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Recently Issued Products

  • Latest Reports & Testimonies
  • Latest Legal Decisions & Opinions
  • Latest Comptroller General Presentations

Recently released reports and testimonies are listed below. Our congressional requesters may hold reports up to 30 days before making them publicly available, so some may have earlier issue dates.

Reports & Testimonies

August 12, 2009

Equal Employment Opportunity: Pilot Projects Could Help Test Solutions to Long-standing Concerns with the EEO Complaint Process
GAO-09-712,  August 12, 2009
U.S.-Africa Trade: Options for Congressional Consideration to Improve Textile and Apparel Sector Competitiveness under the African Growth and Oppportunity Act
GAO-09-916,  August 12, 2009
Fair Lending: Data Limitations and the Fragmented U.S. Financial Regulatory Structure Challenge Federal Oversight and Enforcement Efforts
GAO-09-704,  July 15, 2009

August 10, 2009

International Trade: Four Free Trade Agreements GAO Reviewed Have Resulted in Commercial Benefits, but Challenges on Labor and Environment Remain
GAO-09-439,  July 10, 2009

August 07, 2009

America Competes Act: NIST Applied Some Safeguards in Obtaining Expert Services, but Additional Direction from Congress Is Needed
GAO-09-789,  August 07, 2009
Defense Acquisitions: Additional Analysis Needed to Capture Cost Differences Between Conventional and Nuclear Propulsion for Navy's Future Cruiser
GAO-09-886R,  August 07, 2009
Teacher Quality: Sustained Coordination among Key Federal Education Programs Could Enhance State Efforts to Improve Teacher Quality
GAO-09-593,  July 06, 2009

August 06, 2009

Ballistic Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Planning and Information on Construction and Support Costs for Proposed European Sites
GAO-09-771,  August 06, 2009
Public Transportation: Better Data Needed to Assess Length of New Starts Process, and Options Exist to Expedite Project Development
GAO-09-784,  August 06, 2009
Small Business Innovation Research: Observations on Agencies' Data Collection and Eligibility Determination Efforts
GAO-09-956T,  August 06, 2009
U.S. Postal Service: Restructuring Urgently Needed to Achieve Financial Viability
GAO-09-958T,  August 06, 2009
Unemployment Insurance Measures Included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as of July 2009
GAO-09-942R,  July 27, 2009
Biosafety Laboratories: BSL-4 Laboratories Improved Perimeter Security Despite Limited Action by CDC
GAO-09-851,  July 07, 2009

August 05, 2009

Consumer Product Safety Commission: Better Data Collection and Assessment of Consumer Information Efforts Could Help Protect Minority Children
GAO-09-731,  August 05, 2009

August 04, 2009

Air Pollution: Air Quality and Permitting of New Coal-Burning, Electricity-Generating Units in Central Texas
GAO-09-787R,  August 04, 2009
Climate Change Policy: Preliminary Observations on Options for Distributing Emissions Allowances and Revenue under a Cap-and-Trade Program
GAO-09-950T,  August 04, 2009
Hurricane Katrina: Barriers to Mental Health Services for Children Persist in Greater New Orleans, Although Federal Grants Are Helping to Address Them
GAO-09-935T,  August 04, 2009
Ryan White CARE Act: Estimated Effect of Proposed Stop-Loss Provision in H.R. 3293 on Urban Areas
GAO-09-947R,  August 03, 2009

August 03, 2009

Federal Contracting: Application of OMB Guidance Can Improve Use of Award Fee Contracts
GAO-09-839T,  August 03, 2009

July 31, 2009

Contingency Contract Management: DOD Needs to Develop and Finalize Background Screening and Other Standards for Private Security Contractors
GAO-09-351,  July 31, 2009
Home Mortgages: Provisions in a 2007 Mortgage Reform Bill (H.R. 3915) Would Strengthen Borrower Protections, but Views on Their Long-term Impact Differ
GAO-09-741,  July 31, 2009
Information Technology: HUD Needs to Strengthen Its Capacity to Manage and Modernize Its Environment
GAO-09-675,  July 31, 2009
Recovery Act: States' Use of Highway Infrastructure Funds and Compliance with the Act's Requirements
GAO-09-926T,  July 31, 2009

July 30, 2009

Biological Research: Observations on DHS's Analyses Concerning Whether FMD Research Can Be Done as Safely on the Mainland as on Plum Island
GAO-09-747,  July 30, 2009
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: CMS Should Develop an Agencywide Policy for Translating Medicare Documents into Languages Other Than English
GAO-09-752R,  July 30, 2009
The Comptroller General, the head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), issues decisions in various areas of federal law. These decisions are prepared by GAO's Office of General Counsel, and are identified by a numbering system beginning with B-(number); each decision carries its own B-number and date.

