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The General Services Administration (GSA) spends billions of dollars annually to maintain federal buildings and lease office space. For major leases and repairs, GSA seeks approval from Congress through its "prospectus process.
The pandemic has made it harder for the Bureau of Prisons to care for and rehabilitate the more than 157,000 federal inmates. We testified on the importance of implementing 3 recommendations from our July 2021 report to enhance the Bureau's COVID-19 response and guidance.
The Department of Defense manages a school system that provides prekindergarten through 12th grade education—primarily for the children of military service members and other DOD employees.
We reviewed academic achievement at these schools for the 4th and 8th grades.
The federal government annually spends more than $100 billion on IT investments—many of which have suffered from ineffective management. Congress and the President enacted laws, such as the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), to improve this.
The Department of Defense is committed to modernizing the U.S. nuclear enterprise. This includes weapons and the infrastructure to build them (the Department of Energy's responsibility), as well as the aircraft, missiles, and other platforms for delivering them (DOD's responsibility).
FEMA has long been tasked with the difficult job of leading the federal response to natural disasters. We testified about challenges facing its workforce.
The frequency of disasters is increasing but FEMA has staffing shortages.
To see the version of this page in English, see GAO-21-104366.
La asistencia extranjera para los países del Triángulo Norte (El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras) tiene como objetivo promover la prosperidad, el buen gobierno, y la seguridad en la región.
To see the version of this page in English, see GAO-22-104680.
Las pandillas y los cárteles de droga cometen gran parte de la violencia en Belice, El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras. Las armas de fuego que usan son en su mayoría de otros países, incluido EE. UU.
Since May 2020, federal efforts to speed the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines—previously known as Operation Warp Speed—have been led by the Departments of Health and Human Services and Defense.