Press Release https://www.gao.gov/rss/press.xml Tue, 11 May 2021 07:45:48 -0400 GAO https://www.gao.gov/themes/custom/gao/img/gao-logo-rss.gif Press Release https://www.gao.gov/rss/press.xml Feed provided by GAO. <a href="/press-release/gao-makes-macpac-appointments%2C-designates-chair-and-vice-chair-0" hreflang="en">GAO Makes MACPAC Appointments, Designates Chair and Vice Chair</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-makes-macpac-appointments%2C-designates-chair-and-vice-chair-0 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2021) — Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of five new members to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access… Fri, 30 Apr 2021 15:13:11 -0400 /press-release/gao-makes-macpac-appointments%2C-designates-chair-and-vice-chair-0 <a href="/press-release/gao-seeks-confidential-input-victims-who-experienced-hazing-while-serving-military" hreflang="en">GAO Seeks Confidential Input from Victims Who Experienced Hazing While Serving in the Military </a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-seeks-confidential-input-victims-who-experienced-hazing-while-serving-military WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2021) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is seeking information from victims of hazing in the U.S. military. GAO is collecting such information as part of a review of the Department of Defense’s (DOD)… Wed, 07 Apr 2021 09:48:58 -0400 /press-release/gao-seeks-confidential-input-victims-who-experienced-hazing-while-serving-military <a href="/press-release/swift%2C-sustained-action-needed-improve-federal-covid-19-public-health-and-economic-relief-efforts" hreflang="en">Swift, Sustained Action Needed to Improve Federal COVID-19 Public Health and Economic Relief Efforts</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/swift%2C-sustained-action-needed-improve-federal-covid-19-public-health-and-economic-relief-efforts WASHINGTON, DC (March 31, 2021) – As the nation enters its second year of the pandemic, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is making 28 new recommendations. GAO urges immediate action on these, as well as 38 of 44 prior recommendations… Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:30:09 -0400 /press-release/swift%2C-sustained-action-needed-improve-federal-covid-19-public-health-and-economic-relief-efforts <a href="/press-release/gao-makes-appointments-state-all-payer-claims-databases-advisory-committee" hreflang="en">GAO Makes Appointments to the State All Payer Claims Databases Advisory Committee</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-makes-appointments-state-all-payer-claims-databases-advisory-committee WASHINGTON, DC (March 29, 2021) – Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of six members to the newly created State All Payer Claims… Thu, 25 Mar 2021 09:46:42 -0400 /press-release/gao-makes-appointments-state-all-payer-claims-databases-advisory-committee <a href="/press-release/gao-calls-timely-action-nations-future-fiscal-health" hreflang="en">GAO Calls for Timely Action on the Nation’s Future Fiscal Health</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-calls-timely-action-nations-future-fiscal-health New Report Urges Swift Development of Long-Term Strategy Once Pandemic Has Passed Washington, D.C. (March 23, 2021) –The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) fifth annual report on the nation’s fiscal health, issued today, offers a… Thu, 18 Mar 2021 10:08:31 -0400 /press-release/gao-calls-timely-action-nations-future-fiscal-health <a href="/press-release/gao-adds-sba-emergency-loans-and-federal-response-illegal-drug-use-high-risk-list-challenges-across-federal-government" hreflang="en">GAO Adds SBA Emergency Loans and Federal Response to Illegal Drug Use to "High Risk List" of Challenges Across the Federal Government</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-adds-sba-emergency-loans-and-federal-response-illegal-drug-use-high-risk-list-challenges-across-federal-government Seven Areas Improved; Five Got Worse; 20 Showed Little Change WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2, 2021)—The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today issued its latest High Risk List, which includes 36 areas across the federal government vulnerable… Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:41:39 -0500 /press-release/gao-adds-sba-emergency-loans-and-federal-response-illegal-drug-use-high-risk-list-challenges-across-federal-government <a href="/press-release/gao-releases-development-tracker-federally-supported-covid-19-vaccines" hreflang="en">GAO Releases Development Tracker for Federally-Supported COVID-19 Vaccines</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-releases-development-tracker-federally-supported-covid-19-vaccines WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 11, 2021) — The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released an online dashboard that provides an interactive view of vaccine development data. The tool has information on the vaccines that received federal… Thu, 11 Feb 2021 09:59:13 -0500 /press-release/gao-releases-development-tracker-federally-supported-covid-19-vaccines <a href="/press-release/what-does-it-mean-be-agile-federal-government" hreflang="en">What Does It Mean to Be "Agile" in the Federal Government?