Government Accountability Office

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo, shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown, nearly 60 percent of its workforce, to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Hundreds of IRS employees wrongfully accessed taxpayer information over last 10 years

Several hundred IRS employees over the past decade violated the agency’s policies around unauthorized access to sensitive taxpayer information.

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Agencies saved about half a trillion dollars via GAO recommendations over a decade

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Federal highway safety administration slow to give Congress all its reports

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What happens when government buyers should negotiate, but don’t

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/RandyHarris)State Dept passport

Drop in international travel during pandemic jeopardized State Dept passport revenue

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IRS struggles to process suspended returns with errors and update taxpayers

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A great example of how training, education benefits people, mission

Taking a cue from surgery, Defense Innovation Unit plans to use the train-the-trainers approach to expand expertise in a crucial government need

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The ballet known as post award debriefings gets a new tu-tu

After a lot of cogitation, the Defense Department last month finalized revised rules for contract award debriefings, informational sessions where losing…

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FILE - The Department of Health and Human Services building is seen in Washington, April 5, 2009.  The federal Department of Health and Human Services is failing to meet its responsibilities for leading the nation’s response to public health emergencies ranging from the coronavirus pandemic, to extreme weather disasters and even potential bioterror attacks, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog says in a report Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

GAO: HHS needs to find ways to shield its scientists from political strong-arming

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new study from the Government Accountability Office finds the Health and Human Services Department needs to take steps to protect career scientists from political interference.

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