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GAO: NASA Needs Contingency Plan Amid Commercial Crew Program Delay

The Government Accountability Office has urged NASA to develop a contingency plan for U.S. operations at the International Space Station beyond 2018 as the contractors on the Commercial Crew Program are not able to meet certification requirements this year. GAO said in a report published February that Boeing and SpaceX have indicated they expect to achieve certification in …

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GAO Adds Federal Indian Programs, Environmental Liabilities, 2020 Census to High-Risk List

The Government Accountability Office has added the 2020 Decennial Census, federal environmental liabilities and management of federal health, education and energy programs for Indian tribes to its high-risk list or areas in government operations that are vulnerable to fraud, waste and mismanagement. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the addition of the …

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GAO Recommends Strategies to Boost Federal IT System Security

The Government Accountability Office has recommended five strategies the agency believes can help the federal government strengthen the security of federal information systems and critical infrastructure in the U.S. GAO said Wednesday federal agencies should consistently implement risk-based entity-wide data security programs; optimize cyber incident detection, response and mitigation functions; and expand cyber workforce planning …

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GAO: DHS, FBI Should Formally Conduct Bioforensics Capability Gap Analysis

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to cooperate with the FBI in the completion of a formal bioforensics capability gap analysis. GAO said Friday the capability gap analysis can help inform current and future bioforensics investments through the identification of needs and scientific and technical gaps. DHS and FBI have …

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GAO: DoD, DHS, HHS Need to Adopt Existing Tools to Coordinate Pandemic Response Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has called on the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security to employ existing tools to coordinate preparedness and response to a pandemic. Those mechanisms include training exercises, liaison officers and interagency working groups, GAO said in a report published Friday. GAO also found that DoD …

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GAO: CBP Should Standardize Info Tracking Guidance for Supply Chain Security Program

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Customs and Border Protection to develop a standardized guidance for efforts to track security validations under CBP’s supply chain security partnership program. GAO said Wednesday CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program faced problems with its Portal 2.0 data management system which required C-TPAT staff to …

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GAO: VA Personnel Should Modernize Current IT Systems

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Veterans Affairs to address issues regarding critical system modernizations, data center consolidation and the retirement of legacy systems to help refresh the VA’s information technology environment. According to a report published Tuesday, GAO suggested the VA to establish metrics and goals that will determine …

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