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Author: John K. Needham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: innovative, acquire, technologies, using, authority, transaction, ability, enhance, security, homeland, improvements, could, further, department
Number of Pages: 29
Published: 2009-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437910572
ISBN-13: 9781437910575

When the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) was created, it was granted żother transactionż authority -- a special authority used to meet mission needs. While the authority provides greater flexibility to attract and work with nontraditional contractors to research, develop, and test innovative technologies, other transactions carry the risk of reduced accountability and transparency -- in part because they are exempt from certain fed. acquisition regulations and cost accounting standards. This report determines the extent to which nontraditional contractors have been involved in DHSżs other

Author: Bernard L. Ungar
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: comply, airport, lease, requirements, practices, contracting, washington, airports, authority, metropolitan
Number of Pages: 78
Published: 2003-07-01
ISBN-10: 0756733928
ISBN-13: 9780756733926

The Metropolitan Wash. Airports Act of 1986 provided for the lease of Wash. Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Wash. Nat. Airport and the transfer of operating responsibility from the federal government to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. The Authority is an independent, nonfederal, public entity that has operated the government-owned airports since June 7, 1987, under a 50-year lease with the Dept. of Transportation. To carry out its mandate, the Authority enters into a wide range of contractual relationships to acquire supplies and construction and other services.

Author: Elaine Howle
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: audit, report, california, authority, rail, speed
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437933386
ISBN-13: 9781437933383

Report concerning the Calif. High-Speed Rail Authorityżs (Authority) readiness to manage funds authorized for building the high-speed rail network in Calif., including the $9 billion in general obligation bonds the voters authorized in Nov. 2008. This report concludes that the Authority has not adequately planned for the future development of the program. State law requires the Authority to establish an independent peer review group to review the Authorityżs plans, but only five of the eight members have been appointed. Additionally, the Authority does not currently categorize and track expe

Author: Anthony H. Gamboa
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: election, administration, authority, congressional, scope, elections
Number of Pages: 33
Published: 2008-06
ISBN-10: 1437902138
ISBN-13: 9781437902136

Reviews: (1) the constitutional framework for the admin. of elections, focusing on congressż authority to regulate congressional, pres., and state and local elections; and (2) major fed. statutes enacted in the area of election admin. In summary, the constitutional framework for elections contemplates both state and fed. roles. States are responsible for the admin. of both their own elections and fed. elections. States regulate various phases of the elections process and in turn incur the costs associated with these activities. However, Congress has authority to legislate in the admin. of ele

Author: Gene Aloise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: energy, provided, policy, authority, transactions, implementation, department
Number of Pages: 14
Published: 2008-11
ISBN-10: 1437906443
ISBN-13: 9781437906448

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 includes provisions to address long-term energy challenges. Key goals of the act include diversifying the nationżs energy supply by promoting alternative and renewable sources of energy. A Section of the Act gives the Sec. of Energy the ability to use żother transactions authority,ż which allows an agency to enter into agreements żother thanż standard contracts, grants, and coop. agreements; these would not be subject to the Fed. Acq. Reg. or other fed. laws governing contracts. This report addresses: the steps DoE has taken to implement other transactions au

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: authority, permanent, appropriations, spending, accounts, issues, inventory, budget
Number of Pages: 176
Published: 1996-11-01
ISBN-10: 0788134698
ISBN-13: 9780788134692

Provides specific information on Backdoor authorityÓ accounts & analyzes the changes in the number & dollar amounts of these accounts with backdoor authority. Also provides information on each reported account's status under the Balanced Budget & Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, whether it is subject to or exempt from sequestration or subject to any special rules or limitations. Also satisfies the legislative mandate to study the provisions of law which provide the federal government with backdoor authority. Extensive charts & tables.

Author: Richard L. Hembra
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: ensure, effectiveness, integrity, cannot, efforts, contractors, despite, medicare
Number of Pages: 82
Published: 1999-12-01
ISBN-10: 0788184644
ISBN-13: 9780788184642

Examines the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) oversight of its claims administration contractors. Specifically, it discusses whether (1) there are weaknesses in HCFA's contractor oversight activities that may make Medicare more vulnerable to fraud, waste, & abuse, & (2) any changes in HCFA's contracting authority that may improve its ability to manage its contractors. HCFA has indicated that new contracting authority could mitigate many of the weaknesses that have been identified. This report also addresses whether any changes in HCFA's contracting authority may improve its abilit
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