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GAO-17-176, Revenue Collections and Payments: Treasury Has Used Financial Agents in Evolving Ways but Could Improve Transparency, January 25, 2017

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of the Treasury's (Treasury) use of financial agents has evolved as it has moved from paper to electronic transactions in response to changes in technology and new...



GAO-17-7, Joint Exercise Program: DOD Needs to Take Steps to Improve the Quality of Funding Data, February 24, 2017

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) has developed a body of guidance for the Joint Exercise Program and has implemented an approach to assess the effectiveness of the program. In...



GAO-17-243, Federal Reserve System: Potential Implications of Modifying the Capital Surplus Account and Stock Ownership Requirement, February 24, 2017

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found According to Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) officials, capping the surplus account had little effect on Federal Reserve operations, and GAO found that modifying the stock...



GAO-17-153, Electricity: Federal Efforts to Enhance Grid Resilience, January 25, 2017

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reported implementing 27 grid resiliency efforts...



GAO-17-280, Maritime Administration: Proceeds from the Sale of Obsolete Vessels Were Accounted for, Allocated, and Disbursed Consistent with Applicable Law, February 23, 2017

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Maritime Administration (MARAD) accounted for and allocated about $75.9 million in proceeds from the sale of 90 obsolete vessels from the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF)...



GAO-17-161, Grants Management: EPA Has Taken Steps to Improve Competition for Discretionary Grants but Could Make Information More Readily Available, January 23, 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) manages competition for its discretionary grants through a process established by its competition policy and implemented by its program...



GAO-17-412T, Union Activities: VA Should Improve the Way It Tracks the Amount of Official Time Used by Its Employees, February 16, 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) cannot accurately track the amount of work time employees spend on union representational activities, referred to as official time,...



GAO-17-331, Southwest Border Security: Additional Actions Needed to Better Assess Fencing's Contributions to Operations and Provide Guidance for Identifying Capability Gaps, February 16, 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Border fencing is intended to benefit border security operations in various ways, according to officials from the U.S. Border Patrol (Border Patrol), which is within the Department...



GAO-17-159, Single Audits: Improvements Needed in Selected Agencies' Oversight of Federal Awards, February 16, 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Federal agencies have oversight responsibilities for the funds that they award to nonfederal entities and can assign these responsibilities to their subagencies (i.e., operating...



GAO-17-137, NASA Commercial Crew Program: Schedule Pressure Increases as Contractors Delay Key Events, February 16, 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Both of the Commercial Crew Program's contractors have made progress developing their crew transportation systems, but both also have aggressive development schedules that are...



GAO-17-215, Federal Courthouses: Actions Needed to Enhance Capital Security Program and Improve Collaboration, February 16, 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Three federal agencies—the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), the U.S. Marshals Service (Marshals Service), and the Federal Protective Service (FPS)—collect...



GAO-17-409T, Department of Homeland Security: Important Progress Made, but More Work Remains to Strengthen Management Functions, February 16, 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found As GAO reported in its 2017 high-risk update, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) efforts to strengthen and integrate its management functions have resulted in the...



GAO-17-152, Border Security: Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Collection of Unmanned Aerial Systems and Aerostats Data, February 16, 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses Predator B unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for a variety of border security activities but could benefit from documented coordination...



GAO-17-147, Army Corps of Engineers: Factors Contributing to Cost Increases and Schedule Delays in the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project, February 16, 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Reports by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and consultants it hired identified the construction method, contract type, and other factors as primary contributors to cost...



GAO-17-242, VA Health Care: Actions Needed to Ensure Medical Facility Controlled Substance Inspection Programs Meet Agency Requirements, February 15, 2017

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found GAO found weaknesses in the way four selected Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities were implementing their controlled substance inspection programs. Two of the...



GAO-16-724, Private Health Insurance: In Most States and New Exchanges, Enrollees Continued to be Concentrated among Few Issuers in 2014 [Reissued on February 14, 2017], September 06, 2016

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found GAO found that enrollment in private health insurance plans remained concentrated among a small number of issuers in most states in 2014, including in the newly established...



GAO-17-317, High-Risk Series: Progress on Many High-Risk Areas, While Substantial Efforts Needed on Others, February 15, 2017

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Since GAO's last high-risk update, many of the 32 high-risk areas on the 2015 list have shown solid progress. Twenty-three high-risk areas, or two-thirds of all the areas, have met...



GAO-17-407T, High-Risk Series: Progress on Many High-Risk Areas, While Substantial Efforts Needed on Others, February 15, 2017

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Since GAO's last high-risk update, many of the 32 high-risk areas on the 2015 list have shown solid progress. Twenty-three high-risk areas, or two-thirds of all the areas, have met...



GAO-17-375T, High-Risk Series: Progress on Many High-Risk Areas, While Substantial Efforts Needed on Others, February 15, 2017

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Since GAO's last high-risk update, many of the 32 high-risk areas on the 2015 list have shown solid progress. Twenty-three high-risk areas, or two-thirds of all the areas, have met...



GAO-17-434T, High Risk: Federal Management Challenges Related to Indian Energy Resources, February 15, 2017

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found In three prior reports on Indian energy development, GAO found that the Department of the Interior's (Interior) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has inefficiently managed Indian...



GAO-17-299R, Financial Audit: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2016 and 2015 Financial Statements, February 15, 2017

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found GAO found (1) the financial statements of the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) and of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC) Resolution Fund (FRF) as of and for the...



GAO-17-276, Government Purchase Cards: Little Evidence of Potential Fraud Found in Small Purchases, but Documentation Issues Exist, February 14, 2017

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Since 2008, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have taken several steps, in part to address prior GAO recommendations, to...



GAO-17-440T, Cybersecurity: Actions Needed to Strengthen U.S. Capabilities, February 14, 2017

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found GAO has consistently identified shortcomings in the federal government's approach to ensuring the security of federal information systems and cyber critical infrastructure as well...



GAO-17-169, Medicaid: CMS Needs Better Data to Monitor the Provision of and Spending on Personal Care Services, January 12, 2017

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Two data systems managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—the federal agency that oversees Medicaid—collect information from states on the provision of...



GAO-17-74, Food Safety: A National Strategy Is Needed to Address Fragmentation in Federal Oversight, January 13, 2017

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

What GAO Found Since 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service...