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Real-Time Information Would Have Improved Federal Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 has drawn attention to the urgent need for real-time information on things like positive cases and resources. Real-time data can allow public health officials to make responsive decisions. While the Department of Health and Human Services (â¦
Fair Lending Oversight Could Be Enhanced
Fair Lending laws are meant to protect Americans when they're applying for things like loans, mortgages and credit cards from discrimination based on their race, national origin gender and more. But our new report finds opportunities to enhanceâ¦
As Cyberattack Risks Increase, How Is The Insurance Market and Government Responding?
Recent cyberattacks, such as the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline last year, have illustrated the significant economic cost cyber threats can pose as well as the importance of preparing for future incidents and their financial tolls. Butâ¦
Air Force and Navy Need to Address Worsening Trends in Maintaining Aircraft
The U.S. Air Force and Navy spend billions of dollars each year maintaining their fleets of fighter jets, bombers, and other aircraft. Maintaining these weapons directly affects the military's readiness, as maintenance delays could reduce theâ¦
Prenatal and Postpartum Mental Health Care for Military Servicemembers And Their Dependents
Prenatal and postpartum depression are common complications during pregnancy. As many as one in five women will experience prenatal and postpartum depressions. On today's podcast, we talk with GAO's Alyssa Hundrup about our work on oneâ¦
Protecting Taxpayer Data from Unauthorized Access by IRS Employees
Millions of Americans file tax returns each year that include personal and financial information like their incomes, addresses, mortgage information. Among these filings are those for celebrities and politicians, as well as others whose financialâ¦
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Great way to get the word out about our government! Love the short succinct bytes!