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Government Auditing Standards: 2010 Exposure Draft
GAO-10-853G: Published: Aug 1, 2010. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2010.
This letter describes the process used by GAO for revising GAGAS, summarizes the proposed major changes, discusses proposed effective dates, and provides instructions for submitting comments on the proposed standards.The proposed revision to GAGAS will be the sixth since GAO first issued the standards in 1972. The proposed changes contained in the 2010 Exposure Draft update GAGAS to reflect major...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in Controls over the Preparation of the U.S. Consolidated Financial Statements
GAO-10-757: Published: Jul 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2010.
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 GAO's work have prevented GAO from expressing an opinion on the consolidated financial statements, other than the Statement of Social Insurance (accrual-based consolidated financial statements). The Department...
Department of Veterans Affairs: Long-standing Weaknesses in Miscellaneous Obligation and Financial Reporting Controls
GAO-10-939T: Published: Jul 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2010.
In September 2008, GAO reported internal control weaknesses over the Veteran Health Administration's (VHA) use of $6.9 billion in miscellaneous obligations in fiscal year 2007. In November 2009, GAO reported on deficiencies in corrective action plans to remediate financial reporting control deficiencies. This testimony is based on these previous reports that focused on (1) VHA miscellaneous obliga...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in American Battle Monuments Commission's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-10-596R: Published: Jul 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2010.
On March 1, 2010, we issued our report expressing our opinion on the American Battle Monuments Commission's (the Commission) fiscal years 2009 and 2008 financial statements and our opinion on the Commission's internal control as of September 30, 2009. We also reported on the results of our tests of the Commission's compliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations during fiscal year 2009...
Troubled Asset Relief Program: Continued Attention Needed to Ensure the Transparency and Accountability of Ongoing Programs
GAO-10-933T: Published: Jul 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2010.
This testimony discusses our work on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which Congress established on October 3, 2008 in response to the financial crisis that threatened the stability of the U.S. financial system and the solvency of many financial institutions. Under the original TARP legislation, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) had the authority to purchase or insure $700 billion...
Federal Student Loan Programs: Opportunities Exist to Improve Audit Requirements and Oversight Procedures
GAO-10-668: Published: Jul 21, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2010.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-315, mandated GAO to study the financial and compliance audits and reviews required or conducted for the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program and the Federal Direct Student Loan (DL) program. The Department of Education's (Education) Office of Federal Student Aid is responsible for administering these programs. This report focus...
Internal Revenue Service: Status of GAO Financial Audit and Related Financial Management Report Recommendations
GAO-10-597: Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.
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...
Management Report: Improvements Are Needed in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
GAO-10-743R: Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) requires that we annually audit the financial statements of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) which is implemented by the Office of Financial Stability (OFS). On December 9, 2009, we issued our audit report including (1) an unqualified opinion on OFS's financial statements for TARP as of and for the period ended September 30, 2009, and...
Secret Service: Additional Guidance Would Enhance Financial Management and Communication of Candidate Protection Spending to Congress
GAO-10-762: Published: Jun 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2010.
Due to the unprecedented pace and crowds of the 2008 presidential campaign, the U.S. Secret Service (Secret Service), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), exceeded its budgeted amount for fiscal year 2009 presidential candidate nominee protection funding, but did not notify Congress of this shortfall (fiscal year 2009 shortfall) until June 2009--5 months after the Inauguration...
Financial Audit: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2009 and 2008 Financial Statements
GAO-10-705: Published: Jun 25, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2010.
Created in 1933 to insure bank deposits and promote sound banking practices, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) plays an important role in maintaining public confidence in the nation's financial system. FDIC administers the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF), which protects bank and savings deposits, and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC) Resolution Fund (FRF), whic...