Tag: GAO

World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo, facing hostility from the US, has responded with an olive branch

No Americans Need Apply: U.S. Government Twice as Open to Foreign Business as Five Top Trading Partners Put Together

American businesses can run up against walls when trying to sell goods and services to foreign governments, which often prevent businesses from outside their own countries from taking part in government contracts, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. By contrast, the U.S. government is far more open to allowing foreign businesses to receive government contracts.

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CNN: 1 in 5 Big Companies Pay No Taxes

A new Government Accountability Office report showed that one in five big companies don’t pay any income taxes, according to CNN Money.

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Improper Food Stamp Payments Hit $2.6 Billion

A single-digit error rate might look good on paper, but for federal programs with budgets hovering around 70 billion even a relatively low improper payment rate has high dollar consequences.

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Covered California Restricts Networks to Cuts Costs

With the U.S. General Accounting Office reporting massive fraud in Obamacare potentially bankrupting most state exchanges, Covered California just announced it will restrict access to doctors and hospitals to slash costs.

Golfers walk along the water during an afternoon of warm and sunny weather on December 13, 2015 in Fairfield, Connecticut. Temperatures across much of the New York metropolitan area continued to be unseasonably warm with a record breaking mid 60's being recorded in many areas. The warm weather is expected …

Constitutional Law Professor: GAO Report ‘A Black Eye for the EPA’

A Government Accountability Office report stating that the EPA broke the law is “a black eye” for the agency, says an expert in Constitutional Law. EPA is in hot water over the promulgation of a controversial water rule that a federal appeals court placed a stay on in October.

Border Patrol agent stands by stolen truck outside Laredo Texas

Bad Radio Coverage, Inadequate Training Hinder Border Patrol Operations and Agents’ Safety

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) indicates spotty radio coverage and inadequate training are challenging the agency’s ability to secure the southwest border and negatively affect agent safety. Aside from a firearm, a handheld radio is a Border Patrol agent’s best friend. Often finding themselves in remote areas of the border with untold armed drug and human smugglers nearby, agents need to be able to communicate with each other quickly and clearly.