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GAO-18-329T, VA Construction: Actions Taken to Improve Denver Medical Center and Other Large Projects' Cost Estimates and Schedules, January 17, 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking actions to implement GAO's 2017 recommendations related to project management, as described below. However, in some cases VA has...



GAO-18-336T, Prescription Opioids: Medicare Should Expand Oversight Efforts to Reduce the Risk of Harm, January 17, 2017

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides guidance on the monitoring of Medicare beneficiaries who...



GAO-18-317T, NASA Commercial Crew Program: Continued Delays Pose Risks for Uninterrupted Access to the International Space Station, January 17, 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Both Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) are making progress toward their goal of being able to transport American astronauts to and from the International Space...



GAO-18-83, Medicare Part B: Medicare Represented at Least Half of the Market for 22 of the 84 Most Expensive Drugs in 2015, December 18, 2017

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Medicare bases its payments for most Part B drugs on the average amount that individual purchasers such as physicians paid to manufacturers, net of discounts and rebates, called...



GAO-18-103, Medicaid: CMS Should Take Additional Steps to Improve Assessments of Individuals' Needs for Home- and Community-Based Services, December 14, 2017

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The six selected states that GAO reviewed used multiple approaches to assess individuals' needs for Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS). Each state may have multiple...



GAO-18-80, Generic Drugs: FDA Should Make Public Its Plans to Issue and Revise Guidance on Nonbiological Complex Drugs, December 14, 2017

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Certain drugs, referred to as nonbiological complex drugs (NBCD), have a more complex chemical structure than most other drugs. As a result, it can be more difficult to identify...



GAO-18-140, FDA Medical Device Reviews: Evaluation is Needed to Assure Requests for Additional Information Follow a Least Burdensome Approach, December 15, 2017

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Since 1997, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been required to consider the least burdensome means of evaluating certain types of medical devices for marketing, including...



GAO-18-143, Disaster Recovery: Additional Actions Would Improve Data Quality and Timeliness of FEMA's Public Assistance Appeals Processing, December 15, 2017

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Weaknesses in the quality of Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) appeals data limit its ability to oversee the appeals process. For example, FEMA's...



GAO-18-57, Commercial Space Launch Insurance: FAA Needs to Fully Address Mandated Requirements, January 16, 2018

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) report evaluating its maximum probable loss (MPL) methodology did not fully address the evaluation and consultation requirements...



GAO-18-201, VA Facility Security: Policy Review and Improved Oversight Strategy Needed, January 11, 2018

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) risk management policies include some but not all of the elements of standards set by the Interagency Security Committee (ISC). ISC was...



GAO-18-214, Nuclear Security: CBP Needs to Take Action to Ensure Imported Radiological Material Is Properly Licensed, January 10, 2018

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency officials at U.S. airports have not verified the legitimacy of all licenses for imported radiological materials as required by CBP's...



GAO-18-226, National Security: Ongoing Review of the Military Selective Service Process Could Benefit from Additional Information, January 10, 2018

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found In its July 2017 report to Congress and the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service (i.e., “the Commission”), the Department of Defense (DOD) provided...



GAO-18-42, Information Technology: Agencies Need to Involve Chief Information Officers in Reviewing Billions of Dollars in Acquisitions, January 10, 2018

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Most of the 22 selected agencies did not identify all of their information technology (IT) contracts. The selected agencies identified 78,249 IT-related contracts, to which they...



GAO-18-202R, Defense Budget: Obligations of Overseas Contingency Operations Funding for Operation and Maintenance Base Requirements, January 10, 2018

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) reported obligating the $9.1 billion that Congress authorized in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 as operation and...



GAO-18-198, Telecommunications: FCC Should Improve Monitoring of Industry Efforts to Strengthen Wireless Network Resiliency, December 12, 2017

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The number of wireless outages attributed to a physical incident—a natural disaster, accident, or other manmade event, such as vandalism—increased from 2009 to 2016, as...



GAO-18-37, Social Security Disability: Additional Measures and Evaluation Needed to Enhance Accuracy and Consistency of Hearings Decisions, December 07, 2017

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Allowance rates—the rate at which Social Security Administration (SSA) administrative law judges allowed disability benefits to be paid when claimants appealed—varied across...



GAO-18-70, Medicaid: Further Action Needed to Expedite Use of National Data for Program Oversight, December 08, 2017

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found As of November 2017, 49 states had begun reporting Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) data—a significant increase from 18 states reporting these data...



GAO-18-147, Bureau of Prisons: Better Planning and Evaluation Could Help Ensure Effective Use of Retention Incentives, December 07, 2017

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found From fiscal years 2012 to 2016, the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) total retention incentive expenditures generally increased from $10.7 to $14.0...



GAO-18-76, Small Business Contracting: SBA Efforts May Clarify the Assignment of Industry Codes, and Most Code Appeals Were Dismissed, December 05, 2017

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Agencies' contracting officers consider various factors in assigning North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes to federal contracts, and the Small Business...



GAO-18-60, Offshore Seismic Surveys: Additional Guidance Needed to Help Ensure Timely Reviews, December 11, 2017

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) process and time frames for reviewing seismic survey applications differ by region along the Outer...



GAO-18-89, Natural Gas Storage: Department of Transportation Could Take Additional Steps to Improve Safety Enforcement Planning, November 22, 2017

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found To meet its requirement under the Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016, the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and...



GAO-18-133R, Unemployment Insurance: State Use of Warnings Related to Work Search Requirements Affects DOL's Improper Payment Estimates, November 21, 2017

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Department of Labor (DOL) data show that some states have formal warning policies that allow Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants to receive benefits after the first discovered...



GAO-18-172, Transportation Security Administration: After Oversight Lapses, Compliance with Policy Governing Special Authority Has Been Strengthened, December 21, 2017

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found During fiscal years 2012 through 2016, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awarded at least 1,039 other transaction agreements (OTA) and obligated at least $1.4...



GAO-18-24, Internet Firearm Sales: ATF Enforcement Efforts and Outcomes of GAO Covert Testing, November 21, 2017

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is responsible for investigating criminal and regulatory violations of firearms statutes and regulations that govern...



GAO-18-158, Columbia Class Submarine: Immature Technologies Present Risks to Achieving Cost Schedule and Performance Goals, December 21, 2017

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Additional development and testing are required to demonstrate the maturity of several Columbia class submarine technologies that are critical to performance, including the...