The development of an aircraft carrier-based unmanned plane has been delayed by years because the Navy has not determined whether the technology will primarily be used for attacks or for surveillance.
Only about 58 percent of contracts the Defense Department awarded from fiscal 2010 through fiscal 2014 were procured through competition, says a May 1 Government Accountability Office report to Congress.
Five renewable and innovative energy programs have defaulted on Energy Department loans, leaving the government vulnerable to millions of dollars in losses, says an April 27 Government Accountability Office report.
Three State Department embassies didn't provide a good explanation for why they decided to lease off-site facilities rather than adding to the existing buildings, says an April 24 Government Accountability Office report.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs needs to address systemic management problems to improve schools under the bureau's purveyance, says and April 22 Government Accountability Office report based on testimony to the House Education and Workforce subcommittee on early childhood, elementary and secondary education.
The Census Bureau could save billions of dollars if it put into effect Government Accountability Office recommendations to streamline the census taking process for 2020, says an April 20 GAO report that was part of testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Most agencies submitted incorrect data about Small Business Innovation Research programs for fiscal 2013, so the Small Business Administration can't fully determine compliance with spending requirements for the programs, says an April 15 Government Accountability Office report.
The House Wednesday passed a bill that would prohibit the federal government to award contracts or grants to corporations or individuals with seriously delinquent tax debt, but on the same day voted down a bill that would fire tax-delinquent federal workers. The contractor bill (H.R.1562) passed the House unanimously on April 15 on a motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill immediately.
Some science and technology agencies that manage federal grants could be using data collected on candidates to make sure women are getting an equal shake at the research money, says a recently released Government Accountability Office report.
The federal government is losing billions of dollars to duplicative and wasteful programs, says an annual Government Accountability Office report meant to identify overlapping and underperforming federal programs.