Quantcast

Latest Government Accountability Office Stories

2011-10-19 03:56:29

A Congressional watchdog report issued Monday Oct. 17 raises troubling questions for taxpayers about a proposed five-year block buy of 40 rocket booster cores being advocated by the rockets’ manufacturer, United Launch Alliance (ULA). ULA is a joint venture between aerospace giants Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

Senators Claim $150 Million Of Tax Dollars Used In 'Drug Dealing'
2011-10-05 04:38:58

A new government report says prescription drug abuse by elderly and disabled beneficiaries of Medicare cost about $150 million in 2008.

2011-08-02 07:00:00

CHANGZHOU, China, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Kanghui Holdings (NYSE: KH) ("Kanghui" or the "Company"), a leading domestic developer, manufacturer and marketer of orthopedic implants in China, today announced the appointment of Ms.

2011-08-01 16:47:00

WASHINGTON, Aug.

2011-07-13 13:00:00

Following Congressional Hearing, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Recommends Strengthening Data on Child Fatalities to Improve Prevention and Reduce Deaths WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A congressional hearing held on July 12 about child deaths due to maltreatment called on national experts to explain why the number of child deaths has been undercounted.

2011-06-27 18:41:00

DURHAM, N.C., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced an agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that will resolve the Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the recent sole source contract awarded to SIGA Technologies, Inc.

2011-06-13 07:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian Institution's process to repatriate thousands of Native American human remains and funerary objects in its collections is lengthy and resource intensive and it may take several more decades to return items to tribes under its current system, according to the U.S.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
Related