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In fiscal year 2019, agencies across government made an estimated $175 billion in improper payments—payments that should not have been made or were made in the incorrect amount. But this total comes from individual agency estimates, which aren’t all reliable.
What GAO Found Unlike public schools, Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools receive almost all of their funding from federal sources. BIE directly operates about a third of its schools, and tribes operate two-thirds.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its September 1995 correspondence identifying the number of federal government documents (excluding documents of the Departments of Defense and State) that were published in languages other than English, focusing on: (1) the number of non-English-language...
This staff study provides an overview of the federal benefit programs that serve individuals directly and includes: (1) an inventory; (2) program financial data; (3) program descriptions; and (4) information on congressional committee program responsibility.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of projects funded by the Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act in the Montgomery, Alabama, metropolitan area as of March 31, 1984.