Welcome to TGAR. TGAR is an organization begun by federal employees with backgrounds in accounting, auditing, budgeting, contracts management, and property management.
TGAR was established to identify and address the ineffective accounting controls and management deficiencies that prevent government accountability. We promote the adoption of a Government Accounting Prototype (GAP) that is based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). GAP is an integrated accounting, budgeting, procurement, and property management process that addresses the government's non-integrated policy deficiencies in a manner that is easily explained to both private and public sector accountants.
Documented Accountability Failures:
For the fourth consecutive year, the General Accounting Office (GAO) revealed in written testimony to the U.S. Congress that it was unable to express an opinion on the integrity of the government's consolidated financial statements -- due to billions of dollars in manual adjustments and material financial system weaknesses. See http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d01570t.pdf. Examples of glaring federal agency problems reported in the media included some of the following:
* $100 billion in improperly recorded transactions
* $900 million in rent subsidies to recipients who did not qualify
* $500 million in mishandled Indian Trust Fund monies
* $7 trillion in adjustments by the military's money managers
* $119.3 billion in undocumented military assets
This gross lack of government accountability has occurred despite the U.S. Congress's passage of no less that five pieces of legislation demanding government accounting reform.
TGAR speaks for all taxpayers, demanding an integrated government accounting and budgeting process that works, and incorporates the necessary accounting controls to ensure the integrity of all "generated" -- and not manually manipulated -- government (federal, state, local, foreign) financial statements.
Government examples of waste, fraud, abuse, and non-accountability of our tax dollars make Enron's glaring accounting deficiencies look like "no big deal". For any who doubt the veracity of this statement, please review our website to examine the problems and solutions to the government's accountability deficiency problems.