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GAO: DoD Spent $9.1B on O&M for Overseas Contingency Operations in FY 2016

The Defense Department spent the $9.1 billion budget that Congress authorized for the operation and maintenance needs of overseas contingency operations to meet base requirements. The Government Accountability Office said in a report issued Wednesday that DoD obligated funds to cover base programs and activities, including headquarters, maintenance and transportation costs. Base requirements include …

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GAO: Agencies Should Ensure CIO Involvement in IT Procurement Review, Approval Processes

The Government Accountability Office has called on federal agencies to allow chief information officers to assess and approve information technology contracts in an effort to increase CIOs’ oversight of agencies’ planned IT acquisitions. GAO said in a report published Wednesday 14 of the 22 assessed agencies failed to involve CIOs in the …

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GAO: Navy Columbia-Class Submarine Tech Requires Additional Development & Tests

The Government Accountability Office has said the U.S. Navy needs to perform additional development and test activities to validate the maturity of multiple technologies on the future Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. Components that require further development and tests include the integrated power system, nuclear reactor, common missile compartment, propulsor and related coordinated stern …

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GAO: DoD’s Contract Awards to Minority-, Women-Owned Businesses Hit $230B in FY 2010-2016

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department awarded approximately 444,500 contracts valued at more than $230 billion to women- and minority-owned businesses between fiscal years 2010 and 2016. GAO said in a report published Monday fixed-price contracts for goods and services represented at least 80 percent, or approximately $184 …

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GAO: DoD Should Address Prioritization, Cost Estimates of European Reassurance Initiative Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to establish priorities among objectives under the European Reassurance Initiative and provide comprehensive estimates of ERI sustainment costs. GAO said in a report published Friday that DoD has not evaluated ERI initiatives against missions funded under the department’s base budget, which could lead …

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GAO: Guidance Needed to Manage US Border Patrol Tech Assist Data Quality

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Border Patrol agency craft guidance to manage data on the contributions of technology platforms or other assets to secure the southwest border. GAO said Thursday it found that Border Patrol lacks “sufficient” guidance to validate the usability, reliability and accuracy of asset assists data that agents …

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