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Kutz, Gregory D.

Overview
Works: 143 works in 205 publications in 1 language and 16,938 library holdings
Genres: Rules 
Classifications: GA1.41:GAO-05-492 R, 336.343
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Most widely held works by Gregory D Kutz
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program additional improvements to fraud prevention controls are needed by Gregory D Kutz ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
NASA compliance with cost limits cannot be verified by Gregory D Kutz ( )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Section 202 of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Authorization Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-391) requires that GAO verify NASA's accounting for amounts obligated against established limits for the space station and related space shuttle support. Under the act, obligations are limited to $25 billion for the space station and $17.7 billion for shuttle support. In the past, GAO reported that NASA was unable to provide detailed support for the amounts obligated against the limits. Thus, GAO could not verify the amounts NASA reported to Congress in its fiscal year 2002 through 2004 budget requests. NASA did not report obligations to date against the space station and shuttle cost limits as part of its fiscal year 2005 budget request. As a result, GAO has no basis for verifying NASA's charges against the limits
NASA compliance with cost limits by Gregory D Kutz ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Financial management state and federal governments are not taking action to collect unpaid debt through reciprocal agreements by Gregory D Kutz ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigation military meals, ready-to-eat sold on eBay by Gregory D Kutz ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tax compliance some Hurricanes Katrina and Rita disaster assistance recipients have unpaid federal taxes by Gregory D Kutz ( )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since February 2004, we have issued a series of reports detailing how some organizations and individuals, including defense, civilian agency, and General Services Administration (GSA) contractors; tax-exempt (not-for-profit) organizations; and Medicare physicians, abused the federal tax system at the same time they were doing business with or receiving benefits from the federal government. While we performed this work it came to our attention that some organizations and individuals that were recipients of federal grants and other direct assistance were also abusing the tax system. Thus, Congress asked us to perform additional work and report specifically on organizations and individuals that abuse the federal tax system at the same time they receive federal grants or other similar types of federal assistance, known as direct payments for specified use (direct assistance) programs. Based on Congressional request, we completed a forensic audit and related investigations of unpaid federal taxes owed by recipients of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individuals and Households Program (IHP) following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. IHP is a federal direct assistance program authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. We conducted our audit of IHP concurrently with our broader audit of federal grant and direct assistance recipients that have unpaid federal taxes, which Congress also requested. We will be reporting the results of that work separately. The specific objectives of our work were to (1) determine, to the extent practical, the estimated magnitude of federal taxes owed by individuals receiving IHP disaster assistance benefit payments following hurricanes Katrina and Rita and (2) provide illustrative examples of abusive or criminal activity related to the federal tax system by IHP recipients with unpaid federal taxes. While about 95 percent of all IHP recipients of disaster relief assistance following hurricanes Katrina and Rita paid their federal taxes, tens of thousands owed federal taxes at the time of the disaster. We identified about 80,000 of the 1.5 million individuals (about 5 percent) who received disaster assistance benefits for hurricanes Katrina and Rita and owed over $700 million combined in unpaid federal taxes prior to those hurricanes. However, our estimates of the taxes owed by these recipients is understated in that we did not include amounts owed by individuals who have not filed tax returns or who have failed to report the full amount of taxes due (referred to as nonfilers and underreporters) and for whom IRS has not determined that specific tax debts are owed. FEMA officials stated that they do not screen disaster applicants for tax debts. FEMA officials stated that there is no law or regulation that requires FEMA to screen IHP applicants prior to providing disaster assistance. The five IHP recipients with which we chose to illustrate abusive and criminal activity related to the federal tax system had tax debts ranging from about $400,000 to over $2 million. Our investigation found that a number of these individuals had a history of failing to file tax returns for several years prior to the hurricane disasters. We also found instances in which IHP recipients attempted to transfer property to avoid IRS seizure. For example, one IHP recipient in the oil and gas industry forged a third party's signature to illegally transfer land. Another IHP recipient, a lawyer, transferred a large quantity of stock to a family member while IRS was taking collection actions against the lawyer. We received written comments on a draft of this report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In its written comments, DHS stated that FEMA's administration of disaster assistance programs to victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita with tax liabilities was consistent with federal law and policy. As recognized in our draft report, DHS is not required to screen applicants for tax debts. We have reprinted DHS's written comments in their entirety in the enclosure. In addition, IRS and DHS provided technical comments on the draft report, which we incorporated as appropriate
