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GAO Reports on VH-92A Initiative Progress

The General Accountability Office published a report highlighting the development progress of a U.S. Navy initiative to replace its presidential helicopter fleet with the Sikorsky VH-92A aircraft. The VH-92A acquisition program decreased its developmental costs by four percent since its conception in April 2014 due to some changes in design, stable requirements and program efficiency, GAO said Thursday.

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GAO: Agencies Have Room to Improve Data Center Savings Reports

A Government Accountability Office report indicates that several federal agencies encounter challenges when they estimate or report savings from their data center consolidation efforts. Eleven of 21 agencies underreport planned cost savings between fiscal years 2012 and 2015 by around $2.2 billion under the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, GAO said …

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GAO: 18 Agencies Saw Cuts to Federal IT Contracts in FY 2013 Under Sequestration

A new Government Accountability Office study says many agencies either rescoped or delayed their information technology projects in order to meet sequestration requirements during fiscal year 2013, FCW reported Wednesday. Reid Davenport writes that FY 2013 automatic budget cuts hit IT contract work at 18 federal agencies, while 19 agencies …

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GAO Recommends Navy Review Costs of NGEN

The Government Accountability Office said Tuesday the Navy must again review its Intranet program acquisition strategies. GAO said in its report the Navy is acquiring program capabilities in increments, resulting in as many as 21 different contracts for its Next General Enterprise Network program. NGEN was established in 2007 to …

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Agencies Must Improve Contract Plans, Report Says

Federal agencies do not always take advantage of acquisition planning, leading to late contract awards and cost overruns, a Government Accountability Office report says. For its report released Aug. 9, the GAO surveyed the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security, NASA and the Agency for International Development. …

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GAO Report: Fed Agencies Need Social Media Policies

Federal agencies have made mixed progress in developing and implementing policies regarding the use of social media, a Government Accountability Office report says. The GAO audited 23 major federal agencies that use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in its 90-page report, issued Thursday. The GAO found 12 of the 23 agencies …

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