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GAO-17-340, Commercial Nuclear Waste: Resuming Licensing of the Yucca Mountain Repository Would Require Rebuilding Capacity at DOE and NRC, Among Other Key Steps, April 26, 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found After the Department of Energy (DOE) submitted its March 2010 motion to withdraw its license application to construct a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, DOE and the Nuclear...



GAO-17-344, Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Efforts Intended to Improve Procedures for Requesting Additional Information for Licensing Actions Are Under Way, April 25, 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found At the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), individual offices that issue requests for additional information (RAI) each have their own guidance that is generally the same across...



GAO-17-433, Iraq: DOD Needs to Improve Visibility and Accountability Over Equipment Provided to Iraq's Security Forces, May 25, 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) maintains limited visibility and accountability over equipment funded by the Iraq Train and Equip Fund (ITEF). Specifically, DOD is not ensuring...



GAO-17-554R, Congressional Award Foundation: Review of the Audit of the Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 2016, May 25, 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Based on the limited procedures GAO performed in reviewing the independent public accountant's (IPA) financial audit of the Congressional Award Foundation's (Foundation) fiscal...



GAO-17-633T, Veterans Affairs: Improper Payment Estimates and Ongoing Efforts for Reduction, May 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Improper payments, which generally include payments that should not have been made, were made in the incorrect amount, or were not supported by sufficient documentation, remain a...



GAO-17-364, National Weather Service: Actions Have Been Taken to Fill Increasing Vacancies, but Opportunities Exist to Improve and Evaluate Hiring, May 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Available data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) indicate that the number of vacancies across its operational units...



GAO-17-576T, National Science Foundation: Preliminary Observations on Indirect Costs for Research, May 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO's preliminary analysis of National Science Foundation (NSF) data indicates that for fiscal years 2000 through 2016, indirect costs on NSF awards ranged from 16 percent to 24...



GAO-17-666T, Inspectors General: Improvements Needed to IG Oversight of Architect of the Capitol Operations, May 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In November 2016 GAO reported that the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) audit planning from fiscal year 2012 through 2015 did not include either...



GAO-17-421, Indian Affairs: Further Actions Needed to Improve Oversight and Accountability for School Safety Inspections, May 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of the Interior (Interior) and its Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (Indian Affairs) have not taken actions to address identified weaknesses in the...



GAO-17-447, Indian Affairs: Actions Needed to Better Manage Indian School Construction Projects, May 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of the Interior's (Interior) Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (Indian Affairs) does not have a comprehensive capital asset plan to guide the...



GAO-17-589T, High Risk: Actions Needed to Address Serious Weaknesses in Federal Management of Programs Serving Indian Tribes, May 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found As discussed in GAO's 2017 High Risk report, GAO has identified numerous weaknesses in how the Department of the Interior (Interior) and the Department of Health and Human Services...



GAO-17-515R, Electronic Cigarettes: U.S. Imports in 2016, April 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In calendar year 2016, customs value of U.S. e-cigarette imports was about $342 million resulting in about $9 million in tariff revenue. E-cigarette devices accounted for $204...



GAO-17-651T, Department of Energy: Continued Actions Needed to Address Management Challenges, May 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) faces challenges related to the affordability of its nuclear modernization programs. GAO found in...



GAO-17-655T, Social Security Numbers: OMB and Federal Efforts to Reduce Collection, Use, and Display, May 23, 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In its draft report, GAO noted that several governmentwide initiatives aimed at eliminating the unnecessary collection, use, and display of Social Security numbers (SSN) have been...



GAO-17-612T, Emerging Infectious Diseases: Actions Needed to Ensure Improved Response to Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks, May 23, 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Since Zika virus disease was a newly emerging disease threat in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the states were not fully equipped with...



GAO-17-445, Emerging Infectious Diseases: Actions Needed to Address the Challenges of Responding to Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks, May 23, 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Since Zika virus disease was a newly emerging disease threat in the United States, and relatively little was known about the Zika virus prior to the 2016 U.S. outbreak, the Centers...



GAO-17-468, DOD Training: DOD Has Taken Steps to Assess Common Military Training, May 23, 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) and the military services have made recent efforts to review and validate common military training requirements. DOD established the Common Military...



GAO-17-423, Tribal Transportation: Better Data Could Improve Road Management and Inform Indian Student Attendance Strategies, May 22, 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The two databases maintained by the Department of the Interior's (Interior) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) include some data fields useful for identifying tribal roads eligible for...



GAO-17-413, Navy Force Structure: Actions Needed to Ensure Proper Size and Composition of Ship Crews, May 18, 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Total ship operating and support costs—which include personnel and maintenance costs—and maintenance backlogs increased during the optimal manning period (2003–2012) and have...



GAO-17-537R, Management Report: Areas for Improvement in the Federal Reserve Banks' Information Systems Controls, May 18, 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 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 (Treasury) Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) for the fiscal years...



GAO-17-284, Homeland Security: Progress Made to Implement IT Reform, but Additional Chief Information Officer Involvement Needed, May 18, 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has fully implemented 28 of the 31 selected Federal Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) action plans; however, as...



GAO-17-627T, Federal Workforce: Sustained Attention to Human Capital Leading Practices Can Help Improve Agency Performance, May 18, 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO's prior work has shown that implementing a market-based and more performance-oriented federal pay system is both doable and desirable, and should be part of a broader strategy...



GAO-17-371, Employment Taxes: Timely Use of National Research Program Results Would Help IRS Improve Compliance and Tax Gap Estimates, April 18, 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses its National Research Program (NRP) to study tax compliance issues. These NRP studies generally rely on detailed examinations of a random...



GAO-17-266, Discretionary Grants: Education Needs to Improve Its Oversight of Grants Monitoring, April 18, 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found U.S. Department of Education (Education) grant staff did not consistently document in the official grant files key required monitoring activities, according to GAO's review of a...



GAO-17-478, Department of Transportation: Experts Identified Areas for Operational Improvements without Implementing Organizational Changes, May 18, 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The United States Department of Transportation's (DOT) nine modal administrations conduct a range of similar activities that are generally intended: (1) to achieve different goals...