Month: June 2024

National Nuclear Security Administration: Guidance Enhancements Could Improve Contractors’ Diversity Plans

What GAO Found

The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) May 2023 management and operating (M&O) contractor employee diversity report generally included diversity and demographic information

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Celebrating Pride Month with Action

This Pride Month, I am reflecting on the stories I have heard from LGBTQI+ communities across the country. I’ve heard from parents who had to
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NASA: Assessments of Major Projects

What GAO Found

Since 2023, NASA’s cumulative cost and schedule performance has improved. Cost overruns decreased from $7.6 billion in 2023 to $4.4 billion in

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Personnel Vetting: DOD Needs to Enhance Cybersecurity of Background Investigation Systems

What GAO Found

To conduct background investigations, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) currently uses a combination of recently developed

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Artificial Intelligence: Generative AI Technologies and Their Commercial Applications

What GAO Found

Generative AI can create content such as text, images, audio, or video when prompted by a user. Generative AI differs from other

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Sexual Harassment and Violence: Efforts to Help College Athletes

What GAO Found

College athletes are part of a sports culture that may make it difficult for them to report sexual harassment and violence, according

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Abandoned Mine Land: Opportunities Exist to Improve Interior’s Economic Revitalization Program for Coal Communities

What GAO Found

Congress appropriated nearly $1 billion from fiscal year 2016 to fiscal year 2023 for the Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface

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Five Men Convicted for Operating Major Illegal Streaming Service

A federal jury in Las Vegas convicted five men this week for their roles in running one of the largest unauthorized streaming services in the
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Mexico-Based Drug Cartel Leaders Indicted and Sanctioned

Rodolfo Maldonado-Bustos, also known as Don Jose, and Euclides Camacho-Goicochea, also known as El Quilles, who occupy leadership roles in the La Nueva Familia Michoacana
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Justice Department Secures Agreement with Florida State Attorney’s Office to Resolve Allegations of Discrimination Against Hispanic Defendants

The Justice Department announced today that it has secured an agreement with the Florida State Attorney’s Office for the Second Judicial Circuit (SAO) resolving allegations
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Former Kentucky Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced for Abusing Arrestees

A former Kentucky sheriff’s deputy was sentenced today to 110 months in prison for violating the constitutional rights of multiple people he arrested during his
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Justice Department Sues Five Individuals for Violation of Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act

The Justice Department filed a civil federal lawsuit today in the Middle District of Florida against five people for violating the Freedom of Access to
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Justice Department Secures Agreement with Worldwide Staffing Agency to Resolve Claims of Hiring Discrimination in the United States

The Justice Department announced today that it has secured a settlement agreement with eTeam Inc. (eTeam), an online staffing agency that provides services to companies
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Justice Department Secures Agreement from Ohio Landlords to Resolve Claims of Sexual Harassment Against Female Tenants

The Justice Department announced today that Joseph Pedaline and YLP LLC, who owned and managed residential rental properties in Youngstown, Ohio, have agreed to pay
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Agresión Sexual: Los estados proveen a sobrevivientes acceso a exámenes forenses gratuitos, pero los costos totales son desconocidos

This is the Spanish language highlights associated with GAO-24-106036.

Conclusiones de la GAO

Los estados y territorios cuentan con leyes o políticas que proveen que

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F-22 Aircraft: Air Force Needs to Better Document Options Before Making Critical Decisions

What GAO Found

The Air Force decided to divest a portion of its aging F-22 aircraft used primarily for training—referred to as Block 20. The

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Sexual Assault: States Provide for Survivors to Access Free Forensic Exams but Total Costs are Unknown

Para la versión de esta página en español, ver a GAO-24-107417.

What GAO Found

States and territories have laws or policies that provide for survivors

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SSA Disability Programs: Work Incentive and Modernization Challenges Remain

What GAO Found

Previous GAO reports have consistently found three key disincentives to work faced by Social Security Administration (SSA) Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental

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MS-13 Members and Associates Sentenced for Racketeering and Narcotics Conspiracies and Four Murders

The last defendant of the six La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members who were convicted at two separate federal trials was sentenced today. The six
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South Carolina Man Sentenced to Over 30 Years for Sex Trafficking

Aaron T. Simmons, 26, of Greenville, South Carolina, was sentenced today to 365 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release after he pleaded
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Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks Announcing Former Colorado Resident Sentenced to Life in Prison for Federal Hate Crimes and Firearm Offenses Related to Mass Shooting at Club Q

Good afternoon. My name is Kristen Clarke, and I am the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department. I’m joined
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Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking and Making Antisemitic Threats Targeting Synagogues and Jewish-Owned Businesses

Donavon Parish, 29, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today to one count of cyberstalking and five counts of abuse and harassment using a telecommunications device.
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Former Colorado Resident Sentenced to Life in Prison for Federal Hate Crimes and Firearm Offenses Related to Mass Shooting at Club Q

Anderson Lee Aldrich, 24, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was sentenced to 55 concurrent life sentences to run consecutive to 190 years in prison after
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Justice Department Finds State of Missouri Unnecessarily Institutionalizes Adults with Mental Health Disabilities in Skilled Nursing Facilities in Violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Improperly Relies on Guardianship

The Justice Department announced today its findings that the State of Missouri violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by unnecessarily institutionalizing
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Multiple Alabama Individuals Charged for Sex Trafficking and Related Offenses

A federal judge in the Middle District of Alabama unsealed an eight-count indictment today charging five individuals with sex trafficking and related offenses. 
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Justice Department Finds That Utah Violates Federal Civil Rights Law by Segregating People with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced today its findings that Utah is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by unnecessarily segregating youth and adults with intellectual
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Federal Indictment Alleges Alliance Between Sinaloa Cartel and Money Launderers Linked to Chinese Underground Banking

The Justice Department today announced a 10-count superseding indictment charging Los Angeles-based associates of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel with conspiring with money-laundering groups linked to
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Court Orders Colorado e-Cigarette Maker to Stop Selling Unauthorized Vaping Products

A federal court on June 11 enjoined a Colorado company and its owner from manufacturing, distributing or selling unauthorized vaping products.
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