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GAO-17-582, Operational Support Airlift: Fleet Sufficiency is Assessed Annually, June 28, 2017

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In calendar years 2014 and 2015, government officials took thousands of flights on Operational Support Airlift (OSA) executive aircraft, and our review of a nongeneralizable sample...



GAO-17-516, FBI Laboratory: Chemistry and Trace Evidence Units Generally Adhere to Quality Standards, but Could Review More Examiner Testimonies, June 28, 2017

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory has a framework in place to help ensure quality in its forensic examinations of chemical and trace evidence. Based on...



GAO-17-309, Weapon Systems: Prototyping Has Benefited Acquisition Programs, but More Can Be Done to Support Innovation Initiatives, June 27, 2017

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) has used prototyping on its major defense acquisition programs (MDAP) primarily to reduce technical risk, investigate integration challenges,...



GAO-17-411, Physician Workforce: Locations and Types of Graduate Training Were Largely Unchanged, and Federal Efforts May Not Be Sufficient to Meet Needs, May 25, 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The locations and types of physicians in graduate medical education (GME) training—known as residents—generally remained unchanged from 2005 through 2015, but there was notable...



GAO-17-452, Generic Drug User Fees: Application Review Times Declined, but FDA Should Develop a Plan for Administering Its Unobligated User Fees, May 25, 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Since the enactment of the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2012 (GDUFA), the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) reliance on user fees has increased from $121 million in...



GAO-17-480, VA Health Care: Improvements Needed in Data and Monitoring of Clinical Productivity and Efficiency, May 23, 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented clinical productivity metrics to measure physician providers' time and effort to deliver procedures. VA also developed...



GAO-17-428, Operational Contract Support: Actions Needed to Enhance Capabilities in the Pacific Region, June 23, 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) does not fully account for contractor personnel in a steady-state, or peacetime, environment and lacks a process to vet foreign vendors. Department of...



GAO-17-523R, Defense Management: DOD Has Taken Initial Steps to Formulate an Organizational Strategy, but These Efforts Are Not Complete, June 23, 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Why GAO Did This Study Section 911 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2017 directed the Secretary of Defense to, among other things, formulate an organizational strategy for DOD that identifies the...



GAO-17-596T, Job Corps: Preliminary Observations on Student Safety and Security Data, June 22, 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO's preliminary analysis of the Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) incident data found that Job Corps centers reported 49,836 safety and...



GAO-17-568, Army Weapon System Requirements: Need to Address Workforce Shortfalls to Make Necessary Improvements, June 22, 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Since 2011, the Army has taken a number of actions to improve its requirements development process for major defense acquisition programs. For example, the Army has established...



GAO-17-457, Army Contracting: Leadership Lacks Information Needed To Evaluate and Improve Operations, June 22, 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Top Army leaders conduct department-wide contracting reviews, but they have not consistently evaluated the efficiency and effectiveness of the department's contracting operations....



GAO-17-384, Veterans Affairs: Improved Management Processes Are Necessary for IT Systems That Better Support Health Care, June 21, 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has established information technology (IT) management processes that are partially consistent with leading practices. VA has issued...



GAO-17-449, Supply Chain Management: DOD Could More Efficiently Use Its Distribution Centers, June 21, 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO found that since fiscal year 2009, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)—the largest logistics combat support agency for the Department of Defense (DOD)—had reduced costs and...



GAO-17-604T, Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office, June 21, 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In fiscal year 2016 GAO’s work resulted in a return of $112 for every dollar invested in GAO, generating over $63 billion in financial benefits to the federal government....



GAO-17-540, Oil, Gas, and Coal Royalties: Raising Federal Rates Could Decrease Production on Federal Lands but Increase Federal Revenue, June 20, 2017

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Raising federal royalty rates—a percentage of the value of production paid to the federal government—for onshore oil, gas, and coal resources could decrease oil, gas, and coal...



GAO-17-461, Defense Infrastructure: Additional Data and Guidance Needed for Alternatively Financed Energy Projects, June 20, 2017

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The military services have used alternative financing arrangements—entering into about 38 private-sector contracts annually from 2005 through 2016—to improve energy efficiency,...



GAO-17-416, Memory Supplements: Clarifying FDA and FTC Roles Could Strengthen Oversight and Enhance Consumer Awareness, May 16, 2017

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO's market review during a 2-month period found most examples of memory supplement marketing on the Internet. About 96 percent of marketing identified appeared on the Internet,...



GAO-17-510, Hydrographic Surveying: NOAA Needs Better Cost Data and a Strategy for Expanding Private Sector Involvement in Data Collection, June 15, 2017

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses a three-step process to determine its hydrographic survey priorities, according to agency...



GAO-17-179, VA Information Technology: Pharmacy System Needs Additional Capabilities for Viewing, Exchanging, and Using Data to Better Serve Veterans, June 14, 2017

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has system capabilities through multiple computer applications that support its clinicians and pharmacists in prescribing and dispensing...



GAO-17-552R, Management Report: Opportunities for Improvement in FHFA's Evaluation of Internal Control over Financial Reporting, June 14, 2017

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found During its audit of the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) fiscal years 2016 and 2015 financial statements, GAO identified deficiencies in FHFA's evaluation of internal...



GAO-17-563R, U.S. Foreign Assistance: Inventory of Strategies at Selected Agencies, June 13, 2017

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found We identified 63 strategy documents that DOD, HHS, MCC, State, USAID, and USDA have developed to guide their foreign assistance efforts. A number of these documents involved more...



GAO-17-686T, Information Technology: Sustained Management Attention to the Implementation of FITARA Is Needed to Better Manage Acquisitions and Operations, June 13, 2017

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and federal agencies have taken steps to improve information technology (IT) through a series of initiatives, and as of May 2017, had...



GAO-17-484, Improper Payments: Additional Guidance Could Provide More Consistent Compliance Determinations and Reporting by Inspectors General, May 31, 2017

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Five years after the implementation of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA), 15 of the 24 Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (CFO Act) agencies were...



GAO-17-575, Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier: Follow-On Ships Need More Frequent and Accurate Cost Estimates to Avoid Pitfalls of Lead Ship, June 13, 2017

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The cost estimate for the second Ford-Class aircraft carrier, CVN 79, is not reliable and does not address lessons learned from the performance of the lead ship, CVN 78. As a...



GAO-17-369, Department of Defense: Actions Needed to Address Five Key Mission Challenges, June 13, 2017

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) faces five key challenges that significantly affect the department's ability to accomplish its mission. These include the need to (1) rebalance...