Recent GAO reports

Prevalence of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking, GAO-07-148R, November 13, 2006
      Report (pdf, 54pp/644kB)
      The Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, P.L. 109-162 (pdf, 177pp/596kB), requires GAO to do a study on (1) data measuring domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and (2) services for victims. This report addresses (1); (2) is in process.

HIGHER EDUCATION: More Information Could Help Education Determine the Extent to Which Eligible Servicemembers Serving on Active Duty Benefited from Relief Provided by Lenders and Schools, GAO-07-11, November 1, 2006
      Highlights (pdf, 1p/92kB)   Report (pdf, 48pp/1.35MB)
      The Dept. of Education has no plans to complete a study it was required to do on the extent to which servicemembers are benefiting from the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students (HEROES) Act of 2003, P.L. 108-76 (pdf, 6pp/36kB), because of the cost of the study's design and Education's inadequate data systems, but GAO recommends that the study be done.

IMPROPER PAYMENTS: Agencies' Fiscal Year 2005 Reporting under the Improper Payments Information Act Remains Incomplete, GAO-07-92, November 14, 2006
      Highlights (pdf, 1p/72kB)   Report (pdf, 83pp/1.13MB)
      FY2005 was the second year for executive agencies to report improper payments (payments that should not have been made or made in an incorrect amount) under the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002, P.L. 107-300 (pdf, 2pp/28kB).

TAX ADMINISTRATION: Most Filing Season Services Continue to Improve, but Opportunities Exist for Additional Savings, GAO-07-27, November 15, 2006
     Highlights (pdf, 1p/228kB)   Report (pdf, 62pp/2.35MB)
     GAO reviewed performance of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in services and cost savings, and the status of the Taxpayer Assistance Blueprint (TAB), IRS's "long-term strategy" for cost-effective taxpayer services.

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