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Watchdog report: Aging Navy shipyards costing billions

The watchdog agency for Congress says the Navy's aging public shipyards are failing to fully meet the military's needs. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that a Government Accountability Office report is … Click to Continue »

Iron Dome prepares for US Army SHORAD demo | US Navy orders radar upgrades for sub-hunting Seahawks | India prepares light tank order for Chinese border

Americas L-3 Communications will move forward with migrating the US Air Force’s EC-130H Compass Call equipment to a Gulfstream 550 Conformal Airborne Early Warning (CAEW) aircraft, after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) turned down a protest from rivals Boeing and Bombardier last month. Show More Summary

GAO: Navy Collisions resulted from overstretched force

Chief Tango sends an article from Federal News Radio which reports that the Government Accountability Office claims that recent collisions and other incidents are the result of an overstretched Naval force which lacks time for proper training; Within the 7th Fleet, 37 percent of the warfare certifications required for cruisers, destroyers and their crews were […]

Feds investigating Trump International Hotel’s lease of government-owned property

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Federal investigators are examining the controversial lease program used by the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the General Services Administration (GSA) have opened investigations of the Trump Organization’s lease of the Old Post Office...

Company's protest to border wall prototype bid dismissed

A company's objections to the bidding process to build a prototype for a proposed border wall have been dismissed. The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday said that PennaGroup did … Click to Continue »

Pennsylvania repays credit line, but more cash problems loom

Pennsylvania state government has repaid a short-term $750 million line of credit that kept its main bank account from hitting zero this month. Treasurer Joe Torsella's office said Wednesday that … Click to Continue »

Reminder: U.S. Nuclear System Runs on Early Computers and 8-Inch Floppy Disks

The Department of Defense uses a decades-old nuclear system, according to a 2016 report by the Government Accountability Office.

All the ways in which the Trump administration violated basic ethics rules

On Monday, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Twitter account posted a PDF document listing 14 general ethics principles government employees should follow. 14 Ethical Principles: — U.S. Show More Summary

There Is Simply No Scientific Backing For TSA's Behavioral Detection Program

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Government Accountability Office has taken a run at the TSA's Behavioral Detection program in the past. Its findings were far from complimentary. Specially-trained "Behavior Detection Officers" (BDOs) were basically human coin flips. Show More Summary

Australian government demands answers on Minneapolis police shooting

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Tuesday confirmed details of the shooting of Sydney native Justine Damond that have been reported in media accounts and also confirmed the identities of the two police officers involved in the incident.

GAO cites State for gaps in crisis plans at overseas posts

The Government Accountability Office is faulting what it calls gaps in the State Department crisis and evacuation preparedness for overseas posts. The GAO says those gaps increase the risk that … Click to Continue »

Do memory supplements help boost memory (oh how I wish)

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has a new report out calling for better federal oversight of memory supplements. These are a growing market with sales estimated at $643 million in 2015, almost double since 2006. FDA and FTC share oversight of memory supplement labeling and advertising, respectively, but neither approves claims in advance.  For this, […]

No more lifeline for wasteful program

Life, liberty and … free cellphone service? The questionable “Obamaphone” program is still plagued by waste, fraud and abuse. Yet another U.S. Government Accountability Office audit has found widespread waste in Federal Communications...Show More Summary

5 Countries Where You Can Retire for $1,000 a Month

Most of us have dreams of retiring to a life of leisure, with a nest egg that will enable us to live comfortably. But according to the Government Accountability Office, up to two-thirds of workers are potentially at risk of not maintaining the same standard of living they enjoyed...

The Ethics Official Doing the Best Job of Holding Trump Accountable Is Quitting

3 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics announced Thursday that he is stepping down. In that position, Walter Shaub challenged Donald Trump over his and his administration’s myriad conflicts of interest. Shaub’s five-year term...Show More Summary

Head of Government Ethics Office who clashed with Trump White House abruptly resigns

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Walter Shaub—who served as the director of the United State Office of Government Ethics—announced his resignation on Thursday, according to a letter he posted on his Twitter account. “I am resigning from my position as the Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics effective Wednseday, July...

‘Obama Phone’ Program Vulnerable To Fraud, Government Audit Reveals

The so-called Obama Phone initiative is subject to rampant fraud, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which is Uncle Sam’s watchdog agency. Officially called the Lifeline Program, it distributes free cell phones to low-income Americans who receive food stamps, Medicaid benefits or other such assistance. Show More Summary

GLOCK UNDERBID BY SIG ON MHS: Statement on Glock MHS Protest Decision Released by GAO

Since the Government Accountability Office’s decision to reject Glock’s protest of the Modular Handgun System contract award to SIG Sauer, the GAO has released a statement. The 17 page document outlines not only the reason for the GAO’s decision, but provides insight as to the deciding factors in the MHS contract award as well. Show More Summary

The GAO Denies GLOCK, Inc.’s MHS Pistol Protest

3 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

SMYRNA, GA. – Jun 6th, 2017 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied GLOCK, Inc.’s protest of the Army’s award of the Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract to Sig Sauer. The focus of GLOCK, Inc.’s protest was that the U.S. Show More Summary

The GAO Denies GLOCK, Inc.’s MHS Pistol Protest

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied GLOCK, Inc.’s protest of the Army’s award of the Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract to Sig Sauer. This post The GAO Denies GLOCK, Inc.’s MHS Pistol Protest appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

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