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GAO-17-641R, Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications: Update on Air Force Oversight Effort and Selected Acquisition Programs, August 15, 2017

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Air Force has continued to take steps to provide an Air Force-wide nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3) oversight structure for the NC3 Weapon System, but its...



GAO-17-640, International Food Assistance: Agencies Should Ensure Timely Documentation of Required Market Analyses and Assess Local Markets for Program Effects, July 13, 2017

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) each have a process for prioritizing countries to receive U.S. commodities....



GAO-17-682, Foreign Military Sales: Expanding Use of Tools to Sufficiently Define Requirements Could Enable More Timely Acquisitions, August 14, 2017

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Over the past 10 years, firm-fixed-price contracts—where the contractor is paid a set amount regardless of incurred costs—accounted for 99 percent of contract awards and had...



GAO-17-616, Federal Reports: OMB and Agencies Should More Fully Implement the Process to Streamline Reporting Requirements, July 14, 2017

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA) requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to coordinate an annual review of agencies' plans and reports for Congress and...



GAO-17-676, World Trade Center Health Program: Improved Oversight Needed to Ensure Clinics Fully Address Mandated Quality Assurance Elements, August 10, 2017

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Certifying health conditions: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)—an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that administers the...



GAO-17-657, Military Bands: Military Services Should Enhance Efforts to Measure Performance, August 10, 2017

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found All of the military services reported reducing the number of military band personnel from fiscal year 2012 through 2016, but trends in total reported operating costs for the bands,...



GAO-17-667R, Afghanistan Security: U.S.-Funded Equipment for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, August 10, 2017

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In 2003, the United States began funding a variety of key equipment for the Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP)--collectively known as the Afghan National...



GAO-17-646R, Space Launch: Coordination Mechanisms Facilitate Interagency Information Sharing on Acquisitions, August 09, 2017

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense's (DOD) study on coordination of space launch acquisition efforts generally addresses the elements it was required to cover. As directed, the study...



GAO-17-588R, Defense Logistics: Plan to Improve Management of Defective Aviation Parts Should Be Enhanced, August 09, 2017

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found GAO’s review of the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) management of defective aviation parts found that DLA’s plan for corrective action partially addresses each of the four...



GAO-17-690R, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: DOD's Proposed Follow-on Modernization Acquisition Strategy Reflects an Incremental Approach Although Plans Are Not Yet Finalized, August 08, 2017

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense's (DOD) F-35 program office has made progress in defining its planned acquisition approach for follow-on modernization, known as Block 4. DOD plans to...



GAO-17-683R, Small Business Contracting: Surety Bond Waivers for Construction Contracts, August 07, 2017

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Federal law requires contractors executing federal construction contracts that exceed $150,000 to obtain two types of surety bonds: payment bonds, which guarantee that suppliers...



GAO-17-580, DOD Biometrics and Forensics: Progress Made in Establishing Long-term Deployable Capabilities, but Further Actions Are Needed, August 07, 2017

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) has validated its requirements for long-term deployable biometric capabilities (such as fingerprint collection devices) and forensic capabilities...



GAO-17-639, Pipeline Safety: Additional Actions Could Improve Federal Use of Data on Pipeline Materials and Corrosion, August 03, 2017

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The U.S. gas and hazardous liquid pipeline network is constructed primarily of steel and plastic pipes, both of which offer benefits and limitations that present trade-offs to...



GAO-17-614, Information Security: OPM Has Improved Controls, but Further Efforts Are Needed, August 03, 2017

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Since the 2015 data breaches, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has taken actions to prevent, mitigate, and respond to data breaches involving sensitive personal and...



GAO-17-678R, Corps of Engineers: Extent and Status of Expedited Permit Processing for Public-Utility Companies, Natural Gas Companies, and Railroad Carriers, August 03, 2017

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In 2000, the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 included a provision under section 214 authorizing the Secretary of the Army, after providing public notice, to accept and...



GAO-17-783T, Federal Real Property: Status of FBI Headquarters Consolidation and Issues Related to Funding Other Future Projects, August 02, 2017

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In November 2011, GAO reported that, according to General Services Administration (GSA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assessments, the FBI's headquarters building...



GAO-17-784T, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: Actions Needed to Strengthen Oversight and Accountability, August 01, 2017

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found In its May 2016 report on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), GAO found that state and local housing finance agencies...



GAO-17-512, Defense Cybersecurity: DOD's Monitoring of Progress in Implementing Cyber Strategies Can Be Strengthened, August 01, 2017

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Officials from Department of Defense (DOD) components identified advantages and disadvantages of the “dual-hat” leadership of the National Security Agency (NSA)/Central...



GAO-17-737, Refugees: State and Its Partners Have Implemented Several Antifraud Measures but Could Further Reduce Staff Fraud Risks, July 31, 2017

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of State (State) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have worked together on several measures designed to ensure integrity in the...



GAO-17-706, Refugees: Actions Needed by State Department and DHS to Further Strengthen Applicant Screening Process and Assess Fraud Risks, July 31, 2017

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found From fiscal year 2011 through June 2016, the U.S. Refugee Admission Program (USRAP) received about 655,000 applications and referrals—with most referrals coming from the United...



GAO-17-653, Prepositioned Stocks: DOD Needs to Develop a Department-Wide Vision and Goals to Guide Program Management, July 31, 2017

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Department of Defense's (DOD) strategic policy on its prepositioned stock programs, issued in March 2017, addressed one of the six mandated reporting elements (see table)....



GAO-17-379, Bureau of Prisons: Better Planning and Evaluation Needed to Understand and Control Rising Inmate Health Care Costs, June 29, 2017

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found From fiscal years 2009 through 2016, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) obligated more than $9 billion for the provision of inmate health care and several factors affected these costs....



GAO-17-648, U.S. Democracy Assistance in Burma: USAID and State Could Strengthen Oversight of Partners' Due Diligence Procedures, July 28, 2017

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State (State) have funded 34 democracy projects in Burma since 2012, including efforts to strengthen the...



GAO-17-638, Surface Transportation: A Comprehensive Plan Could Facilitate Implementation of a National Performance Management Approach, July 27, 2017

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently issued the last of six interrelated rules to implement a new performance-based approach to federal surface transportation grant...



GAO-17-688R, State Department Telecommunications: Information on Vendors and Cyber-Threat Nations, July 27, 2017

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

What GAO Found Based on GAO's open source review of generalizable samples of (1) 52 telecommunications device manufacturers and software developers supporting the Department of State's (State)...