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GAO-17-337, Small Business Research Programs: Additional Actions Needed to Implement Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Prevention Requirements, April 25, 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The 11 agencies participating in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs have varied in their implementation of the...



GAO-17-426, Federally Owned Vehicles: Agencies Should Improve Processes to Identify Underutilized Vehicles, April 25, 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Federal agencies spent more than $1.6 billion to purchase approximately 64,500 passenger vehicles and light trucks through the General Services Administration (GSA) from fiscal...



GAO-17-343, Tennessee Valley Authority: Actions Needed to Better Communicate Debt Reduction Plans and Address Billions in Unfunded Pension Liabilities, March 23, 2017

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found To meet its goal to reduce debt by about $4 billion—from about $26 billion in fiscal year 2016 to about $22 billion by fiscal year 2023—the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)...



GAO-17-351, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: DOD Needs to Complete Developmental Testing Before Making Significant New Investments, April 24, 2017

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Cascading F-35 testing delays could cost the Department of Defense (DOD) over a billion dollars more than currently budgeted to complete development of the F-35 baseline program....



GAO-17-372, Aviation Research and Development: FAA Could Improve How It Develops Its Portfolio and Reports Its Activities, April 24, 2017

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) actions are not fully consistent with requirements, agency guidance, and leading practices related to the management of its research and...



GAO-17-361, Financial Technology: Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight, April 19, 2017

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

What GAO Found The financial technology (fintech) industry is generally described in terms of subsectors that have or are likely to have the greatest impact on financial services, such as credit...



GAO-17-208, Performance Partnerships: Agencies Need to Better Identify Resource Contributions to Sustain Disconnected Youth Pilot Programs and Data to Assess Pilot Results, April 18, 2017

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

What GAO Found Congress has authorized 2 federal performance partnership initiatives. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Performance Partnership Grants (PPG) has been in place for 20...



GAO-17-323, Littoral Combat Ship and Frigate: Delaying Planned Frigate Acquisition Would Enable Better-Informed Decisions, April 18, 2017

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

What GAO Found The Navy's current acquisition approach for its new frigate—a ship based on a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) design with minor modifications—requires Congress to make significant...



GAO-17-402, Amphibious Combat Vehicle Acquisition: Cost Estimate Meets Best Practices, but Concurrency between Testing and Production Increases Risk, April 18, 2017

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

What GAO Found GAO assessed the cost estimate for the first increment of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) program—ACV 1.1—and found that it was developed in accordance with best practices....



GAO-17-277, Medicaid Program Integrity: CMS Should Build on Current Oversight Efforts by Further Enhancing Collaboration with States, March 15, 2017

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

What GAO Found The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has tailored its state program integrity reviews—in which the agency reviews states' program integrity activities—to...



GAO-17-365, Health Care: Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Use in Medicare and Selected Federal Programs, April 14, 2017

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

What GAO Found Selected associations representing providers and patients most often cited the potential to improve or maintain quality of care as a significant factor that encourages the use of...



GAO-17-399, Trade Enforcement: Information on U.S. Agencies' Monitoring and Enforcement Resources for International Trade Agreements, April 13, 2017

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Eleven U.S. agency offices and bureaus have responsibilities for monitoring and enforcing international trade agreements; however, they do not have information that allows for a...



GAO-17-301, Rural Broadband Deployment: Improved Consistency with Leading Practices Could Enhance Management of Loan and Grant Programs, April 13, 2017

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has procedures and activities that are consistent with four leading...



GAO-17-396, Homeland Security Acquisitions: Identifying All Non-Major Acquisitions Would Advance Ongoing Efforts to Improve Management, April 13, 2017

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) component agencies—such as the U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection—lack the information needed to effectively oversee...



GAO-17-329, Federal Contracts: Agencies Widely Used Indefinite Contracts to Provide Flexibility to Meet Mission Needs, April 13, 2017

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found From fiscal years 2011 through 2015, the proportion of spending by federal agencies on indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts remained stable and accounted for...



GAO-17-172, Small Business Contracting: DOD Should Take Actions to Ensure That Its Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program Enhances the Capabilities of Protégé Firms, April 11, 2017

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) relies on military services and agencies (DOD components) to approve the agreements that establish relationships between participants in its Pilot...



GAO-17-239, Nuclear Security: DOE Could Improve Aspects of Nuclear Security Reporting, April 11, 2017

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Energy's (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) annual reports for 2014 and 2015 on the security of nuclear facilities holding special...



GAO-17-251SP, Information Technology: Opportunities for Improving Acquisitions and Operations, April 11, 2017

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What the Participants Said Forum participants discussed the challenges and opportunities for Chief Information Officers (CIO) to improve information technology (IT) acquisitions and...



GAO-17-290, Medicare Provider Education: Oversight of Efforts to Reduce Improper Billing Needs Improvement, March 10, 2017

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Medicare administrative contractors (MAC) process Medicare claims, identify areas vulnerable to improper billing, and develop general education efforts focused on these areas. MAC...



GAO-17-224, International Food Assistance: USAID Has Controls for Implementation and Support Costs but Should Strengthen Financial Oversight, March 09, 2017

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has used most of the 2014 Farm Bill's increase in authorized funding for section 202(e) of the Food for Peace Act to provide...



GAO-17-325, Human Trafficking: Action Needed to Identify the Number of Native American Victims Receiving Federally-funded Services, March 30, 2017

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found All four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking in Indian country—the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.S....



GAO-17-346SP, Homeland Security Acquisitions: Earlier Requirements Definition and Clear Documentation of Key Decisions Could Facilitate Ongoing Progress, April 06, 2017

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found For the first time since GAO began its annual assessments of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) major acquisitions, all 26 programs that were reviewed had a...



GAO-17-300, Countering Violent Extremism: Actions Needed to Define Strategy and Assess Progress of Federal Efforts, April 06, 2017

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found As of December 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation, and National Counterterrorism Center had implemented...



GAO-17-320, Advanced Manufacturing: Commerce Could Strengthen Collaboration with Other Agencies on Innovation Institutes, April 06, 2017

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found As of December 2016, the Departments of Defense (DOD), Energy (DOE), and Commerce (Commerce) collectively had signed agreements to establish 11 manufacturing innovation institutes....



GAO-17-415, Marine Corps Asia Pacific Realignment: DOD Should Resolve Capability Deficiencies and Infrastructure Risks and Revise Cost Estimates, April 05, 2017

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) has coordinated the relocation of Marines from Okinawa to other locations in the Asia-Pacific region through developing a synchronization plan and...