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What GAO Found A majority of all states had some protections from discrimination in place for youth in foster care on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion as of February 2021, based on state survey responses that GAO corroborated.
What GAO Found In fiscal year 2021, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites had underway almost 600 research and development (R&D) projects related to manufacturing and spent about $300 million on these efforts.
What GAO Found The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) each issued regulations to reduce emissions of methane—a potent greenhouse gas—from oil and gas development.
What GAO Found During the audits of the 2021 and 2020 financial statements of the two funds that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) administers—the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation Resolution Fund (FRF)—GAO continued to identify deficiencies...
Why This Matters Current technologies are energy intensive and may not meet the exponentially increasing demand for data storage. Without alternatives—such as synthetic DNA or glass—businesses, governments, and individuals may lose billions of gigabytes of data in the next decade.
What GAO Found A variety of Department of Defense (DOD) programs support military families who have children with disabilities in preK-12 schools. School Liaisons are the primary contacts for military families with preK-12 students who seek support, including special education issues.
What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) has reported implementing more than 70 percent of four selected cybersecurity requirements for controlled unclassified information (CUI) systems, based on GAO's analysis of DOD reports (including a June 2021 report to Congress) and data from DOD's risk management...
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 Audit Rates. From tax years 2010 to 2019, audit rates of individual income tax returns decreased for all income levels. On average, the audit rate for these returns decreased from 0.9 percent to 0.25 percent.