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Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., are the asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to look at the risks that can arise when American firms do consulting work with both U.S.-based and China-based companies.

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broadband

A new report today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to develop comprehensive performance goals and measures, as well as a fraud risk assessment, for two new broadband programs that are pumping out billions of broadband funding nationwide.

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The Department of Labor (DOL) – which provides funding and assistance to states to run their unemployment insurance (UI) programs – remains in need of a better strategy to help prevent UI fraud in light of large-scale fraud in the program during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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To better understand what causes a pandemic, researchers will often alter pathogens that already have pandemic potential. However, a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should improve its oversight process for such high-risk research activities. 

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Dr. Timothy Persons, Chief Scientist and Managing Director, Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Tim Persons, the chief scientist and managing director of Science, Technology Assessment and Analytics team at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), left the agency to join the private sector.

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) needs to use better monitoring mechanisms to identify and remove ineligible family members who receive health insurance benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program, a new Government Accountability (GAO) report finds.

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A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released on Dec. 8 says the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to better harness technology – including artificial intelligence tech – to improve predictive maintenance functions for weapons systems.

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The Federal government has been growing technology-related research and development in recent years, but at the same time is seeing the bulk of that R&D effort centralize in five Federal agencies, according to a new report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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Military personnel who complete advanced cyber training – which can take more than a year and cost the Defense Department (DoD) hundreds of thousands of dollars – may not remain in the service for a significant time after their training, a Dec. 21 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found.

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IRS

In response to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it plans to step up digitization of processes and customer service functions as part of plans to improve its performance in 2023, the agency told GAO.

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ICAM

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that several Federal agencies have yet to meet guidelines issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that outline agencies’ responsibilities for accepting digital access and consent forms.

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CDO

The Federal government’s Chief Data Officer (CDO) Council has made measurable progress over the past two years in helping strengthen the government’s use of data-based evidence in policymaking, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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Critical infrastructure

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on Federal agencies to better protect critical infrastructure sectors by conducting Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) risk assessments, as well as developing better metrics to assess their existing IoT and OT efforts.

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USDA

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the Department of Transportation (DOT) needs to share more information on its connected vehicle (CV) technology strategy with stakeholders especially in light of actions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2020 to reduce the availability of radio spectrum dedicated to CV applications.

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a Nov. 16 report that Federal agencies need to up their ransomware assistance for state, local, Tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government organizations – including schools – by improving interagency collaboration, awareness, outreach, communication, and coordination with schools.

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Army

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on Nov.14 that indicates that the Department of Defense (DoD) and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) need to enhance their work on sharing reports on cybersecurity incidents.

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A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is encouraging those in the medical field to leverage machine learning (ML) to detect diseases earlier, broaden healthcare access, and improve the consistency and accuracy of patients’ diagnoses.

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AI

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is using its Innovation Lab to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to identify and alleviate burnout in the Federal workforce ranks due to the coronavirus pandemic, a GAO official said during an Oct. 5 event organized by Federal News Network.

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on Oct. 12 finding that the Small Business Administration (SBA) needs to improve the timeliness of the agency’s reporting of awards for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programs that it administers. The two programs allow small businesses to partner […]

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have plenty more work to do to tighten up the management side of the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program.

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) component has not comprehensively assessed the quality of care patients have received through telehealth services, and lacks some key data on telehealth services delivered in patients’ homes or via phone, according to a recent report published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  

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data

Large Federal government agencies across the board could be doing more to protect the personal and private information of individuals that they collect, and would benefit from beefing up the roles of their senior privacy officials, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. The report examines the government’s 24 CFO Act agencies, and […]

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Considering the nearly three-year COVID-19 pandemic that has had a chokehold on the United States and exposed vulnerabilities in the nation’s ability to operate digitally, one government watchdog is urging Federal officials to overcome their challenges in how they manage public health data.

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Congress should shore up the role of the Federal chief information officer (CIO) and consider enshrining the position into law to help improve the government’s often troubled management of IT, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in a new report.

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