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DoD's nuclear safety board isn't following personnel policies or holding open meetings, says GAO

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board until 2013 had few written policies and procedures for its staff, but even when it developed policies, they weren't consistently followed, a recently released Jan. 20 Government Accountability Office report says.

IRS lost $6B to identity theft tax fraud, finds audit

The Internal Revenue Service paid out about $6 billion to one million fraudulently-filed tax returns in 2013, finds a recently released Jan. 20 Government Accountability Office report. But some groups are saying that number could have been a lot lower if the IRS was funded properly.

GAO: DoD isn't using a comprehensive method to measure improper healthcare payments

The Defense Department uses a method for measuring improper healthcare payments to military members that is less comprehensive than the method used by the rest of the government for other healthcare programs, says a Feb. 18 Government Accountability Office report.

DoD doesn't know if it can sustain contracting database, says GAO

The Defense Department doesn't know what resources it needs to sustain it's contracting database, says a Feb. 18 Government Accountability Office report.

Agencies acted on most GAO recommendations over the last 31 years

Agencies have acted on more than three-quarters of Government Accountability Office recommendations, says a Feb. 18 Deloitte Public Sector Research study. Using data analytics based on more than 40,000 GAO recommendations going back to 1983, Deloitte found that agencies implemented about 81 percent of GAO recommendations.

DOI, USDA not keeping track of contaminated sites, says report

The Agriculture and Interior Departments have identified many contaminated sites, but neither agency has a complete inventory, a says a Feb. 13 Government Accountability Office report. As of April 2014, USDA had identified 1,491 contaminated sites and many potentially contaminated sites, including landfills and shooting ranges.

GAO: Army, Navy Dept. fail to track service separation due to non-disability mental conditions

The Army, Navy and Marines don't know how many military members have been separated from service due to mental illness that aren't considered service-related, says a Feb. 13 Government Accountability Office report.

DoD not living up to promise of expansion of MODA program, says GAO

The Defense Department's rollout of a program that matches civilian DoD experts with foreign governments isn't progressing quickly enough, says a Feb. 11 Government Accountability Office report.

GAO: DoD continues to confront decades-old management problems

While the Defense Department maintains military forces with "unparalleled capabilities," it continues to confront decades-old business management problems, says a Feb. 11 Government Accountability Office report.

Agencies need to strengthen protections of military technology

The agencies responsible for protecting military technology have taken steps to strengthen oversight, but there are weaknesses that still need to be addressed, says a Feb. 10 Government Accountability Office report.