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Military Disability System: Improved Oversight Needed to Ensure Consistent and Timely Outcomes for Reserve and Active Duty Service Members
GAO-06-362: Published: Mar 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2006.
The House Committee on Armed Services report that accompanies the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal year 2006 directs GAO to review results of the military disability evaluation system. In response to this mandate, GAO determined: (1) how current DOD policies and guidance for disability determinations compare for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and what policies are specific to reserve c...
DOD Business Transformation: Defense Travel System Continues to Face Implementation Challenges
GAO-06-18: Published: Jan 18, 2006. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2006.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has been working to develop and implement a standard end-to-end travel system for the last 10 years. Over the past several years numerous GAO reports and testimonies have highlighted problems with DOD's travel practices that resulted in wasteful spending of millions of dollars. In response, the department has noted that the Defense Travel System (DTS), in part, will...
Federal Disability Assistance: Wide Array of Programs Needs to be Examined in Light of 21st Century Challenges
GAO-05-626: Published: Jun 2, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 2005.
In 2003, GAO designated modernizing federal disability programs as a high-risk area requiring urgent attention and organizational transformation to ensure that programs function as efficiently and effectively as possible. GAO found that although social attitudes have changed and medical advancements afford greater opportunities for people with disabilities to work, the Social Security Administrati...
Options for Social Security Reform
GAO-05-649R: Published: May 6, 2005. Publicly Released: May 6, 2005.
This report provides a list of the various options available to reform the Social Security program. It includes a table that lists a wide range of provisions that various proposals have used in some form. In addition, there is a list of such proposals, all of which have been scored by the Social Security Administration's Office of the Chief Actuary (SSA/OCACT). Our list of provisions is intended t...
Social Security Reform: Answers to Key Questions
GAO-05-193SP: Published: May 2, 2005. Publicly Released: May 2, 2005.
The sooner our nation acts to address Social Security's long-term financial challenges, the easier it will be to successfully meet them. Once explained, the choices we face are not difficult to understand, but they are difficult to make. They affect both how much Americans pay for Social Security and how much they receive from the program. They require changes that not only will affect us but have...
DOD's High-Risk Areas: Successful Business Transformation Requires Sound Strategic Planning and Sustained Leadership
GAO-05-520T: Published: Apr 13, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2005.
In January 2005, GAO released its 2005 high-risk series update report for the 109th Congress. GAO's high-risk series has increasingly focused on major government programs and operations that need urgent attention and transformation to ensure that the U.S. government functions in the most economical, efficient, and effective manner possible. GAO also emphasizes those federal programs and operations...
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: More Operational and Financial Oversight Needed
GAO-04-18: Published: Oct 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2003.
Over the past 10 years, GAO, the Congress, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and others have raised numerous concerns about the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. GAO was asked to assess (1) the adequacy of the Commission's project management procedures, (2) whether the Commission's controls over contracting services and managing contracts are sufficient, and (3) the extent of recent oversig...
Core Competencies for Financial Managers in the Federal Government (Exposure Draft)
JFMIP-ET-98-7: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
GAO provided information on establishing core competencies for financial managers who work in the federal government. This document defines the context for financial management core competencies which constitute financial managers' primary professional knowledge and skills...
HUD Reforms: Progress Made Since the HUD Scandals but Much Work Remains
RCED-92-46: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) actions to address widespread fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement, focusing on progress HUD had made as of December 1991 in correcting four departmentwide deficiencies in management systems, internal controls, organizational structure, and staffing problems in fourteen individual programs pr...
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation: Secondary Market Development and Risk Implications
RCED-90-118: Published: May 4, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the development and implementation of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (FAMC), a new secondary market for agricultural real estate and rural housing loans.GAO found that: (1) secondary markets buy and sell mortgage loans or mortgage-backed securities, creating liquidity and allowing lenders to make additional loans or re...