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GAO: DoD Starts Effort to Define Chemical, Biological Defense Program Infrastructure Manager’s Roles

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department has named an infrastructure manager to oversee the Chemical and Biological Defense Program and has begun to define the manager’s responsibilities and roles through three phases. DoD completed in October 2016 the initial phase that covers the clarification of the position’s …

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GAO: DoD Should Update Financial Mgmt Guidance to Meet Cash Balance Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to update its Financial Management Regulation to help maintain cash balances within upper and lower cash requirements. GAO said Friday DoD’s Defense-wide Working Capital Fund reported that monthly cash balances were outside limits set by FMR for 87 of 120 months from fiscal years 2007 through …

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GAO: DoD Should Apply Commercial Practices in Tech Development

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Department form a science and technology management framework that will incorporate best practices from industry. GAO made the recommendation after it reviewed technology development practices of Amazon, IBM, Siemens, Dow Chemical, Honeywell, General Motors, Qualcomm  and Valvoline, the agency said Thursday. The agency found that …

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GAO: DoD Should Develop Department-Wide Prototyping Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to establish a department-wide strategy that will guide prototyping initiatives. GAO said Tuesday DoD’s prototyping efforts face challenges such as limited funds, a risk-averse culture and competing priorities. DoD has yet to develop a strategy that outlines prototyping goals and priorities as well …

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GAO: Army Should Develop Metrics for Contracting Activity Evaluation

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Army establish metrics to determine if contracts awarded to companies meet cost, schedule and performance goals. GAO said in a report published Thursday the military branch should also record rationales for all decision and develop measurable objectives to assess the effects of organizational changes …

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GAO Requests $618M Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Government Accountability Office has asked Congress for $618.2 million to fund operations at the federal watchdog agency in fiscal 2018. GAO said Wednesday the funds would help the agency maintain a staffing level of 3,100 full-time employees to address the agency’s need for increased attention in areas such as improper government payments, tax gap …

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GAO: NOAA Should Improve Cost Tracking for Hydrographic Data Collection Program

The Government Accountability Office has urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve efforts to track and report costs under its hydrographic survey program. GAO said Thursday NOAA creates an annual report that compares the cost of collecting hydrographic data using agency resources to the cost of acquiring data from the private sector. NOAA …

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GAO: Challenges in 5 Main Areas Impact DoD Mission Capacity

The Government Accountability Office has determined five key areas that hinder the Defense Department‘s capacity to complete its missions. GAO said in a report published Tuesday DoD’s operational obstacles include cyberspace threats and cyber expansion requirements, escalating program costs, human capital management, efficiencies in defense business operations and a need to rebalance its …

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