The Defense Department should continue to assess potential duplication and overlap as the Navy's $7 billion Next Generation Jammer program moves forward, finds a Government Accountability Office report (.pdf). NGJ is expected to provide the Navy with airborne electronic attack capabilities that will support all military services.
The U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior need hard data on the effectiveness of various types of firefighting aircraft before they can identify how to best to expand the fleet, the General Accountability Office says in a new report (.pdf).
The Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee develops a governmentwide strategy each year on how to allocate resources for export promotion, but the level of detail has declined precipitously since the 1990s.
USPS's plan to withdraw from the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan and create its own benefits plan would reduce USPS's required total annual health care payments, but some elements of the proposal would add uncertainties that could reduce funds available to employee healthcare, a recently released Government Accountability Office report (.pdf) dated July 18 says.
The National Institute of Justice doesn't provide information on its priorities for DNA backlog funding to state and local grant recipients, a July 31 Government Accountability Office report (.pdf) says.
TSA decided to phase out contractors from its Adjudication Center, which conducts background checks on individuals who, for instance, need access to secure areas in airports. It planned to convert the adjudicators by the end of calendar year 2013, but delays have pushed the plan back.
Officials across the federal government want a venue where they can share their experiences working with foreign regulatory agencies, the Government Accountability Office says. Venues for agencies to discuss international regulatory cooperation do exist, but they involve high-level officials, not those who are responsible for day-to-day implementation, GAO says in a report (.pdf) released August 1.
The seemingly interminable development of a biometric system to record departures from the United States may not even have a cost-benefit analysis ready before the fiscal 2016 budget cycle, the Government Accountability Office says.
Hundreds of sting operations that the Transportation Security Administration conducted in the past year found only three instances of theft by employees, TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski said July 31.
Maintaining a well-designed fleet-management information system is a fleet management best practice, according to the General Services Administration, but none of the agencies reviewed in a recent audit captured all of the recommended FMIS data elements, finds the Government Accountability Office in a report (.pdf) published July 31.