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GAO: Census Bureau Lacks Processes to Manage Interdependencies Between CEDCAP, 2020 Decennial Census Programs

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau lacks certain procedures to handle interdependencies between the Census Enterprise Data Collection and Processing program and the 2020 Decennial Census initiative. GAO said in a report released Thursday the bureau has failed to implement a single dependency schedule and does not have a combined …

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GAO Calls for Revision of US Navy Frigate Acquisition Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on Congress to require the U.S. Navy to change the way the service buys frigates and hold funds for Littoral Combat Ship acquisitions in fiscal year 2017. GAO said Thursday that it also wants the Defense Department to demand reviews prior to acquisition decisions and …

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GAO Reports Decline in DoD’s $20M+ Sole-Source Contracts to Small Biz

A Government Accountability Office report indicates a decline in the Defense Department’s sole-source contracts worth more than $20 million that are awarded to small businesses under the 8(a) program. The number of DoD 8(a) sole-source contract awards began to drop below 20 in 2011 upon the implementation of a new Federal Acquisition Regulation requirement for a …

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House Passes Bipartisan IT Software License Mgmt Reform Bill

The U.S. House has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill co-authored by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pennsylvania) and 28 other colleagues that seeks to reform how the federal government manages software licenses. Cartwright’s office said Wednesday the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2016 received a 366-0 vote and will work to codify and …

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GAO: VA Worked to Manage Costs, Obligations to Prevent Funding Gaps

The Government Accountability Office has said the Department of Veteran Affairs launched efforts to manage estimated costs and obligations to prevent future funding gaps following VA’s projected $2.75 billion budget shortfall in fiscal year 2015. GAO said Friday obligations for hepatitis C drugs and VA’s care in the community programs accounted for $408 million and $2.34 billion of the funding gap, …

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GAO: Federal Reserve Should Address Info Systems General Control Security, Configuration Management Issue

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has reached out to each Federal Reserve Bank and provided four recommendations to address the three areas of concern found on the information systems controls maintained by the Fed. GAO identified security and configuration management-related issues on the information systems during its audit of the fiscal 2014 and …

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GAO Reviews Quality, Frequency of CIO Ratings on Federal IT Dashboard

The Government Accountability Office has urged agency chief information officers to frequently update their ratings for agency information technology investments on the web-based Federal IT Dashboard system. GAO said Thursday it conducted a performance audit on 95 federal IT programs that were active from April 2015 to June 2016 at 17 agencies and compared CIO rating …

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