With the popularity of trusted-traveler programs that expedite processing at various U.S. ports of entry soaring in recent years, Customs and Border Protection officials are having a harder time keeping pace with enrollment into the programs, according to a report by the investigative arm of Congress.
The majority of the Veterans Affairs Department's leased outpatient facilities were delayed or ran over cost because the VA provided project requirements late, a recently released April 30 Government Accountability Office report says. VA generally provides inpatient care at medical facilities owned by the federal government, but they provide outpatient care at leased facilities.
Across the board, major federal agencies are not consistently responding to cyber incidents, such as computer network breaches. About 65 percent of the time agencies aren't completely documenting actions taken in response to detected incidents, concludes the Government Accountability Office.
Congressional investigators found that the Army is using various competitive strategies to reach out to private industry in an effort to modernize its tactical communications and information networks.
Transit agencies applying for federal funds to rebuild after future disasters may be confused as to whether to seek it from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the Federal Transit Administration, says a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
Sequestration in fiscal 2013 significantly reduced services provided by federal agencies, including public housing assistance, border inspections and military training. The Defense Department reported that canceled or limited military training and readiness activities due to sequestration could increase the number of non-deployable units, decrease surge capacity to meet additional requirements with ready forces and lead to skills gaps, a May 28 Government Accountability Office report says.
The lack of Office of Management and Budget guidance on managing software licenses drew criticism from the Government Accountability Office in a recent report, but OMB says it has done enough.
The number of contractor suspensions and debarments governmentwide have doubled since fiscal 2009 because agencies have developed better management tools and a more active referral process, a May 21 Government Accountability Office report says.
A House committee advanced a bill Wednesday that would bring mail delivery from the door to centralized drop off spots, which could save the Postal Service billions. The bill (H.R. 4670) was passed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as a piecemeal provision in lieu of more comprehensive postal reform which has stalled several times over the last year.
Nine months after President Obama directed agencies to collaborate on the safety risks associated with ammonium nitrate, the agencies involved are trying to figure out how to share information, says a Government Accountability Office report.