</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/what-does-it-mean-be-agile-federal-government Draft GAO Guide Outlines Best Practices for Agile Software Development Washington, D.C. (September 29, 2020) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today issued a new “Spotlight” overview and videos on the use of Agile software… Wed, 10 Feb 2021 07:51:34 -0500 /press-release/what-does-it-mean-be-agile-federal-government <a href="/press-release/gao-makes-ptac-appointments-3" hreflang="en">GAO Makes PTAC Appointments</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-makes-ptac-appointments-3 WASHINGTON, DC (October 19, 2020) – Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of two new members to the Physician-Focused Payment Model… Wed, 10 Feb 2021 07:49:23 -0500 /press-release/gao-makes-ptac-appointments-3 <a href="/press-release/gao-delivers-114-return-every-dollar-invested-agency" hreflang="en">GAO Delivers $114 Return on Every Dollar Invested in the Agency</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-delivers-114-return-every-dollar-invested-agency WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 16, 2020) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) work generated $77.6 billion in financial benefits for Congress and the American people in fiscal year 2020—a return of about $114 on every dollar invested in… Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:04:34 -0500 /press-release/gao-delivers-114-return-every-dollar-invested-agency <a href="/press-release/gao-cites-need-more-transparency-around-vaccine-development-and-testing%2C-unemployment-numbers%2C-and-urgent-need-address-medical-supply-shortages-new-cares-act-report" hreflang="en">GAO Cites Need for More Transparency Around Vaccine Development and Testing, in Unemployment Numbers, and the Urgent Need to Address Medical Supply Shortages in New CARES Act Report</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-cites-need-more-transparency-around-vaccine-development-and-testing%2C-unemployment-numbers%2C-and-urgent-need-address-medical-supply-shortages-new-cares-act-report Washington, D.C. (November 30, 2020) –The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today issued its fourth report on the implementation of the CARES Act and other pandemic relief measures.  To help improve the nation’s response, GAO is making 11… Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:57:07 -0500 /press-release/gao-cites-need-more-transparency-around-vaccine-development-and-testing%2C-unemployment-numbers%2C-and-urgent-need-address-medical-supply-shortages-new-cares-act-report <a href="/press-release/road-map-improvements-gaos-transition-webpage-flags-ways-improve-government%2C-save-money" hreflang="en">Road Map for Improvements: GAO’s Transition Webpage Flags Ways to Improve Government, Save Money</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/road-map-improvements-gaos-transition-webpage-flags-ways-improve-government%2C-save-money WASHINGTON, DC (December 1, 2020) – The 117th Congress and the incoming Presidential administration will be taking office in a time that presents significant challenges to the government. Today the U.S. Government Accountability Office launched a… Tue, 09 Feb 2021 09:44:15 -0500 /press-release/road-map-improvements-gaos-transition-webpage-flags-ways-improve-government%2C-save-money <a href="/press-release/more-federal-covid-relief-flows-out%2C-gaos-fraudnet-hotline-ready-help-combat-fraud" hreflang="en">As More Federal COVID Relief Flows Out, GAO's FraudNet Hotline Ready to Help Combat Fraud</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/more-federal-covid-relief-flows-out%2C-gaos-fraudnet-hotline-ready-help-combat-fraud Washington, DC (February 1, 2021)—As hundreds of billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief are distributed, FraudNet—the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) hotline for processing allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in… Mon, 01 Feb 2021 10:57:03 -0500 /press-release/more-federal-covid-relief-flows-out%2C-gaos-fraudnet-hotline-ready-help-combat-fraud <a href="/press-release/vaccine-distribution%2C-supply-chain-issues%2C-testing%2C-still-present-challenges-federal-pandemic-response" hreflang="en">Vaccine Distribution, Supply Chain Issues, Testing, Still Present Challenges in Federal Pandemic Response</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/vaccine-distribution%2C-supply-chain-issues%2C-testing%2C-still-present-challenges-federal-pandemic-response GAO Makes 13 New Recommendations in Latest CARES Act Report WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2021)— Today the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued its fifth comprehensive report examining the ongoing implementation of the CARES Act and… Thu, 28 Jan 2021 09:56:31 -0500 /press-release/vaccine-distribution%2C-supply-chain-issues%2C-testing%2C-still-present-challenges-federal-pandemic-response <a href="/press-release/100years" hreflang="en">It's a Federal Birthday: GAO Celebrates 100 Years of Non-partisan, Fact-Based Service to Congress and the Nation</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/100years WASHINGTON, DC (January 4, 2021) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today began commemorating the agency’s founding a century ago as a source of objective, non-partisan information on government operations. The congressional watchdog’… Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:51:04 -0500 /press-release/100years <a href="/press-release/gao-makes-16-new-recommendations-improve-implementation-cares-act-and-covid-19-response" hreflang="en">GAO Makes 16 New Recommendations to Improve Implementation of CARES Act and COVID-19 Response</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-makes-16-new-recommendations-improve-implementation-cares-act-and-covid-19-response Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2020) –The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today