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Gene Dodaro: Public Debt 73% Of GDP

Debt held by the U.S. public represents 73 percent of gross domestic product, a sharp increase from the 40 percent mark in the 1970s through the 1990s, according to the U.S. comptroller general. Gene Dodaro, head of the Government Accountability Office, gave several figures on U.S. government debt at the …

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GAO: Audits By Mail Recover More Uncollected Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service collects on average $1.80 in uncollected taxes for every dollar spent when performing audits in-person, the Government Accountability Office has found. According to Fierce Government, correspondence audits conducted through mail bring on average $7 for every dollar spent on those types of audits. In a report …

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EHR Medicaid Incentive Payments Nearly Hit $2B in 2011, GAO Says

Medicaid incentive payments to hospitals for achieving meaningful use of electronic health records received $1.7 billion during 2011 under that program, a Government Accountability Office report says. According to Nextgov, GAO also found more hospitals wanted to participate in the Medicaid EHR incentive program over a similar program for Medicare. …

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GAO Finds Problems in Service Contract Inventories

The Office of Management and Budget and Congress could not meaningfully use several service contract lists from agencies to compare obligations among agencies or find spending trends, the Government Accountability Office has found. GovExec reports GAO conducted an audit of the inventories as part of evaluation of the Obama administration’s …

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GAO Updates Govt Progress on Civilian Drone Integration

The Government Accountability Office has updated a report issued in 2008 on use of drones in civilian airspace, finding agencies have made progress in integrating the unmanned systems but still need to address several issues on safety and national security. In its summary of the 49-page report, GAO said work …

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Alexander Garza: DHS Pressing Forward on Bioweapon Sensor Tech Buy

The Department of Homeland Security will not delay the process of acquiring new technology for detecting signs of a biological weapons attack, Assistant DHS Secretary Alexander Garza said Thursday, Nextgov reports. Garza made the remarks at a joint hearing held by two House Homeland Security subcommittees, adding that department officials …

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