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GAO's biannual list includes 30 programs that are in trouble. House and Senate members promise to focus more of their attention on the initiatives most at risk. Members plan to use the model that worked for DoD and personnel security clearances in other problematic areas.
The government watchdog agency highlights 30 areas that are at-risk of major problems or failure. Auditors added Interior's handling of gas and oil resources, but several on-going challenges saw the scope of oversight shrink because of progress agencies have made.
House oversight subcommittee will kick off the financial management agenda next week.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) asked DoD officials to be audit ready in anticipation of budget cuts. GAO has not been able to form an auditable opinion of them in over a decade.
Two years ago a group of Senators asked how effective the Department of Homeland Security was in protecting the border between the U.S. and Canada. The report is in, and the Senators are not happy.
Defense said it would issue new contractor reporting guidance by last August. The GAO says agencies are still waiting.
GAO's Alicia Cackley discusses the effects on feds' financial profiles and security clearances from taking out high-interest Payday loans.
A GAO report reviews DoD's financial management.
The system used to check the legality of new employees has the potential to wrongly flag 180,000 people a year as ineligible to work in America, according to the GAO.
The Defense Department's leader of business process reform said Friday that she's hopeful the Government Accountability Office will remove one of DoD's high risk areas from its biennial list of government trouble spots. GAO is expected to issue the list within the next several weeks.
Part of "The Need for the Next Generation" special report, GAO explains how the watchdog agency re-imagined its brand and recruiting methods to become a highly competitive agency for young people to work for.
A government analysis says that discharging gay service members cost the Pentagon nearly $200 million from 2004 to 2009. The money went mainly to recruit and train replacements.
GAO's James White describes the report findings on the 2010 tax filing season.
The GAO says DoD service contracting reports are inconsistent.
The Government Accountability Office continues to follow the progress of TARP. GAO's Tom McCool gives us an update.
GAO's Jack Edwards gives highlights of the report on defense
Increased use of a smart grid has benefits. The GAO finds being more cyber secure isn't one of them.
OMB controller Danny Werfel said the Treasury Department should be finished testing and analyzing systems in the next six months. The CFO Council highlights priorities for 2011, and among them is the further reduction of improper payments. Werfel said agencies will begin using the software tool first utilized by the Recovery Board to identify potential problems.