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GAO: DoD Should Centralize Info About Hosting Government Payloads on Commercial Satellites

The Government Accountability Office called on the Defense Department to collect and consolidate agency-wide knowledge about hosting government payloads aboard commercially manufactured satellites. GAO said Monday it found that, although multiple offices within the DoD engage in activities pertaining to commercially hosted payloads, they do so independently, resulting in a fragmented knowledge …

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GAO: DSCA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of FMS Program Expenditures

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Security Cooperation Agency modify its strategy for overseeing operational expenses of the Defense Department‘s foreign military sales program. GAO said Monday it found that DoD lacks data to show how the department spends on military operations such as compensating program staff and …

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GAO Identifies ‘Critical’ Measures to Protect National Cyber Systems

The Government Accountability Office has urged the federal government to implement a set of “critical” actions to address cyber threats to information technology systems that support critical infrastructure. GAO said Wednesday said these measures include establishing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, updating governmentwide data security programs and increasing federal role in …

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GAO Reviews Agencies’ Q2 2017 Spending Data

The Government Accountability Office has found in a recent study that only 15 out of 53 agencies submitted complete and accurate 2017 second quarter spending data to comply with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014. GAO said Monday the other 38 agencies submitted inaccurate spending data partly due …

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GAO: NASA Should Standardize Loss of Crew Risk Computation

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that NASA enforce a standard method for establishing the likelihood of astronauts being permanently injured or killed while on board a spacecraft. NASA’s administrator should instruct pertinent agency heads “to collectively determine and document… how the agency will determine its risk tolerance level with respect …

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