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Exclusive: States need U.S. help to protect drug-affected infants - GAO

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The federal government needs to take more steps to help states protect infants born affected by drugs such as opioids, the U.S. Government Accountability Office says in a new report released Wednesday.

Feds Plan Investigation Into Fraudulent FCC Comments

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced that it will formally investigate the submission of fake comments on the FCC website during the public hearing period for the net neutrality repeal decision.

Populism is no way to govern, and Trump is proving it

President Trump’s ability to ride a global wave of right-wing populism — xenophobic, authoritarian, protectionist and (white) nationalistic — into office was a fluke. As we’ve learned from Michael Wolff’s and others’ accounts, even in Trump’s own mind, he wasn’t supposed to win. It was a gambit, a play for attention and fame, another Trump marketing ploy. But […]

ATF Arrests for 2014, 2015, 2016; Four Crimes, Tiny Numbers

In a recent Government Accounting Office report to Congress, most have focused on the firearm owners who refuse to commit crimes or fall for ATF stings. This post ATF Arrests for 2014, 2015, 2016; Four Crimes, Tiny Numbers appeared first on AmmoLand.com.

5 Things Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About Employee Retirement Accounts

Among small businesses, employer sponsored 401(k) plans seem to have gotten a bad rap. According to the United States Government Accountability Office, between 51 and 71 percent of small business employees don't have access to a workplace retirement savings plan. There is a misconception that...

UNDERCOVER: GAO Requests Covert Internet Firearm Sales Investigation

Last year the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requested law enforcement “covert testing” of internet firearm sales, including the use of Dark Web hidden service forums and marketplaces, in an attempt to identify potential issues. Show More Summary

America's New Nuclear Missile Submarines Might Have a Problem

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The Government Accountability Office is raising concerns about the technological maturity of the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The new boomer, which must become operational by 2031, will feature a host of new technologies that are supposed to increase the vessels’ survivability into the foreseeable future. Show More Summary

BUT THE NARRATIVE! Federal Investigators Couldn’t Illegally Buy Guns Through Legitimate Websites D…

BUT THE NARRATIVE! Federal Investigators Couldn’t Illegally Buy Guns Through Legitimate Websites Despite 72 Attempts. Between July 2015 and November 2017 investigators from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), following up onShow More Summary

America's New Nuclear Missile Submarines Might Have a Problem

Dave Majumdar Security, Lots of new tech...and lots of problems?  The Government Accountability Office is raising concerns about the technological maturity of the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The new boomer, which must...Show More Summary

GAO generally fails in attempts to buy firearms on internet

AW1Ed sends us a link to IJR which found a Government Accountability Office report on their attempts to purchase firearms on the internet. Apparently, Democrats Elijah Cummings, Brian Schatz and Elizabeth Warren asked the GAO to investigate the ease with which consumers can buy firearms on the internet. It didn’t go well for the gungrabbers. […]

New Report Exposes Inconsistencies In Obama Oil & Gas Testing Approvals

Authored by Zainab Calcuttawala via OilPrice.com, A new investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says the Obama administration took an inconsistent amount of time to approve applications for seismic testing for offshore...Show More Summary

A Pointless Investigation of Private Gun Sellers

A few days before Christmas, the Government Accountability Office publicly released the results of an audit it had conducted at the request of three congressional Democrats. The point, I imagine, was to show that the Internet makes it super-easy to buy a gun illegally and have it mailed to you. Show More Summary

Are the U.S. Marines Dying?

Michael Peck Security, The Corps has one super special skill—and it’s fading.  The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. But a new Government Accountability Office report suggests that lack ofShow More Summary

Justice Department Has No Idea If Their Alternatives To Incarceration Work

The Justice Department is not evaluating the performance of pretrial diversion programs, residential re-entry centers, and home confinement, according to congressional testimony from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). UnderShow More Summary

OSHA Rejects GAO Poultry Recommendations: Sees No Problem With Workers’ Restroom Access

In a surprising and disappointing apparent rollback of OSHA’s enforcement policy related to poultry inspections, Acting Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt has rejected recommendations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) designed...Show More Summary

Climate Inaction is Fiscally Irresponsible, Says GAO

“The Government Accountability Office — if you will, the chief bean counter — is basically telling us that this is costing us a lot of money,” Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington told the New York Times. “We need to understand that as stewards of the taxpayer that climate is a fiscal issue."

More Information Won’t Resolve Management Problems at Border Patrol Checkpoints

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report claims that, among other issues, the Border Patrol is not efficiently deploying agents to maximize the interdiction of drugs and illegal immigrants at interior checkpoints. I wrote about this here. Show More Summary

THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING OFFICE LOOKS AT SECURITY SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES DEPLOYED ON THE SOUTHWE…

THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING OFFICE LOOKS AT SECURITY SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES DEPLOYED ON THE SOUTHWEST BORDER: This is a detailed pdf. The title is a fair summary: “Southwest Border Security: Border Patrol Is Deploying Surveillance Technologies but Needs to Improve Data Quality and Assess Effectiveness.” One of the conclusions: Since 2005, Border Patrol has spent more than […]

The F-35 Will Cost a Staggering $1.2 Trillion Through 2060

Dan Grazier Security, Can we really afford this?  An October 2017 Government Accountability Office report details problems the services are having keeping the F-35 stealth fighter fleet ready for combat. One problem it highlighted was...Show More Summary

Border Patrol Checkpoints Do Not Work—End Them

Data from a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report shows that interior checkpoints manned by Border Patrol agents are a poor use of resources, at least from an enforcement perspective. Border Patrol checkpoints would haveShow More Summary

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