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What GAO Found When reviewing the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GAO found that agencies had significant shortcomings in their application of fundamental internal controls and financial and fraud risk management practices.
What GAO Found Coal mine operator bankruptcies have led to the transfer of about $865 million in estimated benefit responsibility to the federal government's Black Lung Disability Trust Fund (Trust Fund), according to DOL estimates.
What GAO Found GAO found the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Labor (DOL) established a process for providing property to non-federal recipients but had limited insight into how these recipients used this property.
The Secretary of the Treasury, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is required to annually prepare and submit audited financial statements of the U.S. government to the President and the Congress.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), focusing on: (1) HCFA's progress in enforcing HIPAA and related laws in states lacking conforming statutes; (2) HCFA's...