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Overview[]

The following are the GAO reports published in 2016 that are discussed in this wiki (in reverse chronological order). Those reports that have already been summarized are in blue; those that have not yet been summarized are in red.

December[]

  • Tribal Broadband: Status of Deployment and Federal Funding Programs (Dec. 20, 2016).
  • The FCC's Rules and Policies Regarding Media Ownership, Attribution, and Ownership Diversity (Dec. 16, 2016).
  • Data Act: Implementation Progresses but Challenges Remain (GAO-17-282T) (Dec. 8, 2016).
  • Data Act: OMB and Treasury Have Issued Additional Guidance and Have Improved Pilot Design but Implementation Challenges Remain (GAO-17-156) (Dec. 8, 2016).
  • Telecommunications: Information on Low Power Television, FCC's Spectrum Incentive Auction, and Unlicensed Spectrum Use (GAO-17-135) (Dec. 5, 2016).

November[]

  • IT Workforce: Key Practices Help Ensure Strong Integrated Program Teams; Selected Departments Need to Assess Skill Gaps (GAO-17-8) (Nov. 30, 2016).
  • Information Technology: Uncertainty Remains about the Bureau's Readiness for a Key Decennial Census Test (GAO-17-221T) (Nov. 16, 2016).
  • Defense Intelligence: Additional Steps Could Better Integrate Intelligence Input into DOD's Acquisition of Major Weapon Systems (GAO-17-10) (Nov. 1, 2016).

October[]

  • Global Positioning System: Observations on Quarterly Reports from the Air Force (GAO-17-162R) (Oct. 17, 2016).
  • Federal Human Resources Data: OPM Should Improve the Availability and Reliability of Payroll Data to Support Accountability and Workforce Analytics (GAO-17-127) (Oct. 7, 2016).
  • Emergency Communications: Improved Procurement of Land Mobile Radios Could Enhance Interoperability and Cut Costs (GAO-17-12) (Oct 5, 2016).

September[]

  • Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex: DOD Partially Used Best Practices for Analyzing Alternatives and Should Do So Fully for Future Military Construction Decisions (GAO-16-853) (Sep. 30, 2016).
  • Information Technology: Agencies Need to Improve Their Application Inventories to Achieve Additional Savings (GAO-16-511) (Sept. 29, 2016).
  • Highlights of a Forum: Data and Analytics Innovation: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges (GAO-16-659SP) (Sept. 20, 2016).
  • Federal Information Security: Actions Needed to Address Challenges (GAO-16-885T) (Sept. 19, 2016).
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Office Has Opportunities to Further Improve Application Review and Patent Quality (GAO-16-883T) (Sept. 16, 2016).
  • U.S. Postal Service: Information on How Broadband Affects Postal Use and the Communications Options for Rural Residents (GAO-16-811) (Sept. 12, 2016).
  • Freedom of Information Act: Litigation Costs For Justice and Agencies Could Not Be Fully Determined (GAO-16-667) (Sept. 8, 2016).
  • Defense Civil Support: DOD Needs to Identify National Guard's Cyber Capabilities and Address Challenges in Its Exercises (GAO-16-574) (Sept. 6, 2016).

August[]

July[]

June[]

  • Intellectual Property: Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives, and Improve Clarity (GAO-16-490) (June 30, 2016).
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Office Should Strengthen Search Capabilities and Better Monitor Examiners' Work (GAO-16-479) (June 30, 2016).
  • Intellectual Property: Survey of U.S. Patent Examiners, an E-supplement to GAO-16-479 and GAO-16-490 (GAO-16-478SP) (June 30, 2016).
  • Program Integrity: Views on the Use of Commercial Data Services to Help Identify Fraud and Improper Payments (GAO-16-624) (June 30, 2016).
  • Freedom of Information Act: Department of Labor Can Improve Management of Its Program (GAO-16-248) (June 2, 2016).
  • Information Security: FDIC Implemented Controls over Financial Systems, but Further Improvements are Needed (GAO-16-605) (June 29, 2016).
  • Information Technology: IRS Needs to Improve Its Processes for Prioritizing and Reporting Performance of Investments (GAO-16-545) (June 29, 2016).
  • Information Security: FDIC Implemented Controls over Financial Systems, but Further Improvements are Needed (GAO-16-605) (June 29, 2016).
  • Information Technology: IRS Needs to Improve Its Processes for Prioritizing and Reporting Performance of Investments (GAO-16-545) (June 29, 2016).
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems: Survey of Transit Providers Serving Small Urban and Rural Areas (GAO-16-639SP) (June 21, 2016), an E-supplement to GAO-16-638 (GAO-16-639SP) (June 21, 2016).
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems: Urban and Rural Transit Providers Reported Benefits but Face Deployment Challenges (GAO-16-638) (June 21, 2016).
  • Digital Service Programs: Assessing Results and Coordinating with Chief Information Officers Can Improve Delivery of Federal Projects (GAO-16-733T) (June 10, 2016).
  • Information Technology: Management of Interdependencies between Programs Supporting 2020 Census (GAO-16-723T) (June 9, 2016).
  • Management Report: Areas for Improvement in the Federal Reserve Banks' Information Systems Controls (GAO-16-601R) (June 6, 2016).
  • IT Dashboard: Agencies Need to Fully Consider Risks When Rating Their Major Investments (GAO-16-494) (June 2, 2016).

