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DOT fed employee travel card program secure from purchase fraud, GAO says

While some federal agencies have been dinged by auditors for flagrant purchases on employee charge cards, the Transportation Department has taken steps to ensure its own program for federal travel is secure from that kind of problem, says a recently released GAO report.

BOP taking steps to curb prison overcrowding, GAO says

The Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons is taking serious strides to curb its overcrowding problem using three key initiatives, says a June 19 Government Accountability Office report.

GAO: Contractors overstated agency energy savings

Some contractors overstated cost and energy savings to agencies trying to meet increasing energy efficiency goals, says a June 17 Government Accountability Office report.

GAO: BIA's complex regulatory framework and bad management hinder tribes' ability to develop energy resources

Complex regulatory framework and shoddy management have hindered the Bureau of Indian Affairs' ability to help tribes develop energy resources on tribal land, says a June 15 Government Accountability Office report.

DoD isn't monitoring housing allowances given to civilians overseas, GAO says

The Defense Department and its components don't always audit the housing allowances they give to civilian employees overseas to make sure the allowances are valid, says a June 16 Government Accountability Office report.

Key parts of DoD's nuclear modernization plan are deficient or delayed, GAO says

The DoD has made progress in its nuclear weapons modernization plan, but key parts of the plan have been delayed for years, says a June 15 Government Accountability Office report.

Army does not know how many soldiers it used to fill civilian positions

The Army doesn't know how many soldiers it placed in civilian posts to help with reduced staff levels due to sequestration-related budget cuts, says a June 15 Government Accountability Office report.

Weapons system requirements are frequently changed by acquisition team, DoD officials tell GAO

Most military service officials told the Government Accountability Office that once weapon system requirements are developed and handed off to the acquisition team, the requirements are frequently changed without any input from the officials who actually wrote the requirements.

Senators introduce legislation aimed at fixing program management at agencies

Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) introduced the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act, which would use private sector practices to create new program management standards.

GAO: VA isn't following depression treatment guidelines, suicide data inaccurate

The Veterans Affairs Department isn't following guidelines when treating depression and its suicide data is inaccurate, the Government Accountability Office told a House panel Wednesday.