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GAO: DHS Launches Multiple Efforts to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Posture

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security implemented multiple initiatives to protect federal systems from cyber intrusions and attacks. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that DHS introduced the National Cybersecurity Protection System in a move to detect and mitigate malicious network traffic. DHS also runs a continuous diagnostics and mitigation program …

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GAO: DoD, State Dept Administered 194 Foreign Security Cooperation & Assistance Efforts in FY 2016

The Government Accountability Office has found that the departments of Defense and State facilitated 194 security cooperation and assistance efforts during fiscal 2016 to help build foreign partners’ capacity to mitigate security-related threats. GAO said Friday DoD ran 56 security cooperation programs for which associated legal authorities did not require the State Department‘s involvement and 87 …

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GAO: US Opened $837B in WTO Trade Pact-Covered Govt Procurement Contracts to Foreign Competition in 2010

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. opened $837 billion in contracts to foreign competition during 2010 under the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Government Procurement compared with $381 billion in combined GPA-covered contracts that the next five largest trading partners reported in the same year. GAO said in a report …

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GAO: NRC Should Monitor Compliance of Motor Carriers That Transport Radioactive Sources

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop a method to verify that motor carriers of radioactive sources meet NRC’s security requirements. GAO said Thursday NRC’s regulatory authority only covers licensed users of risk-significant radioactive sources and the commission does not directly verify whether motor carriers contracted by licensees have …

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GAO: Defense Agencies’ Spending on Contracts Dropped 32% in Fiscal 2015

The Government Accountability Office has analyzed governmentwide contracting data from the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation database and found that spending on contracts at defense agencies declined by about 32 percent from $399 billion in fiscal year 2011 to $274 billion in FY 2015. GAO said in a report released Thursday that civilian agencies’ …

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GAO Urges GSA, OMB to Create Data Verification Procedures for Property Disposal Reports

The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget to establish procedures that will help verify if real property disposal reports offer data as intended. GAO said in a report published Thursday it determined GSA’s Federal Real Property Profile and OMB’s report on FRPP disposal data for fiscal …

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GAO: CBP’s Biometric Exit System Project Faces Planning, Infrastructure, Staffing Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Customs and Border Protection  agency continues to face planning, infrastructure and staffing challenges in CBP’s project to build a biometric data collection system for travelers who exit the U.S. GAO said Monday CBP works with airlines and airports to explore the use of public/private partnerships for the deployment of a …

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GAO: DOE, DHS, FERC Implement 27 Federal Efforts to Increase Power Grid Resiliency

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the departments of Energy and Homeland Security have implemented 27 federal efforts that aim to build up the U.S. power grid’s resiliency. GAO said in a report released Friday the efforts were not duplicative and supported several activities such as research …

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