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Federal Pensions: Judicial Survivors' Annuities System Costs
GAO-08-1104: Published: Sep 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2008.
The Judicial Survivors' Annuities System (JSAS) was created in 1956 to provide financial security for the families of deceased federal judges. It provides benefits to eligible spouses and dependent children of judges who elect coverage within 6 months of taking office, 6 months after getting married, 6 months after being elevated to a higher court, or during an open season authorized by statute. A...
Federal Courthouse Construction: Estimated Costs to House the L.A. District Court Have Tripled and There Is No Consensus on How to Proceed
GAO-08-889: Published: Sep 12, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2008.
Since the early 1990s, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the federal judiciary (judiciary) have been carrying out a multibillion-dollar courthouse construction initiative. In downtown Los Angeles, California, one of the nation's busiest federal district courts (L.A. Court), the federal judiciary has split its district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges between two buildings--the Spring...
Cayman Islands: Business Advantages and Tax Minimization Attract U.S. Persons and Enforcement Challenges Exist
GAO-08-779T: Published: Jul 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2008.
The Cayman Islands is a major offshore financial center and the registered home of thousands of corporations and financial entities. Financial activity there is in the trillions of dollars annually. One Cayman building--Ugland House--has been the subject of public attention as the listed address of thousands of companies. To help Congress better understand the nature of U.S. persons' business acti...
Cayman Islands: Review of Cayman Islands and U.S. Laws Applicable to U.S. Persons' Financial Activity in the Cayman Islands, (GAO-08-1028SP), an E-supplement to GAO-08-778, July 2008
GAO-08-1028SP: Published: Jul 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2008.
This is an E-supplement to GAO-08-778. The Cayman Islands is a major center for financial activity and entities such as corporations, partnerships, and trusts can all play roles in those activities. U.S. taxpayers have a range of relationships to those entities, including as owners, as investors, as partners, and as beneficiaries of trusts. The activities of Cayman Islands entities can have tax co...
Initial Results on Availability of Terrorism Insurance in Specific Geographic Markets
GAO-08-919R: Published: Jul 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2008.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, are estimated to have resulted in insured losses amounting to $32.5 billion. Subsequent to the attacks, insurers largely stopped offering terrorism insurance coverage to commercial property owners, which raised significant concerns about potential negative economic conse...
Legal Services Corporation: Improvements Needed in Governance, Accountability, and Grants Management and Oversight
GAO-08-833T: Published: May 22, 2008. Publicly Released: May 22, 2008.
This testimony discuss GAO's recent reviews of Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) governance, accountability and grants management practices. LSC's mission is to make federal funding available to provide legal assistance in civil matters to low-income people throughout the United States on everyday legal problems. LSC pursues this mission by providing financial assistance, mostly through grants to...
Legal Services Corporation: Governance and Accountability Practices Need to Be Modernized and Strengthened
GAO-07-993: Published: Aug 15, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2007.
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) was federally created as a private nonprofit corporation to support legal assistance for low-income people to resolve their civil matters and relies heavily on federal appropriations. Due to its unique status, its governance and accountability requirements differ from those of federal entities and nonprofits. This report responds to a congressional request that...
Community Policing Grants: COPS Grants Were a Modest Contributor to Declines in Crime in the 1990s
GAO-06-104: Published: Oct 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2005.
Between 1994 and 2001, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) provided more than $7.6 billion in grants to state and local communities to hire police officers and promote community policing as an effective strategy to prevent crime. Studies of the impact of the grants on crime have been inconclusive. GAO was asked to evaluate the effect of the COPS program on the decline in crim...
Federal Bureau of Investigation: Accountability over the HIPAA Funding of Health Care Fraud Investigations Is Inadequate
GAO-05-388: Published: Apr 22, 2005. Publicly Released: May 16, 2005.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) provided, among other things, funding by transfer to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to carry out specific purposes of the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program. Congress expressed concern about a shift in FBI resources from health care fraud investigations to counterterrorism activities after September 11, 200...
Immigration Application Fees: Current Fees Are Not Sufficient to Fund U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Operations
GAO-04-309R: Published: Jan 5, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 2004.
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (HSA) established the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CIS is responsible for several functions transferred from the former Immigration Services Division of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) under the Department of Justice. CIS's functions include adjudicating and processing appli...