Tag Archives: GAO

Sneak Preview: CMS Seeks To Remove Collaborative Audit Barriers

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aims to provide more resources to contractors it hires to perform…

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DATA Act Reporting Begins; What Will Tomorrow Hold?

The countdown clock has reached zero for federal agencies to comply with the requirements under the DATA Act. Federal agencies now must provide their financial reports in a searchable, machine-readable format in compliance with federal data standards under the Act….

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Sneak Preview: GAO Seeks Stakeholder Comments On Yellow Book Exposure Draft

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released an exposure draft containing proposed revisions to the Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), also known as the Yellow Book. Among…

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Federal Improper Payment Levels Continue To Climb

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released the results of its financial audit for fiscal years (FY) 2015 and 2016 federal consolidated financial statements, and the news was not good. It could be summed up in one sentence, to wit:…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Urges Improved Use of SNAP Data Matching

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) plan to better disseminate information about promising practices in which state Supplemental Nutrition…

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Sneak Preview: ED Developing Guidance on School Choice Programs

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Education (ED) is developing guidance detailing the responsibilities of state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that they comply…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Promotes Use of Guardian Assistance Program

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Although Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials plan to add information to the Children’s Bureau website about direct federal funding for tribal Foster Care…

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Sneak Preview: EPA Aiming To Reduce Reporting Duplication

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grant Management Handbook.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials plan to determine by the end of federal fiscal year (FY) 2017 how to reduce instances where award recipients are submitting…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Seeks Burden Reductions for Research Grantees

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) As the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) evaluates the level of administrative burden on awardees under the uniform guidance, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) encouraged…

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Sneak Preview: Agencies Failing To Comply with GPRMA Requirements

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that many federal agencies did not properly report their major management challenges or their performance goals as required…

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