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GAO-17-237SP, The Nation's Fiscal Health: Action is Needed to Address the Federal Government's Fiscal Future, January 17, 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

The Congress and incoming Administration face serious economic, security, and social challenges that will require difficult policy choices in the short term about the level of federal spending and...



GAO-17-207R, Financial Assurances for Reclamation: Federal Regulations and Policies for Selected Mining and Energy Development Activities, December 16, 2016

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Federal requirements for financial assurances, such as cash or bonds that companies may be required to provide to cover the cost of reclaiming lands affected by development, are...



GAO-17-143, Drug Safety: FDA Has Improved Its Foreign Drug Inspection Program, but Needs to Assess the Effectiveness and Staffing of Its Foreign Offices, December 16, 2016

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has increased its foreign drug inspections and enhanced its ability to...



GAO-17-201, Cuba: U.S. Policy Changes Increased Engagement with Private Sector, but Agency Information Collection Is Limited, December 15, 2016

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

View Spanish version of Highlights (PDF, 1 page). What GAO Found The Cuban private sector has grown rapidly since 2008 but remains small compared with other economies and faces various...



GAO-17-20, DOT Discretionary Grants: Problems with Hurricane Sandy Transit Grant Selection Process Highlight the Need for Additional Accountability, December 14, 2016

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) evaluated and selected Hurricane Sandy transit resilience projects for award based on a multi-step process, but did not take sufficient...



GAO-17-62, Terrorism Risk Insurance: Market Challenges May Exist for Current Structure and Alternative Approaches, January 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act's (TRIA) current structure, insurers manage their terrorism exposure to cover their share of losses and not the federal share of losses,...



GAO-17-209, School Bus Safety: Crash Data Trends and Federal and State Requirements, January 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Based on GAO's analysis of data for 2000 to 2014, 115 fatal crashes involved a school bus on average each year—which is 0.3 percent of the 34,835 total fatal motor-vehicle...



GAO-17-136, National Park Service: Process Exists for Prioritizing Asset Maintenance Decisions, but Evaluation Could Improve Efforts, December 13, 2016

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found In fiscal years 2006 through 2015, the Department of the Interior's National Park Service (Park Service) allocated, on average, $1.16 billion annually to maintain assets. In fiscal...



GAO-17-113, Grants Management: Selected Agencies Should Clarify Merit-Based Award Criteria and Provide Guidance for Reviewing Potentially Duplicative Awards, January 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found GAO found that all 6 selected subagencies in the Departments of the Interior (Interior), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Agriculture (USDA) applied a risk assessment review...



GAO-17-283R, Financial Audit: Fiscal Years 2016 and 2015 Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government, January 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found To operate as effectively and efficiently as possible, Congress, the administration, and federal managers must have ready access to reliable and complete financial and performance...



GAO-17-66, Border Patrol: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Post-Apprehension Consequences, January 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The U.S. Border Patrol (Border Patrol), an office within the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, uses an annual recidivism rate to measure...



GAO-17-99, Military Personnel: DOD Has Processes for Operating and Managing Its Sexual Assault Incident Database, January 10, 2017

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found As of October 2013, the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID) was fully implemented and in use across the military services, and DOD had...



GAO-17-236, Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Housing Programs, January 09, 2017

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found As of October 31, 2016, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) had disbursed $22.6 billion (60 percent) of the $37.51 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds...



GAO-17-102, Retirement Security: Improved Guidance Could Help Account Owners Understand the Risks of Investing in Unconventional Assets, December 08, 2016

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Federal data collection efforts to date have captured little information on retirement accounts holding unconventional assets—such as real estate, precious metals, private...



GAO-17-187, Public Health Emergencies: HHS Needs to Better Communicate Requirements and Revise Plans for Assessing Impact of Personnel Reassignment, January 09, 2017

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has primary federal responsibility for...



GAO-17-181, Indian Health Service: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Quality of Care, January 09, 2017

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Indian Health Service's (IHS) oversight of the quality of care provided in its federally operated facilities has been limited and inconsistent. While some oversight functions...



GAO-17-36, Flood Insurance: FEMA Needs to Address Data Quality and Consider Company Characteristics When Revising Its Compensation Methodology, December 08, 2016

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has yet to revise its compensation practices for Write-Your-Own (WYO) companies to reflect actual expenses as required by the...



GAO-17-87, FDA Facilities: Planning Efforts for White Oak Campus Should Further Incorporate Leading Practices to Address Ongoing Challenges, December 07, 2016

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) described various benefits and challenges related to the...



GAO-17-3, Climate Change: Improved Federal Coordination Could Facilitate Use of Forward-Looking Climate Information in Design Standards, Building Codes, and Certifications, November 30, 2016

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Selected standards-developing organizations generally have not used forward-looking climate information—such as projected rainfall rates—in design standards, building codes,...



GAO-17-95SP, Securities and Exchange Commission: SEC Personnel Survey Results (GAO-17-95SP, December 2016), an E-supplement to GAO-17-65, December 29, 2016

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

This is an e-supplement companion to GAO-17-65. This e-supplement presents the results from three GAO web-based surveys of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employees. The purpose of these...



GAO-17-65, Securities and Exchange Commission: Actions Needed to Address Limited Progress in Resolving Long-Standing Personnel Management Challenges, December 29, 2016

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Employee views on the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) organizational culture have generally improved since 2013. Employees GAO surveyed cited improved levels of morale...



GAO-17-188, Dodd-Frank Regulations: Agencies' Efforts to Analyze and Coordinate Their Recent Final Rules, December 29, 2016

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Federal financial regulators reported conducting the required regulatory analyses for rules issued pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act...



GAO-17-28, Medicaid Personal Care Services: CMS Could Do More to Harmonize Requirements across Programs, November 23, 2016

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Four states that GAO reviewed varied in how they implemented safeguards to protect beneficiaries receiving in-home personal care services from harm and in their methods to help...



GAO-17-101, Homeless Veterans: Management Improvements Could Help VA Better Identify Supportive-Housing Projects, December 21, 2016

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found As of September 2016, for veterans who were homeless or at risk of homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had developed 35 enhanced-use leases (EUL) for...



GAO-17-45, Social Security Offsets: Improvements to Program Design Could Better Assist Older Student Loan Borrowers with Obtaining Permitted Relief, December 19, 2016

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Older borrowers (age 50 and older) who default on federal student loans and must repay that debt with a portion of their Social Security benefits often have held their loans for...