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What GAO Found USDA's Assessment of the National Finance Center Data Center did not comprehensively address the cost-effectiveness, security, and demonstrated history of maintaining continuity of operations functions, as part of its cost-benefit assessment of selected data centers, as directed by the...
Farmers receive about $20 billion annually in federal farm program payments, which go to individuals and "entities," including corporations, partnerships, and estates. Under certain conditions, estates may receive payments for the first 2 years after an individual's death. For later years, the U.S.
The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance plan have the potential for focusing the department's missions, but these efforts are compromised in several areas.