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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 From fiscal years 2013 through 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) increased its reliance on contracts for services, particularly those in categories that may need heightened management attention, such as drafting policy documents (see figure).
FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET REQUEST U.S. Government Accountability Office In fiscal year (FY) 2019, GAO’s work yielded a record $214.7 billion in financial benefits, a return of about $338 for every dollar invested in GAO.
What GAO Found Four federal agencies—the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Agriculture (USDA)—provide technical and financial assistance (e.g.