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GAO: Agencies Need to Complete Savings Target Under OMB Data Center Consolidation Initiative


The Government Accountability Office has recommended for agencies to complete cost savings goals under the Office of Management and Budget‘s data center consolidation initiative. GAO said in a report published Wednesday agencies aim to reach $8.2 billion in savings and avoidances through fiscal year 2019 but 10 agencies have not yet fulfilled their savings …

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GAO: Gov’t, Industry Should Coordinate to Address Electromagnetic Risks to US Power Grid System

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The Government Accountability Office has called for greater coordination between federal agencies and external partner organizations to explore potential approaches to mitigate the impact of electromagnetic pulses on the U.S. electrical grid system. GAO said Tuesday more opportunities exist within the Department of Homeland Security to assist in federal programs to address electromagnetic risks to grid …

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NOAA to Update JPSS Info Security Controls, Program Plan Based on GAO Report


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to update its information security program and move program planning forward for the follow-on Joint Polar Satellite System as recommended in a study by the Government Accountability Office. In the study posted Tuesday, GAO noted that NOAA’s $11 billion JPSS program has experienced milestone delays, such as …

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Senators Seek Updates on OMB’s Pilot Program for Federal Contractor Reporting

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Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) have requested the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on a pilot program that seeks to reduce reporting costs for federal contractors in compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014. In a letter published Tuesday, the lawmakers asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan to provide information on how …

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Deloitte Outlines Approach to Govt Benefits Programs Fraud Detection; Brien Lorenze Comments


Deloitte has released a new report that recommends a set of approaches the firm believes are needed to address $137 billion in losses to government benefits programs as reported by the Government Accountability Office. The enterprise approach described in the report incorporates retrospective and prospective strategies, predictive analytics and adaptive …

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GAO: Transportation Dept Should Define Responsibilities in Vehicle Cyber Attacks


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


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


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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