Government Accountability Office 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Availability of Government Accountability Office Records
Document Number: 2017-24340
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-08
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
These revisions clarify procedures to obtain Government Accountability Office (GAO) records. Specifically, the revisions add procedures for requesting records of GAO's Office of Inspector General. The revisions also clarify that documents prepared by GAO or GAO's Office of Inspector General for referral to another agency for law enforcement purposes are not subject to the regulations in this part. The previous regulatory language on this point was imprecise.
Public Availability of Government Accountability Office Records
Document Number: 2017-16986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
These proposed revisions would clarify procedures to obtain Government Accountability Office (GAO) records. Specifically, the proposed revisions would add procedures for requesting records of GAO's Office of Inspector General. The proposed revisions would also clarify that documents prepared by GAO or GAO's Office of Inspector General for referral to another agency for law enforcement purposes are not subject to the regulations in this Part. The existing regulatory language on this point is imprecise.
Financial Management and Assurance; Government Auditing Standards
Document Number: 2017-07117
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued an exposure draft of proposed revisions to Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), also known as the Yellow Book. To help ensure that the standards continue to meet the needs of the government community and the public it serves, the Comptroller General of the United States appointed the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards to review GAO's proposed revisions of the standards and consider other necessary changes. The advisory council includes experts from all levels of government, the private sector, and academia. This exposure draft includes the advisory council's input regarding the proposed changes. We are requesting public comments on the proposed revisions in the 2017 exposure draft. GAO first issued the standards in 1972. The proposed changes in the exposure draft update GAGAS to reflect major developments in the accountability and audit professions and emphasize specific considerations applicable to the government environment.
Health Information Technology Advisory Committee Nominations; Request for Letters of Nomination and Resumes
Document Number: 2017-04456
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-08
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The 21st Century Cures Act established the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee to provide recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on policies, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria relating to the implementation of a health information technology infrastructure that advances the electronic access, exchange, and use of health information. The Act gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing 14 of the committee's members. The Act requires that members at least reflect providers, ancillary health care workers, consumers, purchasers, health plans, health information technology developers, researchers, patients, relevant Federal agencies, and individuals with technical expertise on health care quality, system functions, privacy, security, and on the electronic exchange and use of health information, including the use standards for such activity. GAO is accepting nominations of individuals for this committee. Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by April 14, 2017 for appointments that will be made in July 2017. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within a week of submission. Please contact Will Simerl at (404) 679-1888 if you do not receive an acknowledgement.
Request for Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Nominations
Document Number: 2017-00593
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-18
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. GAO is now accepting nominations for MedPAC appointments that will be effective May 1, 2017. Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted no later than March 10, 2017 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment of new members. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within a week of submission. Please contact Greg Giusto at (202) 512-8268 if you do not receive an acknowledgment.
Request for Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission Nominations
Document Number: 2017-00044
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) established the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) to review Medicaid and CHIP access and payment policies and to advise Congress on issues affecting Medicaid and CHIP. CHIPRA gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing MACPAC's members. GAO is now accepting nominations to MACPAC that will be effective May 1, 2017. Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted no later than February 24, 2017 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment of new members. Nominations should be sent to the email or mailing address listed below. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within a week of submission. Please contact Will Black at (202) 512-6482 if you do not receive an acknowledgement.