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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.