management maintai...
Financial Audit: Office of Financial Stability (Troubled Asset Relief Program) Fiscal Years 2010 and 2009 Financial Statements
GAO-11-174: Published: Nov 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2010.
On October 3, 2008, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) was signed into law. EESA authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to implement the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and established the Office of Financial Stability (OFS) within the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) to do so. EESA requires the annual preparation of financial statements for TARP, and further requi...
Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2010 and 2009 Financial Statements
GAO-11-142: Published: Nov 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 2010.
Because of the significance of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collections to overall federal receipts and, in turn, to the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government, which GAO is required to audit, and Congress's interest in financial management at IRS, GAO audits IRS's financial statements annually to determine whether (1) the financial statements are fairly stated, and (2) IRS man...
Department of Defense: Financial Management Improvement and Audit Readiness Efforts Continue to Evolve
GAO-10-1059T: Published: Sep 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2010.
As one of the largest and most complex organizations in the world, the Department of Defense (DOD) faces many challenges in resolving its pervasive and long-standing financial management and related business operations and systems problems. DOD is required by various statutes to (1) improve its financial management processes, controls, and systems to ensure that complete, reliable, consistent, and...
Management Report: Opportunities for Improvements in the Congressional Award Foundation's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-10-964R: Published: Sep 9, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2010.
In May 2010, we issued our opinion on the fiscal years 2009 and 2008 financial statements of the Congressional Award Foundation (the Foundation). We also reported on our evaluation of the Foundation's compliance with provisions of selected laws and regulations for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009, and our consideration of the Foundation's internal control over financial reporting. The Foun...