Archive for the ‘GAO, CBO or CRS’ Category

CBO’s Long-Term Projections for Social Security: 2009 Update

CBO Director’s Blog, 07 August 2009.


CBO estimates that if the Social Security payroll tax rate was increased immediately and permanently by 1.3 percentage points—from the current rate of 12.4 percent to 13.7 percent—the trust funds’ balance at the end of 2083 would equal projected outlays for the subsequent year.

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress

Andrew Feickert. Congressional Research Service, 03 August 2009.

Tactical Aircraft Modernization: Issues for Congress

Ronald O’Rourke. Congressional Research Service, 09 July 2009. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute server (printable .pdf file).

Force Structure: Actions Needed to Improve DOD’s Ability To Manage, Assess, and Report on Global Defense Posture Initiatives

Government Accountability Office, 02 July 2009. Hosted on the Inside Defense Website.

Troop Levels in the Afghan and Iraq Wars, FY2001-FY2012: Cost and Other Potential Issues

Amy Belasco, Congressional Research Service, 2 July 2009 (printable .pdf file).

The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11

Amy Belasco, Congressional Research Service, 15 May 2009. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists Website.

QDR: Future Reviews Could Benefit from Improved Department of Defense Analyses and Changes to Legislative Requirements

United States Government Accountability Office, September, 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website (printable .pdf file).