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GAO Identifies New Priorities for GSA

The Government Accountability Office released new recommendations on security and property measures that the General Services Administration must prioritize. GAO said Thursday that GSA must augment efforts to consolidate Department of Homeland Security headquarters, reduce lease costs, budget maintenance and operations costs of new buildings and boost federal infrastructure cybersecurity.

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Gene Dodaro: GAO Considers Cybersecurity a Top Priority for FY 2020

Gene Dodaro, U.S. comptroller general and head of the Government Accountability Office, said during a Senate subcommittee hearing that one of GAO’s priorities in fiscal year 2020 is cybersecurity, Federal News Network reported Friday. He said GAO expanded its cyber workforce from 140 to 175 employees this year and needs more resources to meet lawmaker requests around cybersecurity.

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GAO Finds Slow Development in OMB’s Data Center Optimization Initiative

The Government Accountability Office issued a report highlighting the slow progress in the Office of Management and Budget's Data Center Optimization Initiative. GAO said Thursday that of the 24 agencies participating in the program, 11 did not create a plan to meet their goals to close or improve data centers in 2018. OMB required agencies to complete efforts under DCOI in September 2018.

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GAO Reports on DHS High-Risk Requirements Progress

The Government Accountability Office has published a report to highlight the Department of Homeland Security’s progress in addressing risks since establishment in 2002. DHS continues to modernize and coordinate its different functions to meet leadership commitment, action plan and monitoring requirements under GAO’s high-risk list, the accountability agency said Wednesday. These functions include acquisition, information technology, financial and human capital management.

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GAO: DoD Should Adopt Best Practices to Meet Space Tech Procurement Goals

The Government Accountability Office recommended the Department of Defense implement practices to address cost and schedule challenges facing the department when procuring space technology platforms. GAO said Wednesday that it found that space leadership changes, potential satellite threats, funding issues and workforce gaps could affect the department's acquisition of weather satellites and missile warning, communications and navigation systems. 

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Overseas O&M Gets Funding Boost From DoD’s FY18 OCO Budget

Military operations and maintenance outside the U.S. received nearly 76 percent of the Department of Defense’s $66.8 billion total overseas contingency operations budget in fiscal year 2018, according to a new watchdog report. The Government Accountability Office said Monday that most of DoD's OCO funds went to in-theater base support operations, ship operations, equipment maintenance and repair, transportation and security forces training in the past year.

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DHS Struggles with Information Sharing on Research Project, GAO Report Finds

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is failing to properly collect, integrate and share information on research and development performance across the agency, according to a government report. The Government Accountability Office released a report on Thursday highlighting the challenges associated with coordination of research and development information that make it difficult for DHS to monitor progress of projects and understand the customer  experience.

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