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Securing U.S. Nuclear Materials Doe Needs to Take Action to Safely...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: DOE cannot yet consolidate its excess plutonium at SRS for several reasons. First, DOE has not completed a plan to process the plutonium into a form for permanent disposition, as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002. Without such a plan, DOE cannot ship additional plutonium to SRS. Second, SRS cannot receive all of the plutonium from DOE?s Hanford Site because it is not in a form SRS planned to store. Specifically, about one-fi...

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Secure Retirement for Older Americans

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Social Security has long served as the foundation of the nation?s retirement income system. About 39 million people receive Social Security retirement and survivor benefits and, for one-fifth of the elderly, Social Security is the sole source of income. Yet because of demographic changes under way in the nation, the ratio of workers to retirees is declining. This change will have fundamental implications for Social Security and the economy. Although Social Secur...

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Secure Flight Development and Testing under Way, But Risks Should ...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: TSA is making progress in addressing each of the key areas of congressional interest related to the development and implementation of Secure Flight, including developing and testing the system. However, TSA has not yet completed these efforts or fully addressed these areas, due largely to the current stage of the system?s development. For example, while TSA has drafted a concept of operations and system requirements, it has not finalized these key documents or c...

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Section 500 Reporting Phase

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Figure 500.1: Methodology Overview Planning Phase Section Understand the entity's operations 220 Perform preliminary analytical procedures 225 Determine planning, design, and test materiality 230 Identify significant line items, accounts, assertions, and RSSI 235 Identify significant cycles, accounting applications, and financial management systems 240 Identify significant provisions of laws and regulations 245 Identify relevant budget restrictions 250 Assess ri...

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Section 3 : Where Do We Go from Here

By: General Accounting Office

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Excerpt: The reexamination questions posed in this report constitute both a challenge and an opportunity. Given the size of the fiscal imbalances looming in the future, business as usual will not suffice. The real question is not whether we deal with the fiscal imbalance, but how and when. Our policy process will be challenged to act with more foresight to take early action on problems that may not constitute an urgent crisis but pose important longer term threats to the...

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