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What GAO Found The Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998, as amended, led to the establishment of a federal interagency working group to help address these environmental issues.
What GAO Found According to U.S. government agencies, foreign entities are targeting sensitive research conducted by U.S. universities and other institutions. Releases or other transfers of certain sensitive information to foreign persons in the United States are subject to U.S.
What GAO Found In its June 2018 decision, South Dakota v. Wayfair, the Supreme Court held that states could require out-of-state businesses (commonly referred to as remote sellers) to collect and remit sales taxes even in the absence of a physical presence, such as a store or warehouse in the state.
What GAO Found In June 2021, GAO identified four priority recommendations for the Social Security Administration (SSA).In June 2022, GAO identified two additional priority recommendations for SSA, bringing the total number to six.
What GAO Found Federal broadband efforts are fragmented and overlapping, with more than 100 programs administered by 15 agencies. Many programs have broadband as their main purpose, and several overlap because they can be used for the purpose of broadband deployment, as shown in the figure.
What GAO Found The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provides information to tribal stakeholders and others on agency-reported federal funding for programs that benefit Native Americans (see figure). This information is known as the Native American Crosscut.
What GAO Found GAO found that tax data are not consistently linked to households' demographic information. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collects demographic data that are explicitly referenced in the tax code.
What GAO Found The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) has goals outlined in its most recent Strategic Plan for fiscal years (FY) 2009-2013 for the improvement of earthquake resilience in communities nationwide.
What GAO Found Nearly half of K-12 public school teachers had at least one student who never showed up for class in the 2020-21 school year. The majority of these teachers said that, compared to a typical year, they had more students who never showed up for class.