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Highlights of a GAO Symposium: Addressing Key Challenges in an Intergovernmental Setting
GAO-03-365SP: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2003.
Responding to many of the nation's critical challenges--such as meeting the health care needs of the poor or countering terrorist threats--has been the joint responsibility of all levels of government. The effectiveness of federal programs has increasingly become dependent on state and local management and resources, as well as constructive interactions between federal, state, and local actors, in...
Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Request: U.S. General Accounting Office
GAO-03-580T: Published: Mar 27, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2003.
GAO is a key source of objective information and analyses and, as such, plays a crucial role in supporting congressional decision-making and helping improve government for the benefit of the American people. This testimony focuses on GAO's (1) fiscal year 2002 performance and results, (2) efforts to maximize our effectiveness, responsiveness and value, and (3) our budget request for fiscal year 20...
GAO Performance and Accountability Report, 2002
GAO-03-305SP: Published: Jan 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2003.
Presented is GAO's performance and accountability report for fiscal 2002. In the spirit of the Government Performance and Results Act, this annual report informs the Congress and the American people about what we have achieved on their behalf. Importantly, GAO received a clean opinion from independent auditors on our financial statements for the 16th consecutive year. The financial information and...
GAO Forum on Governance and Accountability: Challenges to Restore Public Confidence in U.S. Corporate Governance and Accountability Systems
GAO-03-419SP: Published: Jan 24, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 2003.
On December 9, 2002, GAO convened a governance and accountability forum to discuss challenges facing regulators, the accounting profession, and boards of directors and management of public companies in effectively implementing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and related regulatory actions to improve public confidence in U.S. corporate governance and accountability systems. Major accountability brea...
GAO Performance and Accountability Highlights: Fiscal 2002
GAO-03-306SP: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
Presented are highlights of GAO's performance and accountability report for fiscal 2002. In the spirit of the Government Performance and Results Act, this annual report informs the Congress and the American people about what we have achieved on their behalf. Importantly, GAO received a clean opinion from independent auditors on our financial statements for the 16th consecutive year. The financial...
GAO's Agency Protocols
GAO-03-232SP: Published: Dec 2, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 2002.
This report has been superseded by GAO-05-35G, GAO's Agency Protocols. This document contains GAO's Agency Protocols that GAO is launching in a pilot phase starting in December 2002. These protocols are intended to govern GAO's work with executive branch agencies and to provide clearly defined and transparent policies and practices on how GAO will interact with agencies in the performance of its w...
GAO's Congressional Protocols: Addendum I, November 2002
GAO-03-198G: Published: Nov 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 2002.
This report has been superseded by GAO-04-310G, GAO's Congressional Protocols July 2004. GAO published a pamphlet outlining the set of protocols governing its work for Congress. GAO decided to modify its protocol in two areas. GAO will not conduct work involving state and local activities, and GAO will only submit comments on proposed legislation if requested to by Congress or lawfully bound to do...
Serving the Congress and the Nation: Strategic Plan 2002-2007
GAO-02-430SP: Published: Jun 19, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2002.
This report updates GAO's strategic plan for serving Congress from fiscal year 2002-2007. Although the overall framework of the old plan is still valid, greater emphasis is being placed in a number of areas to reflect the altered agenda of policymakers. Recognizing that Congress and the federal government will focus considerable effort and resources on homeland security, GAO is proposing to increa...
U.S. General Accounting Office: The Role of GAO in Assisting Congressional Oversight
GAO-02-816T: Published: Jun 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2002.
The United States General Accounting Office (GAO) is an independent, professional, nonpartisan agency in the legislative branch that is commonly referred to as the investigative arm of Congress. Congress created GAO in the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 to assist in the discharge of its core constitutional powers--the power to investigate and oversee the activities of the executive branch, the...
Fiscal Year 2003 Budget Request: U.S. General Accounting Office
GAO-02-518T: Published: May 8, 2002. Publicly Released: May 8, 2002.
This testimony addresses GAO's fiscal year 2001 performance and results, current challenges and future plans, and GAO's budget request for fiscal year 2003...