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Employment incentives for federal aid programs helping, but driving up program costs

Financial incentives have been successful in ecouraging those receiving low income assistance to find employment, but those same incentives are driving up the cost of federal aid programs, according to a recently released Government Accountability Office report.

DoD hasn't implemented plan to properly monitor weapons acquisition, GAO says

The Defense Department isn't properly monitoring its weapons acquisitions for affordability, despite the Government Accountability Office laying out a plan for the DoD to do so eight years ago, according to an Aug. 27 GAO report.

DoD, VA health record interoperability unacceptably behind schedule, says GAO

Under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are required to deploy modernized electronic health records that employ full, standards-based interoperability by Dec. 31, 2016, but the Government Accountability Office says the departments aren't on track to meet that goal until after 2018.

GAO: Agencies should be seeking deeper discounts on FSS contracts

Agencies aren't consistently seeking discounts when procuring goods and services off the Federal Supply Schedules, says a Government Accountability Office report released Aug. 10.

Incomplete contractor info made it difficult for DoD to determine noncompetitive contract prices

The Defense Department had trouble determining reasonable prices for noncompetitive contracts because some contractors were reluctant to share pricing information, according to an Aug. 12 Government Accountability Office report.

Data reliability issues challenge efforts to root out Medicaid waste, fraud and abuse, GAO says

In its analysis of potential prescription medication fraud and abuse among Medicaid beneficiaries, the Government Accountability Office discarded data from many states from its investigation due to reliability issues, according to a report publicly released Aug. 10.

GSA doesn't know long-term financial sustainability of its buildings, GAO says

The General Services Administration doesn't know the long-term financial sustainability of much of the property it owns, says a Government Accountability Office report released Aug. 7.

GAO: Army doesn't know when its reservists are available

The Army doesn't know when its reservists are available serve because of incomplete information on soldiers' non-availability documentation, says a July 31 Government Accountability Office report.

OIG team was pressured into clean Marine Corps financial audit, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office is calling into question the first clean financial audit by a military service, saying the IG team involved was pressured to declare the books clean.

SSA didn't detect double payments for thousands of disabled workers, GAO says

The Social Security Administration didn't detect double payments sent out to thousands of workers under two federal disability compensation programs, according to an Aug. 3 Government Accountability Office report.