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Nov 30, 2016

Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program: Examining Premium Increases

PURPOSE: To examine premium increases for enrollees of Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) and what steps are being taken to mitigate future increases. To understand the challenges the long-term care industry faces in providing quality service at affordable premium rates. BACKGROUND: In 2016, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) awarded the only bidder, John Hancock Insurance, to ...

Nov 30, 2016

Oversight of DEA’s Confidential Source Program

TAKEAWAYS: DEA's lax oversight of its use of Confidential Sources (CS) has persisted for over a decade, despite numerous IG and congressional warnings. DEA does not adequately track money paid to confidential sources, which increases the potential for waste, fraud, and abuse. An Amtrak employee was paid more than $850,000 for information DEA could have obtained at no cost. DEA does not have adequate metrics in place to

Nov 16, 2016

2020 Census: Outcomes of the 2016 Site Test

PURPOSE: To discuss the findings of the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) review of the 2016 site tests and to address what steps the Census Bureau (Bureau) must take to correct problems identified from these tests. To understand the Bureau's timeline for procuring the final IT products necessary for the 2020 census, and its efforts related ...

Nov 16, 2016

Federal Cybersecurity After the OPM Data Breach: Have Agencies Learned their Lesson?

PURPOSE: To examine information security programs and management at the Department of Agriculture, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Social Security Administration. To examine these agencies' compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement ...

Nov 15, 2016

Oversight of the Secret Service

TAKEAWAYS: Adequate compensation for overtime hours worked during the 2016 presidential campaign has not been paid to USSS employees. Chairman Chaffetz introduced legislation (HR 6302) that allows agents to receive additional pay for overtime hours worked during this time. The ...