Government Accountability Office

It’s not just low pay causing retention issues for federal firefighters

Although low pay is the most common barrier to retaining federal wildland firefighters, the Government Accountability Office said other factors like poor-work…

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HUD emphasizing need to do front-end fraud risk assessments for programs

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)Members of the 6th Special Operations Squadron use a tablet to upload coordinates during an exercise showcasing the capabilities of the Advanced Battle Management System at Duke Field, Fla., Dec. 17, 2019. During the first demonstration of the ABMS, operators across the Air Force, Army, Navy and industry tested multiple real-time data sharing tools and technology in a homeland defense-based scenario enacted by U.S. Northern Command and enabled by Air Force senior leaders. The collection of networked systems and immediately available information is critical to enabling joint service operations across all domains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

As the US military struggles, some C2 challenges for special forces

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Meet the legislative branch diversity officer who’s the latest NAPA fellow

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Kiyoshi Tanno)Washington DC/USA Mar 25 2019/Signboard of United States Department of Veterans Affairs(VA).The VA stands in front of Lafayette Square Park in the north of the White House.

Why Veterans Affairs has persistent issues with managing acquisition

According to Government Accountability Office auditors, VA falls short and planning and managing its crucial acquisition workforce.

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Two agencies took initial steps to implement Schedule F, GAO finds

Although never fully implemented, a new GAO report reveals two agencies that started initial steps of reclassifying positions to Schedule F.

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Federal bank regulations needs a bit of tightening up

The pandemic changed federal banking regulations. Mainly because auditors could not go to banks in person to check the books and the procedures. Regulators figured out a way to do remote bank supervision, but they all did not update their risk profiles, according to the Government Accountability Office. To find out more about what GAO uncovered, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with Michael Clements, GAO’s director of financial markets and community investment.

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