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DOD's Implementation of Justifications for 8(a) Sole-Source Contracts

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "We found that DOD awarded 51 sole source 8(a) contracts over $20 million between October 2009 and September 2012. As we reported in our December 2012 government-wide review, DOD awarded eight sole-source 8(a) contracts worth over $20 million from March 16, 2011, when the requirement was implemented in the FAR, through March 31, 2012, the most recent data available at the time of our review. Of the eight,… more
Date: February 8, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Financial Management Systems: Status of OMB's Review of Financial System Projects

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "OMB developed the June 2010 memorandum in consultation with the CFO Council and created FSAB to assist in its oversight and review of agency financial system projects as announced in the June 2010 memorandum. In November 2010, OMB reported an overall budget savings of $1.6 billion as a result of decisions to postpone, cancel, or revise the scope of projects initially reviewed. In response to our survey, … more
Date: February 8, 2012
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Information Technology: SBA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of Its Loan Management and Accounting System Modernization

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "This testimony discusses the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) efforts to modernize its Loan Management and Accounting System (LMAS). As discussed in our report, SBA had completed one of the seven LMAS-Incremental Improvement Projects (IIPs) and awarded contracts for work on three others as of October 2011. However, the projects have experienced increasing costs and schedule delays. However, the projects … more
Date: February 8, 2012
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Act Blue receipts Feb. 8, 2009]

Description: Receipts for the 2009 biennial statewide conference of the TSDC.
Date: February 8, 2009
Creator: Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[ActBlue receipts for TSDC 2009 conference]

Description: February receipts for the 2009 biennial statewide conference of the Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus.
Date: February 8, 2009
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Houston Stonewall Young Democrats

Description: List of Houston Stonewall Young Democrats members in 2009 with addresses and other contact information.
Date: February 8, 2009
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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TSDC Phone Meeting

Description: Handwritten note regarding TSDC phone meeting on February 8, 2009.
Date: February 8, 2009
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Defense Logistics: Army Has Not Fully Planned or Budgeted for the Reconstitution of Its Afloat Prepositioned Stocks

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "At various stages throughout the current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has withdrawn equipment from its stored, or prepositioned, stock sets around the world, as well as from its afloat stocks, thus depleting a large portion of its prepositioned stocks. The Army prepositions equipment at diverse strategic locations in order to field combat-ready forces in days rather than the weeks it woul… more
Date: February 8, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Elections: Results of GAO's Testing of Voting Systems Used in Sarasota County in Florida's 13th Congressional District

Description: A statement of record issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In November 2006, about 18,000 undervotes were reported in Sarasota County in the race for Florida's 13th Congressional District (Florida-13). After the election results were contested in the House of Representatives, the task force unanimously voted to seek GAO's assistance in determining whether the voting systems contributed to the large undervote in Sarasota County. In October 2007, GAO presen… more
Date: February 8, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Homeland Security: Preliminary Observations on the Federal Protective Service's Efforts to Protect Federal Property

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In 2003, the Federal Protective Service (FPS) was transferred from the General Services Administration (GSA) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is currently tasked with providing physical security and law enforcement services to about 8,800 facilities owned or leased by GSA. To accomplish its mission, FPS currently has a workforce of about 1,100 employees and about 15,000 contract guards located… more
Date: February 8, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Military Personnel: Guidance Needed for Any Future Conversions of Military Medical Positions to Civilian Positions

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Since September 11, 2001, the high pace of military operations has placed significant stress on U.S. operating forces. In late 2003, the Department of Defense (DOD) reported that several studies had found that tens of thousands of military personnel were performing tasks that were not military essential and that these tasks could be performed more cost effectively by civilian or private-sector contract e… more
Date: February 8, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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2008 President's Budget Rollout

Description: This report summarizes NOAA performance during the 2006 fiscal year as well as budget and program change highlights.
Date: February 8, 2007
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Serious Economic, Fiscal, and Accountability Challenges

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The U.S. insular area of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a self-governing commonwealth of the United States that comprises 14 islands in the North Pacific. In a December 2006 report--U.S. Insular Areas: Economic, Fiscal, and Financial Accountability Challenges (GAO-07-119)--regarding four insular areas including CNMI, GAO identified and reported the following: (1) economic challenge… more
Date: February 8, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Oversight of Food Safety: High-Risk Designation Can Bring Needed Attention to Fragmented System

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Each year, about 76 million people contract a foodborne illness in the United States; about 325,000 require hospitalization; and about 5,000 die. While the recent E. coli outbreaks highlighted the risks posed by accidental contamination, the attacks of September 11, 2001, heightened awareness that the food supply could also be vulnerable to deliberate contamination. This testimony focuses on the (1) role that… more
Date: February 8, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Homeland Security: Observations on the Department of Homeland Security's Acquisition Organization and on the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In January 2003, GAO designated the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) implementation and transformation as high risk because of the size and complexity of the effort and the existing challenges faced by the components being merged into the department. The success of the effort to integrate numerous agencies and organizations into one cabinet-level department rests in large part on DHS's ability to effec… more
Date: February 8, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Rebuilding Iraq: Stabilization, Reconstruction, and Financing Challenges

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The United States, along with coalition partners and various international organizations, has undertaken a challenging and costly effort to stabilize and rebuild Iraq following multiple wars and decades of neglect by the former regime. This enormous effort is taking place in an unstable security environment, concurrent with Iraqi efforts to transition to its first permanent government. The United States' goal… more
Date: February 8, 2006
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Long-Term Fiscal Issues: Increasing Transparency and Reexamining the Base of the Federal Budget

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "This testimony discusses the nation's long-term fiscal outlook and the challenge it poses for the budget and oversight processes. First, GAO provides results of its most recent simulations of the long-term fiscal outlook, updating a model GAO initially developed in 1992. GAO also discusses some ideas for increasing transparency of the long-term costs of government commitments and the range of fiscal exposures… more
Date: February 8, 2005
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health Privacy: Regulation Enhances Protection of Patient Records but Raises Practical Concerns

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Advances in information technology, along with an increasing number of parties with access to identifiable health information, have created new challenges to maintaining the privacy of medical records. Patients and providers alike have expressed concern that broad access to medical records by insurers, employers, and others may result in inappropriate use of the information. Congress sought to protect the privacy of… more
Date: February 8, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Insurers' Ability to Pay Catastrophe Claims

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the insurance industry's capacity to pay natural catastrophe claims, focusing on: (1) comparing available data on industry financial resources to estimates of potential insured losses that would result from natural catastrophes of various magnitudes; (2) two recent studies of capacity; and (3) factors that may affect the stability of insurer capac… more
Date: February 8, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medicare: Program Reform and Modernization Are Needed But Entail Considerable Challenges

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed efforts to reform the administration, structure, and financing of the Medicare Program."
Date: February 8, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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World Trade Organization: Seattle Ministerial: Outcomes and Lessons Learned

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the World Trade Organization's (WTO) 1999 ministerial conference, focusing on the: (1) outcome of the ministerial conference; (2) factors contributing to the outcome; and (3) the lessons learned from the meeting."
Date: February 8, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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