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GAO: NNSA Should Consistently Monitor and Document R&D Projects

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the National Nuclear Security Administration create a strategy to consistently track and document outcomes of research-and-development projects aimed at thwarting the proliferation of nuclear weapons. GAO said in a report published Friday NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation should record data that compares final project results with baseline performance targets. …

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GAO: DHS Should Establish Performance Evaluation Measures for NCCIC

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to establish metrics and methods to assess the performance of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. GAO reported Wednesday NCCIC is required to perform 11 cybersecurity functions and comply with nine principles but the center’s level of adherence is unclear since it …

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GAO: Air Force, Army Should Modify Human Capital Planning Strategies to Address UAS Pilot Shortage

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army modify the service branches’ respective human capital planning strategies to address unmanned aerial system pilot shortages and training shortfalls. GAO said in a report published Tuesday both service branches should also evaluate workforce mixes for UAS pilot positions as …

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GAO: CMS Implemented 3 of 11 Recommendations on Medicaid Program Integrity

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has implemented only three of 11 recommendations that the Government Accountability Office made to help address program integrity challenges related to Medicaid. GAO said Tuesday CMS developed an approach to verify if an individual is qualified to enroll into into the joint federal-state healthcare program but the government watchdog …

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GAO: GSA Should Notify Tenant Agencies of Foreign-Owned Buildings

The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration to inform tenant agencies if their high-security leased offices are owned by foreign companies. GAO said in report published Monday it found that GSA leases high-security space from foreign owners in 20 buildings for 26 tenant agencies, including organizations that perform  classified operations and store sensitive …

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James Mattis Calls for Reviews of F-35, Presidential Aircraft Replacement Programs

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called for separate assessments of Boeing’s Air Force One aircraft replacement program and the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft after President Donald Trump raised concerns about the programs’ costs, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the Defense Department, said in a statement the …

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GAO: DoD, VA Should Establish Timeframes to Track Recommended Changes to Lovell FHCC

The Government Accountability Office has urged the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to create interim milestones and timeframes in order to monitor the implementation of recommended updates to an integrated federal health care center in North Chicago, Illinois. DoD and VA should also perform a cost-effectiveness analysis for the Captain James …

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GAO: DoD Should Update Guidance for Privately Financed Construction Project Reports

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Department  revise DoD’s guidance for congressional notification of major privately backed construction projects to clarify project types that need to be reported. GAO said in a report published Thursday DoD should also designate a lead organization to establish a department-wide policy for gifts of construction projects. DoD, military departments …

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GAO: HHS’ ASPR Office Should Conduct Targeted Outreach on Personnel Reassignment Processes

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that Department of Health and Human Services instruct HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to conduct outreach programs to inform agencies and offices regarding ASPR expectations and processes. GAO said in a report published Monday that ASPR should also develop a plan to evaluate action reports …

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