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GAO-16-614, Payment Services: Federal Reserve's Competition with Other Providers Benefits Customers, but Additional Reviews Could Increase Assurance of Cost Accuracy, August 30, 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Federal Reserve Banks are authorized to provide payment services—such as check clearing and wire transfers—to ensure continuous and equitable access to all institutions....



GAO-16-809, Medicaid Fee-For-Service: State Resources Vary for Helping Beneficiaries Find Providers, August 29, 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as of July 2014, over 40 percent of nearly 71 million Medicaid beneficiaries were in fee-for-service (FFS)...



GAO-16-511, Information Technology: Agencies Need to Improve Their Application Inventories to Achieve Additional Savings, September 29, 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Most of the 24 Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990 agencies in the review fully met at least three of the four practices GAO identified to determine if agencies had complete...



GAO-16-513, Information Security: FDA Needs to Rectify Control Weaknesses That Place Industry and Public Health Data at Risk, August 30, 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has taken steps to safeguard the seven systems GAO reviewed, a...



GAO-16-880T, Federal Workforce: Lessons Learned for Engaging Millennials and Other Age Groups, September 29, 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Employees 39 years of age and younger represented approximately 45 percent of the United States employed civilian labor force and about 30 percent of the civilian federal workforce...



GAO-16-890T, Federal Research Grants: Opportunities Remain for Agencies to Streamline Administrative Requirements, September 29, 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Administrative requirements for federal research grants include (1) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) government-wide grant requirements for protecting against waste, fraud,...



GAO-16-884T, VA Real Property: VA Should Better Justify Its Need to Lease Major Medical Facilities, September 28, 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) leases major medical facilities to benefit from shorter time frames to open a facility and to attain flexibility to relocate. These factors...



GAO-16-616, NIH Biomedical Research: Agencies Involved in the Indirect Cost Rate-Setting Process Need to Improve Controls, September 07, 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Research organizations that apply for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding participate in an indirect cost rate-setting process, which involves submitting a rate proposal;...



GAO-16-827, Federal Fisheries Management: Additional Actions Could Advance Efforts to Incorporate Climate Information into Management Decisions, September 28, 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Commerce's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and eight Regional Fishery Management Councils (Council) have general information on the types of effects...



GAO-16-834, Climate Change: Information on NOAA's Support for States' Marine Coastal Ecosystem Resilience Efforts, September 28, 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is taking a variety of actions to support states' efforts to make their marine coastal...



GAO-16-757, China: U.S. Universities in China Emphasize Academic Freedom but Face Internet Censorship and Other Challenges, August 29, 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The 12 U.S. universities GAO reviewed generally reported receiving support for their institutions in China from Chinese government entities and universities, with limited funding...



GAO-16-727, International Trade: Government Procurement Agreements Contain Similar Provisions, but Market Access Commitments Vary, September 27, 2016

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO found that the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) and selected U.S. free trade agreements' (FTA) government procurement chapters that...



GAO-16-861R, Foreign Assistance: Selected Agencies' Monitoring and Evaluation Policies Generally Address Leading Practices, September 27, 2016

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found All the agencies we reviewed, except DOD, have established M&E policies that apply to their major foreign assistance programs. State, USAID, and MCC have agency-wide policies...



GAO-16-716R, Delegated Leasing Authority: Review of Selected Leases and Information on GSA's Changes to Delegation Procedures, September 27, 2016

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO reviewed leases executed by four federal agencies using a delegation of authority from the General Services Administration (GSA) and determined that 42 of 45 leases complied...



GAO-16-781, Waste Management: DOD Has Generally Addressed Legislative Requirements on the Use of Burn Pits but Needs to Fully Assess Health Effects, September 26, 2016

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In assessing the Department of Defense's (DOD) March 2016 report to Congress on the use of burn pits, GAO found that it generally addressed the requirements in section 313 of the...



GAO-16-813R, International Mail: Information on Designated Postal Operators and Universal Service in Selected Countries, September 26, 2016

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Based on the information GAO obtained about postal service in 10 selected countries, 9 of the 10 countries formally selected their current designated postal operator either...



GAO-16-771, Electronic Health Information: HHS Needs to Strengthen Security and Privacy Guidance and Oversight, August 26, 2016

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The use of electronic health information can allow providers to more efficiently share information and give patients easier access to their health information, among other...



GAO-16-869T, Federal Real Property: Efforts Made, but Challenges Remain in Reducing Unneeded Facilities, September 23, 2016

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Since 2012, the administration has taken steps to reform real property management and address the long-standing challenge of reducing excess and underutilized property. For...



GAO-16-740, Nuclear Weapons: DOD Assessed the Need for Each Leg of the Strategic Triad and Considered Other Reductions to Nuclear Forces, September 22, 2016

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) assessed the need for each leg of the strategic triad in support of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review and considered other reductions to nuclear...



GAO-16-871T, High-Containment Laboratories: Actions Needed to Mitigate Risk of Potential Exposure and Release of Dangerous Pathogens, September 23, 2016

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The total number of incidents involving incomplete inactivation--a process to destroy the hazardous effects of pathogens while retaining characteristics for future use--that...



GAO-16-797, Federal Disaster Assistance: Federal Departments and Agencies Obligated at Least $277.6 Billion during Fiscal Years 2005 through 2014, September 22, 2016

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found During fiscal years 2005 through 2014, the federal government obligated at least $277.6 billion across 17 federal departments and agencies for disaster assistance programs and...



GAO-16-750, Equal Employment Opportunity: Strengthening Oversight Could Improve Federal Contractor Nondiscrimination Compliance, September 22, 2016

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Since 2010, most compliance evaluations conducted by the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of federal supply and service...



GAO-16-680, Earthquakes: Additional Actions Needed to Identify and Mitigate Risks to Federal Buildings and Implement an Early Warning System, August 31, 2016

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The four cities GAO visited (see figure) have taken various actions to assess and mitigate seismic risks, including identifying and assessing their high risk buildings,...



GAO-16-717, Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Agencies Are Taking a Range of Actions, but the Task Force Lacks Performance Targets for Assessing Progress, September 22, 2016

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found While criminal elements of all kinds, including some terrorist entities and rogue security personnel, engage in poaching and transporting ivory and rhino horn across Africa,...



GAO-16-818, Tiered Evidence Grants: Opportunities Exist to Share Lessons from Early Implementation and Inform Future Federal Efforts, September 21, 2016

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Tiered evidence grants are a new policy tool federal agencies are using to incorporate evidence of effectiveness into grantmaking. Under this approach, agencies establish tiers of...