issued its third report examining the implementation of the CARES Act and other pandemic relief measures and outlining steps needed to improve the nation’s… Mon, 07 Dec 2020 19:10:18 -0500 /press-release/gao-makes-16-new-recommendations-improve-implementation-cares-act-and-covid-19-response <a href="/press-release/gao-makes-appointments-pcori-governing-board-1" hreflang="en">GAO Makes Appointments to PCORI Governing Board</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-makes-appointments-pcori-governing-board-1 WASHINGTON, DC (September 23, 2020) — Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of seven new members to the Governing Board of the Patient-… Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:54:48 -0400 /press-release/gao-makes-appointments-pcori-governing-board-1 <a href="/press-release/gao-makes-ptac-appointments-2" hreflang="en">GAO Makes PTAC Appointments</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-makes-ptac-appointments-2 WASHINGTON, DC (July 28, 2020) – Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of three new members to the Physician-Focused Payment Model… Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:56:06 -0400 /press-release/gao-makes-ptac-appointments-2 <a href="/press-release/gao-makes-ptac-appointments-1" hreflang="en">GAO Makes PTAC Appointments</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-makes-ptac-appointments-1 WASHINGTON, DC (October 15, 2019) – Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of a new member to the Physician-Focused Payment Model… Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:01:57 -0400 /press-release/gao-makes-ptac-appointments-1 <a href="/press-release/gao-makes-medpac-appointments-4" hreflang="en">GAO Makes MedPAC Appointments</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-makes-medpac-appointments-4 WASHINGTON, DC (May 21, 2020) – Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of three new members to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (… Thu, 21 May 2020 10:53:30 -0400 /press-release/gao-makes-medpac-appointments-4 <a href="/press-release/gao-issues-10th-annual-report-fragmentation%2C-overlap%2C-and-duplication-federal-government" hreflang="en">GAO Issues 10th Annual Report on Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication in the Federal Government</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-issues-10th-annual-report-fragmentation%2C-overlap%2C-and-duplication-federal-government Washington, D.C. (May 19, 2020) –The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today issued its 10th annual report identifying ways to reduce fragmentation, overlap, and duplication in federal programs and activities. The 2020 report outlines 168… Tue, 19 May 2020 10:04:40 -0400 /press-release/gao-issues-10th-annual-report-fragmentation%2C-overlap%2C-and-duplication-federal-government <a href="/press-release/gao-revises-government-auditor-training-requirements-during-pandemic" hreflang="en">GAO Revises Government Auditor Training Requirements During Pandemic</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-revises-government-auditor-training-requirements-during-pandemic Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2020) – Given concerns raised about auditors’ ability to complete continuing professional education (CPE) requirements due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government Accountability Office took steps today to allow for… Thu, 07 May 2020 13:54:47 -0400 /press-release/gao-revises-government-auditor-training-requirements-during-pandemic <a href="/press-release/gaos-fraudnet-hotline-ready-help-combat-fraud-under-covid-19-assistance" hreflang="en">GAO's FraudNet Hotline Ready to Help Combat Fraud Under COVID-19 Assistance</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gaos-fraudnet-hotline-ready-help-combat-fraud-under-covid-19-assistance Washington, DC (April 10, 2020) - As billions of dollars are distributed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is urging private citizens, government workers,… Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:47:38 -0400 /press-release/gaos-fraudnet-hotline-ready-help-combat-fraud-under-covid-19-assistance <a href="/press-release/governments-fiscal-path-unsustainable" hreflang="en">Government's Fiscal Path “Unsustainable”</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/governments-fiscal-path-unsustainable Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2020) –The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today published its fourth annual report on the nation’s fiscal health, offering a frank assessment of the federal government’s current fiscal condition and longer-… Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:53:40 -0400 /press-release/governments-fiscal-path-unsustainable <a href="/press-release/no-opinion-gao-u.s.-governments-annual-financial-statements" hreflang="en">No Opinion from GAO on the U.S. Government's Annual Financial Statements</a> https://www.gao.gov/press-release/no-opinion-gao-u.s.-governments-annual-financial-statements WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 27, 2020)—The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is unable to render an opinion on the federal government’s FY 2019 consolidated financial statements due to serious material weaknesses in financial reporting.… Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:06:01 -0500 /press-release/no-opinion-gao-u.s.-governments-annual-financial-statements