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GAO Issues Report on Weapon Systems Management
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Department of Defense's progress in implementing product support managers' and integrating them in the lifecycle management of major weapon systems. The report (GAO-17-744R) is titled "Weapon Systems Management: Product Support Managers' Perspectives on Factors Critical to Influencing Sustainment-Related Decisions".

The report was sent to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman, and Rep. Adam ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Naval Shipyards
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the capital investment in and performance of the Navy's shipyards. The report (GAO-17-548) is titled "Naval Shipyards: Actions Needed to Improve Poor Conditions that Affect Operations".

The report was sent to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman, and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, on Sept. 12. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

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GAO Issues Report on Health Insurance Marketplaces
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and states' actions to implement the marketplaces. The report (GAO-17-258) is titled "Health Insurance Marketplaces: CMS Needs to Improve Its Oversight of State IT Systems' Sustainability and Performance".

The report was sent to Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., on Aug. 15. Here ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center operations related to the backlog. The report (GAO-17-629) is titled "Coast Guard: Workforce Actions Under Way to Address Backlog in Recreational Vessel Documentation".

The report was sent to Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman, and Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, on Sept. 12. Here are excerpts of summaries associated with the report.

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GAO Issues Report on Aviation Security
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Transportation Security Administration's passenger aviation security countermeasures. The report (GAO-17-794) is titled "Aviation Security: Actions Needed to Systematically Evaluate Cost and Effectiveness Across Security Countermeasures".

The report was sent to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., Rep. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Homeland Security ... Show Full Article

GAO Issues Report on Air Traffic Control Modernization
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration's Next Generation Air Transportation System implementation efforts. The report (GAO-17-450) is titled "Air Traffic Control Modernization: Progress and Challenges in Implementing NextGen".

The report was sent to Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., chairman, and Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure ... Show Full Article