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GAO: DHS Should Modify Testing, Evaluation Process for Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter Program

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The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to modify the administration process during the testing and evaluation phase of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter program. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the Coast Guard should work to define key performance parameters for the operation of cutter boats under the …

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GAO: OMB, Treasury Should Clarify Some Federal Spending Data Definitions for DATA Act Implementation

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The Government Accountability Office reports that some definitions that the Office of Management and Budget and Treasury Department issued for 57 federal spending data items could lead to inconsistency in reporting. GAO said in a January report that most of the definitions issued as part of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of …

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GAO: DHS Must Develop Guidance for ‘Einstein’ Tool’s Intrusion Detection, Prevention Functions

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The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to develop network routing guidance for agencies and identify ways on how to build up the National Cybersecurity Protection System’s capability to detect and prevent intrusions in federal computer networks. GAO made the recommendations after an analysis showed that NCPS, also …

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GAO: DHS Should Set Milestones, Time Frames for Devt of Biometric Exit System Evaluation Framework

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The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to create milestones and time frames for the development of an assessment framework with regard to the implementation of a biometric exit system at airports. GAO said in a report published Wednesday that DHS should also evaluate the reliability of its …

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GAO: Collaboration Between GSA, DHS’ Federal Protective Service Key to Facility Protection

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The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service to improve collaboration in order to safeguard federal facilities from security risks. GAO made the recommendation after it found that lack of awareness among regional officials at both agencies on collaborative practices and policies to …

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GAO Urges Federal Agencies to Reduce Unused Vehicles

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The Government Accountability Office has called on federal agencies to reform their assessment processes for federally leased vehicles in order to help reduce underutilized fleets. GAO said in a report released Thursday that the General Services Administration should establish a mechanism to facilitate discussion between fleet managers and their fleet service representatives …

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GAO: GSA Should Increase Competition to Help Tenant Agencies Reduce Leasing Costs

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended the General Services Administration to expand competition for GSA leases in order to reduce leasing costs. GAO made the recommendation after an analysis showed that approximately half of 714 new office leases that GSA negotiated from 2008 through 2014 surpassed the average local market rate for similar office space by …

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