Government Accountability Office

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Name: Government Accountability Office
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

EDITORIAL: The federal job-training boondoggle

No problem is so insurmountable that it can’t be solved with a government program. If the program doesn’t work, the government has a remedy for that, too — another government program. This strikes the average American as bunk, but it’s how this White ... [Published Washington Times - 16 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Report Not Anticipating Near-Term Arctic Increase In Commercial Shipping

Despite reports of a boom in Arctic ship traffic, a recent report by the Government Accountability Office concludes commercial industries aren’t planning to boost shipping through the Bering Strait or elsewhere in the U.S. Arctic over the next decade ... [Published Alaskapublic.org - 13 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

The Gig Economy

This article is from Dollars & Sense: Real World Economics, available at http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2014/0314friedman.html This article is from theMarch/April 2014 issue.Subscribe Nowat a 30% discount.The Rise of the Gig Economy BY | March/April ... [Published Dollars and Sense - 17 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

New From the GAO

New GAO Reports Source: Government Accountability Office 1. Telecommunications: Projects and Policies Related to Deploying Broadband in Unserved and Underserved Areas. GAO-14-409, April 23.http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-409Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/662712.pdf2. ... [Published Full Text Reports... - 21 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 2 reports

GAO: Delayed VA Medical Center Projects Cost Extra $1.5B

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been managing 50 major medical center construction projects across the country, and four of those projects have encountered schedule delays and cost increases of about $1.5 billion, according to a report from ... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Jim White, Director of Tax Issues, Government Accountability Office

Monday - Friday, 6-9 a.m.Hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp bring you the latest news affecting the federal community each weekday morning, featuring interviews with top government executives and contractors. Listen live from 6 to 9 a.m. or download archived ... [Published Federal News Radio 1500 AM - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

New From the GAO

New GAO Report and Testimony Source: Government Accountability Office Report1. Department of Defense’s Waiver of Competitive Prototyping Requirement for the Air Force’s B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization Program. GAO-14-522R, April 22.http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-522RTestimony1. ... [Published Full Text Reports... - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Small employers fuel recent growth of defined contribution plans

More than 90% of pension plans that have been formed in recent years have been defined contribution plans, with the overwhelming majority of those plans set up by small employers, according to a new government report.Of all new pension plans formed between ... [Published Business Insurance - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

GAO digs into HHS fundraising efforts

Last spring, news broke regarding outgoing U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' role in raising money for Enroll America, a nonprofit that promotes healthcare reform. Sebelius claimed she did not ask for donations, ... [Published FierceHealthPayer - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Report raises questions about White House role in Obamacare fundraising

A new report is raising questions about the involvement of a top White House health care aide in the administration's effort to fundraise to promote Obamacare enrollment. The Government Accountability Office, Congress's investigative arm, released a report ... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

Watchdog criticises SEC cybersecurity

The Securities and Exchange Commission has been criticised by a US congressional watchdog over cybersecurity weaknesses, including the failure to authenticate users and encrypt sensitive data.In an information security report (PDF) , the Government Accountability ... [Published Finextra Research - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

GAO Uncovers More HHS Begging

Apr. 22, 2014Outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pushed corporate CEOs to give big donations to Enroll America, an “outside” group started by former White House staffer Anne Filipic. That much was known already, but the Government Accountability ... [Published The Patriot Post - Apr 22 2014]

Quotes

"I think they (CBP) see how they are securing their borders on the West Bank , and said, 'Let's give these guys a try,'" Hernandez said
"We will continue to market that [vehicle] out for foreign military sales," she said. "We thought we would win GMV, and that would have carried the day because everyone wants to buy what the U S bought." HD
"This woman is not my mom and is treating me like this. And don't do anything about it. I need my mother" Guled told ABC7
...Air Force officials stated that, as a result, the crew ratio is too low, but the Air Force has not updated it," the GAO report states. "Air Force guidance states that low crew ratios diminish combat capability and cause flight safety to suffer."

