Latest Government Accountability Office Stories

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
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.