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GAO Issues Report on Defense-Wide Working Capital Fund Agencies
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Defense-Wide Working Capital Fund agencies. The report (GAO-20-65) is titled "Defense Management: Defense-Wide Working Capital Fund Agencies Apply Most Key Operating Principles but Should Improve Pricing Transparency".

The report was sent to Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, chairman, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Nov. 1. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Agencies IT Workforce Planning Practices
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on government-wide review of information technology workforce planning. The report (GAO-20-129) is titled "Information Technology: Agencies Need to Fully Implement Key Workforce Planning Activities".

The report was sent to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, D-Virginia, chairman, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on DOD Space Command, Control Capabilities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Defense's newest efforts to develop space command and control capabilities. The report (GAO-20-146) is titled "Space Command and Control: Comprehensive Planning and Oversight Could Help DOD Acquire Critical Capabilities and Address Challenges".

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. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, chairman, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Illinois, ranking member of the Senate ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on DOE Payments in Lieu of Taxes
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Energy's payments in lieu of taxes. The report (GAO-20-122) is titled "Payments in Lieu of Taxes: Revisions to DOE Order Could Provide Better Assurance That Payments Meet Goals".

The report was sent to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, chairwoman, and Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, ranking member of the House Appropriations subcommittee ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Infrastructure Projects Covered Under FAST-41
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the steps the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council has taken to develop performance schedules for the 10 infrastructure sectors. The report (GAO-20-19) is titled "Infrastructure Projects: Actions Needed to Fully Develop Performance Schedules for Environmental Reviews".

The report was sent to Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, chairman, Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Delaware, ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on U.S. Assistance to Central America
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the projects the U.S. government has implemented from fiscal years 2013 through 2018 to support the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America's objectives in the Northern Triangle. The report (GAO-19-590) is titled "U.S. Assistance to Central America: Department of State Should Establish a Comprehensive Plan to Assess Progress toward Prosperity, Governance, and Security".

The report was sent to Rep. Eliot Engel, D-New York, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, chairman, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Religious-Based Hate Crimes on College Campuses
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on religious-based hate crimes on college campuses. The report (GAO-20-6) is titled "Religious-Based Hate Crimes: DOJ Needs to Improve Support to Colleges Given Increasing Reports on Campuses".

The report was sent to Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking member of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, on Oct. 25. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "Data from the Departments of Education (Education) and Justice (DOJ) show an increasing ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Investments in Dairy Processing for Farmers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on issues related to dairy cooperatives and the U.S. dairy industry. The report (GAO-19-695R) is titled "Dairy Cooperatives: Potential Implications of Consolidation and Investments in Dairy Processing for Farmers".

The report was sent to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, ranking member of the Senate subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing and Agriculture Security, on Sept. 27. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "Farmers use dairy cooperatives to market milk. As dairy cooperatives ... Show Full Article