GAO’s reports and testimonies give Congress, federal agencies, and the public timely, fact-based, non-partisan information that can improve government operations and save taxpayers billions of dollars.
What GAO Found In fiscal year 2012, the Coast Guard—the primary federal maritime agency in the Arctic—assessed its capability to perform its missions in the region and identified a number of capability gaps.
What GAO Found As of September 30, 2019, the Federal Emeregency Management Agency (FEMA) had obligated nearly $6 billion in Public Assistance grants to Puerto Rico for 1,558 projects since the September 2017 hurricanes. Of this $6 billion, $5.
What GAO Found The condition of the Coast Guard's aids to navigation (ATON), both fixed (e.g., lighthouses) and floating (e.g., buoys), have declined slightly while the overall costs for repairing or replacing them increased in recent years.
What GAO Found The Federal Election Commission (FEC) reported that in 2017 and 2018, candidates, party committees, and political action committees raised about $8.6 billion and spent about $6 billion on activities associated with federal elections.
What GAO Found Fifteen stakeholders GAO interviewed mentioned cargo delays and additional costs as two primary effects on the movement of cargo shipped via ocean vessels resulting from the 2016 bankruptcy of the seventh largest ocean cargo carrier in the world, South Korea's Hanjin Shipping (Hanjin).
What GAO Found The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awards priority review vouchers (PRV) to drug sponsors that develop drugs for tropical diseases or rare pediatric diseases or to use as medical countermeasures.
This letter provides GAO's response to the Auditing Standards Board's (ASB) consultation paper, Proposed Strategy and Work Plan. GAO promulgates generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), which provide professional standards for auditors of government entities in the United States.
What GAO Found Since GAO’s March 2019 report, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continued to expand its public-private partnership programs—the Reimbursable Services Program (RSP) and Donations Acceptance Program (DAP).
What GAO Found Since GAO's August 2019 report, the Department of Defense (DOD) has taken actions to complete three additional statutory requirements of section 911 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, but has not completed three remaining requirements.