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GAO: Defense Secretary Should Require Army to Select Point of Contact for ACPV Information

The Government Accountability Office has urged the secretary of defense to instruct the U.S. Army to select a point of contact for information related to armored commercial passenger-carrying vehicles. The GAO said in a report published Friday that DoD and its components including the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and the …

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GAO: NASA, DoD, NOAA Spent $43B on Cost-Reimbursement Contracts for Satellite Procurement Programs

The Government Accountability Office assessed 19 satellite acquisition programs at NASA, Defense Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and found that the agencies obligated approximately $43.1 billion on cost-reimbursement contracts for such programs. GAO said in a report published Friday that DoD, NOAA and NASA spent $9 billion on fixed-price-incentive …

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GAO: Most Participating Agencies Met Spending Requirements Under Small Business R&D Programs

The Government Accountability Office has found that most agencies met spending requirements under two small business research and development programs in fiscal year 2015. GAO said Wednesday nine of 11 participating agencies under the Small Business Innovation Research program submitted the required report on obligations for extramural research and development work, which are …

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GAO: FDIC Should Further Implement Information Security Program, Address Configuration Mgmt Gaps

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to exploit the full implementation of its information security program and mitigate identified access and configuration management gaps. GAO said in a report published Wednesday that it discovered potential lapses on the authorization controls, boundary protection, identification and authentication capacity of the …

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GAO: MDA Should Ramp Up Transparency With Ballistic Missile Defense Test Schedule, Costs

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Missile Defense Agency to address transparency issues with its cost estimates and test schedules related to the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it made the recommendation due to lack of consistency and transparency with MDA’s …

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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Explains USAF Decision to Let L3 Pick New Electronic Attack Aircraft at Congressional Hearing

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy of the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition office, has said the service branch’s decision to award L3 Technologies a contract to perform systems integration work on the Compass Call electronic attack aircraft recapitalization program stems from the company’s familiarity with the mission equipment, Defense News …

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GAO: DHS Should Fully Implement FITARA, Increase CIO Involvement in IT Contracts

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to fully implement action plans under the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and to increase the agency chief information officer’s involvement in IT contracts. DHS has fully accomplished 28 of 31 FITARA action plans that GAO evaluated but the department has yet to implement all …

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