A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government Accountability Office still faces a higher demand for its oversight work.
The Bureau of Prisons has one of the federal government's grimmer missions: keeping more than 125,000 convicted offenders safely behind bars. It needs to do a better job of assessing the staffing levels of frontline employees though.
The biennial list steams on, a few programs off, a few added, but the billions go.
The Government Accountability Office has released its biennial list of high-risk federal programs. With some of what goes into establishing the list, the head of the GAO, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro.
Homeland Security handed out 26 grants to state and local governments to combat violent extremism. But they failed to document the criteria for the awards, according to the Government Accountability Office.
In today's Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is reminding servicemembers and DoD employees about the ethical values of the department.
In the latest biennial update on Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office removed DoD real property issues from its High Risk List. But DoD is still solely responsible for five of the 19 matters remaining on the list.
Federal human capital challenges are the root cause behind two-thirds of the broad topics on the Government Accountability Office's biennial high-risk list. And while GAO removed one program from the list, some areas have regressed.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is telling the military services to stand up new violence prevention workforces, identify "high risk" bases and assess their own compliance with existing policies meant to stop sexual assault.
The Competition in Contracting Act stay is only available when a protest is filed no later than ten days after contract award or no later than five days after a debriefing.
Freedom of Information Act requests are on the rise. Rising faster are instances of federal agencies turning them down.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a statutory responsibility to offer networks of health care providers outside of its own system.
One budget reconciliation proposal would create a brand new bank of paid leave, worth about $570 million, for federal employees to recover from COVID-19 and care for sick family members, or children who are learning virtually from home.
No fewer than eight federal programs in four departments have to do with chemical safety and security. But there's duplication, overlap and fragmentation in their efforts.