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GAO Report on Gov’t Waste Targets IT Programs

The 345-page Government Accountability Office report, revealing “unnecessary duplication, overlap or fragmentation” in federal programs, landed with a thud on Congress’ doorstep earlier this week. And, as observers pick through its findings, detailing more than 30 general areas of overlap and a host of duplicated programs, they will find a …

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DHS Springs into Action as GAO Report Finds Gov’t BlackBerries, Laptops at Risk

A Government Accountability Office review of federal wireless security standards has prompted swift action from the Department of Homeland Security. According to the Nov. 30 GAO report, the watchdog agency found several security gaps regarding wireless technology, including government-issued laptops and mobile devices, such as BlackBerry phones. GAO auditors found …

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GAO Report: Electronic Health Records Improve Care

The Government Accountability Office has put its stamp of approval on claims that electronic health records can actually improve the quality of healthcare. The GAO report studied integrated delivery systems that have implemented the use of electronic medical records. Those systems studied said that using EHRs increased the availability of …

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Bilingual? The Feds Want YOU

Many federal agencies are lacking workers with foreign-language skills, and those workers with linguistic talents are suddenly finding themselves in demand, Government Executive reports. Director of the Government Accountability Office’s homeland security and justice division David Maurer told a Senate subcommittee in July the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland …

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Broadband Crisis? GAO Doubtful

While Obama administration officials have painted a picture of crisis in implementing broadband technology, according to a new Government Accountability Office report, the United States is on track with other developed nations. And the biggest stumbling block to wider deployment, The Hill reports, is cost, not availability of access. According …

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GAO, NASA, GSA Ranked Best Government Workplaces

The Government Accountability Office, NASA and the General Services Administration have been ranked the best places to work in the federal government in a survey of roughly 260,000 employees at 290 departments, agencies and sub-components. The three agencies made it to the top 10: GAO ranked second on the list, …

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