Latest Legal Decisions & Opinions

August 12, 2009

Applied Resources, Inc.
B-400144.7, B-400144.8,  July 31, 2009
K-Mar Industries, Inc.
B-400487,  November 03, 2008
Noble Excavating, Inc.
B-401273.2,  August 11, 2009
GC&E Systems Group, Inc.
B-401315, B-401315.2,  July 09, 2009

August 11, 2009

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Smart Grid Policy
GAO-09-944R,  August 11, 2009
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: Truth in Lending
GAO-09-945R,  August 11, 2009

August 07, 2009

Department of the Navy--Request for Modification of Remedy
B-401102.3,  August 06, 2009

August 06, 2009

Standard Bent Glass Corporation
B-401212,  June 23, 2009

August 05, 2009

Government Acquisitions, Inc.
B-401048, B-401048.2, B-401048.3,  May 04, 2009

July 30, 2009

Radiation Oncology Group of WNY, PC
B-310354.2, B-310354.3,  September 18, 2008
Presentations and Testimonies from Acting Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro

Latest Comptroller General Presentations

July 8, 2009

Fiscal Year 2008 U.S. Government Financial Statements: Federal Government Faces New and Continuing Financial Management and Fiscal Challenges, before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
GAO-09-805T, July 8, 2009
Recovery Act: States' and Localities' Current and Planned Uses of Funds While Facing Fiscal Stresses, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
GAO-09-831T, July 8, 2009

June 24, 2009

Ensuring Accountability in a Time of Financial and Fiscal Stress, Association of Government Accountants' professional development conference
New Orleans, LA
GAO-09-847CG, June 23, 2009

June 23, 2009

Key Challenges Facing Government Managers, Interagency Resources Management Conference
Cambridge, MD
GAO-09-609CG, April 21, 2009
The Recovery Act and TARP: GAO's Oversight Role, National State Auditors Association Annual Conference
Savannah, GA
GAO-09-846CG, June 17, 2009

May 21, 2009

Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office, before the Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Senate Committee on Appropriations
GAO-09-699T, May 21, 2009

May 5, 2009

Recovery Act: GAO's Efforts to Work with the Accountability Community to Help Ensure Effective and Efficient Oversight, before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, House Committee on Science and Technology
GAO-09-672T, May 5, 2009

April 28, 2009

Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office, before the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, House Committee on Appropriations
GAO-09-587T, April 28, 2009

April 23, 2009

Recovery Act: As Initial Implementation Unfolds in States and Localities, Continued Attention to Accountability Issues Is Essential, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
GAO-09-631T, April 23, 2009

April 7, 2009

GAO: Promoting Accountability and Transparency in Government, Women's Philanthropy Board 7th Annual Spring Symposium, Auburn University
Auburn, AL
GAO-09-572CG, April 6, 2009
Key Fiscal Challenges Facing the Accountability Community, 2009 AGA Southeast Region Professional Development Conference
Nashville, TN
GAO-09-505CG, April 2, 2009

April 6, 2009

GAO: Promoting Accountability and Transparency in Government, James Harding Executive Speaker Program, Lycoming College
Williamsport, PA
GAO-09-441CG, March 23, 2009

March 31, 2009

Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues, before the Senate Committee on Finance
GAO-09-539T, March 31, 2009

March 19, 2009

Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues, before the Subcommittee on Oversight, House Committee on Ways and Means
GAO-09-484T, March 19, 2009

March 16, 2009

Challenges Facing the New Administration and the 111th Congress, JFMIP 2009 Federal Financial Management Conference
Washington, D.C.
GAO-09-510CG, March 12, 2009