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FBI Reorganization: Progress Made in Efforts to Transform, but Major Challenges Continue
GAO-03-759T: Published: Jun 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2003.
Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the FBI needed to refocus its efforts to investigate those attacks and to detect and prevent possible future attacks. To do this the FBI has taken steps to change its priorities and sought to transform itself to more effectively address the potential terrorist threats. This testimony specifically addresses the FBI's (1) progress in updating its...
March 19 Hearing on Sourcing and Acquisition--Questions for the Record
GAO-03-771R: Published: May 23, 2003. Publicly Released: May 23, 2003.
GAO appeared before the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, House Committee on Armed Services on March 19, 2003, to discuss various sourcing and acquisition issues. This letter responds to a request for our views on the following questions for the record.GAO found that between fiscal years 1990 and 2001, the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition workforce was reduced significantl...
Regulatory Programs: Opportunities to Enhance Oversight of the Real Estate Appraisal Industry
GAO-03-404: Published: May 14, 2003. Publicly Released: May 14, 2003.
Since the passage of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, the appraisal and mortgage lending industry has changed dramatically. Some have concluded that the law is obsolete because the problems Title XI was intended to address--the risk to federal deposit insurance funds and the lack of uniform standards and qualifications--no longer exist. Others a...
Defense Transformation: Preliminary Observations on DOD's Proposed Civilian Personnel Reforms
GAO-03-717T: Published: Apr 29, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2003.
DOD is in the midst of a major transformation effort including a number of initiatives to transform its forces and improve its business operations. DOD's legislative initiative would provide for major changes in the civiliean and military human capital management, make major adjustments in the DOD acquisition process, affect DOD's organization structure, and change DOD's reporting requirements to...
FY 2003 Annual Report on the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program
GAO-03-627R: Published: Apr 8, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2003.
Under section 1308 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, the Department of Defense is to submit an annual report to Congress on its Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program no later than the first Monday in February of each year. The Department of Defense, however, submitted its CTR annual report for fiscal year 2003 to Congress on January 8, 2003, more than 11 months a...
Transportation Security Administration: Actions and Plans to Build a Results-Oriented Culture
GAO-03-190: Published: Jan 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2003.
Never has a results-oriented focus been more critical than today, when the security of America's citizens depends on the outcomes of many federal programs. In response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) that created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and made it responsible for transportation security. ATSA r...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Justice
GAO-03-105: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
In its 2001 performance and accountability report on the Department of Justice, GAO identified five major management challenges. Justice has since made progress on (1) developing measurable performance targets in reducing illegal drugs and (2) improving management of its asset forfeiture program. However, three challenges remain and a fourth managing the FBI's transformation was added. GAO prepare...
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...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Significant Challenges Need to Be Addressed
GAO-02-961T: Published: Jul 24, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2002.
Critical infrastructure protection (CIP) enhances the security of the nation's cyber and physical public and private infrastructure. Federal agencies and other public and private entities rely extensively on computerized systems and electronic data to support their missions. CIP issues involve developing a national CIP strategy, improving analysis and warning capabilities, improving information sh...
SEC Enforcement: More Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Disgorgement Collections
GAO-02-771: Published: Jul 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2002.
Every year investors lose money to individuals and corporations that violate federal securities laws. One mission of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to deter such violations and return lost funds to investors. SEC's primary tool is the disgorgement order, which requires violators to give up money obtained through securities law violations. In order for disgorgement to succeed, SEC...