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GAO Issues Report on Child Care, Development Fund
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the number of families eligible to receive assistance under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act. The report (GAO-19-222R) is titled "Child Care and Development Fund: Subsidy Receipt and Plans for New Funds".

The report was sent to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Virginia, chairman, Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking member of the House on Education ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Civilian Marksmanship Program
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on certain matters related to Civilian Marksmanship Program. The report (GAO-19-287) is titled "Civilian Marksmanship Program: Information on the Sale of Surplus Army Firearms".

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 Appropriations subcommittee on Defense,Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, Rep. ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on DOD Overpayments to Service Members
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Defense's process for recoupment of service member overpayments. The report (GAO-19-61) is titled "Department of Defense: Process Improvements Needed in Recouping Overpayments to Service Members".

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, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on Feb. 15. Here are ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on FDIC Funds' Financial Audit
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation funds' financial audit. The report (GAO-19-295R) is titled "Financial Audit: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Funds' 2018 and 2017 Financial Statements".

The report was sent to Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, chairman, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, chairwoman, and Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, on Feb. ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Nuclear Waste
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Energy's cleanup agreements. The report (GAO-19-207) is titled "Nuclear Waste: DOE Should Take Actions to Improve Oversight of Cleanup Milestones".

The report was sent to Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, chairman, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on Strategic Forces, on Feb. 14. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "The cleanup process at the 16 sites overseen by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Internet Privacy
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on federal oversight of Internet privacy. The report (GAO-19-52) is titled "Internet Privacy: Additional Federal Authority Could Enhance Consumer Protection and Provide Flexibility".

The report was sent to Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on Jan. 15. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "The United States does not have a comprehensive Internet privacy law governing the collection, use, and sale or other disclosure of consumers' ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Military Courts
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on how the Department of Defense currently facilitates public access to proceedings. The report (GAO-19-283) is titled "Military Courts: DOD Should Assess the Tradeoffs Associated With Expanding Public Access to and Information About Terrorism Trials".

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, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ranking member of the House Armed Services ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Contractor Business Systems
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on how the Department of Defense implemented legislation intended to improve its business system review process. The report (GAO-19-212) is titled "Contractor Business Systems: DOD Needs Better Information to Monitor and Assess Review Process".

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-Louisiana, chairman, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Illinois, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Presidential Security
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the establishment of secure areas for use by the President at Mar-a-Lago. The report (GAO-19-246) is titled "Presidential Security: Vetting of Individuals and Secure Areas at Mar-a-Lago".

The report was sent to Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Unmanned Aerial Systems
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on career advancement for Air Force Remotely Piloted Aircraft pilots compared to other pilots. The report (GAO-19-155) is titled "Unmanned Aerial Systems: Air Force Pilot Promotion Rates Have Increased but Oversight Process of Some Positions Could Be Enhanced".

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, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ranking member of the House Armed ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Foreign Military Sales
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Defense's process for developing price and availability data for foreign customers. The report (GAO-19-214) is titled "Foreign Military Sales: Observations on DOD's Approach to Developing Price and Availability Estimates for Foreign Customers".

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. James E. Risch, R-Idaho, chairman, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, ranking member of the Senate ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Defense Management
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on information on the Department of Defense's progress in implementing all GAO recommendations made in fiscals 2014-2017. The report (GAO-19-245R) is titled "Defense Management: Status of GAO Recommendations Made to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2014-2017)".

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, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ranking member of the House ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Military Personnel
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the adequacy of the Air Force's aircraft maintainer workforce. The report (GAO-19-160) is titled "Military Personnel: Strategy Needed to Improve Retention of Experienced Air Force Aircraft Maintainers".

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, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on Feb. 5. Here are excerpts of ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Presidential Travel
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the costs incurred by federal agencies associated with the President's travel on selected trips to Mar-a-Lago. The report (GAO-19-178) is titled "Presidential Travel: Secret Service and DOD Need to Ensure That Expenditure Reports Are Prepared and Submitted to Congress".

The report was sent to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Offshore Oil Spills
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the federal government's response, restoration and research efforts after the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon oil spills. The report (GAO-19-31) is titled "Offshore Oil Spills: Restoration and Federal Research Efforts Continue, but Opportunities to Improve Coordination Remain".

