Annual Index of Reports, Testimony, and Correspondence (FY2004)

The Annual Index is a comprehensive list of all reports, testimony, correspondence and other publications issued by GAO during the fiscal year, grouped according to topics. We assign more than one topic to a report when that makes sense. For example, a report about education for veterans will be categorized as both a Veterans report and an Education report. So, you may see the same report in more than one topic below.

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Agriculture and Food

Bioterrorism: A Threat to Agriculture and the Food Supply
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-259T

GAO-04-259T: Published: Nov 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2003.
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Auditing and Financial Management

Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Federal Unemployment Taxes
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-212R

GAO-04-212R: Published: Nov 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2003.
Bureau of the Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Computer Controls
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-681R

GAO-04-681R: Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: May 28, 2004.
Department of Homeland Security: Financial Management Challenges
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-945T

GAO-04-945T: Published: Jul 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2004.
Federal Assistance: Temporary State Fiscal Relief
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-736R

GAO-04-736R: Published: May 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2004.
Federal Debt: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: An Update
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-485SP

GAO-04-485SP: Published: Aug 12, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 2004.
Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2003 and 2002 Financial Statements
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-126

GAO-04-126: Published: Nov 13, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2003.
Financial Audit Manual: Update (Exposure Draft)
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-667G

GAO-04-667G: Published: Apr 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2004.
FY 2005 Annual Report on the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-930R

GAO-04-930R: Published: Jul 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 2004.
GAO/PCIE: Financial Audit Manual: Update
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-1015G

GAO-04-1015G: Published: Jul 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2004.
Independent Counsel: Breakdown of Expenditures for David M. Barrett
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-732R

GAO-04-732R: Published: Apr 29, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2004.
Securities Exchange Act: Review of Reporting Under Section 10A
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-03-982R

GAO-03-982R: Published: Sep 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2003.
Senate Office of Public Records Revolving Fund
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-141R

GAO-04-141R: Published: Oct 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2003.
Social Security Numbers: Use Is Widespread and Protections Vary
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-768T

GAO-04-768T: Published: Jun 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2004.
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Budget and Spending

Budget Process: Long-term Focus Is Critical
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-585T

GAO-04-585T: Published: Mar 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2004.
Federal Agency Obligations, an E-supplement to GAO-04-834
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-884SP

GAO-04-884SP: Published: Jun 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2004.
Federal Assistance: Temporary State Fiscal Relief
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-736R

GAO-04-736R: Published: May 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2004.
Federal Debt: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: An Update
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-485SP

GAO-04-485SP: Published: Aug 12, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 2004.
Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Request: U.S. General Accounting Office
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-473T

GAO-04-473T: Published: Apr 22, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2004.
Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Request: U.S. General Accounting Office
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-474T

GAO-04-474T: Published: Mar 4, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2004.
Unfunded Mandates: Analysis of Reform Act Coverage
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-637

GAO-04-637: Published: May 12, 2004. Publicly Released: May 21, 2004.
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Business Regulation and Consumer Protection

Internet Pharmacies: Some Pose Safety Risks for Consumers
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-820

GAO-04-820: Published: Jun 17, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2004.
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Economic Development

Federal Power: The Evolution of Preference in Marketing Federal Power
http://gao.gov/products/RCED-00-127

RCED-00-127: Published: Apr 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
Status of FEMA's FY03 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-727R

GAO-04-727R: Published: Apr 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 2004.
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Education

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Employment

Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Federal Unemployment Taxes
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-212R

GAO-04-212R: Published: Nov 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2003.
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Energy

Department of Energy: Reimbursement of Contractor Litigation Costs
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-148R

GAO-04-148R: Published: Nov 26, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 2003.
Federal Power: The Evolution of Preference in Marketing Federal Power
http://gao.gov/products/RCED-00-127

RCED-00-127: Published: Apr 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
Geothermal Energy: Information on the Navy's Geothermal Program
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-513

GAO-04-513: Published: Jun 4, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2004.
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Equal Opportunity

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Financial Markets and Institutions

Federal Reserve Banks: Areas for Improvement in Computer Controls
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-672R

GAO-04-672R: Published: May 12, 2004. Publicly Released: May 12, 2004.
Securities Exchange Act: Review of Reporting Under Section 10A
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-03-982R

GAO-03-982R: Published: Sep 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2003.
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GAO Mission and Operations

Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Request: U.S. General Accounting Office
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-473T

GAO-04-473T: Published: Apr 22, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2004.
Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Request: U.S. General Accounting Office
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-474T

GAO-04-474T: Published: Mar 4, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2004.
Fiscal Year 2005 Performance Plan
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-776SP

GAO-04-776SP: Published: May 1, 2004. Publicly Released: May 1, 2004.
GAO Performance and Accountability Highlights: Fiscal 2003
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-264SP

GAO-04-264SP: Published: Jan 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2004.
GAO Performance and Accountability Report, 2003
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-263SP

GAO-04-263SP: Published: Nov 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2003.
GAO's Congressional Protocols (Supersedes GAO-01-145G)
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-310G

