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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
The Education Department and schools gather personal information on the millions of students receiving aid each year. How well is that information protected?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Tech companies are a major source of high-paying U.S. jobs. But do minorities have an equal chance at these opportunities? We looked at the numbers that tell part of the story.By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
The IRS estimates that would-be thieves used false identities to try to steal $14.5 billion in tax refunds in 2015. What’s being done to thwart them?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Nearly 40,000 physicians and dentists have privileges to independently perform specific services in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 170 medical centers. What does the VA do to ensure that all these health care professionals are providing safe, high-quality care to veterans?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Some of the sunscreens Europeans have been applying for years can’t be found in the U.S. So, where’s the rub? We took a look at the Sunscreen Innovation Act.By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
While many factors influence a child's well-being, some like poverty can have long-term consequences. We discuss the current state of child well-being in the United States.By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
In 2016, over 14 million Medicare Part D beneficiaries received opioid prescriptions. We looked at how the federal government monitors opioids prescribed through this program.By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
U.S. unemployment has hit a 16-year low, and much of this decline is due to the rise of low-wage occupations. So what exactly is classified as a low-wage job?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
The Space Race may be over, but NASA's work is never done. The agency is currently working on integrating three human spaceflight programs for a test flight in 2019. We discuss some of the challenges ahead for this space exploration.By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Most of the seafood Americans eat comes from abroad and much of it is farm-raised. How could FDA and USDA better protect consumers from potential health risk associated with eating imported seafood?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
The Department of Veterans Affairs reports on the health care quality of both VA and non-VA medical centers on two websites. We looked at how useful and easily accessible veterans find this information when determining where to access care.By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Federal agency information systems collect and hold a massive amount of data, from tax records to contract paperwork to classified information. So what policies and practices are government agencies using to keep the information it collects secure?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Recent advances in science and technology are making it possible to simultaneously test for multiple infections at the same time. We talk about the potential benefits to patients and challenges with bringing this technology to a doctor's office near you.By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Thousands of U.S. diplomatic personnel and their families live in an overseas environment with a host of security threats and challenges. So how prepared is the Department of State to protect personnel and diplomatic facilities?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
In fiscal year 2016, the Department of Defense spent $150 billion on service contracts. How do these services support DOD's mission? How does DOD manage these contracts?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
The U.S. energy pipeline network is composed of over 2.7 million miles of pipelines transporting gas and hazardous liquids. What are these pipelines made of and how are they maintained?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
The U.S. Postal Service has monopolies on delivering letters and accessing mailboxes, which were designed to protect its revenues and help it provide universal service. However, its net losses reached $5.6 billion in fiscal year 2016--and have topped $62 billion over the past decade. We looked at potential changes that could help the Postal Ser ...…
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
The Department of Defense has a program that transfers some of its excess equipment--such as night vision goggles and simulated rifles--to law enforcement agencies. Transfer of this equipment is supposed to be tightly controlled, because many of these items are weapons or could easily be converted into weapons. But could a fictitious federal ag ...…
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Combating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, best known as ISIS, is a U.S. national security priority. This fight requires vast military, humanitarian, and cybersecurity resources, among other things. We'll talk about some key issues around the U.S. strategy for countering ISIS in this longer form podcast.…
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
VA estimates that 44 percent of veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War in 1990-91 have Gulf War Illness--and soldiers that have since been deployed to Southwest Asia may suffer from similar medical issues. So, how is the VA dealing with vets who submit claims for Gulf War Illness?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
The Department of Veterans Affairs has faced challenges managing its budget and ensuring that veterans have access to health care. So, how can the VA accurately measure whether it's providing quality health care?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Memory Supplements are a growing market - sales nearly doubled to $643 million in 2015 from 2006. So, how are these products marketed? And do their marketing practices violate federal laws?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
The United States faces a complex national security environment. How has over a decade of warfare impacted our military's readiness to face new and evolving threats? We take a look at this and a host of other challenges facing the Department of Defense in this longer-form podcast.By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Most of the National Weather Service's operations offices are open 24 hours a day, every day, to issue weather forecasts and warnings. But how are their staff vacancies--which are growing--affecting their ability to provide this lifesaving information?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report
 
Zika virus infections during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects, as well as a nervous system disease in adults called Guillain-Barré syndrome. So, what lessons has the government learned about responding effectively to an outbreak?By webmaster@gao.gov (Government Accountability Office).
 
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
 
The White House
 
President Obama delivered his final weekly address thanking the American people for making him a better President and a better man.
 
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
 
This Challenge aimed to engage college and university campuses, and in particular community college campuses, across the country in enrollmentefforts. We worked with administrators, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local community leaders and elected officials to reach the uninsured bothon campus and in the surrounding community, sharing b ...…
 
The event will feature leaders from the public and private sectors, who have led transformations at their respective organizations. They will share their experiences and promote best practices in implementing and sustaining organizational transformations.
 
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
 
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
 
President Obama will deliver his farewell address to the American people, where he will thank his supporters, celebrate the ways we have changedthis country for the better these past eight years, and offer his vision on where we all go from here.
 
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
 
In this week’s address, President Obama discussed his upcoming farewell address to the nation.
 
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
 
First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver her final remarks as First Lady at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year event in the East Room of the WhiteHouse. School Counselor of the Year is an annual White House tradition started in 2015 by Mrs. Obama.
 
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
 
Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall, VA
 
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
 
The White House
 
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
 
In this week’s address, President Obama reflected on the significant progress we’ve made since he took office in 2009.
 
On Christmas Day, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited servicemembers and military families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and thanked them for their dedication and sacrifices. December 25, 2016.
 
In this week’s address, the President and the First Lady wished all Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
 
In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the importance of fair competition in the marketplace.
 
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