May[]

April[]

  • Technology Assessment: Municipal Freshwater Scarcity: Using Technology to Improve Distribution System Efficiency and Tap Nontraditional Water Sources (GAO-16-474) (Apr. 29, 2016).
  • Information Security: Opportunities Exist for SEC to Improve Its Controls over Financial Systems and Data (GAO-16-493) (Apr. 28, 2016).
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Policies and Perspectives on Video and Audio Coverage of Appellate Court Proceedings (GAO-16-437) (Apr 28, 2016).
  • Tribal Internet Access: Increased Federal Coordination and Performance Measurement Needed (GAO-16-504T) (Apr. 27, 2016).
  • Smartphone Data: Information and Issues Regarding Surreptitious Tracking Apps That Can Facilitate Stalking (GAO-16-317) (Apr. 21, 2016).
  • Data Act: Progress Made but Significant Challenges Must Be Addressed to Ensure Full and Effective Implementation (GAO-16-556T) (Apr. 19, 2016).
  • Data Act: Section 5 Pilot Design Issues Need to Be Addressed to Meet Goal of Reducing Recipient Reporting Burden (GAO-16-438) (Apr. 19, 2016).
  • Tax Filing: IRS Needs a Comprehensive Customer Service Strategy and Needs to Better Combat Identity Theft Refund Fraud and Protect Taxpayer Data (GAO-16-578T) (Apr 19, 2016).
  • Biodefense: The Nation Faces Multiple Challenges in Building and Maintaining Biodefense and Biosurveillance (GAO-16-547T) (Apr. 14, 2016).
  • F-35 Sustainment: DOD Needs a Plan to Address Risks Related to Its Central Logistics System (GAO-16-439) (Apr. 14, 2016).
  • Information Security: IRS Needs to Further Enhance Controls over Taxpayer and Financial Data (GAO-16-590T) (Apr. 14, 2016).
  • Information Security: IRS Needs to Further Improve Controls over Taxpayer Data and Continue to Combat Identity Theft Refund Fraud (GAO-16-589T) (Apr. 12, 2016).
  • Cloud Computing: Agencies Need to Incorporate Key Practices to Ensure Effective Performance (GAO-16-325) (Apr. 7, 2016).
  • Information Technology: FEMA Needs to Address Management Weaknesses to Improve Its Systems (GAO-16-306) (Apr. 5, 2016).
  • Civil Support: DOD Needs to Clarify Its Roles and Responsibilities for Defense Support of Civil Authorities during Cyber Incidents (GAO-16-332) (Apr. 4, 2016).

March[]

February[]

  • Homeland Security: Weak Oversight of Human Resources Information Technology Investment Needs Considerable Improvement (GAO-16-407) (Feb. 25, 2016).
  • Vehicle Safety: Enhanced Project Management of New Information Technology Could Help Improve NHTSA's Oversight of Safety Defects (GAO-16-312) (Feb. 24, 2016).
  • Homeland Security: Oversight of Neglected Human Resources Information Technology Investment Is Needed (GAO-16-253) (Feb. 11, 2016).
  • Biosurveillance: Ongoing Challenges and Future Considerations for DHS Biosurveillance Efforts (GAO-16-413T) (Feb. 11, 2016).
  • U.S. Secret Service: Data Analyses Could Better Inform the Domestic Field Office Structure (GAO-16-288) (Feb. 10, 2016).

January[]

  • Health Care Fraud: Information on Most Common Schemes and the Likely Effect of Smart Cards (GAO-16-216) (Jan. 22, 2016).
  • Telecommunications: Additional Coordination and Performance Measurement Needed for High-Speed Internet Access Programs on Tribal Lands (GAO-16-222) (Jan. 29, 2016).
  • DATA Act: Data Standards Established, but More Complete and Timely Guidance Is Needed to Ensure Effective Implementation (GAO-16-261) (Jan. 29, 2016).
  • Information Security: DHS Needs to Enhance Capabilities, Improve Planning, and Support Greater Adoption of Its National Cybersecurity Protection System (GAO-16-294) (Jan. 28, 2016).

Other GAO Reports[]

The following entries list GAO Reports in chronological order by year:

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