GAO-04-310G: Published: Jul 16, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2004.
GAO Strategic Plan 2004-2009 (Superseded by GAO-07-1SP)
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-534SP

GAO-04-534SP: Published: Mar 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2004.
GAO: The Human Capital Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2004-2006
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-1063SP

GAO-04-1063SP: Published: Sep 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 2004.
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Government Operations

Capacity Building: Section 4 Program Has Expanded and Evolved
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-03-975

GAO-03-975: Published: Sep 15, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2003.
2010 Census: Cost and Design Issues Need to Be Addressed Soon
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-37

GAO-04-37: Published: Jan 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2004.
Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Major Weapon Programs
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-248

GAO-04-248: Published: Mar 31, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2004.
Department of Homeland Security: Financial Management Challenges
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-945T

GAO-04-945T: Published: Jul 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2004.
District of Columbia: Structural Imbalance and Management Issues
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-908T

GAO-04-908T: Published: Jun 22, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2004.
Fiscal Year 2005 Performance Plan
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-776SP

GAO-04-776SP: Published: May 1, 2004. Publicly Released: May 1, 2004.
GSA Actions Leading to Proposed Debarment of WorldCom
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-741R

GAO-04-741R: Published: May 26, 2004. Publicly Released: May 26, 2004.
HHS OIG: Allegations of Misspending Were Unsubstantiated
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-618R

GAO-04-618R: Published: Apr 30, 2004. Publicly Released: May 18, 2004.
Human Capital: Key Practices to Increasing Federal Telework
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-950T

GAO-04-950T: Published: Jul 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2004.
Inspectors General: Enhancing Federal Accountability
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-117T

GAO-04-117T: Published: Oct 8, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2003.
Need for Comprehensive Postal Reform
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-455R

GAO-04-455R: Published: Feb 6, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2004.
Posthearing Questions Related to Government Organization
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-365R

GAO-04-365R: Published: Jan 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2004.
Questions for Competitive Sourcing Hearing Record
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-155R

GAO-04-155R: Published: Oct 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 2003.
Reliability of Federal Procurement Data
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-295R

GAO-04-295R: Published: Dec 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 2003.
Unfunded Mandates: Analysis of Reform Act Coverage
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-637

GAO-04-637: Published: May 12, 2004. Publicly Released: May 21, 2004.
U.S Postal Service: Data on Career Employee Diversity
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-03-745R

GAO-03-745R: Published: Sep 15, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2003.
U.S. Postal Service: Key Elements of Comprehensive Postal Reform
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-397T

GAO-04-397T: Published: Jan 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2004.
U.S. Postal Service Key Reasons for Postal Reform
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-565T

GAO-04-565T: Published: Mar 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2004.
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Health Care

Bioterrorism: Public Health Response to Anthrax Incidents of 2001
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-152

GAO-04-152: Published: Oct 15, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2003.
DOD and VA Health Care: Incentives Program for Sharing Resources
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-495R

GAO-04-495R: Published: Feb 27, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2004.
HHS OIG: Allegations of Misspending Were Unsubstantiated
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-618R

GAO-04-618R: Published: Apr 30, 2004. Publicly Released: May 18, 2004.
Internet Pharmacies: Some Pose Safety Risks for Consumers
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-820

GAO-04-820: Published: Jun 17, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2004.
Medicare: CMS Did Not Control Rising Power Wheelchair Spending
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-716T

GAO-04-716T: Published: Apr 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2004.
Medicare: Payment Changes Are Needed for Assistants-at-Surgery
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-97

GAO-04-97: Published: Jan 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 2004.
Unfunded Mandates: Analysis of Reform Act Coverage
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-637

GAO-04-637: Published: May 12, 2004. Publicly Released: May 21, 2004.
VA and DOD Health Care: Resource Sharing At Selected Sites
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-792

GAO-04-792: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2004.
VA Health Care: Access for Chattanooga-Area Veterans Needs Improvement
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-162

GAO-04-162: Published: Jan 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2004.
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Homeland Security

Aviation Security: Challenges in Using Biometric Technologies
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-785T

GAO-04-785T: Published: May 19, 2004. Publicly Released: May 19, 2004.
Bioterrorism: Public Health Response to Anthrax Incidents of 2001
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-152

GAO-04-152: Published: Oct 15, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2003.
Coast Guard: Deepwater Program Acquisition Schedule Update Needed
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-695

GAO-04-695: Published: Jun 14, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2004.
Coast Guard: Replacement of HH-65 Helicopter Engine
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-595

GAO-04-595: Published: Mar 24, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2004.
Department of Homeland Security: Financial Management Challenges
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-945T

GAO-04-945T: Published: Jul 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2004.
Emergency Preparedness: Federal Funds for First Responders
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-788T

GAO-04-788T: Published: May 13, 2004. Publicly Released: May 13, 2004.
Posthearing Questions Related to Aviation and Port Security
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-315R

GAO-04-315R: Published: Dec 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2003.
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Housing

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Human Capital

DOD Civilian Personnel: Comprehensive Strategic Workforce Plans Needed
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-753

