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Federal agencies are increasingly using cloud computing services. Cloud computing offers benefits but also poses cybersecurity risks. OMB requires agencies to use the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to authorize their use of cloud services.
The amount of money people spend on prescription drugs has nearly doubled since the 1990s. Much of this increase is due to expensive brand-name drugs, but the prices of some generics have also gone up.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed eight studies of the research tax credit, focusing on the: (1) adequacy of the studies' data and methods to determine the amount of research spending stimulated per dollar of foregone tax revenue; and (2) other factors that determine the credit's value...
On November 10, 1977, GAO received copies of the President's third special message for fiscal year 1978 that was transmitted to the Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The special message includes four new deferral proposals totaling $908.