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GAO: DOD Should Fill Gaps in Small Business Strategy

Government

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) advises the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop an implementation plan, policy and a formal monitoring process for the DOD Small Business Strategy. Congress, in 2019, tasked DOD to create a strategy that will guide how the department handles small business programs, GAO said Thursday.

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GAO Offers Recommendations to Help Agencies Protect Federal Research From Foreign Influence

Federal Research

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that federal agencies ensure that their conflicts of interest policies address non-financial COI and come up with written procedures to address cases in which researchers failed to divulge required information to help protect U.S. research programs from foreign influence.

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GAO: DOD Should Document Progress in Implementing Commission’s Recommendations to Improve Contingency Contracting

Pentagon

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Department of Defense (DOD) has initiated steps to implement 16 of the 30 recommendations made by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2011 but still needs to document progress in implementing those recommendations. The commission was created in accordance with law to offer recommendations to improve contingency contracting.

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GAO Offers Recommendations to OSTP for Strategic Plan Implementation of High-Performance Computing Initiative

High-Performance

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to provide annual progress reports on the agency’s implementation of the 2020 strategic plan, which succeeded the 2016 National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) road map. The NSCI is a whole-of-nation approach aimed at sustaining the country’s edge in high-performance computing. 

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GAO: Space Force Should Present More Transparent Schedule, Cost Risk Data for Next Gen OPIR Program

Next Generation

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Space Force provide congressional defense committees with more transparent data about cost and schedule risks facing the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) missile warning satellite program to improve congressional oversight and decision-making. The first Next Gen OPIR satellite is expected to launch in 2025. 

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GAO Reports on DOD’s Progress in MHS GENESIS EHR System Deployment

Electronic Health

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that the Department of Defense (DOD) fielded the MHS GENESIS electronic health record system in six of the 24 planned deployment sites and those actual deployments involved approximately 41,600 users. According to the report, failure to address those identified incidents could result in challenges at future sites.

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GAO: DOD, Service Branches Postpone Nonessential Purchases to Minimize Effects of Continuing Resolutions

Pentagon

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Defense and military services have implemented practices to mitigate the effects of a continuing resolution, such as delaying nonessential training and purchases and commencing start dates of service contracts after the fiscal year’s first quarter. The congressional watchdog also found a slowdown in the hiring of defense civilian employees. 

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GAO Presents Recommendation to Pentagon Over Post-Government Employment Restrictions

Pentagon

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Defense evaluate whether to integrate into acquisition regulations post-government employment lobbying restrictions. GAO reviewed 14 major defense companies and found that those contractors hired 1,718 former DOD senior military and civilian officials or former acquisition officials in 2019. 

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GAO: DOD Should Find Options to Meet Narrowband Satcom Capability Needs

Next Generation

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Defense (DOD) explore options for delivering narrowband satellite communications capabilities to meet near-term requirements and reassess its future narrowband satcom needs. “Reexamining its narrowband communications needs will enhance DOD's ability to field a timely replacement for MUOS and ensure warfighters have needed communications tools in the future,” the GAO report reads.

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GAO to Issue Report on Pandemic-Driven Tech Adoption’s Cyber Impacts; Jennifer Franks Quoted

Jennifer Franks

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) plans to issue a report in fiscal year 2022 about the impact of technology adoption that is driven by mass telework on federal agencies’ cybersecurity posture. GAO also intends to broaden its reviews in the near future to include risks to supply chains amid recent cyberattacks.

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