GAO-04-753: Published: Jun 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2004.
GAO: The Human Capital Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2004-2006
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-1063SP

GAO-04-1063SP: Published: Sep 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 2004.
Human Capital: Increasing Agencies' Use of New Hiring Flexibilities
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-959T

GAO-04-959T: Published: Jul 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 2004.
Human Capital: Key Practices to Increasing Federal Telework
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-950T

GAO-04-950T: Published: Jul 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 2004.
Human Capital: Significant Challenges Confront U.S. Trade Agencies
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-301T

GAO-04-301T: Published: Dec 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2003.
Human Capital: Status of Efforts to Improve Federal Hiring
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-796T

GAO-04-796T: Published: Jun 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2004.
Information on Selected Personnel Practices at the Justice Department
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-665R

GAO-04-665R: Published: Apr 22, 2004. Publicly Released: May 25, 2004.
Posthearing Questions Related to Government Organization
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-365R

GAO-04-365R: Published: Jan 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2004.
Posthearing Questions Related to Succession Planning and Management
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-270R

GAO-04-270R: Published: Nov 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2003.
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Information Management

Data Mining: Federal Efforts Cover a Wide Range of Uses
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-548

GAO-04-548: Published: May 4, 2004. Publicly Released: May 27, 2004.
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Information Security

Information Security: Technologies to Secure Federal Systems
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-467

GAO-04-467: Published: Mar 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2004.
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Information Technology

Data Mining: Federal Efforts Cover a Wide Range of Uses
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-548

GAO-04-548: Published: May 4, 2004. Publicly Released: May 27, 2004.
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International Affairs

Foreign Assistance: U.S. Funding for Democracy-Related Programs (China)
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-445R

GAO-04-445R: Published: Feb 27, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2004.
FY 2005 Annual Report on the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-930R

GAO-04-930R: Published: Jul 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 2004.
Human Capital: Significant Challenges Confront U.S. Trade Agencies
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-301T

GAO-04-301T: Published: Dec 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2003.
Iraq's Transitional Law
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-746R

GAO-04-746R: Published: May 25, 2004. Publicly Released: May 25, 2004.
Issues Relating to Foreign Investment and Control of U.S. Airlines
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-34R

GAO-04-34R: Published: Oct 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 2003.
Peace Corps: Observations on Volunteer Safety and Security
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-903T

GAO-04-903T: Published: Jun 22, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2004.
United Nations: Observations on the Oil for Food Program
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-651T

GAO-04-651T: Published: Apr 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2004.
Visa Operations at U.S. Posts in Canada
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-708R

GAO-04-708R: Published: May 18, 2004. Publicly Released: May 18, 2004.
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Justice and Law Enforcement

Federal Power: The Evolution of Preference in Marketing Federal Power
http://gao.gov/products/RCED-00-127

RCED-00-127: Published: Apr 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
HHS OIG: Allegations of Misspending Were Unsubstantiated
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-618R

GAO-04-618R: Published: Apr 30, 2004. Publicly Released: May 18, 2004.
Independent Counsel: Breakdown of Expenditures for David M. Barrett
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-732R

GAO-04-732R: Published: Apr 29, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2004.
Inspectors General: Enhancing Federal Accountability
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-117T

GAO-04-117T: Published: Oct 8, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2003.
Posthearing Questions Related to Government Organization
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-365R

GAO-04-365R: Published: Jan 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2004.
Securities Exchange Act: Review of Reporting Under Section 10A
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-03-982R

GAO-03-982R: Published: Sep 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2003.
Social Security Numbers: Use Is Widespread and Protections Vary
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-768T

GAO-04-768T: Published: Jun 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2004.
Unfunded Mandates: Analysis of Reform Act Coverage
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-637

GAO-04-637: Published: May 12, 2004. Publicly Released: May 21, 2004.
U.S. Attorneys: Performance-Based Initiatives are Evolving
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-422

GAO-04-422: Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2004.
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National Defense

Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Major Weapon Programs
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-248

GAO-04-248: Published: Mar 31, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2004.
Defense Acquisitions: Challenges Facing the DD(X) Destroyer Program
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-973

GAO-04-973: Published: Sep 3, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 2004.
DOD and VA Health Care: Incentives Program for Sharing Resources
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-495R

GAO-04-495R: Published: Feb 27, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2004.
DOD Civilian Personnel: Comprehensive Strategic Workforce Plans Needed
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-753

GAO-04-753: Published: Jun 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2004.
FY 2005 Annual Report on the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-930R

GAO-04-930R: Published: Jul 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 2004.
Joint Strike Fighter Acquisition: Observations on the Supplier Base
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-554

GAO-04-554: Published: May 3, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 2004.
Military Personnel: Active Duty Compensation and Its Tax Treatment
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-721R

GAO-04-721R: Published: May 7, 2004. Publicly Released: May 14, 2004.
VA and DOD Health Care: Resource Sharing At Selected Sites
http://gao.gov/products/GAO-04-792

GAO-04-792: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2004.