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The Outcomes of Copenhagen: The Negotiations and the Accord

Description: This document evaluates the Copenhagen climate talks, including the status of the negotiations on the key issues under the formal negotiating tracks and the provisions of the Copenhagen Accord, and draws implications for the implementation of actions in developing countries.
Date: February 2010
Creator: Averchenkova, Alina
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Border Patrol: Goals and Measures Not Yet in Place to Inform Border Security Status and Resource Needs

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Since fiscal year 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has used changes in the number of apprehensions on the southwest border between ports of entry as an interim measure for border security as reported in its annual performance plans. In fiscal year 2011, DHS reported a decrease in apprehensions, which met its goal to secure the southwest border. Our analysis of Border Patrol data showed that app… more
Date: February 26, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Nation's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: January 2007 Update

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Since 1992, GAO has published long-term fiscal simulations of what might happen to federal deficits and debt levels under varying policy assumptions. GAO developed its long-term model in response to a bipartisan request from Members of Congress who were concerned about the long-term effects of fiscal policy. In 1992 GAO said: "The federal budget is structurally unbalanced. This will do increasing damage … more
Date: February 23, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM)

Description: Guidance issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "FISCAM presents a methodology for performing information system (IS) control audits of federal and other governmental entities in accordance with professional standards. This version supersedes the prior version, Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual: Volume I Financial Statement Audits, AIMD-12.19.6, January 1, 2001. The FISCAM is designed to be used primarily on financial and performance audits an… more
Date: February 2, 2009
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Reports for the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the United States of America, Inc., for Fiscal Years 1997-2000

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO reviewed the financial statement audit reports for the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the United States of America, Inc., for fiscal years ended 2000, 1999, 1998, and 1997. GAO found no reportable instances of noncompliance with the requirements of the law, and the audit reports included the auditors' opinions that the corporation's financial statements were presented fairly in accordance with genera… more
Date: February 20, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Computer Security: Reported Appropriations and Obligations for Four Major Initiatives

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on fiscal years 1998 through 2000 appropriations and obligations for four major computer security initiatives, including: (1) the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC); (2) the Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint Task Force on Computer Network Defense (JTF-CND); (3) the General Services Administration's (G… more
Date: February 28, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the American Society of International Law for 2000

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO reviewed the audit report covering the financial statements of The American Society of International Law for fiscal year 2000. GAO found no reportable instances of noncompliance. The audit report contains the auditor's opinion that the financial statements of the corporation were presented fairly in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles."
Date: February 28, 2002
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Airport and Airway Trust Fund Excise Taxes

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO examined the underlying records for the net excise tax revenue distributed to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF) for fiscal year 2001. GAO (1) did a detailed test of transactions that represent the underlying basis of amounts distributed to AATF, (2) reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) quarterly AATF certifications, (3) reviewed the Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service adj… more
Date: February 15, 2002
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Alternative Methods for Collecting Airport Passenger Facility Charges

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "GAO identified three basic alternative methods to the current airline ticket-based method for PFC collections. These methods are not mutually exclusive and could be used by either individual airports or a group or airports:"
Date: February 14, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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K-12 Education: Characteristics of the Investing in Innovation Fund

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "From fiscal years 2010 to 2012, Education awarded over half ($493 million of $937 million) of Investing in Innovation (i3) grants funds as validation grants, and most awards went to partnerships involving nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations partnering with school consortia accounted for a large portion of i3 funds largely because they have won four ($170 million) of the five scale-up grants … more
Date: February 7, 2014
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Need for Comprehensive Postal Reform

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This letter responds to a request by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, for GAO's views on the need for postal reform and is based upon prior testimonies related to this issue. Since the Postal Service's transformation efforts and financial outlook had been placed on GAO's High-Risk List in April 2001, the Comptroller General has testified on several occasions about the governance, financia… more
Date: February 6, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the United States of America for 1997

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the audit report covering the financial statements of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society of the United States of America for the year ended December 31, 1997, focusing on whether the audit report complied with the financial reporting requirements of the law."
Date: February 19, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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DOD and VA Health Care: Incentives Program for Sharing Resources

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Combined, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide health care services to about 12 million beneficiaries at an estimated cost of about $53 billion for fiscal year 2004--$26.7 billion for DOD and $26.5 billion for VA. In 1982 the Congress passed the VA and DOD Health Resources Sharing and Emergency Operations Act (Sharing Act) to promote more cost-effective use of heal… more
Date: February 27, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting 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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Regulatory Review: Delay of Effective Dates of Final Rules Subject to Administration's January 20, 2001, Memorandum

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Citing the desire to "ensure that the President's appointees have the opportunity to review any new or pending regulations," the White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card, Jr. sent a memorandum to the heads of all executive agencies on January 20, 2001, directing them to (1) not send proposed or final regulations to the Office of the Federal Register, (2) withdraw regulations that had been sent to the Office bu… more
Date: February 15, 2002
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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NASA Workforce: Responses to Follow-up Questions regarding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Use of Term Appointments

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "GAO recently completed an engagement regarding the use of term appointments by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for civil servant positions. Congress expanded NASA's ability to use term appointments to fill civil service positions in 2004 through the passage of the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 (Pub. L. No. 108-201). NASA sought this flexibility to ensure that it could hire and ret… more
Date: February 25, 2009
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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VA Health Care: Preliminary Findings on the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Budget Formulation for Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "This report documents the information we provided to Congress in a briefing on February 2, 2006, in response to a request concerning the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) internal budget formulation process. This includes information that VA develops for its budget submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), but it does not include information on subsequent interactions that occur between … more
Date: February 6, 2006
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Border Security: DHS Needs to Strengthen Its Efforts to Modernize Key Enforcement Systems

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The schedule and cost for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) border enforcement system modernization program known as TECS Mod that is managed by Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) continue to change; while the part managed in parallel by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is undergoing major revisions to its scope, schedule, and cost after discovering that its initial solution is not techn… more
Date: February 6, 2014
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Early Learning and Child Care: Federal Funds Support Multiple Programs with Similar Goals

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The federal investment in early learning and child care is administered through 45 programs that provide or may support related services to children from birth through age 5, as well as five tax provisions that subsidize private expenditures in this area. Among the 45 programs, 12 have an explicit program purpose of providing early learning or child care services. These programs differ in size, target populat… more
Date: February 5, 2014
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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IRS Restructuring Act Implementation

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to implement provisions of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, focusing on: (1) what can be done to ensure that levies and seizures are done in accordance with the law; (2) IRS' balanced performance measurement system of evaluating employees; (3) the misuse of enforcement statistics in evaluat… more
Date: February 28, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Motor Carrier Safety: FMCSA Has Devoted a Small but Increasing Amount of Resources to Develop the Compliance, Safety, Accountability Program but Is Requesting a Significant Increase for Full Implementation

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In 2004, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) began work on its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative to improve the safety of commercial motor vehicles, such as trucks and buses. FMCSA, whose primary mission is to reduce commercial motor vehicle-related crashes, fatalities and injuries, has made progress on CSA but needs to complete both implementation throughout all sta… more
Date: February 25, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the American Ex-Prisoners of War, Incorporated, for Fiscal Year 1998

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the audit report covering the financial statements of the American Ex-Prisoners of War Incorporated, for the fiscal year ended August 31, 1998, focusing on whether the audit report complied with the financial reporting requirements of the law."
Date: February 19, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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