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2011-03-08 08:17:00

RALEIGH, N.C., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in more than a decade, the City of Detroit in 2010 submitted its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) ahead of schedule, assisted by GL Wand, an Excel-based reporting tool from Excel4apps. Installed in 2009, GL Wand provides finance users a direct link via Excel to financial data in the City's complex Oracle ERP system, a capability that quickly decreased the time needed to prepare the CAFR. "When I arrived at the...

2011-02-09 00:01:27

GAO study finds that program is "vulnerable to identity theft and employer fraud" Alexandria, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011 A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) demonstrates that the federal E-Verify program needs a biometric component, according to the Security Industry Association (SIA). E-Verify is used by employers to determine if individuals are legal residents of the United States and, thus, eligible to work in this country. The program, however,...

2010-12-01 00:01:52

PDRI, a PreVisor company, won a competitive bid to design a new performance appraisal system for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), expected to be implemented for the 2012 appraisal cycle. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 PDRI, a PreVisor company, won a competitive bid to design a new performance appraisal system for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), expected to be implemented for the 2012 appraisal cycle. PDRI's selection followed the recommendations of...

2010-09-28 10:11:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA) today applauded the release of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on group purchasing organizations (GPOs), which detailed the comprehensive, industry leading steps taken by GPOs to ensure transparency, fair contracting, and discount product pricing for American hospitals. "With so many votes of confidence affirming the value of GPOs, and 98% of all hospitals reliant on GPO...

2010-07-26 12:54:00

WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Trish Wexler, spokeswoman for ANHAM FZCO, LLC, provided a live interview to Al Arabiya on the recent news that the U.S. Government Accountability Office has dismissed all protests to the selection of ANHAM as "Prime Vendor" to the U.S. Government, providing food and support services for the U.S. Government in Kuwait and Iraq. The following is a summary of the questions and responses, with further detail provided below than time allowed for on...

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2010-07-23 09:30:00

Individuals who send off saliva samples to genetic testing companies to determine whether or not they are at risk for diabetes or certain forms of cancer may receive different results depending on which company they select, according to a Reuters report Thursday. In the article, reporter Julie Steenhuysen states that government officials conducted an undercover probe of four unidentified genetic testing firms. As part of the test, five people sent away DNA for testing to each of the...

2010-06-14 13:50:00

GAO Report Outlines Potential Medicare Cost Savings, Value to Patients WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) study that outlines the potential Medicare cost savings and value to patients associated with home infusion therapy, the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is recommending that a demonstration project be conducted to confirm the benefit of home infusion therapy to patients and to support Medicare's...

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2010-05-27 05:50:00

A US government investigation has found that makers and sellers of ginseng, echinacea and other herbal supplements often make false claims that the products can cure cancer or replace prescription medications. In the undercover probe, officials from the Government Accountability Office also found that labels for some supplements claim to prevent or cure ailments like diabetes and heart disease. The claims are a clear violation of US law. GAO staff targeted products most popular with older...

2010-05-18 12:53:00

Legitimate Medical Equipment Providers Are Victimized by Administrative Backlogs WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirms that the processing of Medicare reimbursement claims for medical equipment providers continues to be a problem despite the government's efforts to implement reforms. The administrative shortcomings within the Medicare program have caused painful payment delays and other problems affecting...

2010-05-10 07:10:00

WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A declassified Government Accountability Office report entitled "Nuclear Diversion in the U.S.? 13 Years of Contradiction and Confusion" reveals serious flaws hampering investigations into diversions of US weapons grade uranium to Israel. The report and related correspondence totaling 62 pages released on May 6, 2010 are now publicly available for download at: http://www.irmep.org/co1162251.pdf. The report examines the Nuclear Materials...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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