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Friday, May 08, 2009

Recent GAO Publications

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released the following publications:

Statutory Authorities to Prohibit Inspector General Activities.
GAO-09-660R, May 8.http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-09-660R

Financial Management Systems: OMB's Financial Management Line of Business Initiative Continues but Future Success Remains Uncertain.
GAO-09-328, May 7.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09328high.pdf

Financial Management: Achieving Financial Statement Auditability in the Department of Defense.
GAO-09-373, May 6.

Recovery Act: GAO's Efforts to Work with the Accountability Community to Help Ensure Effective and Efficient Oversight, by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general, before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, House Committee on Science and Technology.
GAO-09-672T, May 5.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09672thigh.pdf

Appropriations Decisions:

B-317413, National Science Foundation--Potential Antideficiency Act
Violation by the National Science Board Office, April 24, 2009

The National Science Board Office's (NSBO) fiscal year 2006
appropriation is not available to fund cost overruns incurred
during performance of a contract that was settled by a modification
to the contract in fiscal year 2007. This settlement represents a
new obligation properly chargeable to fiscal year 2007. NSBO can
correct this improper recording through an account adjustment by
deobligating the amounts that were improperly charged to fiscal
year 2006 appropriations and charging these amounts to the fiscal
year 2007 appropriation. If after NSBO adjusts its accounts it has
insufficient funds in its fiscal year 2007 appropriation, it should
report an Antideficiency Act violation in accordance with 31 U.S.C.
sect. 1351.

Federal Rulemaking: Improvements Needed to Monitoring and Evaluation of Rules Development as Well as to the Transparency of OMB Regulatory Reviews.
GAO-09-205, April 20.
Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d09205high.pdf

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