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GAO Issues Report on 2020 Census
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the extent to which the Census Bureau is using leading practices for scheduling key projects. The report (GAO-18-589) is titled "2020 Census: Bureau Has Made Progress with Its Scheduling, but Further Improvement Will Help Inform Management Decisions".

The report was sent to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Historically Black Colleges & Universities
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Program. The report (GAO-18-455) is titled "Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Action Needed to Improve Participation in Education's HBCU Capital Financing Program".

The report was sent to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., D-Pennsylvania, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions subcommittee on Children and Families, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Federal Real Property
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the extent to which the General Services Administration has included provisions in its outlease agreements related to the participation of elected officials. The report (GAO-18-603R) is titled "Federal Real Property: GSA Outleasing and Restrictions on Participation of Elected Officials".

The report was sent to Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Rep. Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, D-Georgia, ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Aviation Security
WASHINGTON, July 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Transportation Security Administration's training of new Transportation Security Officers. The report (GAO-18-552) is titled "Aviation Security: Basic Training Program for Transportation Security Officers Would Benefit from Performance Goals and Measures".

The report was sent to Rep. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi, ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. John Katko, R-New York, chairman, and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-New Jersey, ranking member ... Show Full Article