General Accountability Office

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Name: General Accountability Office
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

BLM blames budget for agency shortfalls

A shortage of inspectors, declining budgets, and a record number of wells on public lands highlight the importance of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) budget request for a fee system to increase the agency's oil and gas inspection capacity. That's ... [Published Fierce Energy - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Congress asks for ATF database review while investigation claims agency targets minorities

Chris EgerMembers of Congress are asking the General Accountability Office to review the Fast and Furious-related Suspect Gun Database while an investigative report claims 91 percent of those snared in Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ... [Published RINF.com - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Yellen says forcing Fed to follow formula in setting interest rates would be grave mistake

WASHINGTON –Yellen faced a barrage of questions from Republican lawmakers about legislation that they are supporting to make the Fed more accountable and make its policy decisions more transparent. One of the requirements would have the Fed adopt a policy ... [Published FOXBusiness.com - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

GAO: Pension Advance Industry Riddled With Abuses

The General Accountability Office charged Monday the pension advance industry is riddled with abuses.GAO uncovered 38 primarily Web-based companies offering lump sums for pensions at interest rates ranging from 27 percent to 46 percent, at times double ... [Published Financial Advisor Magazine - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Report says backlog in drilling requests hurts energy industry

SALT LAKE CITY — The federal agency tasked with approving mines and drills on public lands is handicapping development across the U.S. because it takes too long to review oil and gas proposals, a federal report finds.In Utah, the Bureau of Land Management's ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

[tt] (Matthew Aid 2012-11) Balloons and Intelligence Collection

[ http://www.matthewaid.com/post/36131618344/balloons-and-intelligence-collection ] (... links deleted ...) 1. [14]Balloons and Intelligence CollectionNovember 20, 2012The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a reportwhich reveals ... [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

$3.2T: Total Public Pension Holdings Hit Record High

(CNSNews.com) - Public pension holdings and investments for the nation's 100 largest public-employee pension systems hit a record high of  $3.2 trillion ($3,218,198,000,000) in the first quarter of 2014, a 0.5 percent increase from $3,200.8 billion ... [Published CNS News - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 2 reports

Democrats pick Sharlach for 26th senatorial district

Phil SharlachWilton resident and business executive Phil Sharlach was nominated by delegates at the Connecticut Democratic Party’s Convention this month to be the 26th District Senatorial candidate. The 26th Senatorial District includes Bethel, New Canaan, ... [Published Wilton Bulletin - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 2 reports

It ain't just the feds who're gettin' rich and doin' nothin'-----Ending the federal worker gravy train

Ending the federal worker gravy train |New York Post :This month’s congressional hearing on outlandish bonuses at the Veterans Administration is the latest proof that the nation needs to overhaul how federal workers in every department are paid and promoted.They’re ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Employees Behind Cover Oregon's Failed Website to Be Rewarded with Bonuses

Workers at Cover Oregon will receive bonuses if they stay on the job during the state’s transition from its own failed Obamacare website to one run by the federal government.Cover Oregon interim CEO Clyde Hamstreet said in a letter that since April, 27 ... [Published National Review - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

The 'Service' Is Gone From Civil Service

Last Friday's congressional hearing on outlandish bonuses at the VA is the latest proof that the nation needs to overhaul how federal workers in every department are paid and promoted. They're on the gravy train, and taxpayers are being taken for a r ... [Published Creators.Com - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 2 reports

UPDATE 2-Chemical Safety Board in disarray - U.S. House report

(Adds hearings underway in paragraph 5, Waxman recommendations, paragraph 14)June 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is in disarray and has struggled to finish investigations into serious accidents at chemical plants and refineries that in ... [Published London South East - Jun 19 2014]

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...efforts to help protect communities and the environment and to ensure that taxpayers are getting a fair return on public resources," Kornze said. "Irregular and declining budgets have hindered our ability to move out aggressively in this area. Through the president's 2015 budget proposal, we are now seeking to fund inspections through a fee system that will allow us to be much more responsive to the needs of industry and, importantly, to meet the foundational safety and accounting responsibilities of our oil and gas program."
During a speech Thursday at the 60th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation in Vail, Colo., BLM Director Neil Kornze said "while permitting efforts have improved, critical inspections are lagging, and we must do better" according to a BLM press release
"This is not sound science. This will not be tolerated. These practices put the American public at risk" said Rep. Tim Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican
"About two years after taking actions toward the development of iEHR, VA and DoD announced changes to their plan -- essentially abandoning their effort to develop a single, integrated electronic health record system for both departments" reads a February 2014 GAO report