The report was sent to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on Jan. 3. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "The trustee councils, composed ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Medicaid Coverage of Abortions
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on issues related to abortion access. The report (GAO-19-159) is titled "Medicaid: CMS Action Needed to Ensure Compliance with Abortion Coverage Requirements".

The report was sent to Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, on Jan. 4. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "Women could face various challenges accessing abortions depending on where they live, and ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on K-12 Education
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on challenges the Department of Education faces in assessing the performance of its K-12 programs. The report (GAO-19-266R) is titled "K-12 Education: Challenges to Assessing Program Performance and Recent Efforts to Address Them".

The report was sent to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, on Jan. 31. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "GAO identified four key challenges the Department of Education (Education) ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on National Nuclear Security Administration
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the National Nuclear Security Administration's progress toward implementing common financial reporting. The report (GAO-19-101) is titled "National Nuclear Security Administration: Additional Actions Needed to Collect Common Financial Data".

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. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Prepositioned Stocks
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Defense' implementation plan to manage prepositioned stock programs. The report (GAO-19-244) is titled "Prepositioned Stocks: DOD Needs Joint Oversight of the Military Services' Programs".

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 Appropriations subcommittee on Defense, Rep. Adam Smith, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on issues related to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's capital funding and maintenance practices. The report (GAO-19-202) is titled "Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Actions Needed to Strengthen Capital Planning and Track Preventive Maintenance Program".

The report was sent to House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Maryland, Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, Rep. Donald S Beyer Jr., D-Virginia, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Indian Programs
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on issues related to tribal self-government. The report (GAO-19-87) is titled "Indian Programs: Interior Should Address Factors Hindering Tribal Administration of Federal Programs".

The report was sent to Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, on Jan. 3. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "GAO found that various factors can affect tribes' use of self-determination ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Retirement Security
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the benefits and disadvantages of alternate price indexes for measuring the cost of living for older Americans. The report (GAO-19-218R) is titled "Retirement Security: Alternate Price Indexes for Cost-of-Living Adjustments Present Tradeoffs".

The report was sent to Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, ranking member of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Michigan, on Jan. 28. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "Use of an alternate consumer price ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Environmental Cleanup Liability
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Office of Environmental Management's environmental liability. The report (GAO-19-28) is titled "Department of Energy: Program-Wide Strategy and Better Reporting Needed to Address Growing Environmental Cleanup Liability".

The report was sent to Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, chairwoman of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on Strategic Forces, on Jan. 29. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) faces ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Health Insurance Exchanges
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on claims costs of issuers participating in exchanges. The report (GAO-19-215) is titled "Health Insurance Exchanges: Claims Costs and Federal and State Policies Drove Issuer Participation, Premiums, and Plan Design".

The report was sent to Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Rep. ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Overseas Contingency Operations
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on alternatives that Congress or Department of Defense could use to separate funding for overseas contingency operations and base activities. The report (GAO-19-211) is titled "Overseas Contingency Operations: Alternatives Identified to the Approach to Fund War- Related Activities".

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, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ranking ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Army Modernization
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Army's modernization strategy. The report (GAO-19-132) is titled "Army Modernization: Steps Needed to Ensure Army Futures Command Fully Applies Leading Practices".

The report was sent to Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on Jan. 23,. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "Since 2017, when the Army announced its initiative to update its forces and equipment with improved capabilities--known ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Medicare
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the episode-based payment models developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The report (GAO-19-156) is titled "Medicare: Voluntary and Mandatory Episode-Based Payment Models and Their Participants".

The report was sent to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, on Dec. 21. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "As of February 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had tested, or was in the process of testing, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on how U.S. agencies address climate change as a potential driver of global migration. The report (GAO-19-166) is titled "Climate Change: Activities of Selected Agencies to Address Potential Impact on Global Migration".

The report was sent to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, on Jan. 17. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

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GAO Issues Report on Defense Management
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the extent to which the Department of Defense has made progress in addressing the requirements of section 911 of the National Defense Authorization Act. The report (GAO-19-165) is titled "Defense Management: DOD Needs to Implement Statutory Requirements and Identify Resources for Its Cross-Functional Reform Teams".

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, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, and Rep. ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Drug Control
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the National Guard counterdrug program. The report (GAO-19-27) is titled "Drug Control: DOD Should Improve Its Oversight of the National Guard Counterdrug Program".

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, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on Jan. 17. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Housing Finance
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Federal Housing Finance Agency's conservatorships of Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. The report (GAO-19-239) is titled "Housing Finance: Prolonged Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Prompt Need for Reform".

