General Accountability Office

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Name: General Accountability Office
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Kilmer introduces VA accountability bill

WASHINGTON — A bill calling for a General Accountability Office examination of the Veterans Health Administration and creating a Veterans Bill of Rights was introduced Thursday afternoon by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer.The Gig Harbor Democrat chose the last ... [Published Kitsap Sun - 8 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Not for Hire? Perhaps

Some folks prefer to go it alone by starting their own company and some workers unfortunately disqualify themselves with falsehoods on job applications. However an opportunity exists with many recent “retirees” being willing to return to the workplac ... [Published MSU Extension - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Electric vehicles are getting cleaner, group says

The Nissan LEAF Electric Car on display at the Houston Auto Show on Jan. 21, 2014. The Nissan LEAF gets the equivalent of about 129 miles per gallon in the city. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle)As the U.S. shifts away from coal-fired power plants ... [Published Fuel Fix - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Strauss: More students are illegally downloading college textbooks for free

(Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg)It’s hard (if not impossible) to know just how prevalent this practice is, but some college students around the country are uploading their expensive college textbooks onto the Internet so other students can download them for ... [Published Washington Post - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings

EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings :"In the run-up to the “People’s Climate March” scheduled for September 21, the non-partisan U.S, General Accountability Office (GAO) just doubled its estimate for coal plants expected to retired to comply ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Delaying Social Security might make financial sense

Most older Americans begin taking Social Security benefits before they reach what the Social Security Administration defines as full retirement age. By doing so, these people might be depriving themselves of significantly larger benefit payments.According ... [Published Herald-Times - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings

In the run-up to the “People’s Climate March” scheduled for September 21, the non-partisan U.S, General Accountability Office (GAO) just doubled its estimate for coal plants expected to retired to comply with the Obama Administration’s new Environmental ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Food benefits program to get new fraud detection system

LANSING - Anti-fraud efforts by Michigan and other states should be ramped up to improve the integrity of the $73-billion-a-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a new federal report says. The ability of states to detect, minimize and punish ... [Published Marquette Mining Journal - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

GAO Says Agencies Must Explain Why Rules Are Significant

The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a new report after reviewing 109 "significant" rules and has concluded that not all agencies gave clear explanations about the designation.The GAO says Federal agencies and the White House Office ... [Published Helicopter Association Int. - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 2 reports

Danger Under Our Noses

President Obama will be meeting with congressional leaders and military advisers on Tuesday to frame a strategy for battling ISIS overseas. Better late than never. But Obama still has said nothing about stopping jihadists from bringing their terror here. ... [Published Right Wing News blog - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 3 reports

1 in 3 Americans Work on a Freelance Basis

Is it nice work if you can get it, or the only work available in this jobless recovery?More than one-third of American workers swing from project to project on a freelance basis, according to a new survey that finds the American workforce shifting from ... [Published Time - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 4 reports

NASA Sets a New Target Date for Space Launch System’s Maiden Flight

The flight test of NASA ‘s Space Launch System , originally scheduled for December 2017, could be delayed until November 2018 due to financial and technical issues in the project, Reuters reported Wednesday .“We want to commit to this (November 2018) ... [Published Executive Gov - Aug 28 2014]

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EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings : "In the run-up to the “People’s Climate March” scheduled for September 21, the non-partisan U S, General Accountability Office (GAO) just doubled its estimate for coal plants expected to retired to comply with the Obama Administration’s new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the next decade. EPA recently proposed or finalized four regulations that will negatively impact coal-fired generation that provides 37% of America’s electricity.New regulations include: (1) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule; (2) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards; (3) Cooling Water Intake Structures regulation; and (4) Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals regulation. The GAO in 2012 stated that “between 2000 and 2011, 150 coal-fueled units with a total net summer generating capacity of 13,786 MW have been retired.” The GAO said that in response to regulations and factors such as low natural gas prices, companies might retire or retrofit about 7%, or one in 13 existing coal-fueled plants. The GAO warned at the time that these actions may “increase electricity prices” and “affect reliability–-the ability to meet consumers' demand—-in some regions.”  .....The updated impact will result in the loss of 42,192 megawatts, over three times the amount of production shuttered between 2000 and 2011. GAO emphasized “This level of retirements is significantly more retirements than have occurred in the past.”... .Residential utility rates rose in every year of the Obama Administration according to the U S Energy Information Agency (EIA)."
At the same time, GAO said, "technology has provided new opportunities to commit as well as combat such fraud" in what was previously known as the food stamp program
The Social Security Administration states, "If you start your benefits early, they will be reduced based on the number of months you receive benefits before you reach your full retirement age.”"
"Publishing information regarding the reasons for designating a rule as significant would enhance transparency in the rulemaking process and would align with a key component of internal control requirements. Congress, the public, and other federal agencies may have difficulty interpreting why some rules are significant and others are not – without information explaining the reason why rules are designated as significant."

