Latest Government Accountability Office Stories

2008-10-17 09:55:00

A new government report warns that intruders could easily break into US biodefense labs because there is an apparent lack of security.

2008-10-15 12:05:00

Federal communications official said on Tuesday they expect the pending mandatory switch of all US televisions to digital to be messy, urging broadcasters to step up local efforts to educate the public.

2008-10-08 09:00:24

By Paul Foy Associated Press Congressional investigators are looking at the government's quick -- and legal -- approvals for oil and gas drilling in an investigation called long overdue by environmental groups. Industry executives condemn it as political.

2008-09-30 18:01:03

To: TRANSPORTATION EDITORS Contact: Victoria Day, +1-202-626-4141, or Elizabeth Merida, +1- 202-626-4025, both of the Air Transport Association WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

2008-09-24 10:35:00

Approximately 6.5 million children involved in the Medicaid public health insurance program have advanced, untreated tooth decay, reports released on Wednesday said.

2008-09-18 12:00:21

U.S. regulators do little to enforce laws against exporting toxic waste from TVs, computers and other electronic equipment, congressional investigators report.

2008-09-18 09:00:00

U.S. urged to crack down on export of e-waste LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) urged the U.S. government on Wednesday to stop the export of used computers and other electronic products with toxic materials that endanger foreign workers. U.S.

2008-09-18 08:45:00

US regulators aren't enforcing even limited laws against exporting toxic waste from used electronics, the Government Accountability Office said Wednesday.

2008-09-17 09:00:31

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The federal Environmental Protection Agency should be doing more to monitor and curb the effects of environmental hazards on children's health, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.

2008-08-15 03:00:18

By Swartz, Nikki Facing massive budget cuts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2006 decided to close some of its physical research libraries and make the data available online instead. However, in its haste to do so, the EPA may have lost some files, according to government auditors.

Word of the Day
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.