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GAO-18-8, U.S. Marshals Service: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Merit Promotion Process and Address Employee Perceptions of Favoritism, October 17, 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The U.S. Marshals Service's (USMS) merit promotion policy aligns with relevant provisions in title 5 of the United States Code and Code of Federal Regulations, which are the...



GAO-18-46, TSA Modernization: Use of Sound Program Management and Oversight Practices Is Needed to Avoid Repeating Past Problems, October 17, 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) new strategy for the Technology Infrastructure Modernization (TIM) program includes using Agile software development, but the...



GAO-18-84, Water Pollution: Some States Have Trading Programs to Help Address Nutrient Pollution, but Use Has Been Limited, October 16, 2017

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In 2014, 11 states had 19 nutrient credit trading programs, and trading provided flexibility for some point sources, such as wastewater treatment plants, to meet nutrient discharge...



GAO-18-181, Reserve Component Travel: DOD Should Assess the Effect of Reservists' Unreimbursed Out-of-Pocket Expenses on Retention, October 16, 2017

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Reservists may incur unreimbursed out-of-pocket expenses under certain conditions in connection with their service. Although the Department of Defense's (DOD) six reserve...



GAO-18-189T, VA Real Property: Realignment May Benefit from Adopting Elements of Defense Base Realignment and Closure Process, Provided Process Challenges Are Addressed, October 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Geographic shifts in the veterans' population, changes in health care delivery, aging infrastructure, and limited stakeholder involvement affect the Department of Veterans Affairs'...



GAO-17-711, Public Relations Spending: Selected Agencies' Activities Supported by Contracts and Public Affairs Staff, September 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found At the agencies GAO examined—the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),...



GAO-18-112, International Mail: Information on Changes and Alternatives to the Terminal Dues System, October 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Universal Postal Union (UPU), a specialized agency of the United Nations, created the terminal dues system so that designated postal operators in member countries could...



GAO-18-187T, Firstnet: Efforts to Establish the Public-Safety Broadband Network, October 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In June 2017, GAO reported that the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) had conducted key efforts to establish the network, namely releasing the request for proposal (RFP)...



GAO-18-115, Federal Criminal Restitution: Factors to Consider for a Potential Expansion of Federal Courts' Authority to Order Restitution, October 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Federal courts have authority to award restitution for authorized losses to eligible victims. Generally, victims are those directly and proximately harmed as a result of a...



GAO-18-7, Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Agencies Are Taking Action to Reduce Demand but Could Improve Collaboration in Southeast Asia, October 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In the United States, China, and countries in Southeast Asia, there is diverse demand for illegally traded wildlife, according to data, reports, and various officials. The...



GAO-18-141T, 2020 Census: Continued Management Attention Needed to Oversee Innovations, Develop and Secure IT Systems, and Improve Cost Estimation, October 12, 2017

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 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, using administrative records to supplement...



GAO-18-95, Physical Security: NIST and Commerce Need to Complete Efforts to Address Persistent Challenges, October 11, 2017

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO found that efforts to transform the physical security program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have incorporated some key practices, particularly...



GAO-18-167T, Physical Security: NIST and Commerce Need to Complete Efforts to Address Challenges, October 11, 2017

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO found that efforts to transform the physical security program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have incorporated some key practices, particularly...



GAO-18-155, Biodefense: Federal Efforts to Develop Biological Threat Awareness, October 11, 2017

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Key biodefense agencies—the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense (DOD), Agriculture (USDA), and Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Environmental Protection...



GAO-17-506, Whistleblower Protection: Opportunities Exist for DOD to Improve the Timeliness and Quality of Civilian and Contractor Reprisal Investigations, September 29, 2017

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DODIG) did not meet statutory or internal timeliness goals for more than 83 percent of the Department of Defense (DOD)...



GAO-17-615R, Presidential Transition: Information on Ethics, Funding, and Agency Services, September 07, 2017

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

The change from one presidential administration to the next is a complex process requiring coordination among many parties, including the outgoing President, federal agencies, the President-elect,...



GAO-18-96, Federal Aviation Administration: Stakeholders' Perspectives on Potentially Moving the Office of Commercial Space Transportation, October 05, 2017

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Representatives from commercial space launch companies and spaceports GAO interviewed described advantages and disadvantages of moving the Office of Commercial Space Transportation...



GAO-18-144, Defense Nuclear Enterprise: Processes to Monitor Progress on Implementing Recommendations and Managing Risks Could Be Improved, October 05, 2017

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) has made progress in implementing the recommendations from the 2014 nuclear enterprise reviews and the 2015 nuclear command, control, and...



GAO-18-161T, Space Exploration: Improved Planning and Communication Needed for Plutonium-238 and Radioisotope Power Systems Production, October 04, 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) selects radioisotope power systems (RPS) for missions primarily based on the agency's scientific objectives and mission...



GAO-17-673, Space Exploration: DOE Could Improve Planning and Communication Related to Plutonium-238 and Radioisotope Power Systems Production Challenges, September 08, 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) selects radioisotope power systems (RPS) for missions primarily based on the agency's scientific objectives and mission...



GAO-18-11, Southwest Border Security: Actions Needed to Enhance CBP's Maintenance of Roads Used for Its Operations, October 04, 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found U.S. Border Patrol, within the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), generally has access to public roads and has certain processes and...



GAO-18-32, Newborn Health: Federal Action Needed to Address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, October 04, 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The prenatal use of opioids or other drugs can produce a withdrawal condition in newborns known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Health care providers, state officials, and...



GAO-18-153T, Information Technology: Management Attention Is Needed to Successfully Modernize Tax Processing Systems, October 04, 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO has issued a series of reports in recent years which have identified numerous opportunities for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to improve the management of its major...



GAO-17-704, Antiterrorism Assistance: State Department Should Improve Data Collection and Participant Oversight, September 28, 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Weaknesses exist in Department of State (State) Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program data and oversight of participants, including those trained in the United States. ATA course...



GAO-18-149T, Antiterrorism Assistance Program: State Should Improve Data Collection and Participant Oversight, October 04, 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Weaknesses exist in Department of State (State) Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program data and oversight of participants, including those trained in the United States. ATA course...