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What GAO Found Consumer scores are indicators that group consumers based on their past actions and characteristics. Score creators use public records and nonpublic information such as purchase histories to create scores.
What GAO Found To encourage voluntary compliance with tax laws concerning offshore insurance arrangements, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses feedback from internal stakeholders and the public to review and modify applicable guidance.
What GAO Found The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) supported small businesses through forgivable loans for payroll and other eligible costs. Early lending favored larger and rural businesses, according to GAO's analysis of Small Business Administration (SBA) data.
What GAO Found The Environmental Protection Agency’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule requires certain facilities that make, use, handle, or store hazardous substances (chemicals) to develop and implement a risk management program to detect and prevent or minimize the consequences of an accidental release....
What GAO Found Drug and human traffickers are increasingly using online marketplaces and virtual currencies to connect with buyers and obscure the source of payments, according to agency documentation and interviews with agency officials.
What GAO Found In fiscal year 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began to increase the number of inspections of foreign drug manufacturing establishments after decreases from fiscal years 2016 through 2018.
What GAO Found This is a public version of a sensitive report that GAO issued in September 2021. Therefore, this report omits sensitive information and data on selected federal agencies' activities to counter human and drug trafficking, associated use of virtual currency, and related challenges.
What GAO Found Manufacturing defects involving certain pipelines components—specifically fittings, flanges, and valves—accounted for less than 2 percent (23 of 1,529) of all accidents on gas and hazardous liquid interstate transmission pipelines from 2016 through 2020, according to GAO's analysis...