Here are two links of interest around the internet: governmental transparency; and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act:
1. The Association of Government Accountants ( http://www.agacgfm.org ) has a new blog, beginning April 2008. If you are an accountant, or just a person interested in governmental accounting and financial reporting transparency, you may find blog articles of interest.
2. More on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and increasing prosecution, both governmental and private party. Every company that has international dealings needs to consider whether it should implement an appropriate compliance program. This topic also should be appearing or starting to appear the radar screen for public company audit committees to at least consider. http://www.dandodiary.com/2008/01/articles/foreign-corrupt-practices-act/are-fcpa-violations-the-next-corporate-scandal/index.html
Dave Tate, CPA, Esq.