Financial management (101 - 110 of 296 items)
Information Security: Federal Reserve Needs to Address Treasury Auction Systems
GAO-06-659: Published: Aug 30, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2006.
The Federal Reserve System's Federal Reserve Banks (FRB) serve as fiscal agents of the U.S. government when they are directed to do so by the Secretary of the Treasury. In this capacity, the FRBs operate and maintain several mainframe and distributed-based systems--including the systems that support the Department of the Treasury's auctions of marketable securities--on behalf of the department's B...
SEC and CFTC Penalties: Continued Progress Made in Collection Efforts, but Greater SEC Management Attention Is Needed
GAO-05-670: Published: Aug 31, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 2005.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) impose penalties, disgorgements, and restitution on proven and alleged violators of the securities and futures laws, respectively. GAO has issued a number of previous reports on agency collection efforts and made numerous recommendations for improvement. This report follows up on open issues from the previ...
Management Report: Opportunities for Improvements in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-05-693R: Published: Aug 12, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 2005.
In May 2005, we issued our report expressing an opinion on the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) fiscal year 2004 financial statements and an opinion on SEC's internal control as of September 30, 2004. We also reported on the results of our tests of SEC's compliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations during fiscal year 2004. Our report on SEC's fiscal year 2004 financial sta...
21st Century Challenges: Reexamining the Base of the Federal Government
GAO-05-325SP: Published: Feb 1, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2005.
This report is intended to help the Congress in reviewing and reconsidering the base of federal spending and tax programs. It is intended as one input among many that Congress will receive as it decides what its agenda will be for oversight and program review. We have framed the issues presented as illustrative questions for policymakers to consider as a supplement to their own efforts. The questi...
Corporate Credit Unions: Competitive Environment May Stress Financial Condition, Posing Challenges for NCUA Oversight
GAO-04-977: Published: Sep 10, 2004. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2004.
Thousands of credit unions have placed about $55 billion of their excess funds in corporate credit unions (corporates). In a three-tiered system, corporates provide lending, investment, and processing services for their member credit unions. Problems with investments in the past prompted regulatory changes that required higher capitalization and stricter risk management, but allowed for expanded i...
Posthearing Questions Related to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's 2003 and 2002 Financial Audits
GAO-04-674R: Published: Apr 20, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 2004.
On March 4, 2004, GAO testified before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Financial Services, at a hearing on oversight of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and discussed the results of our 2003 and 2002 audits of FDIC's financial statements. This letter responds to subsequent questions that the Chairwoman asked GAO to answer for the record.FDIC has...
Government-Sponsored Enterprises: A Framework for Strengthening GSE Governance and Oversight
GAO-04-269T: Published: Feb 10, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2004.
Congress established government sponsored enterprises (GSE)-- such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the FHLBank System, and the Farm Credit System--to facilitate the development of mortgage and agricultural lending in the United States. Although the federal government does not explicitly guarantee the GSEs' approximately $4.4 trillion in financial obligations, the potential exists that the government w...
Financial Statement Restatements: Trends, Market Impacts, Regulatory Responses, and Remaining Challenges
GAO-03-138: Published: Oct 4, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2002.
A number of well-publicized announcements about financial statement restatements by large, well-known public companies have erased billions of dollars of previously reported earnings and raised questions about the credibility of accounting practices and the quality of corporate financial disclosure and oversight in the United States. Industry officials and academics have speculated that several fa...
OFHEO's Risk-Based Capital Stress Test: Incorporating New Business Is Not Advisable
GAO-02-521: Published: Jun 28, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2002.
GAO reviewed whether the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) should incorporate new business assumptions into the stress test used to establish risk-based capital requirements. The stress test is designed to estimate, for a 10-year period, how much capital the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) would be...
Responses to Questions Relating to H.R. 3717, Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2002
GAO-02-646R: Published: Apr 16, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2002.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2002 would change the definition of the reserve ratio for the deposit insurance fund, and provide the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) with the flexibility to set the fund's designated reserve ratio within a range. Current law requires FDIC to maintain the deposit insurance fund balances at a designated reserve ratio of at least 1.25 percent...