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GAO-17-52, VA Health Care: Improved Monitoring Needed for Effective Oversight of Care for Women Veterans, December 02, 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) does not have accurate and complete data on the extent to which its medical centers comply with...



GAO-17-132, Motor Carriers: Establishing System for Self-Reporting Equipment Problems Appears Feasible, but Safety Benefits Questionable and Costs Unknown, December 02, 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Establishing a system that would provide incentives for trucking companies to self-report equipment problems may not necessarily yield safety benefits. Most stakeholders GAO...



GAO-17-130, Hazardous Materials Rail Shipments: A Review of Emergency Response Information in Selected Train Documents, December 02, 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found To help emergency responders safely handle rail accidents involving hazardous materials, selected railroads transporting hazardous materials typically carry two sources of...



GAO-17-83, American Samoa: Alternatives for Raising Minimum Wages to Keep Pace with the Cost of Living and Reach the Federal Level, December 02, 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Federal legislation passed in 2007 created a schedule of periodic increases to minimum wages in American Samoa. During the previous 50 years, special industry committees had...



GAO-17-264T, Renewable Fuel Standard: Program Unlikely to Meet Production or Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets, December 01, 2016

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found It is unlikely that the goals of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation's renewable fuels sector while reducing reliance on...



GAO-17-246T, Overseas Contingency Operations: Observations on the Use of Force Management Levels in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, December 01, 2016

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Military officials planning for and executing operations under force management levels have taken various actions to maximize military capabilities deployed to countries under...



GAO-17-262T, Littoral Combat Ship and Frigate: Congress Faced with Critical Acquisition Decisions, December 01, 2016

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Navy's vision for Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program has evolved significantly over the last 15 years, reflecting degradations of the underlying business case. Initial plans to...



GAO-17-268T, Federal Fees, Fines, and Penalties: Observations on Agency Spending Authorities, December 01, 2016

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found GAO's prior work has identified four key design decisions related to how fee, fine, and penalty collections are used that help Congress balance agency flexibility and congressional...



GAO-17-63, Enterprise Risk Management: Selected Agencies' Experiences Illustrate Good Practices in Managing Risk, December 01, 2016

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a forward-looking management approach that allows agencies to assess threats and opportunities that could affect the achievement of its goals....



GAO-17-57, Radiation Portal Monitors: DHS's Fleet Is Lasting Longer than Expected, and Future Acquisitions Focus on Operational Efficiencies, October 31, 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) assessment of its fleet of radiation portal monitors (RPM)—large, stationary radiation detectors through which vehicles and cargo...



GAO-17-8, IT Workforce: Key Practices Help Ensure Strong Integrated Program Teams; Selected Departments Need to Assess Skill Gaps, November 30, 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Integrated program teams (IPT) are cross-functional or multidisciplinary groups of individuals that are organized and collectively responsible for delivering a product to an...



GAO-17-22, Federal Student Loans: Education Needs to Improve Its Income-Driven Repayment Plan Budget Estimates, November 15, 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found For the fiscal year 2017 budget, the U.S. Department of Education (Education) estimates that all federally issued Direct Loans in Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans will have...



GAO-17-33, Elder Abuse: The Extent of Abuse by Guardians Is Unknown, but Some Measures Exist to Help Protect Older Adults, November 16, 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The extent of elder abuse by guardians nationally is unknown due to limited data on key factors related to elder abuse by a guardian, such as the numbers of guardians serving older...



GAO-17-273T, Elder Abuse: The Extent of Abuse by Guardians Is Unknown, but Some Measures Are Being Taken to Help Protect Older Adults, November 30, 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The extent of elder abuse by guardians nationally is unknown due to limited data on key factors related to elder abuse by a guardian, such as the numbers of guardians serving older...



GAO-17-265R, Confidential Informants: Status of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Efforts to Address a GAO Recommendation, November 30, 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), an agency within the Department of Justice, has updated its confidential informant policy and corresponding monitoring processes to...



GAO-17-126, Army Pacific Pathways: Comprehensive Assessment and Planning Needed to Capture Benefits Relative to Costs and Enhance Value for Participating Units [Reissued on November 30, 2016], November 14, 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), the Army’s component command in the Asia-Pacific region, has identified Pacific Pathways costs and taken steps to assess some associated benefits,...



GAO-17-110, Whistleblower Protection: Additional Actions Would Improve Recording and Reporting of Appeals Data, November 28, 2016

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Of the two types of whistleblower appeals—individual right of action (IRA) and otherwise appealable action (OAA)—Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) data show higher numbers...



GAO-17-94, Renewable Fuel Standard: Program Unlikely to Meet Its Targets for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, November 28, 2016

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found It is unlikely that the goals of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation's renewable fuels sector—will be met as envisioned...



GAO-17-108, Renewable Fuel Standard: Low Expected Production Volumes Make It Unlikely That Advanced Biofuels Can Meet Increasing Targets, November 28, 2016

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The federal government has supported research and development (R&D) related to advanced biofuels through direct research or grants, and the focus is shifting away from...



GAO-17-98R, Food Safety: FDA's Efforts to Evaluate and Respond to Business Concerns Regarding the Produce Rule, November 28, 2016

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed an information clearinghouse, called the Technical Assistance Network (TAN), to evaluate and respond to concerns from...



GAO-17-81, Depot Maintenance: Improvements to DOD's Biennial Core Report Could Better Inform Oversight and Funding Decisions, November 28, 2016

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of Defense's (DOD) 2016 Biennial Core Report to Congress complied with two of the three reporting elements required by Section 2464—core capability requirements...



GAO-17-100, Commercial Space: FAA Should Examine How to Appropriately Regulate Space Support Vehicles, November 25, 2016

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Company officials GAO interviewed identified potential uses for “space support vehicles”—which include a variety of aircraft from high-performance jets to balloons and the...



GAO-17-88, Commercial Space Launch Insurance: Views Differ on Need for Change to Insurance Approach but Clarification Is Needed, November 22, 2016

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Of the 10 spaceport operators (entities that host launches from their property) that are currently licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 3 have had commercial...



GAO-17-50, Veterans Health Care: Improvements Needed in Operationalizing Strategic Goals and Objectives, October 21, 2016

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) uses a multi-step strategic planning process to develop its strategic goals and objectives, which...



GAO-17-67, Small Business Administration: Agency Has Controls to Comply with Paperwork Reduction Act but Could Improve Accessibility and Consistency of Disaster Loan Information, November 21, 2016

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Small Business Administration (SBA) process for complying with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) includes a number of controls to help disaster business loan forms comply with...