Latest Government Accountability Office Stories

2005-07-21 19:22:41

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pilots violated U.S. airspace restrictions nearly 3,400 times from mid-September 2001 to the end of 2004, with most of the incidents involving the no-fly area around Washington, D.C., according to a congressional report on Thursday. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted gaps among key agencies in coordinating the response to aircraft that stray too close to government centers, landmarks, nuclear plants, and areas that are temporarily off...

2005-07-15 19:32:32

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should do more to prevent unauthorized foreign access to secret information through defense contractors, congressional investigators said in a report issued on Friday. The Defense Security Service (DSS) "does not systematically ask for, collect or analyze data in a manner that helps it properly oversee contractors entrusted with U.S. classified information," the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said. The DSS is meant to keep tabs...

2005-06-28 19:10:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Medicaid administrators should strengthen oversight of a growing number of paid consultants hired by states to maximize their federal reimbursements under the program, the Government Accountability Office said on Tuesday. In a new report, the GAO said Medicaid could face a financial risk if inappropriate claims rise due to the use of consultants whose fees are contingent upon the amount of federal reimbursements they generate. The study took a close look at...

2005-07-01 20:34:38

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's plan to close andcutback military bases around the country may not produce allof the savings projected because the total armed forces willnot be cut, the Government Accountability Office reported onFriday. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in May unveiled plans forclosures and restructurings of 837 military facilities -- morethan all previous rounds of base closures combined -- with aloss of more than 26,000 jobs. The Pentagon said the...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'