Addressing significant vulnerabilities in the Department of State's passport issuance process by Jess T Ford ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A genuine U.S. passport is a vital document, permitting its owner to travel freely into and out of the United States, prove U.S. citizenship, obtain further identification documents, and set up bank accounts, among other things. Since May 2005, we have issued several reports identifying significant fraud vulnerabilities in the passport issuance process. 1 This report (1) describes our recent work on passport fraud and (2) summarizes actions the Department of State (State) has indicated it is taking to address the fraud vulnerabilities we identified. We are also providing suggested corrective actions to reduce fraud risk in the passport program
Sales of sensitive military property to the public by Gregory D Kutz ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Border security investigators successfully transported radioactive sources across our nation's borders at selected locations by Gregory D Kutz ( )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Management letter recommendations for improvements to USDA's internal controls and policies on premium class air travel by Gregory D Kutz ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biosafety laboratories BSL-4 laboratories improved perimeter security despite limited action by CDC : report to congressional requesters by United States ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biosafety laboratories are primarily regulated by either the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), depending on whether the substances they handle pose a threat to the health of humans or plants, animals, and related products, respectively. Currently, all operational biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) labs are overseen by HHS's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). BSL-4 labs handle the world's most dangerous agents and toxins that cause incurable and deadly diseases. In September 2008, GAO reported that two of the five operational BSL-4 labs had less than a third of the key perimeter security controls GAO assessed and recommended that CDC implement specific perimeter controls for all BSL-4 labs. GAO was asked to (1) provide an update on what action, if any, CDC took to address the 2008 recommendation; (2) determine whether perimeter security controls at the two deficient BSL-4 labs had improved since the 2008 report; and (3) provide other observations about the BSL-4 labs it assessed. To meet these objectives, GAO reviewed CDC's statement to Congress as well as other agency and HHS documentation on actions taken or to be taken with respect to the 2008 recommendation, reviewed new security plans for the two deficient BSL-4 labs, and performed another physical security assessment of these two labs. GAO is not making any recommendations
Sale of magnetic data tapes previously used by the government presents a low security risk by Gregory D Kutz ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Military pay DOD improperly paid Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers in deserter status by Gregory D Kutz ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examples of job hopping by commercial drivers after failing drug tests by Gregory D Kutz ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Business systems modernization summary of GAO's assessment of the Department of Defense's initial business enterprise architecture by Gregory D Kutz ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CFC charities responses to posthearing questions by Gregory D Kutz ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
GAO proactive testing of ARRA tax credits for COBRA premium payments by Gregory D Kutz ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Associated Subjects
Armed Forces--Pay, allowances, etc Armed Forces--Reserves--Pay, allowances, etc Business enterprises owned by veterans with disabilities--Finance Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) Collecting of accounts--U.S. states Commercial vehicles--Safety measures Disaster relief eBay (Firm) Expenditures, Public Finance Fraud Fraud--Prevention Government contractors--Taxation Government travel--Auditing Hurricane Katrina (2005) Hurricane Rita (2005) Information storage and retrieval systems--Management Information technology--Evaluation International Space Station Internet fraud Laboratories--Security measures Management Management information systems Military deserters Motor vehicle drivers--Medical examinations National security Operational rations (Military supplies) Passports Ports of entry Public contracts--Corrupt practices Radioactive substances--Detection Risk assessment Space shuttles--Finance Substance abuse--Government policy Surplus government property Taxpayer compliance Terrorism--Prevention--Government policy United States United States.--Army United States.--Department of Agriculture United States.--Department of Defense United States.--Department of State United States.--Department of the Treasury.--Financial Management Service United States.--Department of Transportation United States.--Foreign Agricultural Service United States.--National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States.--National Guard Bureau United States.--Small Business Administration United States--Gulf States Waste in government spending
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English (36)