The Government Accountability Office offered some big-picture marching orders in a new report this week for three Federal agencies with major cybersecurity portfolios to improve how the agencies are undertaking their security missions.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is closely monitoring the Federal government’s transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), and believes that agencies need to provide better training for their employees as the shift accelerates, a top GAO official said on Jan. 25.
Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., are the asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to look at the risks that can arise when American firms do consulting work with both U.S.-based and China-based companies.
A new report today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to develop comprehensive performance goals and measures, as well as a fraud risk assessment, for two new broadband programs that are pumping out billions of broadband funding nationwide.
The Department of Labor (DOL) – which provides funding and assistance to states to run their unemployment insurance (UI) programs – remains in need of a better strategy to help prevent UI fraud in light of large-scale fraud in the program during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
To better understand what causes a pandemic, researchers will often alter pathogens that already have pandemic potential. However, a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should improve its oversight process for such high-risk research activities.
Tim Persons, the chief scientist and managing director of Science, Technology Assessment and Analytics team at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), left the agency to join the private sector.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) needs to use better monitoring mechanisms to identify and remove ineligible family members who receive health insurance benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program, a new Government Accountability (GAO) report finds.
A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released on Dec. 8 says the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to better harness technology – including artificial intelligence tech – to improve predictive maintenance functions for weapons systems.
The Federal government has been growing technology-related research and development in recent years, but at the same time is seeing the bulk of that R&D effort centralize in five Federal agencies, according to a new report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Military personnel who complete advanced cyber training – which can take more than a year and cost the Defense Department (DoD) hundreds of thousands of dollars – may not remain in the service for a significant time after their training, a Dec. 21 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found.
In response to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it plans to step up digitization of processes and customer service functions as part of plans to improve its performance in 2023, the agency told GAO.
A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that several Federal agencies have yet to meet guidelines issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that outline agencies’ responsibilities for accepting digital access and consent forms.
The Federal government’s Chief Data Officer (CDO) Council has made measurable progress over the past two years in helping strengthen the government’s use of data-based evidence in policymaking, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on Federal agencies to better protect critical infrastructure sectors by conducting Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) risk assessments, as well as developing better metrics to assess their existing IoT and OT efforts.
A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) needs to set specific performance goals for its broadband service funding program, and improve security measures to protect the program from fraud.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the Department of Transportation (DOT) needs to share more information on its connected vehicle (CV) technology strategy with stakeholders especially in light of actions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2020 to reduce the availability of radio spectrum dedicated to CV applications.
A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report stated that while the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) efforts to address technology transfer risks at universities are underway, there is more the agency can do to improve the related data.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a Nov. 16 report that Federal agencies need to up their ransomware assistance for state, local, Tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government organizations – including schools – by improving interagency collaboration, awareness, outreach, communication, and coordination with schools.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on Nov.14 that indicates that the Department of Defense (DoD) and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) need to enhance their work on sharing reports on cybersecurity incidents.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is using its Innovation Lab to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to identify and alleviate burnout in the Federal workforce ranks due to the coronavirus pandemic, a GAO official said during an Oct. 5 event organized by Federal News Network.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) outlined some of the successes – and shortfalls – of a Federal government cross-agency program created to help reverse declining trends in U.S. advanced technology manufacturing in a recent blog posting.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on Oct. 12 finding that the Small Business Administration (SBA) needs to improve the timeliness of the agency’s reporting of awards for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) programs that it administers. The two programs allow small businesses to partner […]
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on Oct. 11 that outlined communication issues to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program that enabled small theatrical businesses to gain financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) have plenty more work to do to tighten up the management side of the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that the Coast Guard needs to implement a range of better practices to manage is cybersecurity workforce needs.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) component has not comprehensively assessed the quality of care patients have received through telehealth services, and lacks some key data on telehealth services delivered in patients’ homes or via phone, according to a recent report published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Large Federal government agencies across the board could be doing more to protect the personal and private information of individuals that they collect, and would benefit from beefing up the roles of their senior privacy officials, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. The report examines the government’s 24 CFO Act agencies, and […]