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GAO: Agencies having trouble implementing green building initiatives

Federal agencies are having trouble implementing the green building standards ordered by the Obama administration, says a July 23 Government Accountability Office report.

IRS management isn't monitoring how employees audit tax-exempt organizations

The Internal Revenue Service doesn't monitor how its employees select tax-exempt organizations for audits, says July 23 Government Accountability Office testimony.

DoD doesn't have plans to monitor women in combat positions past 2016

The Defense Department doesn't have a plan to monitor how the services integrate women into newly opened positions past the end of this year, says a July 20 Government Accountability Office report.

DoD business systems modernization isn't producing results, GAO says

The Defense Department's effort to modernize its business systems isn't producing the desired results because the department hasn't implemented recommendations defined over the last 20 years, says a July 16 Government Accountability Office report.

GAO: NASA Space Launch System cost and schedule estimates are unreliable

NASA's cost and schedule estimates for its Space Launch System aren't credible because the agency didn't follow best practices, says a July 16 Government Accountability Office audit.

GAO: A few large agencies negatively skewed federal employee morale index

Federal employee engagement has been steadily declining since 2011, but much of that decline can be attributed to lower engagement rates at a few larger agencies, according to a July 12 Government Accountability Office report.

GAO: HUD needs to prove it properly implemented low income housing program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development hasn't proven that it properly implemented all parts of the program that provides housing for low income and Native American families, says July 10 Government Accountability Office prepared testimony.

Space station costs to jump by almost $1B by fiscal 2020, GAO says

Costs for the International Space Station are expected to be almost $1 billion more than initially projected, according to the Government Accountability Office. The report was delivered as testimony July 10 before the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee on space.

2013 debt limit debate cost the government up to $70M, GAO says

When Congress delayed raising the debt ceiling in 2013, it ended up increasing the government's borrowing costs by up to $70 million, according to a July 9 Government Accountability Office report.

GAO: Commerce OIG investigations suffered due to budget cuts

The Commerce Department's inspector general wasn't able to do its job fully due to budget constraints, according to July 10 Government Accountability Office report.