Tag Archives: U.S. Government Accountability Office

GAO: DHS Chief Acquisition Officer Must Improve Vetting of Components’ Procurement Executives

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report stating that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) chief acquisition officer needs to improve the assessment of DHS units’ component acquisition executives (CAE). GAO said Tuesday that the DHS chief acquisition officer selects CAEs that handle DHS components' acquisition-related policies, workforce, data colection and reporting functions.

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GAO Issues Report on Best Practices, Challenges in Agile Software Dev’t

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report stating that the federal government should consider implementing Agile software development practices to encourage early customer input and other organizational benefits. GAO said in the report published Tuesday that its Agile Assessment Guide outlines best practices for the software development concept including dynamic, team-based operations and requirements prioritization.

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GAO: U.S. Air Force Must Improve Assessment of Retention Efforts for Drone Operators

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the U.S. Air Force to establish metrics to properly assess its efforts to hire and retain personnel that handle the operations of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). The Air Force is yet to achieve its 2024 staffing goals for sensor operators and pilots. 

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GAO: DoD Must Address All Requirements for IP Transition Plan

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has advised the Department of Defense (DoD) to address assessment, cost planning and inventory requirements for DoD's transition to the latest version of internet protocol. DoD still needs to identify potential cyber risks and resource and work requirements related to the department's planned transition to IP version six, GAO said Monday.

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