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GAO: Transportation Dept Should Define Responsibilities in Vehicle Cyber Attacks

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Transportation Department define and document its roles and responsibilities for responses to cyber attacks against vehicles with an emphasis on systems that affect passenger safety. GAO said in a report publicly released Monday it found modern vehicle interfaces for functions such as braking and steering that rely on software can be vulnerable to …

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USAID, GAO Ink MOU to Help Build Up Developing Countries’ Auditing Capacity

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The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Government Accountability Office‘s Center for Audit Excellence have partnered in effort to establish a collaboration framework for training and technical assistance to developing countries’ audit organizations. The GAO-USAID memorandum of understanding works to support the Sustainable Development Agenda and help build up the auditing capacity and update the …

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Lawmakers Seek to Address Federal Duplication Through Bipartisan Bill

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House and Senate lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal agency executives to address redundancies uncovered by the Government Accountability Office, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) cosponsored the Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016 with Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steve …

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Bob McDonald, Sloan Gibson: VA Works to Transform Veterans Care System

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson have highlighted VA’s ongoing efforts to transform its healthcare system during a meeting with the Commission on Care in Washington, The Christian Science Monitor reported Tuesday. Ben Thompson writes the MacDonald and Gibson told the commission that 90 percent of veterans who responded to …

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GAO: OMB Budget Authority Identification, Reports Could Aid Deficit Reduction Goals

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The Government Accountability Office has said the Office of Management and Budget should identify and publicly-report mandatory budget cuts in each fiscal year through 2025 in an effort to give Congress transparency and support required sequestration cuts of $1.2 billion over 10 years. GAO reported Thursday the government had an estimated $2.9 trillion overall mandatory budget …

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GAO: US Biodefense Enterprise Needs Central Leadership, Oversight

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The Government Accountability Office has said in a new report to the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the U.S. biodefense enterprise needs an established leadership strategy. GAO said in the report published Thursday it found that there is no unifying biodefense leadership and oversight structure to facilitate accountability and operational efficiency. The agency said past reports from …

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