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Bob McDonald, Sloan Gibson: VA Works to Transform Veterans Care System

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson have highlighted VA’s ongoing efforts to transform its healthcare system during a meeting with the Commission on Care in Washington, The Christian Science Monitor reported Tuesday. Ben Thompson writes the MacDonald and Gibson told the commission that 90 percent of veterans who responded to …

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GAO: OMB Budget Authority Identification, Reports Could Aid Deficit Reduction Goals

The Government Accountability Office has said the Office of Management and Budget should identify and publicly-report mandatory budget cuts in each fiscal year through 2025 in an effort to give Congress transparency and support required sequestration cuts of $1.2 billion over 10 years. GAO reported Thursday the government had an estimated $2.9 trillion overall mandatory budget …

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GAO: US Biodefense Enterprise Needs Central Leadership, Oversight

The Government Accountability Office has said in a new report to the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the U.S. biodefense enterprise needs an established leadership strategy. GAO said in the report published Thursday it found that there is no unifying biodefense leadership and oversight structure to facilitate accountability and operational efficiency. The agency said past reports from …

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GAO: Army Needs to Assess Mission Risks, Combat Force Structures

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the U.S. Army conduct regular assessments of mission risk and its combat force structures in order to avail mitigation strategies. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the Army planned to reduce greater numbers of its enabler unit force than its combat force because senior leader counsel …

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GAO: DOE Labs Spent $542M on Internally Directed R&D Projects in Fiscal 2015

The Energy Department‘s national laboratories have invested a combined $542 million in laboratory-directed research and development programs during fiscal 2015, which accounted for 4.2 percent of their budgets for that year, according to a Government Accountability Office report. A DOE policy allows its federally funded research facilities to allocate up to …

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GAO: Agencies Continue to Face Financial Reporting, Management Challenges

A Government Accountability Office report says unaddressed weaknesses in federal internal controls over financial reporting have prevented the agency from giving an opinion on the government’s annual financial statement. GAO said Wednesday it observed that the government is still unable to adequately reconcile many intragovernmental transactions and balances among agencies and that financial management challenges continue to plague …

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