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Author: Steve Lord
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: workforce, address, issues, congressional, testimony, mission, core, marshal, air, service, actions, fulfill, federal
Number of Pages: 15
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 143791974X
ISBN-13: 9781437919745

By deploying armed air marshals onboard selected flights, the Fed. Air Marshal Service (FAMS), a component of the Transportation Security Admin., plays a key role in helping to protect approx. 29,000 domestic and international flights operated daily by U.S. air carriers. This testimony discusses: (1) FAMSżs operational approach or żconcept of operationsż for covering flights; (2) an independent evaluation of the operational approach; and (3) FAMSżs processes and initiatives for addressing workforce-related issues. Also, this testimony provides a list of possible oversight issues related to
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Author: Linda Calbom
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: accountability, congressional, testimony, ensure, efforts, california, funds, recovery
Number of Pages: 33
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 1437930131
ISBN-13: 9781437930139

The Amer. Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) specifies bimonthly reviews of selected states' and localities' use of funds made available under the act. This testimony is based on the auditorżs bimonthly work in California, where the Recovery Act provided more than $85 billion -- or about 10% of the funds available nationally -- for program funding and tax relief. This testimony provides a general overview of: (1) California's use of Recovery Act funds for selected programs; (2) the approaches taken by California agencies to ensure accountability for Recovery Act funds; and (
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Author: Mary L. Schapiro (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: congressional, testimony, context, international, regulatory, reform, financial
Number of Pages: 185
Published: 2011
ISBN-10: 1437988148
ISBN-13: 9781437988147

Testimony regarding the international implications of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (DF). The DF establishes a host of new reforms that will have implications for U.S. companies that compete internationally and the U.S. investors who own those companies. This testimony outlines some of these implications, as well as the SECżs attempts to facilitate coordination and limit regulatory arbitrage, both domestically and internationally. In particular, Schapiro discusses the international implications of the DF for regulation of over-the-counter derivatives and foreig
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Author: Jeanette M. Franzel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: concerns, effectiveness, underway, congressional, testimony, independence, address, department, inspector, general, actions, state
Number of Pages: 18
Published: 2011-08
ISBN-10: 1437984045
ISBN-13: 9781437984040

In 2007 GAO reported on concerns with the independence and effectiveness of the Dept. of State Inspector General (State OIG). GAO was asked to provide testimony on the issues they raised and the status of recommendations made to the State OIG in that report. This testimony focuses on the importance of auditor and IG independence, GAOżs prior concerns with the State OIGżs independence and effectiveness, and the status of OIG actions to address GAOżs recommendations. The testimony is primarily based on GAOżs 2007 report conducted in accordance with generally accepted government auditing stan
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Author: Kathleen L. Casey
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: regulation, congressional, testimony, financial, modernize, oversight, international, cooperation, continuing
Number of Pages: 13
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437936830
ISBN-13: 9781437936834

Testimony on international cooperation which is critical for the effectiveness of financial regulatory reform. Contents of this testimony: International Cooperation: From Policy to Principle to Standard; Articulating International Policy; International Organization of Securities Commissions; Principles of Securities Regulation; Enforcement Cooperation; Supervisory Cooperation; Hedge Funds; Short Selling; Examples of the Layers of International Coordination; OTC Derivatives; Credit Rating Agencies; Bilateral Cooperative Arrangements; Initiatives in Other Areas of International Interest; Converg
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Author: Cynthia A. Schnedar
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: department, testimony, congressional, justice, oversight, commerce
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2011-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437982697
ISBN-13: 9781437982695

Statement of Cynthia A. Schnedar, Acting Inspector General, Department of Justice (DoJ), about the activities and oversight work of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the DoJ. The OIG has compiled a list of top management and performance challenges for DoJ annually since 1998 in an effort to provide strategic guidance for the Attorney General and top DoJ officials to take appropriate management actions. This testimony provides an overview of the top management and performance challenges for DoJ that the OIG identified during this past year. The testimony is based on reviews conducte
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Author: Gene L. Dodaro
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: financial, regulatory, system, congressional, testimony, outdated, proposals, regulation, framework, crafting, assessing, modernize
Number of Pages: 30
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437912974
ISBN-13: 9781437912975

This testimony discusses a Jan. 8, 2009, report that provides a framework for modernizing the outdated U.S. financial regulatory system. This testimony: (1) describes how regulation has evolved in banking, securities, thrifts, credit unions, futures, insurance, secondary mortgage markets and other important areas; (2) describes several key changes in financial markets and products in recent decades that have highlighted significant limitations and gaps in the existing regulatory system; and (3) presents an evaluation framework that can be used by Congress and others to shape potential regulato
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