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GAO Finds Issues in Energy Department’s Subcontractor Oversight

The Government Accountability Office called on the Department of Energy to improve oversight of its subcontractors after a recent review found that the department had failed to audit over $3.4 billion in subcontracts over the past 10 years. GAO issued a report on Tuesday highlighting the improper auditing process at DOE and the challenges in tracking subcontract ownerships in the department’s multi-billion dollar programs.

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Report: OMB Lacks Transparency When Reporting Agency Fees, Collections

The Government Accountability Office found that the Office of Management and Budget is not providing publicly available, comprehensive data that identifies hundreds of billions of dollars it annually collects in fees, fines and penalties. GAO issued a report on Thursday showing the lack of government-wide data from OMB, which could help Congress identify a certain agency’s performance and the trends in collections. 

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GAO: FTC Needs New Authority to Better Secure Consumer Data Online

The Government Accountability Office said the Federal Trade Commission needs a new internet privacy law that would expand the agency’s authority to protect consumer data from unfair and deceptive trade practices. A GAO report published on Thursday highlighted the outdated regulations that the commission uses to govern the collection, use and sale of consumers' personal information.

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GAO: Cybercom Facing Challenges to Train, Maintain Cyber Forces

The Government Accountability Office found gaps in how the U.S. Cyber Command will implement plans to transfer responsibilities to train and maintain members of the Cyber Mission Force to military service branches. GAO released a report on Wednesday highlighting the challenges facing the unit's transition.
 

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GAO: DOE Must Reform Program Mgmt to Improve Nuclear Waste Cleanup Efforts

The Government Accountability Office released a report on Tuesday stating that the Energy Department’s Office of Environmental Management must develop a method of classifying nuclear waste cleanup to mitigate cost and schedule risks. GAO stated that EM’s 2017 cleanup policy did not comply with program management practices such as facilitating risk management throughout the project and requiring independent reviews of cleanup activities.

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GAO Requesting $647 in Funds for FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office is requesting $647.6M in funds to continue its operations for fiscal year 2020, GAO said Wednesday. Gene Dodaro, the U.S. comptroller general and head of the government watchdog, said in a testimony before the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch that GAO is also requesting for the authority to use $38.3M in reimbursements and offsetting receipts. 

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GAO: Energy Department Gives Contractors High Ratings Despite Lack of Performance Data

A new government watchdog report shows that the Department of Energy remains on the government's High Risk List for inadequate contractor management and oversight despite spending $200B on awards over the past decade and contracting changes. The Government Accountability Office issued the report on Tuesday highlighting the lack of proper reporting by DOE on the performance of its contractors.

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