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GAO Issues Report on FY 2019 Government Shutdown
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-377) entitled "FY 2019 Government Shutdown: Selected Agencies Could Improve Contingency Planning for Potential Shutdown Scenarios and Strengthen Some Internal Controls".

The report was sent to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, on July 1, 2020. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issues shutdown guidance for agencies in Circular A-11. Of four selected agency components, three--U.S. Customs ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on 5G Deployment
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-468) entitled "5G Deployment: FCC Needs Comprehensive Strategic Planning to Guide Its Efforts".

The report was sent to Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, acting chairman, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Eddie ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Taxpayer Compliance
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-366) entitled "Taxpayer Compliance: More Income Reporting Needed for Taxpayers Working through Online Platforms".

The report was sent to Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, ranking member of the Senate Finance subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, on June 29, 2020. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "The platform economy is an arrangement where workers offering goods or services connect with customers through an app or other online platform. Estimates of the population ... Show Full Article