Tag Archives: GAO

Senate OKs VA IT Reform Bill; Sen. Jon Tester Quoted

Sen. Jon Tester

The U.S. Senate has voted to pass a bill that aims to help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) better manage information technology activities. The Department of Veterans Affairs IT Reform Act aims to boost the transparency and oversight across VA's IT projects, the office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.

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GAO: Federal Spending for COVID-19 Response Reaches $17.8B

COVID-19

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that governmentwide contract obligations for COVID-19 response has reached $17.8 billion as of mid-June. HHS spent the highest amount out of the four, allocating for almost $9 million for COVID-19 response.

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GAO: FCC Needs Measurable Performance Goals to Manage Spectrum Demands for 5G

5G

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) come up with measurable and specific performance goals and strategies to manage spectrum demands associated with the deployment of 5G networks. These professionals mentioned the need of the commercial sector for access to additional mid-band spectrum to avoid 5G deployment delays.

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GAO: U.S. Air Force Must Improve Assessment of Retention Efforts for Drone Operators

Drone Operators

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the U.S. Air Force to establish metrics to properly assess its efforts to hire and retain personnel that handle the operations of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). The Air Force is yet to achieve its 2024 staffing goals for sensor operators and pilots. 

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