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Defense Acquisition Workforce: DOD Has Opportunities to Further Enhance Use and Management of Development Fund
GAO-17-332: Published: Mar 28, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2017.
Since 2008, DOD has obligated over $3.5 billion through a dedicated fund to help recruit and train its acquisition workforceâ€”the people responsible for buying $250 billion in goods and services each year. We previously reported that delays in using this fund have led to large amounts of money being carried over from year to year. We found that DOD, with some help from Congress, improved the tim...
Grants Management: Corporation for National and Community Service's Grant Monitoring Process Could Be Improved
GAO-17-528T: Published: Mar 28, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2017.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) process for monitoring grants is not fully aligned with federal internal controls (see fig.). Risks may go unidentified because CNCSâ€™s assessment process does not include all grants in the year they are first awarded; its scoring model does not assign the riskiest grants the highest priority for monitoring; and its monitoring of granteesâ...
Information Security: DHS Needs to Continue to Advance Initiatives to Protect Federal Systems
GAO-17-518T: Published: Mar 28, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is spearheading multiple efforts to improve the cybersecurity posture of the federal government. Among these, the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS) provides a capability to detect and prevent potentially malicious network traffic from entering agencies' networks. In addition, DHS's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program provides...
Information Technology: Implementation of IT Reform Law and Related Initiatives Can Help Improve Acquisitions
GAO-17-494T: Published: Mar 28, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2017.
The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) was enacted in December 2014 to improve federal information technology (IT) acquisitions and can help federal agencies reduce duplication and achieve cost savings. Successful implementation of FITARA will require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and federal agencies to take action in a number of areas identified in the law...
Maritime Environment: Federal and State Actions, Expenditures, and Challenges to Addressing Abandoned and Derelict Vessels
GAO-17-202: Published: Mar 28, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2017.
Federal agencies respond to abandoned and derelict vessels (ADV) in accordance with federal law, interagency agreements, and funding availability. Federal laws and the National Contingency Planâ€”the government's blueprint for responding to oil and hazardous substance releasesâ€”establish federal agency roles for leading a response to an ADV-related incident based on various factors, such as the t...
Building Partner Capacity: Inventory of Department of Defense Security Cooperation and Department of State Security Assistance Efforts
GAO-17-255R: Published: Mar 24, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2017.
Since 9/11, the Departments of Defense and State have worked to build the capacity of foreign partners to address security threatsâ€”for example, by training and equipping foreign security forces. However, the rapid increase in these efforts has led to questions about whether these agencies are adequately coordinating (and not duplicating) efforts. We conducted an inventory and found 194 DOD and...
KC-46 Tanker Modernization: Delivery of First Fully Capable Aircraft Has Been Delayed over One Year and Additional Delays Are Possible
GAO-17-370: Published: Mar 24, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2017.
The Air Force's KC-46 modernization programâ€”initiated to replace a third of its aging aerial refueling fleetâ€”is meeting its cost and performance targets. With fewer engineering changes than expected, the program's estimated total acquisition cost has decreased about $7.3 billion, or 14 percent, since its initial estimate. However, the project remains behind schedule. Boeingâ€”the prime contr...
Airport Funding: FAA's and Industry's Cost Estimates for Airport Development
GAO-17-504T: Published: Mar 23, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2017.
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) estimate of the costs for planned capital development at airports over the next five years is about $32.5 billion, compared to the Airports Council International-North America's (ACI-NA) estimate of almost $100 billion, both for the period 2017-2021. The difference between these two estimates can be attributed to a number of factors, but most significant...
Aviation Certification: FAA Has Made Continued Progress in Improving Its Processes for U.S. Aviation Products
GAO-17-508T: Published: Mar 23, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2017.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made progress in addressing two rulemaking committees' recommendations regarding its certification process and the consistency of its regulatory interpretations.FAA has completed 13 of 14 initiatives for addressing the 6 certification process recommendations. For example, 5 of the 13 completed initiatives involved improving and expanding its program...
Commercial Space Launch Insurance: Weakness in FAA's Insurance Calculation May Expose the Federal Government to Excess Risk
GAO-17-366: Published: Mar 23, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2017.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revised its method for calculating insurance requirements to address some known weaknesses. FAA is the part of the Department of Transportation that determines the amount of insurance that commercial space launch companies must purchase to cover damages from accidents that harm third partiesâ€”that is, the uninvolved publicâ€”or federal property and pe...