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CYBERSECURITY

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The emergence of increasingly sophisticated threats and continuous reporting of cyber incidents underscores the continuing and urgent need for effective information security. GAO first designated information security as a government-wide high- ris

NASA

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Acquisition management has been a long-standing challenge at NASA, although GAO has reported on improvements the agency has made in recent years. Three space telescope projects are the key enablers for NASA to achieve its astrophysics' science goa

ELECTIONS

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Much of the voting equipment acquired with federal funds after the enactment of the Help America Vote Act in 2002 may now be reaching the end of its life span, and some states and local election jurisdictions-which number about 10,300 and generall

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Americans increasingly rely on mobile wireless communications for safety-related communications like calling 911 and receiving weather alerts. Mobile wireless networks face risks from physical incidents including extreme weather events and intenti

MEDICAID

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GAO and others have identified insufficiencies in state-reported Medicaid data that affect CMS's ability to oversee the program effectively. Recent increases in improper payments-estimated at $36.7 billion in fiscal year 2017-exacerbate concerns a

MEDICAID

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Medicaid, a joint federal-state health care program, is a significant component of federal and state budgets, with total estimated outlays of $596 billion in fiscal year 2017. The program's size and diversity make it particularly vulnerable to imp

HOMEOWNERSHIP

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The federal government has a number of programs to help increase access to affordable homeownership for first-time buyers and lower-income households, including programs that provide guarantees for certain types of mortgages and funding that can b

MEDICAID

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With approval from CMS, the federal agency responsible for overseeing state Medicaid programs, states can provide long-term care services and supports for disabled and aged individuals under one or more types of HCBS programs. State and federal Me

PHYSICAL SECURITY

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NIST is the United States' national physical laboratory, which among other matters is responsible for developing measurement standards. In 2017, NIST, located within Commerce, employed approximately 3,500 federal personnel and hosted about 4,000 a

NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD

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NMB was established under the Railway Labor Act to facilitate labor relations for railroads and airlines by mediating and arbitrating labor disputes and overseeing union elections. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 included a provision

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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The federal government plans to invest almost $96 billion in IT in fiscal year 2018. Historically, these investments have too often failed, incurred cost overruns and schedule slippages, or contributed little to mission-related outcomes. In Decemb

National Roadside Survey

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National Roadside Survey: NHTSA Changed Methodology to Address Driver Concerns

PERSONNEL SECURITY CLEARANCES

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A high-quality personnel security clearance process is necessary to minimize the risks of unauthorized disclosures of classified information and to help ensure that security-relevant information is identified and assessed. The passage of IRTPA ini

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

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Individuals who do not agree with the initial decision on a claim for Social Security disability benefits can ultimately appeal the decision by requesting a hearing before one of SSA's approximately 1,500 administrative law judges. However, the ra

SOUTHWEST BORDER SECURITY

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The southwest border has long been vulnerable to cross-border illegal activity. In fiscal year 2016, Border Patrol apprehended over 409,000 illegal entrants. Border Patrol has employed a variety of land-based surveillance technologies to assist in

FEDERAL PERSONAL PROPERTY

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The federal government owns billions of dollars of personal property-such as office furniture, scientific equipment, and industrial machinery. By law, each agency is required to follow GSA's disposal process so that an agency's unneeded property c

OFFSHORE SEISMIC SURVEYS

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Offshore seismic surveys provide federal agencies and other entities with a wide range of data, from research on fault zones to geology that may indicate the presence of oil and gas. Companies seeking to conduct such surveys to find oil and gas re

HOMELAND SECURITY

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Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive weapons, also known as weapons of mass destruction (WMD), have the potential to kill thousands of people in a single incident. In 2013 Congress directed DHS to review its WMD programs, inc

FOOD SAFETY

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The U.S. food supply is generally considered safe, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that Salmonella and Campylobacter in food cause about 2 million human illnesses per year in the United States. In 2014, GAO identi

COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT

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A 2015 FDIC survey found that 7 percent of U.S. households were unbanked-meaning no one had a checking or savings account-and about 20 percent were underbanked-meaning the household had such an account but used an AFS provider's products. The goal
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