Category: U.S GAO News

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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K-12 Education: How States Identify English Learners, Including Those with Disabilities

What GAO Found

States must ensure school districts take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal participation in instruction. School districts generally use

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Older Americans Act: Updated Information on Unmet Need for Services

What GAO Found

Food insecurity among older Americans was an estimated 18.1 percent in 2021, based on GAO’s analysis of the Current Population Survey (CPS).

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Weapon Systems Annual Assessment: DOD Is Not Yet Well-Positioned to Field Systems with Speed

What GAO Found

While the Department of Defense (DOD) plans to invest more than $2 trillion to develop and acquire its costliest weapon programs, it

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Priority Open Recommendations: Department of Transportation

What GAO Found

In May 2023, GAO identified 20 priority recommendations for the Department of Transportation (DOT). Since then, DOT implemented 2 of those recommendations.

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Priority Open Recommendations: Department of the Interior

What GAO Found

In May 2023, GAO identified 12 priority recommendations for the Department of the Interior. Since then, Interior has implemented eight of those

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U.S. Territories: Coordinated Federal Approach Needed to Better Address Data Gaps

What GAO Found

Federal statistical products often contain gaps in data for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

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Government Efficiency and Effectiveness: Opportunities to Improve Collaboration and Achieve Billions of Dollars in Financial Benefits

What GAO Found

GAO’s 2024 annual report identifies 112 new matters for congressional consideration and recommendations to federal agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness

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Capitol Preservation Fund: Audit of FY 2021, 2022, and 2023 Transactions

What GAO Found

GAO found that the United States Capitol Preservation Commission and the Library of Congress sufficiently documented and adequately designed policies and procedures

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Congressional Award Foundation: Review of the FY 2023 Financial Statement Audit

What GAO Found

Based on the limited procedures GAO performed in reviewing the independent public accountant’s (IPA) audit of the Congressional Award Foundation’s fiscal year

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Anti-Money Laundering: Better Information Needed on Effectiveness of Federal Efforts [Reissued with revisions on Jun. 13, 2024]

What GAO Found

Financial institution representatives that GAO interviewed identified actions the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) could take to enhance the institutions’ ability to

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Amateur Athlete Safety: Certification Related to the Independence of the U.S. Center for SafeSport for Fiscal Year 2023

What GAO Found

The U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center) is a nonprofit organization that plays a key role in ensuring the safety of amateur

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Senate Preservation Fund: Audit of FY 2021, 2022, and 2023 Transactions

What GAO Found

GAO found that the United States Senate Commission on Art and the Library of Congress sufficiently documented and adequately designed policies and

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Improved Oversight Processes Needed to Help Agencies Address Program Deficiencies

What GAO Found

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) supports federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws through directives and training for agency EEO programs. EEOC

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High-Risk Series: Urgent Action Needed to Address Critical Cybersecurity Challenges Facing the Nation

What GAO Found

Risks to our nation’s essential technology systems are increasing. Threats to these systems can come from a variety of sources and vary

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Priority Open Recommendations: Department of Agriculture

What GAO Found

In May 2023, GAO identified 12 priority recommendations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Since then, USDA has implemented five of

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National Science Foundation: Five Major Facilities Projects Experienced Delays

What GAO Found

The National Science Foundation (NSF) continues to make progress on its major facilities projects in construction, major facilities projects in design, and

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Coast Guard Acquisition: Actions Needed to Address Affordability Challenges

What GAO Found

The Coast Guard plans to spend over $40 billion to modernize its vessels and aircraft. But it faces persistent challenges managing its

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Recommendations for Congress: Action Can Produce Billions of Dollars in Financial and Other Benefits

What GAO Found

Matters for congressional consideration are recommendations that GAO makes to Congress to address findings from GAO’s work. Since 2000, GAO has recommended

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Priority Open Recommendations: Department of the Treasury

What GAO Found

In July 2023, GAO identified 33 priority recommendations for the Department of the Treasury (Treasury). Since then, Treasury has addressed four of

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Priority Open Recommendations: Department of Commerce

What GAO Found

In May 2023, GAO identified 17 priority recommendations for the Department of Commerce (Commerce). Since then, Commerce has implemented 6 of those

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