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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 21, 2009

Health Insurance: Enrollment, Benefits, Funding, and Other Characteristics of State High-Risk Health Insurance Pools
GAO-09-730R,  July 22, 2009

August 19, 2009

Teacher Preparation: Multiple Federal Education Offices Support Teacher Preparation for Instructing Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners, but Systematic Departmentwide Coordination Could Enhance This Assistance
GAO-09-573,  July 20, 2009

August 14, 2009

Consumer Safety: Better Information and Planning Would Strengthen CPSC's Oversight of Imported Products
GAO-09-803,  August 14, 2009
Federal Student Aid Formula: Cost-of-Living Adjustment Could Increase Aid to a Small Percentage of Students in High-Cost Areas but Could Also Further Complicate Aid Process
GAO-09-825,  August 14, 2009
Superfund: Litigation Has Decreased and EPA Needs Better Information on Site Cleanup and Cost Issues to Estimate Future Program Funding Requirements
GAO-09-656,  July 15, 2009

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 Opportunity 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
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 20, 2009

National Indian Gaming Commission--Reimbursing Bicyclists as Part of the Agency's Transportation Fringe Benefit Program
B-318325,  August 12, 2009
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Steller's and Spectacled Eiders Conservation Plan
B-318386,  August 12, 2009
Department of Energy: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps
GAO-09-973R,  August 20, 2009

August 19, 2009

B-401249.4,  August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009

Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Environmental Quality Incentives Program
GAO-09-959R,  August 17, 2009
Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Wetlands Reserve Program
GAO-09-960R,  August 17, 2009
Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: Conservation Stewardship Program
GAO-09-961R,  August 17, 2009

August 14, 2009

Commercial Design Group, Inc.
B-400923.4,  August 06, 2009
Argon ST, Inc.
B-401387,  August 06, 2009

August 12, 2009

Applied Resources, Inc.
B-400144.7, B-400144.8,  July 31, 2009
Presentations and Testimonies from Acting Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro

Latest Comptroller General Presentations

August 20, 2009

Ensuring Accountability in a Time of Financial and Fiscal Stress, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers' 2009 Annual Conference
Dearborn, MI
GAO-09-952CG, August 17, 2009
Ensuring Accountability in a Time of Financial and Fiscal Stress, American Institute of CPAs National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference
Washington, D.C
GAO-09-930CG, August 10, 2009

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