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GAO-18-360SP, Weapon Systems Annual Assessment: Knowledge Gaps Pose Risks to Sustaining Recent Positive Trends, April 25, 2018

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

This special report, GAO's 16th annual assessment of the Department of Defense's (DOD) $1.66 trillion portfolio of 86 major weapon systems acquisition programs, examines changes in the portfolio...



GAO-18-464R, Warfighter Support: DOD Needs to Share F-35 Operational Lessons Across the Military Services, April 25, 2018

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Marine Corps records F-35 aircraft operational lessons learned on its own service-specific website, but the Department of Defense (DOD) does not formally share these lessons...



GAO-18-253, Military Readiness: Clear Policy and Reliable Data Would Help DOD Better Manage Service Members' Time Away from Home, April 25, 2018

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD), military service, and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) policies vary in identifying specific and measurable thresholds on the total time...



GAO-18-448T, Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office, April 25, 2018

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

In fiscal year (FY) 2017, GAO's work resulted in a return of $128 for every dollar invested in GAO, generating almost $74 billion in financial benefits to the federal government. Implementation of...



GAO-18-426T, Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office, April 25, 2018

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

In fiscal year (FY) 2017, GAO’s work resulted in a return of $128 for every dollar invested in GAO, generating almost $74 billion in financial benefits to the federal government. Implementation...



GAO-18-344, DHS Program Costs: Reporting Program-Level Operations and Support Costs to Congress Would Improve Oversight, April 25, 2018

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found While the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) budget management provides flexibility to conduct operations, such as shifting funds to programs within the same mission area to...



GAO-18-302, CMS Innovation Center: Model Implementation and Center Performance, March 26, 2018

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found As of March 1, 2018, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) had implemented 37 models that test new approaches for delivering and paying for health...



GAO-18-266, Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation: Executive Branch and Legislative Action Needed for Closure and Transfer of Activities, April 24, 2018

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found As of December 2017, the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation, and its predecessor agency (collectively, ONHIR), has relocated 3,660 Navajo and 27 Hopi families off...



GAO-18-241, Hanford Waste Treatment Plant: DOE Needs to Take Further Actions to Address Weaknesses in Its Quality Assurance Program, April 24, 2018

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Energy (DOE) has taken several actions to identify and address quality assurance problems at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) at its Hanford...



GAO-18-520T, Cybersecurity: DHS Needs to Enhance Efforts to Improve and Promote the Security of Federal and Private-Sector Networks, April 24, 2018

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In recent years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has acted to improve and promote the cybersecurity of federal and private-sector computer systems and networks, but...



GAO-18-512T, National Preparedness: FEMA Has Taken Steps to Strengthen Grant Management, But Challenges Remain in Assessing Capabilities, April 23, 2018

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In February 2012, GAO identified coordination challenges among Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant programs that share similar goals and fund similar projects, which...



GAO-18-135, Transitioning Veterans: Coast Guard Needs to Improve Data Quality and Monitoring of Its Transition Assistance Program, April 19, 2018

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard), which is overseen by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), lacks complete or reliable data on participation in the Transition...



GAO-18-353, KC-46 Tanker Modernization: Program Cost Is Stable, but Schedule May Be Further Delayed, April 18, 2018

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The total acquisition cost estimate for the KC-46 refueling tanker aircraft remained stable over the last year at $44.4 billion. As shown in the table below, the estimate has...



GAO-18-343, Immigration Detention: Opportunities Exist to Improve Cost Estimates, April 18, 2018

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) formulates its budget request for detention resources based on guidance from the Office of Management and Budget and the Department...



GAO-18-469T, Immigration Courts: Observations on Restructuring Options and Actions Needed to Address Long-Standing Management Challenges, April 18, 2018

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In June 2017, GAO reported that some immigration court experts and stakeholders have recommended restructuring the Executive Office for Immigration Review's (EOIR) administrative...



GAO-18-409, Gas Pipeline Safety: Stakeholders' and Officials' Views on Federal Odorizing Requirements, April 18, 2018

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials, state officials, and stakeholders GAO contacted cited...



GAO-18-272, Food Safety: USDA Should Take Further Action to Reduce Pathogens in Meat and Poultry Products, March 19, 2018

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found To help ensure the safety of our nation's food supply, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed standards limiting the amount of Salmonella and Campylobacter...



GAO-18-416T, 2020 Census: Continued Management Attention Needed to Mitigate Key Risks Jeopardizing a Cost-Effective and Secure Enumeration, April 18, 2018

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Census Bureau (Bureau) is planning several innovations for the 2020 Decennial Census, including re-engineering field operations by relying more on automation, using...



GAO-18-315, Substance Use Disorder: Information on Recovery Housing Prevalence, Selected States' Oversight, and Funding, March 22, 2018

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Nationwide prevalence of recovery housing—peer-run or peer-managed drug- and alcohol-free supportive housing for individuals in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD)—is...



GAO-18-332R, Management Report: Improvements Needed in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service's Information System Controls, April 17, 2018

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found During GAO's audit of the Schedules of Federal Debt managed by the Department of the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) for the fiscal years ended September...



GAO-18-392R, Higher Education: Characteristics of Graduate PLUS Borrowers, April 17, 2018

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Graduate PLUS Borrowers: As of June 30, 2017, the median borrower of Graduate PLUS (Grad PLUS) loans—federal loans made to graduate or professional students to pay for...



GAO-18-399, CIVILIAN AND CONTRACTOR WORKFORCES: DOD's Cost Comparisons Addressed Most Report Elements but Excluded Some Costs, April 17, 2018

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In response to Congressional direction, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued a report in April 2017 comparing the costs of federal civilian and service contractor personnel at...



GAO-18-364, Amphibious Combat Vehicle: Program Should Take Steps to Ensure Manufacturing Readiness, April 17, 2018

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The first version of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV 1.1) is on track to meet development cost goals with no additional anticipated delays for major acquisition milestones. With...



GAO-18-231, Military Bases: DOD Should Address Challenges with Communication and Mission Changes to Improve Future Base Realignment and Closure Rounds, March 30, 2018

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) components generally did not measure the achievement of goals—reducing excess infrastructure, transforming the military, and promoting joint...



GAO-18-199, Food Safety: Federal Efforts to Manage the Risk of Arsenic in Rice, March 16, 2018

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences, in 2013, and more recent key scientific reviews reported evidence of associations between long-term...