Accountability (31 - 40 of 158 items)
U.S. Government Financial Statements: Fiscal Year 2009 Audit Highlights Financial Management Challenges and Unsustainable Long-Term Fiscal Path
GAO-10-483T: Published: Apr 14, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2010.
GAO annually audits the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government (CFS). 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. The federal government began preparing the CFS 13 years ago. Over the years, certain material weaknesses in inte...
2009 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements
GAO-10-499: Published: Apr 1, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2010.
The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 amended the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (LDA). This is GAO's third report in response to the LDA's requirement for GAO to annually (1) determine the extent to which lobbyists can demonstrate compliance with the LDA by providing support for information on their registrations and reports, (2) identify challenges and potential improvements to...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in SEC's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-10-443R: Published: Mar 31, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2010.
On November 16, 2009, we issued our opinion on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) fiscal years 2009 and 2008 financial statements. We also issued our opinion on the effectiveness of SEC's internal controls over financial reporting as of September 30, 2009, and our evaluation of SEC's compliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations during fiscal year 2009. The purpose o...
Electronic Government: Implementation of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006
GAO-10-365: Published: Mar 12, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2010.
The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA) is intended to increase the transparency of and accountability for the over $1 trillion that federal agencies award each year in contracts, loans, grants, and other awards. Among other things, the act required the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to establish, no later than January 1, 2008, a publicly accessible Web site...
Recovery Act: Factors Affecting the Department of Energy's Program Implementation
GAO-10-497T: Published: Mar 4, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2010.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)--initially estimated to cost $787 billion in spending and tax provisions--aims to promote economic recovery, make investments, and minimize or avoid reductions in state and local government services. The Recovery Act provided the Department of Energy (DOE) more than $43.2 billion, including $36.7 billion for projects and activities...
Recovery Act: One Year Later, States' and Localities' Uses of Funds and Opportunities to Strengthen Accountability
GAO-10-437: Published: Mar 3, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2010.
This report responds to two ongoing GAO mandates under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). It is the fifth in a series of reports since passage of the Recovery Act on the uses of and accountability for Recovery Act funds in 16 selected states, certain localities in those jurisdictions, and the District of Columbia (District). These jurisdictions are estimated to rece...
Recovery Act: IRS Quickly Implemented Tax Provisions, but Reporting and Enforcement Improvements Are Needed
GAO-10-349: Published: Feb 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2010.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), was enacted to bolster the struggling U.S. economy at an estimated cost of $787 billion, of which more than a third was in the form of tax relief to the public. This report (1) describes the status of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) implementation of Recovery Act tax provisions; (2) examines whether IRS captured or planned to...
Recovery Act: States' Use of Highway and Transit Funds and Efforts to Meet the Act's Requirements
GAO-10-312T: Published: Dec 10, 2009. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 2009.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) included more than $48 billion for the Department of Transportation's (DOT) investment in transportation infrastructure, including highways, rail, and transit. This testimony--based on Government Accountability Office (GAO) report GAO-10-231, issued on December 10, 2009, in response to a mandate under the Recovery Act--addresses (1)...
Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability
GAO-10-231: Published: Dec 10, 2009. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 2009.
This report is the fourth in a series responding to a mandate under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). As of November 27, 2009, $69.1 billion, or about one quarter of the approximately $280 billion of total Recovery Act funds for programs administered by states and localities, had been paid out. The largest programs were the Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Perce...
Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability, an E-supplement to GAO-10-231 (Appendixes)
GAO-10-232SP: Published: Dec 10, 2009. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 2009.
This supplementary report to GAO-10-231 provides individual state appendixes for 16 states and the District of Columbia for GAO's work on the fourth of its bimonthly reviews of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act). GAO's work focused on nine federal programs that are estimated to account for approximately 87 percent of federal Recovery Act outlays in fiscal year 2009 for progr...