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Kilmer introduces VA accountability bill [Published Kitsap Sun - 8 hours ago]
Not for Hire? Perhaps [Published MSU Extension - Sep 18 2014]
Strauss: More students are illegally downloadin... [Published Washington Post - Sep 17 2014]
Electric vehicles are getting cleaner, group says [Published Fuel Fix - Sep 17 2014]
EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings [Published MuskegonPundit - Sep 17 2014]
Delaying Social Security might make financial s... [Published Herald-Times - Sep 17 2014]
Federal Report: HealthCare.gov Is Still Not Secure [Published Daily Caller - Sep 17 2014]
EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 16 2014]
Food benefits program to get new fraud detectio... [Published Marquette Mining Journal - Sep 16 2014]
Delaying Social Security might make financial s... [Published KSL-TV - Sep 16 2014]
Weekly Update Newsletter - September 2014 #2 [Published JD Supra - Sep 15 2014]
GAO Says Agencies Must Explain Why Rules Are Si... [Published Helicopter Association Int. - Sep 14 2014]
Framing the Same Sex Marriage Decisions: The Co... [Published HighBeam Research - Sep 12 2014]
ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion Hurdles Loom [Published Investor's Business Daily - Sep 11 2014]
Arkansas Medicaid Success? Not So Fast [Published Yahoo! Finance - Sep 11 2014]
After Hiatus, Keystone XL Pipeline Battle Has R... [Published DownstreamToday.com - Sep 10 2014]
Danger Under Our Noses [Published Right Wing News blog - Sep 10 2014]
Tell Education Secretary Arne Duncan: Reform st... [Published Credo Action - Sep 09 2014]
Musings: After Hiatus, Keystone XL Pipeline Bat... [Published Rigzone - Sep 09 2014]
GAO says Arkansas' 'private option' to cost ext... [Published Corrections Connection - Sep 09 2014]
No-brainers for keeping ISIS out [Published New York Post - Sep 09 2014]
Federal Report Slams Obama Admin For Underestim... [Published Daily Caller - Sep 09 2014]
GAO: Arkansas Medicaid plan not revenue-neutral [Published KansasCity.com - Sep 09 2014]
Feature: Attack of the cybermen [Published Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - Sep 08 2014]
US Federal Business Opportunity: Department of ... [Published ITbriefing - Sep 05 2014]
No boss, no office, no problem! The rise of the... [Published PBS - Sep 05 2014]
1 in 3 Americans Work on a Freelance Basis [Published Time - Sep 04 2014]
1 in 3 Americans Work on a Freelance Basis [Published The Curious Capitalist - Sep 04 2014]
1 in 3 Americans Work on a Freelance Basis [Published TIME.com - Sep 04 2014]
Rail revenue adequacy? Well, sort of [Published Railway Age - Sep 03 2014]
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EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings [Published MuskegonPundit - Sep 17 2014]
EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings :"In the run-up to the “People’s Climate March” scheduled for September 21, the non-partisan U.S, General Accountability Office (GAO) just doubled its estimate for coal plants expected to retired to comply ...
EPA Doubles Number of Coal Plant Closings [Published Breitbart Feed - Sep 16 2014]
In the run-up to the “People’s Climate March” scheduled for September 21, the non-partisan U.S, General Accountability Office (GAO) just doubled its estimate for coal plants expected to retired to comply with the Obama Administration’s new Environmental ...
Danger Under Our Noses [Published Right Wing News blog - Sep 10 2014]
President Obama will be meeting with congressional leaders and military advisers on Tuesday to frame a strategy for battling ISIS overseas. Better late than never. But Obama still has said nothing about stopping jihadists from bringing their terror here. ...
1 in 3 Americans Work on a Freelance Basis [Published The Curious Capitalist - Sep 04 2014]
More than one-third of American workers swing from project to project on a freelance basis, according to a new survey that finds the American workforce shifting from salaried positions to short-term gigs. 53 million Americans, or 34% of the U.S. workforce, ...
1 in 3 Americans Work on a Freelance Basis [Published TIME.com - Sep 04 2014]
More than one-third of American workers swing from project to project on a freelance basis, according to a new survey that finds the American workforce shifting from salaried positions to short-term gigs. 53 million Americans, or 34% of the U.S. workforce, ...
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