Government Accountability Office

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Name: Government Accountability Office
First reported 20 mins ago - Updated 20 mins ago - 1 reports

New Report Details Millions Spent on Unnecessary Transport of Surplus Vehicles From Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -According to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Department of Defense (DOD) spent tens of millions of dollars in unnecessary returns of surplus vehicles from Afghanistan to the United States during a one year ... [Published Noodls - 20 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 23 mins ago - 1 reports

FDA: Bake in medical device security, identify risks

Medical device manufacturers should consider cybersecurity risks as part of the design and development of their products and submit documentation to the Food and Drug Administration about the risks identified and controls in place to mitigate those risks, ... [Published Fierce Government IT - 3 hours ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

The US Is Setting Aside Nuclear Weapons For Potential Defense Against Asteroids

The US has delayed dismantling some of its nuclear warhead components in order to potentially use them to defend against a future asteroid strike, according to the Wall Street Journal. According to a report from the Government Accountability Office on ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

How the DOD could have saved $100M by blowing up 1,000 trucks

Filed under: Government/Legal , Military What's $100 million among the armed forces? Well, when that $100M is spent shipping unnecessary military equipment back from Afghanistan to the United States, it serves to shine some light on military w ... [Published Autoblog - 2 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 3 reports

The border patrol’s love affair with drones, in one map

( GAO )Ten years ago, the nation had 10,000 federal agents patrolling the border. Now, that figure has more than doubled. But we haven't just added manpower to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) force. We've also added drones. Nine of them, to be ... [Published Washington Post - 3 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

Worst state for voting lines in 2012: Flori-duh

From Chris Adams, McClatchy DC:Voters in Florida waited far longer than those in other states to cast their votes in the 2012 election, hampered by long ballots and cutbacks in early voting options, according to a new report by congressional auditors ... [Published Tampa Bay Times - 4 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

EDITORIAL: BISD should indeed go after all of $4 million embezzled

It should be a given - you steal money from the public and get caught, and you have to give the money back. In the Beaumont ISD, however, that might not happened with the previous board of trustees.Fortunately, the trustees have been replaced with a board ... [Published Beaumont Enterprise - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

New From the GAO

New GAO Report Source: Government Accountability Office Natural Gas: Federal Approval Process for Liquefied Natural Gas Exports. GAO-14-762, September 26. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-762 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666176.pdfFiled ... [Published Full Text Reports... - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 3 reports

Tab for trucks Pentagon doesn't need could top $100M | Military Times

WASHINGTON — The Army and Marine Corps may have wasted more than $100 million returning vehicles from Afghanistan that they don't need over just a one-year period, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.The services could ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 7 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

More Lies: Watchdog Finds Government "Greatly Exaggerated" Success In Funding Small Businesses Last Year

New investigations by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Inspector General have found SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet's announcement that small businesses received 23.39% of all federal contracts was greatly exaggerated . As WaPo ... [Published Zero Hedge - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Tab for trucks Pentagon doesn't need could top $100M

WASHINGTON (USA TODAY) — The Army and Marine Corps may have wasted more than $100 million returning vehicles from Afghanistan that they don't need over just a one-year period, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.The ... [Published KYTX CBS 19 - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

GAO: Effect of performance information on feds' decisions stagnates

Performance information's effect on federal managers' decision-making has remained largely unchanged in six years, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).Between 2007 and 2013, the government's overall score for using ... [Published Fierce Government - Sep 30 2014]

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...and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce: "This issue deserves the highest level of attention and oversight," Tester said. "While I understand the Defense Department is operating under intense time and budget pressures, we must use common-sense when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars - especially when Americans have already paid a steep price for this conflict."
...by a multi-kilometer wide rock that also killed the dinosaurs but even single-kilometer-wide asteroids hit Earth once every hundred years or so. "If a 100-meter-wide asteroid hit Washington D C , for instance, it "could wipe out everything inside the Beltway," Lindley Johnson, a program executive at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, told the WSJ ."
"The Government Accountability Office underscores that the DOD can and should do a much better job in preventing unnecessary costs by taking some common sense steps in managing its surplus military vehicles. We simply cannot afford this type of waste and ineffectiveness" Sen. Tom Carper, a democrat from Delaware and a member of the Homeland and Government Affairs Committee, said
"BOP's current authorities to reduce inmate sentence length result in limited cost savings, but potential actions outside of its authority could have a greater impact on costs" the report says

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How the DOD could have saved $100M by blowing u... [Published Autoblog - 2 hours ago]
Filed under: Government/Legal , Military What's $100 million among the armed forces? Well, when that $100M is spent shipping unnecessary military equipment back from Afghanistan to the United States, it serves to shine some light on military w ...
The border patrol’s love affair with drones, in... [Published Faster Forward - 4 hours ago]
( GAO ) Ten years ago, the nation had 10,000 federal agents patrolling the border. Now, that figure has more than doubled. But we haven't just added manpower to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) force. We've also added drones. Nine of them, ...
The border patrol’s love affair with drones, in... [Published Post Tech - 4 hours ago]
( GAO ) Ten years ago, the nation had 10,000 federal agents patrolling the border. Now, that figure has more than doubled. But we haven't just added manpower to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) force. We've also added drones. Nine of them, ...
The Great (Re)Training Robbery [Published Firedoglake - 4 hours ago]
The government already spends approximately $18 billion a year to administer 47 job training programs, do they work? Barack Obama told Americans every worker deserves to know “if you lose your job, your country will help you train for an even better ...
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