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GAO-17-748, Veterans Health Care: Additional Actions Could Further Improve Policy Management, September 22, 2017

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Veterans Health Administration (VHA)—within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)—is taking steps to align existing national policy documents with newly revised...



GAO-17-464, Telecommunications: Agencies Need to Apply Transition Planning Practices to Reduce Potential Delays and Added Costs, September 21, 2017

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The General Services Administration's (GSA's) transition guidance to agencies addressed roughly half of its previously identified lessons learned. GSA identified 35 lessons learned...



GAO-17-726, Investment Management: Key Practices Could Provide More Options for Federal Entities and Opportunities for Minority- and Women-Owned Asset Managers, September 13, 2017

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found According to asset managers and industry associations with which GAO spoke, minority- and women-owned (MWO) asset managers face challenges when competing for investment management...



GAO-17-555, Higher Education: Education Should Address Oversight and Communication Gaps in Its Monitoring of the Financial Condition of Schools, August 21, 2017

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Education (Education) reviews the annual audits of postsecondary schools to assess compliance with financial responsibility standards for schools that participate...



GAO-17-756, Commercial Aviation: Information on Airline Fees for Optional Services, September 20, 2017

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Since 2010, selected U.S. airlines have introduced a variety of new fees for optional services and increased some existing fees. For example, each of the 11 U.S. airlines that GAO...



GAO-17-807T, Budget Issues: Budget Uncertainty and Disruptions Affect Timing of Agency Spending, September 20, 2017

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Agency responses to budget uncertainties affect timing of spending. Due to uncertainties about the total funding ultimately available in a given year, prior GAO work has found that...



GAO-17-809T, Navy Readiness: Actions Needed to Address Persistent Maintenance, Training, and Other Challenges Affecting the Fleet, September 19, 2017

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO's prior work shows that the Navy has increased deployment lengths, shortened training periods, and reduced or deferred maintenance to meet high operational demands, which has...



GAO-17-716, Iraqi and Syrian Cultural Property: U.S. Government Committee Should Incorporate Additional Collaboration Practices, September 19, 2017

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO's examination of 17 cultural property investigations shows that the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice (DOJ) have taken a number of actions to enforce laws and...



GAO-17-700, Employee Relocation: VA Strengthened Appraised Value Offer's Controls, but Can Improve Efforts to Track Effects on Retention and Recruitment, September 19, 2017

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found About 80 percent of federal agencies' home sale transactions to support employee relocations are through the contract that the General Services Administration (GSA) manages with...



GAO-17-742, Broadband: Additional Stakeholder Input Could Inform FCC Actions to Promote Competition, September 19, 2017

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Selected experts and stakeholders told GAO that infrastructure costs and other factors can limit broadband deployment and the extent of broadband competition. Factors these...



GAO-17-267, Information Technology Modernization: Corporation for National and Community Service Needs to Develop a System That Supports Grant Monitoring, August 17, 2017

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Corporation for National and Community Service's (CNCS) information technology (IT) modernization projects are currently planned to align with the agency's business and...



GAO-17-500, Army Corps of Engineers: Better Data Needed on Water Storage Pricing, August 18, 2017

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Based on GAO's review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) municipal and industrial (M&I) water storage agreement data stored in the Operations and Maintenance Business...



GAO-17-727, Telecommunications: FCC Updated Its Enforcement Program, but Improved Transparency Is Needed, September 14, 2017

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken actions in the last 5 years to update its enforcement data collection and processes. In 2012, FCC implemented a new...



GAO-17-805T, Telecommunications: Additional Action Needed to Mitigate Significant Risks in FCC's Lifeline Program, September 14, 2017

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In its May 2017 report GAO found the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has not evaluated the Lifeline program's (Lifeline) performance in meeting its goals of increasing...



GAO-17-754R, K-12 Education: High School Sports Access and Participation, September 14, 2017

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Access to and participation in sports varied more across different types of schools than by sex, according to GAO's analysis of Department of Education (Education) data. In school...



GAO-17-804T, Veterans Benefits: GAO's Proposed Role in Reviewing Efforts to Protect Veterans from Financial Exploitation, September 13, 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In prior work, GAO has found that veterans who applied for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pension benefits could be targeted for financial exploitation. For example, in 2012,...



GAO-17-347, Technology Assessment: Medical devices: Capabilities and challenges of technologies to enable rapid diagnoses of infectious diseases, August 14, 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Commercially available multiplex point-of-care technologies (MPOCTs) have a range of performance characteristics that describe, among other things, the ability of the technology to...



GAO-17-725, Rural Housing Service: Additional Actions Would Help Ensure Reasonableness of Rental Assistance Estimates, September 13, 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found An interplay of three primary factors contributed to the funding gaps that the rental assistance program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service (RHS) faced...



GAO-17-715, Overseas Allowances: State Should Assess the Cost-Effectiveness of Its Hardship Pay Policies, September 13, 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of State (State) spent about $732 million for hardship pay and $266 million for danger pay at overseas posts in fiscal years 2011 through 2016. Department of State...



GAO-17-632, Medicaid Managed Care: CMS Should Improve Oversight of Access and Quality in States' Long-Term Services and Supports Programs, August 14, 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In Medicaid, long-term services and supports are designed to promote the ability of beneficiaries with physical, cognitive, or mental disabilities or conditions to live or work in...



GAO-17-790T, High Risk: Status of Prior Recommendations on Federal Management of Programs Serving Indian Tribes, September 13, 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found As discussed in the 2017 High Risk report, GAO has identified numerous weaknesses in how the Department of the Interior (Interior) and the Department of Health and Human Services...



GAO-17-574, Higher Education: Students Need More Information to Help Reduce Challenges in Transferring College Credits, August 14, 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Based on GAO's analysis of the Department of Education's (Education) most recently available data, an estimated 35 percent of college students transferred to a new school at least...



GAO-17-744R, Weapon Systems Management: Product Support Managers' Perspectives on Factors Critical to Influencing Sustainment-Related Decisions, September 12, 2017

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Product support managers' (PSM) principal responsibility is to develop and implement support strategies for Department of Defense (DOD) weapon systems that maintain readiness and...



GAO-17-800T, Veterans Affairs: Management and Oversight of Mail Operations Could Be Improved, September 12, 2017

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is not managing its outgoing mail effectively as it lacks key elements of an effective mail management program, including reliable data on...



GAO-17-548, Naval Shipyards: Actions Needed to Improve Poor Conditions that Affect Operations, September 12, 2017

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Although the Navy committed to increased capital investment and developed an improvement plan in 2013, the shipyards' facilities and equipment remain in poor condition. GAO's...