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GAO Issues Report on Military Personnel
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Defense's oversight of Exceptional Family Member Program. The report (GAO-18-348) is titled "Military Personnel: DOD Should Improve Its Oversight of the Exceptional Family Member Program".

The report was sent to Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman, and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on May 8. Here are excerpts of summaries ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the extent to which National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tracks its collections specific to the Endangered Species Act and Lacey Act violations and requests that Treasury make any statutorily required deposits to the Fund. The report (GAO-18-346R) is titled "Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund: NOAA Should Track Its Endangered Species Act and Lacey Act Collections and Request Any Required Deposits".

The report was sent to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, on April 9. Here are excerpts of summaries ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Combating Wildlife Trafficking
WASHINGTON, May 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's use of financial rewards to combat wildlife trafficking. The report (GAO-18-279) is titled "Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Use of Financial Rewards".

The report was sent to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, on April 23. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "Multiple laws--such as the Endangered Species Act and Lacey ... Show Full Article