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GAO: Pentagon’s Fraud Risk Mgmt Program Should Include Contractor Ownership Assessments

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Defense to assess potential risks from a contractor's opaque ownership structure and use data to inform other fraud risk assessments. GAO said Monday that contracting firms that conceal information about other entities or individuals who own, manage or earn financial benefits from the company pose national security and fraud risks to the Pentagon.

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GAO: DHS Transportation Security Strategy Needs Better Alignment With Other Plans

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security's national strategy for transportation security conflicts with other federal documents, and thus does not generally guide the federal government's related efforts. DHS' 2018 National Strategy for Transportation Security, developed under the department's Transportation Security Administration, has exhibited redundancy and contradiction with oversight from other transportation programs, GAO said Tuesday.

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GAO: VA Still Needs to Address Cybersecurity Issues

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Veterans Affairs still faces multiple cybersecurity challenges in the course of modernization. VA must implement security controls to protect sensitive information, identify cybersecurity workforce needs, manage information technology supply chain risks and address known vulnerabilities, GAO said Thursday.

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GAO: USAspending.gov Improved Data Quality

The Government Accountability Office found that USAspending.gov, a website service that tracks the federal government's expenses, has improved in data quality since a 2017 audit. The service has improved in ensuring the quality of spending data gathered from federal agencies under the Digital Accountability and Transparency or DATA Act, GAO said Friday.

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Library of Congress Addresses GAO IT Recommendations

Carla Hayden, the librarian of congress, said the Library of Congress has made progress to improve information technology management since 2015, Fedscoop reported Thursday. The library, also known as the Congress' research arm, has addressed almost 95 percent of the Government Accountability Office's recommendations from a 2015 audit.

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