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Senate: Renaissance Hedge Fund Avoided $6 Billi... [Published Wall Street On Parade - 16 hours ago]
BLM blames budget for agency shortfalls [Published Fierce Energy - 17 hours ago]
Congress asks for ATF database review while inv... [Published RINF.com - Jul 21 2014]
BLM director calls for new fees to pay for oil ... [Published Farmington Daily Times - Jul 21 2014]
BLM Director Puts Focus on Oil and Gas Inspections [Published KCSG 4 - Jul 17 2014]
CDC director admits safety problems at germ labs [Published Seymour Tribune - Jul 16 2014]
Yellen says forcing Fed to follow formula in se... [Published FOXBusiness.com - Jul 16 2014]
DoD and VA Chart Course for Electronic Health R... [Published Tech News World - Jul 14 2014]
Bill by Jim Sensenbrenner would dissolve federa... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Jul 09 2014]
Explore the Facts and Benefits of Medicare’s Su... [Published HomeCare Magazine - Jul 08 2014]
GAO: Pension Advance Industry Riddled With Abuses [Published Financial Advisor Magazine - Jul 07 2014]
Report says backlog in drilling requests hurts ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 07 2014]
[tt] (Matthew Aid 2012-11) Balloons and Intelli... [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 06 2014]
Mobile Radiation Solutions for Parents [Published Wall Street Select - Jul 04 2014]
New Hampshire's Plan to Subsidize More Employer... [Published Governing - Jul 02 2014]
$3.2T: Total Public Pension Holdings Hit Record... [Published CNS News - Jul 02 2014]
PHMSA Shifts Emphasis Toward Preventing Highest... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 01 2014]
It ain't just the feds who're gettin' rich and ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Jun 30 2014]
Democrats pick Sharlach for 26th senatorial dis... [Published Wilton Bulletin - Jun 30 2014]
Democrats pick Sharlach for 26th Senatorial Dis... [Published Weston Forum - Jun 30 2014]
Ending the federal worker gravy train [Published New York Post - Jun 30 2014]
Two House races, one in Senate [Published Ridgefield Press - Jun 28 2014]
Floor Speech: “The Workforce Innovation and Opp... [Published U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander - Jun 28 2014]
Employees Behind Cover Oregon's Failed Website ... [Published National Review - Jun 27 2014]
GAO: Pentagon lacks realistic plan for cost-cut... [Published Stars and Stripes - Jun 27 2014]
A cost-free Rx to end the VA backlog [Published New York Post - Jun 25 2014]
Democrat Phil Sharlach running for State Senate [Published Westport Minuteman - Jun 24 2014]
The 'Service' Is Gone From Civil Service [Published Creators.Com - Jun 24 2014]
Oregon Obamacare Contractor Claims Dem. Governo... [Published Daily Caller - Jun 23 2014]
UPDATE 2-Chemical Safety Board in disarray - U.... [Published London South East - Jun 19 2014]
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[tt] (Matthew Aid 2012-11) Balloons and Intelli... [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 06 2014]
[ http://www.matthewaid.com/post/36131618344/balloons-and-intelligence-collection ] (... links deleted ...) 1. [14]Balloons and Intelligence CollectionNovember 20, 2012The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a reportwhich reveals ...
It ain't just the feds who're gettin' rich and ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Jun 30 2014]
Ending the federal worker gravy train |New York Post :This month’s congressional hearing on outlandish bonuses at the Veterans Administration is the latest proof that the nation needs to overhaul how federal workers in every department are paid and promoted.They’re ...
The Great American Chain Gang [Published TAPPED - May 28 2014]
Laurie Hazen has bad taste in men. “They’re my downfall,” the 41-year-old jokes in her Massachusetts accent. “I have to really stay single.” An ex-boyfriend first introduced her to prescription drugs, she says, a habit she maintained through the course ...
Colleges are getting millions to steer students... [Published Ezra Klein - May 27 2014]
(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post) There are a few things I remember about my college ID: the goofy picture, class insignia and resident hall sticker on the card. One thing that crucial piece of plastic did not feature was a debit card function. ...
The Hill: Obama Looks to Outsource Counterterro... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 21 2014]
An increase in funding for the Pentagon's  "Section 1206" counterterrorism programs , aimed at training and equipping foreign militaries to fight terrorism, suggests a shift in the Obama administration's strategy,  The Hill reports . This shift ...
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