Government Auditing


GOVERNMENT AUDITING

The GAO issues a draft of a strategy guide to help federal departments and agencies minimize their improper payments. It includes examples of techniques public- and private-sector organizations have used to estimate the extent of such payments, the cost of implementing effective internal control systems and the effectiveness of corrective actions to date. Comments are due by August 15 ( www.gao.gov/new.items/d01703g.pdf ).

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Cybersecurity threats proliferating for midsize and smaller businesses

This report details how SMBs can properly protect private information from breaches, design and implement a cybersecurity policy, and create safeguards for training and education.

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Test yourself on these often confused words

The spelling checker on your word processing program can do only so much to flag problems. Your best insurance is to learn the troublesome words that trip up writers and use them correctly by the standards of formal, written English.