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Author: Michael J. Sullivan (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: presidential, helicopter, program, practices, learned, acquisitions, applications, lessons, defense
Number of Pages: 17
Published: 2011-06-01
ISBN-10: 1437983596
ISBN-13: 9781437983593

In June 2009, following the expenditure of close to $3 billion, the DoD terminated the Navy's VH-71 presidential helicopter acquisition program and contract because of cost growth, schedule delays, and projected system performance. The Presidential Helicopter VXX program is a successor Navy program to the terminated VH-71 program acquisition and has been initiated to develop aircraft to replace the current, aging presidential helicopter fleet. This report discusses: (1) major lessons learned from the terminated VH-71 program that should be applied to the follow-on VXX program; and (2) the curr

Author: Gene L. Dodaro
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: congress, administration, congressional, testimony, 111th, assist, transition, gaos, efforts, upcoming
Number of Pages: 27
Published: 2009-05
ISBN-10: 1437910521
ISBN-13: 9781437910520

The upcoming 2009 transition marks the first wartime presidential transition in 40 years. The next admin. will fill thousands of positions across govżt.; there will be a number of new faces in Congress as well. Making these transitions as seamlessly as possible is pivotal to effectively and efficiently help accomplish the fed. govtżs. many essential missions. The Presidential Transition Act specifically identifies GAO as a source of briefings and other materials to help inform presidential appointees of the major mgmt. issues, risks, and challenges they will face. This testimony provides an

Author: Casey L. Addis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: elections, presidential, iran
Number of Pages: 15
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437918832
ISBN-13: 9781437918830

On June 12, 2009, following a heated campaign between reformist candidate Mir Hussein Musavi and incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranians turned out in record numbers to vote in the presidential election. Shortly after the polls closed, the Interior Minister announced that Pres. Ahmadinejad had been reelected by a 62% margin. The announcement was followed by allegations of vote rigging and election fraud. Public demon. were held in several major cities. Contents: Recent Developments; Iranżs 2009 Presidential Election; Candidates and Campaigns; Election and Results; Allegations of Fra

Author: David C. Maurer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: candidate, communication, protection, spending, congress, management, financial, service, additional, guidance, enhance, secret
Number of Pages: 37
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935672
ISBN-13: 9781437935677

Due to the unprecedented pace and crowds of the 2008 presidential campaign, the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) exceeded its budgeted amount for FY 2009 presidential candidate nominee protection funding, but did not notify Congress of this shortfall (shortfall) until June 2009 ż 5 months after the Inauguration. This report addresses the extent to which, at the time of the FY 2009 shortfall; (1) USSS had the necessary internal controls in place to help ensure it could effectively manage and report on funds for presidential candidate protection; and (2) USSS had policies and procedures in place to h

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: appointments, changes, needed, conversions, transition, practices, presidential, personnel
Number of Pages: 76
Published: 1995-04-01
ISBN-10: 0788116940
ISBN-13: 9780788116940

Examines the propriety of career appointments in the competitive service & Senior Executive Service during the 1992 presidential transition. Also reviews allegations from federal workers & others involving potentially improper career appointments of political appointees, agency reorganizations, & rule changes. 4 charts & tables.

Author: Todd B. Tatelman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: authority, separation, powers, presidential, kagan, court, nominee, elena, supreme
Number of Pages: 23
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935222
ISBN-13: 9781437935226

In light of Elena Kagan¿s nomination to serve as an Assoc. Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, this report analyzes then-Prof. Kagan¿s views of exec. power and the doctrine of separation of powers as laid out in her 2001 Harvard Law Review article ¿Presidential Admin.¿ Contents: (1) Constitutional and Legal Basis for Exec. Authority: Constitutional Text; Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court: Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer; Appointment and Removal Cases; (2) Theories of Exec. Power: The ¿Traditional¿ View; The ¿Unitary Theory of the Exec.¿; (3) Presidential Admin.: Responses to Tradi

Author: Barbara L. Schwemle
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: appointment, accountability, congressional, oversight, advisors, assistants, over, selected, presidential, debate
Number of Pages: 70
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437924689
ISBN-13: 9781437924688

Are some of Pres. Obamażs appointments (particularly some of those to the White House Office), made outside of the advice and consent process of the Senate, circumvent the Constitution? Are the activities of such appointees subject to oversight by, and accountable to, Congress? This report provides info. and views on the role of some of these appointees and discusses selected appointments in the Obama Admin. It discusses some of the constitutional concerns that have been raised about presidential advisors. These include, for ex., the kinds of positions that qualify as the type that must be fi
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