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Defense Management: Steps Taken to Better Manage Fuel Demand but Additional Information Sharing Mechanisms Are Needed
GAO-12-619: Published: Jun 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2012.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has taken steps to establish an approach for managing DODs overall fuel demand, but is still developing comprehensive guidance to address fuel demand management, including at forward-deployed locations in countries such as Afghanistan. In 2009, GAO reported that DOD lacked (1) visibility and accountability for achieving fuel reduction, (2) incentives and a via...
Freedom of Information Act: Key Website Is Generally Reliable, but Action Is Needed to Ensure Completeness of Its Reports
GAO-12-754: Published: Jun 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2012.
The Department of Justices (Justice) website called FOIA.gov presents data from agencies annual Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reports. Agencies submit their annual reports to Justice in print and in electronic form and Justice posts the electronic data onto the website. For fiscal year 2010, the data GAO reviewed on the website were generally consistent with the data in the agencie...
Government Is Analyzing Alternatives for Contractor Identification Numbers
GAO-12-715R: Published: Jun 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2012.
In recent years, the governments reliance on DUNS numbers has increased significantly. There has been a dramatic increase in the number and types of entities that are required to have DUNS numbers to do business with the government. GSA also has expanded the level of business information services that it acquires from Dun & Bradstreet. These services include data verification and monitoring...
Bureau of the Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Systems Controls
GAO-12-616R: Published: May 24, 2012. Publicly Released: May 24, 2012.
During our fiscal year 2011 audit, we identified eight new general information systems control deficiencies related to access controls, configuration management, and segregation of duties. We made nine recommendations to address these control deficiencies. In a separately issued Limited Official Use Only report, we communicated to BPD management detailed information regarding our findings and rela...
Foreign Police Assistance: Defined Roles and Improved Information Sharing Could Enhance Interagency Collaboration
GAO-12-534: Published: May 9, 2012. Publicly Released: May 17, 2012.
The United States provided an estimated $13.9 billion for foreign police assistance during fiscal years 2009 through 2011. Funds provided by U.S. agencies rose and then fell between fiscal years 2009 and 2011. During fiscal years 2009 through 2011, the United States provided the greatest amount of its foreign police assistance to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Colombia, Mexico, and the Palestinian T...
Electronic Health Records: First Year of CMS's Incentive Programs Shows Opportunities to Improve Processes to Verify Providers Met Requirements
GAO-12-481: Published: Apr 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2012.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the four states GAO reviewed are implementing processes to verify whether providers met the Medicare and Medicaid EHR programs requirements and, therefore, qualified to receive incentive payments in the first year of the EHR programs. To receive such payments, provide...
Crop Insurance: Savings Would Result from Program Changes and Greater Use of Data Mining
GAO-12-256: Published: Mar 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2012.
If a limit of $40,000 had been applied to individual farmers crop insurance premium subsidies, as it is for other farm programs, the federal government would have saved up to $1 billion in crop insurance program costs in 2011, according to GAOs analysis of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data. GAO selected $40,000 as an example of a potential subsidy limit because it is the limit...
Federal Reserve Banks: Areas for Improvement in Information Systems Controls
GAO-12-615R: Published: Apr 11, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2012.
During our fiscal year 2011 follow up on the status of FRBs corrective actions to address information systems control-related recommendations contained in our prior years reports and open as of September 30, 2010, we determined that corrective action was in progress for each of the three open recommendations related to security management and access controls. The potential effect of th...
Renewable Energy Project Financing: Improved Guidance and Information Sharing Needed for DOD Project-Level Officials
GAO-12-401: Published: Apr 4, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2012.
To finance renewable energy projects, the military services use up-front appropriations, such as operation and maintenance funds, and alternative-financing approaches that generally rely on private capital, such as arranging financing and implementing a project with a private developer or utility. The military services have funded about 85 percent of nearly 600 projects that were in design, under...
Federal Statistical System: Agencies Can Make Greater Use of Existing Data, but Continued Progress Is Needed on Access and Quality Issues
GAO-12-54: Published: Feb 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2012.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), agencies, and interagency statistical committees have distinct roles in identifying opportunities to improve federal information collection efforts. OMB exercises several authorities that promote the system’s efficiency, including overseeing and approving agency information collections. The website Reginfo.gov provides the public with information, such...