The report was sent to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Rep. Sean P. Duffy, R-Wisconsin, on Jan. 18. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "Federal support ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Military, Veteran Support
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on comprehensive inventory of the federal programs to help servicemembers, veterans, or their families achieve civilian jobs. The report (GAO-19-97R) is titled "Military and Veteran Support: Detailed Inventory of Federal Programs to Help Servicemembers Achieve Civilian Employment".

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, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, chairman, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, ranking ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Transportation Security Administration's progress in addressing Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act requirements since 2016. The report (GAO-19-96) is titled "Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act: TSA Generally Addressed Requirements, but Could Improve Reporting on Security-Related Technology".

The report was sent to Sen. Roger F. Wicker, R-Mississippi, chairman, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Bureau of Reclamation
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program. The report (GAO-19-110) is titled "Bureau of Reclamation: Water Reuse Grant Program Supports Diverse Projects and Is Managed Consistently with Federal Regulations".

The report was sent to Rep. Jared Huffman, D-California, ranking member of the House Natural Resources subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-California, ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, and Rep. ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Health Information Technology
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on patient record matching. The report (GAO-19-197) is titled "Health Information Technology: Approaches and Challenges to Electronically Matching Patients' Records across Providers".

The report was sent to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairman, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ohio, ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on Jan. 15. Here are ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on Food and Nutrition Service's efforts to address Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program retailer trafficking. The report (GAO-19-167) is titled "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Actions Needed to Better Measure and Address Retailer Trafficking".

The report was sent to Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Jim Jordan, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Improper Payments
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on federal agencies' improper payment risk assessments. The report (GAO-19-112) is titled "Improper Payments: Selected Agencies Need Improvements in Their Assessments to Better Determine and Document Risk Susceptibility".

The report was sent to Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Delaware, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, and Rep. Gary J. Palmer, R-Alabama, on Jan. 10. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "The Improper Payments Information Act of 2002, as amended (IPIA), defines "significant" ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on VA Real Property
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the challenges the Department of Veterans Affairs faces in disposing of its vacant properties. The report (GAO-19-148) is titled "VA Real Property: Clear Procedures and Improved Data Collection Could Facilitate Property Disposals".

The report was sent to Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, chairman, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, on Jan. 9. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "Conducting required ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Food Insecurity
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on food insecurity among college students. The report (GAO-19-95) is titled "Food Insecurity: Better Information Could Help Eligible College Students Access Federal Food Assistance Benefits".

The report was sent to Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Federal Protective Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on issues related to organizational placement options for Federal Protective Service. The report (GAO-19-122) is titled "Federal Protective Service: DHS Should Take Additional Steps to Evaluate Organizational Placement".

The report was sent to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, Rep. J. Luis Correa, D-California, and Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, D-Louisiana, on Jan. 8. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "In considering organizational placement options for the Department of Homeland Security's ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Tobacco Exports
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the implementation of restrictions on promoting tobacco overseas. The report (GAO-19-124) is titled "Tobacco Exports: Agencies Have Implemented Restrictions on Promoting Tobacco Overseas but Additional Actions Could Strengthen Their Efforts".

The report was sent to Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, and Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, on Dec. 6. Here are excerpts of summaries associated ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Foreign-Trade Zones
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board's evaluation processes. The report (GAO-19-91) is titled "Foreign-Trade Zones: Board Should Document Consideration of All Required Criteria When Evaluating Applications".

The report was sent to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, and Rep. Tom Emmer, R- Minnesota, on Nov. 27. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Navy Readiness
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the readiness of the Navy's attack submarine force. The report (GAO-19-229) is titled "Navy Readiness: Actions Needed to Address Costly Maintenance Delays Facing the Attack Submarine Fleet".

The report was sent to Rep. Joe Wilson, R-South Carolina, and Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo, D-Guam, ranking member of the House Armed Services subcommittee on Readiness, on Nov. 19. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

What GAO Found: "The Navy has been unable to begin or complete the vast majority of its ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Agent Orange
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the the government's handling of Agent Orange on Guam. The report (GAO-19-24) is titled "Agent Orange: Actions Needed to Improve Accuracy and Communication of Information on Testing and Storage Locations".

The report was sent to Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo, D-Guam, ranking member of the House Armed Services subcommittee on Readiness, and Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, D-Northern Mariana ... Show Full Article