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United States Government Accountability Office

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Works: 10,173 works in 14,006 publications in 1 language and 2,083,054 library holdings
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Financial audit : the Department of Homeland Security's fiscal year 2004 management representation letter on its financial statements by Gary T Engel( Book )
11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Hedge Funds : regulation and nonregulation by United States( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Enforcing federal pollution control laws ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Vehicle fuel economy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Wildlife refuges : factors and concerns about future sustainability ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Credit and debit cards : federal use by United States( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Cybersecurity, cyberanalysis, and warning by United States( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Hearings in the Senate and House of Representatives : a guide for preparation and procedure by Thomas P Carr( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Offshore marine aquaculture by Jean T Nolan( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act by United States( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Nuclear nonproliferation and the United States ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Defense energy management by United States( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
National emergency responses ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Global War on Terrorism : reported obligations for the Department of Defense by Sharon L Pickup( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Since 2001, Congress has provided the Department of Defense (DOD) with about $807 billion in supplemental and annual appropriations, as of September 2008, primarily for military operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). DOD's reported annual obligations for GWOT have shown a steady increase from about $0.2 billion in fiscal year 2001 to about $139.8 billion in fiscal year 2007. The United States' commitments to GWOT will likely involve the continued investment of significant resources, requiring decision makers to consider difficult trade-offs as the nation faces an increasing long-range fiscal challenge. The magnitude of future costs will depend on several direct and indirect cost variables and, in some cases, decisions that have not yet been made. DOD's future costs will likely be affected by the pace and duration of operations, the types of facilities needed to support troops overseas, redeployment plans, and the amount of equipment to be repaired or replaced. DOD compiles and reports monthly and cumulative incremental obligations incurred to support GWOT in a monthly Supplemental and Cost of War Execution Report. DOD leadership uses this report, along with other information, to advise Congress on the costs of the war and to formulate future GWOT budget requests. DOD reports these obligations by appropriation, contingency operation, and military service or defense agency. The monthly cost reports are typically compiled within the 45 days after the end of the reporting month in which the obligations are incurred. DOD has prepared monthly reports on the obligations incurred for its involvement in GWOT since fiscal year 2001. Section 1221 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 requires us to submit quarterly updates to Congress on the costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom based on DOD's monthly Supplemental and Cost of War Execution Reports. This report, which responds to this requirement, contains our analysis of DOD's reported obligations for military operations in support of GWOT through June 2008. Specifically, we assessed (1) DOD's cumulative appropriations and reported obligations for military operations in support of GWOT and (2) DOD's fiscal year 2008 reported obligations from October 2007 through June 2008, the latest data available for GWOT by military service and appropriation account. As of September 2008, Congress has appropriated a total of about $807 billion primarily for GWOT operations since 2001. Of that amount, about $187 billion has been provided for fiscal year 2008 and about $65.9 billion has been appropriated for use in fiscal year 2009. DOD will likely request additional funds for fiscal year 2009. DOD has reported obligations of about $594.9 billion for military operations in support of the war from fiscal year 2001 through fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2008 (October 2007 through June 2008). The $212.1 billion difference between DOD's appropriations and reported obligations can generally be attributed to certain fiscal year 2008 appropriations; multiyear funding for procurement, military construction, and research, development, test, and evaluation from previous GWOT-related appropriations that have yet to be obligated; and obligations for classified and other items, which DOD considers to be non-GWOT related, that are not reported in DOD's cost-of-war reports. This difference also includes the $65.9 billion appropriated for fiscal year 2009. As part of our ongoing work, we are reviewing DOD's rationale for reporting its GWOT related obligations
Information security IRS needs to continue to address significant weaknesses : report to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue : report to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue by United States( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) relies extensively on computerized systems to carry out its demanding responsibilities to collect taxes, process tax returns, and enforce the nation's tax laws. Effective information security controls are essential to protect financial and taxpayer information from inadvertent or deliberate misuse, improper disclosure, or destruction. As part of its audit of IRS's fiscal years 2009 and 2008 financial statements, GAO assessed (1) the status of IRS's actions to correct or mitigate previously reported information security weaknesses and (2) whether controls over key financial and tax processing systems are effective in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of financial and sensitive taxpayer information. To do this, GAO examined IRS information security policies, plans, and procedures; tested controls over key financial applications; and interviewed key agency officials at six sites. GAO is recommending that IRS take four actions towards fully implementing its agencywide information security program. In a separate report with limited distribution, GAO recommends 23 specific actions for IRS to take in correcting newly identified control weaknesses
Applying agreed-upon procedures : Highway Trust Fund excise taxes by Steven J Sebastian( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
We have performed the procedures described in the enclosure to this letter, which we agreed to perform and with which you concurred, solely to assist your office in ascertaining whether the net excise tax revenue distributed to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF) for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008, is supported by the underlying records. As agreed with your office, we evaluated fiscal year 2008 activity affecting distributions to the AATF
International journal of government auditing ( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Dedicated to the advancement of government auditing procedures and techniques
Financial audit : the Department of Veterans Affairs' fiscal year 2004 management representation letter on its financial statements by Gary T Engel( file )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Defense acquisitions : charting a course for lasting reform : testimony before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives by Paul L Francis( file )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"The current state of defense acquisitions has been decades in the making. To a large extent, this reflects cumulative commitments to provide unparalleled long-term capabilities, to expedite near-term capabilities, and to accept the attendant risks. Over time, investment budgets have grown substantially to accommodate the foregoing. Today, DOD finds itself with a large portfolio of weapons and other acquisitions that it may not be able to afford, a large and hard-to-define contractor workforce, and a government workforce that may not be sufficient to manage and oversee the acquisitions and the contractors. The likelihood of smaller or level investment budgets, painful lessons learned from recent acquisitions, and a strained workforce, suggest that we need to manage risks differently. Right now, we have a great opportunity to do just that. The acquisition reforms that have been instituted by Congress, the administration, and DOD provide a good framework for managing risk. The recent difficult decisions to cancel or trim a number of major weapons programs suggest a collective willingness to make decisions that are consistent with reforms. In the past, good policies have been on the books, but decisions on what programs to approve and to support with funding often undermined those policies. Some fundamental lessons can help guide the decisions ahead. More specifically, a program must be put on a sound technical, cost, and schedule footing before it is approved -- contract vehicles can accommodate risks but cannot fix a troubled program. At the same time, a flawed competition or contract award process can delay or disrupt an otherwise sound acquisition. A sound acquisition and contracting strategy is essential to executing the acquisition within time and funding budgets. A capable workforce must undergird all of the above."--Page 17
 
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