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Reforming Federal Property Procurement: The Cas... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - 1 hour ago]
Your College Education Might Be A Better Invest... [Published The Consumerist - 1 hour ago]
Israeli Firm's Subsidiary Tapped To Build New B... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - 1 hour ago]
GENERAL DYNAMICS : Lawsuit Stalls Special Opera... [Published 4 Traders - 2 hours ago]
Lobbying for the military: Fairbanks wants the ... [Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - 3 hours ago]
Stowaway: Father of 15-year-old Santa Clara boy... [Published Palo Alto Daily News - 4 hours ago]
Air Force Criticized for Mismanaging Drone Program [Published Military.com - 5 hours ago]
A User’s Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense ... [Published Center for American Progress - 5 hours ago]
Senators Harkin, Warren, Durbin and Congressman... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - 5 hours ago]
DHS Illegally Hired Obama Supporters, OSC Charges [Published About - 8 hours ago]
Senators Warren, Harkin, Durbin & Congressman M... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - 9 hours ago]
FINRA’s reminder about rollovers: news to many [Published Lexology - 10 hours ago]
US Air Force Chief says drone program still "ne... [Published Kuwait News Agency - 11 hours ago]
Growth in Multiple Employer Plans Depends on Re... [Published HG.org - 11 hours ago]
Report Not Anticipating Near-Term Arctic Increa... [Published Alaskapublic.org - 13 hours ago]
Alaska News Nightly: April 23, 2014 [Published Alaskapublic.org - 13 hours ago]
UPMC data breach shows ease of tax return thefts [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - 13 hours ago]
In the Loop: In the Loop: Cory Booker (D-Tinsel... [Published Washington Post - 14 hours ago]
The Pivot Potential in Asia and at Home [Published National Journal - 16 hours ago]
Grumbles meet D.C. attorney general’s budget op... [Published Washington Post - 16 hours ago]
EDITORIAL: The federal job-training boondoggle [Published Washington Times - 16 hours ago]
The Gig Economy [Published Dollars and Sense - 17 hours ago]
Risking Taxpayer Dollars on DOE Loan Guarantees [Published Cato Institute - 19 hours ago]
House committee withholds funds to VA, DoD to s... [Published FierceEMR - 20 hours ago]
GAO: Unclear if accreditation requirements led ... [Published FierceMedicalImaging - 21 hours ago]
LePage’s fine-avoiding ‘reforms’ have little to... [Published Bangor Daily News - 21 hours ago]
Regulators fight third-time 'tax' on nuclear [Published World Nuclear News - 21 hours ago]
Obamacare Future Is All About the Politics [Published Heartlander Magazine - 21 hours ago]
New From the GAO [Published Full Text Reports... - 21 hours ago]
Did Sebelius Break the Law in Soliciting Suppor... [Published Government Executive - 21 hours ago]
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Reforming Federal Property Procurement: The Cas... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - 1 hour ago]
The federal government has a real problem. The government’s inventory of “real property” (buildings, structures and land) is as large and diverse as the federal mission.  However, the budgetary rules that govern investment in these assets are a blunt ...
Your College Education Might Be A Better Invest... [Published The Consumerist - 1 hour ago]
Americans have always viewed a college education as an investment in a student’s future, but there’s another sort of investment going on behind-the-scenes, and it’s nearly risk free. With access to a revolving door of prospective students and a ...
New From the GAO [Published Full Text Reports... - 21 hours ago]
New GAO Reports Source: Government Accountability Office 1. Telecommunications: Projects and Policies Related to Deploying Broadband in Unserved and Underserved Areas. GAO-14-409, April 23.http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-409Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/662712.pdf2. ...
Risking Taxpayer Dollars on DOE Loan Guarantees [Published Cato @ Liberty - 22 hours ago]
Nicole Kaeding In February, I highlighted the Department of Energy’s issuance of a $6.5 billion loan guarantee to build a nuclear power facility in Georgia. At the time, the project was behind schedule with cost overruns, and the project’s owners ...
The Arctic This Week: 14 – 21 April, 2014 [Published The Arctic Institute - Center for Circumpolar S ... - Apr 23 2014]
Courtesy of ilovegreenland on flickr. By Kevin Casey ,  Maura Farrell ,   Doris Friedrich and  Seth Myers  The Arctic This Week 2014:14Welcome and thanks for joining us this week for another edition of TATW! We hope that you find TATW interesting ...
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CLIA Statement on Government Accountability Off... [Published Auto & Transportation - Jan 13 2014]
Raytheon resumes work on U.S. Navy Air & Missil... [Published Auto & Transportation - Jan 13 2014]
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AFGE Points To Inadequate Staffing, Funding In ... [Published PR Newswire - Oct 08 2013]
Pathologists Applaud Legislation to Prohibit Ph... [Published PR Newswire - Aug 01 2013]
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