The inspector general said there are 234 facilities awaiting deactivation and decommissioning activities. It also identified an additional 140 facilities that will need to be addressed in the future.
The Interior Department, State Department and Education Department all fail to communicate in plain language with the public, while all other agencies generally communicated well with the public, says Center for Plain Language in its annual report card.
According to CBP policy, high-risk shipments should be scanned with radiation detection and nonintrusive inspection equipment. However, CBP agents can waive that examination if the shipment meets a "standard exception" or "articulable reason."
The Goldwater-Nichols Act, also known as the Department of Defense Reorganization Act, implemented "thoughtful, serious and reasoned reforms" at the Pentagon and similar legislation can help reform and improve DHS management and operational activities, wites Daniel M. Gerstein.
The USPS inspector general's audit is one in a series to see how the Postal Service uses data. The agency's general counsel is responsible for corporate and postal business law as well as legal strategy and policy, the report said.
The Postal Service could gain some much-needed revenue with services such as international mail forwarding and continuity shipping, says the agency's watchdog in a report that explores the feasibility of non-postal products.
The report summarizes a debate among participants at a November 19, 2013 workshop hosted by the FTC on the topic as well as other submitted public comments. The discussion was limited to IoT devices sold to or used by consumers, not those in a business-to-business context nor machine-to-machine communications.
Recent Veterans Affairs Department construction projects have overrun costs by $1.5 billion and been delayed by months, it was revealed in a Jan. 21 House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing. VA officials told the panel in the Wednesday hearing that they are working to finish overdue construction projects and fix the issue that caused the delays and extra costs.
In awarding the 60 contracts across 33 companies to help build the Healthcare.gov marketplace, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid fell short of complying with contracting requirements, an audit found.
As National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories shift away from a focus on nuclear projects and undertake more assignments from other agencies to address broader national security concerns, a larger debate over their governance has also emerged.