Government Articles

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February 28, 2012 – 1,288 views
Accounting standards governing financial reporting for business combinations, operating segments, and government deposit and investment disclosures will be the next subjects of post-implementation reviews conducted by the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), the oversight body of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), the FAF announced. Full Story 
February 21, 2012 – 1,248 views
The US General Services Administration (GSA) has released long-awaited details on a standardized program that is expected to smooth the way for the federal government's move to the cloud. Full Story 
February 7, 2012 – 1,259 views
Ann Rosivach
Congress is beginning to mandate the use of computer-readable tags, the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), as a way to track federal spending and to improve transparency in government reports. Bills that contain language calling for the implementation of data standards, such as XBRL, have not yet passed into law, but the requirement could become part of the final "payroll tax cut" bill, according to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) e-newsletter, the CPA Advocate. Full Story 
January 24, 2012 – 1,209 views
Erica Balk
Recycling is generally viewed as a responsibility of local governments. But increasing the national recycling rate will require going beyond the local playing field and creating an environment that favors recycling at the federal level. Full Story 
November 3, 2011 – 1,314 views
Deanna C. White
The leader of the nation's largest independent federal employees union this week called on members of Congress to reject legislation that proposes what she is calling an "ill-advised reduction of the federal workforce threatening vital government services." On November 4, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will consider a bill that will require a 10 percent reduction of the federal workforce by 2015. Full Story 
October 29, 2011 – 1,329 views
James Blatt
This week voters in Northern Nevada went to the polls in a special election to fill the state's Congressional District 2, a seat in the national House of Representatives left vacant by now-Senator Dean Heller. As the election drew near, some observers asked if voters' choice might have an impact on Nevada traffic laws. Full Story 
March 4, 2009 – 1,936 views
Allison Ryan
If you have an environmental issue that you feel needs to be addressed, there is a petition process that all citizens are required to follow. You do need to do your research about the issue and contact your local government authority to find out more about the project and express your concerns. This will help you decide if this project warrants a review and whether or not you need to start a petition about the issue. Full Story 
March 4, 2009 – 1,524 views
Kenneth Smith
Most people know about public records, that the government holds all kinds of paperwork on everyone. However, when it comes to searching for someone in the public records, things become a little murky. What information is available? Where to find the information? And how to get at the information? Starting off, there is the federal government. Full Story