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GAO-17-529, Medicaid Expansion: Behavioral Health Treatment Use in Selected States in 2014, June 22, 2017

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In four selected states, from 17 to 25 percent of enrollees who were covered by state expansions of Medicaid—authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...



GAO-17-498, Defense Transportation: DOD Has Taken Actions to Address Hazardous Material Transportation Issues but It Is Too Soon to Evaluate the Effectiveness of These Efforts, July 21, 2017

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) has addressed the committee direction to identify the root causes regarding the improper documentation and packaging of hazardous materials (HAZMAT)...



GAO-17-760T, Telehealth: Use in Medicare and Medicaid, July 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Available analysis GAO reviewed shows that Medicare providers used telehealth services (providing clinical care remotely by 2-way video) for a small proportion of beneficiaries and...



GAO-17-650, Supply Chain Security: CBP Needs to Enforce Compliance and Assess the Effectiveness of the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements, July 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Through the Importer Security Filing (ISF) and Additional Carrier Requirements (the ISF rule), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires importers to submit ISFs and vessel...



GAO-17-569, Public-Safety Broadband Network: FirstNet Has Made Progress Establishing the Network, but Should Address Stakeholder Concerns and Workforce Planning, June 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has conducted key efforts to establish the network, namely releasing the request for proposal (RFP) for the network and awarding...



GAO-17-536, Older Workers: Phased Retirement Programs, Although Uncommon, Provide Flexibility for Workers and Employers, June 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Participation of older workers in the labor market has increased in the last decade, according to GAO analysis. Further, most individuals ages 61 to 66 who were still working...



GAO-17-557, Nuclear Weapons Sustainment: Budget Estimates Report Contains More Information than in Prior Fiscal Years, but Transparency Can Be Improved, July 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The fiscal year 2017 joint report submitted by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in August 2016 includes 10-year budget estimates for sustaining...



GAO-17-644, Military Acquisitions: DOD Is Taking Steps to Address Challenges Faced by Certain Companies, July 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found According to representatives from 12 innovative companies that do not typically do business with the Department of Defense (DOD), there are several challenges that deter them from...



GAO-17-636, Homeless Veterans: VA Should Improve Reporting on the Benefits Provided by Leases of Unneeded Property, July 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can manage unneeded property under its various real property authorities, but only one of these—enhanced use leases (EUL)—is used to...



GAO-17-702T, FirstNet: Efforts to Establish the Public-Safety Broadband Network, July 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has conducted key efforts to establish the network, namely releasing the request for proposal (RFP) for the network and awarding...



GAO-17-622, 2020 Census: Bureau Needs to Better Leverage Information to Achieve Goals of Reengineered Address Canvassing, July 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found To achieve cost savings, the Census Bureau (Bureau) decided in September 2014 to use a reengineered approach for building its address list for the 2020 Census without having to go...



GAO-17-608R, Aviation Security: TSA Does Not Have Valid Evidence Supporting Most of the Revised Behavioral Indicators Used in Its Behavior Detection Activities, July 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) does not have valid evidence that most of the revised behavioral indicators (28 of 36) used in its behavior detection activities...



GAO-17-761T, Medicare Advantage Program Integrity: CMS's Efforts to Ensure Proper Payments and Identify and Recover Improper Payments, July 19, 2017

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimated that about $16 billion—nearly 10 percent—of Medicare Advantage (MA) payments in fiscal year 2016 were improper....



GAO-17-613, Federal Emergency Management Agency: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Handling of Employee Misconduct Allegations, July 18, 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed and documented misconduct policies and procedures for most employees, but not its entire workforce. Specifically, FEMA...



GAO-17-660, Every Student Succeeds Act: Early Observations on State Changes to Accountability Systems, July 13, 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found According to most of the nine education stakeholder groups GAO interviewed and officials in the two states GAO visited, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) strikes a good balance...



GAO-17-757T, Every Student Succeeds Act: Early Observations on State Changes to Accountability Systems, July 18, 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Representatives of all nine national stakeholder groups we spoke with saw the Every Student Succeeds Act’s (ESSA) accountability provisions as somewhat flexible, with most...



GAO-17-749T, Drug Discount Program: Update on Agency Efforts to Improve 340B Program Oversight, July 18, 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The 340B Drug Pricing Program requires drug manufacturers to sell outpatient drugs at discounted prices to covered entities—eligible clinics, hospitals, and others—to have...



GAO-17-532, DOD Excess Property: Enhanced Controls Needed for Access to Excess Controlled Property, July 18, 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has taken some actions and is planning additional actions to address identified weaknesses in its excess controlled property program. However,...



GAO-17-687SP, Countering ISIS and Its Effects: Key Issues for Oversight, July 18, 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Given the importance of countering the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a U.S. national security priority and the level of resources expended to counter ISIS and address...



GAO-17-600, Medicare: CMS Should Evaluate Providing Coverage for Disposable Medical Devices That Could Substitute for Durable Medical Equipment, July 17, 2017

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found While disposable medical devices are generally not covered by Medicare, GAO identified eight that could potentially substitute for durable medical equipment (DME) items that are...



GAO-17-714, Embassy Evacuations: State Department Should Take Steps to Improve Emergency Preparedness, July 17, 2017

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of State (State) has established processes to prepare overseas posts for crises and to conduct evacuations. In particular, posts prepare by developing and updating...



GAO-17-645, Defense Contracts: Recent Legislation and DOD Actions Related to Commercial Item Acquisitions, July 17, 2017

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Data from the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation (FPDS-NG) show that as a proportion of the Department of Defense's (DOD) total contracting obligations, contracts...



GAO-17-701, Biological Defense: Additional Information That Congress May Find Useful as It Considers DOD's Advanced Development and Manufacturing Capability, July 17, 2017

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) included in its October 2016 report to Congress information that addressed each of the six required elements regarding the department's...



GAO-17-527, Military Personnel: Improvements Needed in the Management of Enlistees' Medical Early Separation and Enlistment Information, July 14, 2017

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO's analysis of Department of Defense (DOD) accession and attrition data found that early attrition rates due to medical reasons during an enlistee's initial term of commitment...



GAO-17-558, Federal Low-Income Programs: Eligibility and Benefits Differ for Selected Programs Due to Complex and Varied Rules, June 29, 2017

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Six key federally funded programs for low-income people vary significantly with regard to who is eligible, how income is counted and the maximum income applicants may have to be...