Government Accountability Office

In this Monday, June 30, 2014, photo released by NASA, shows NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, perched atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, awaiting launch at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California. The launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is scheduled for Wednesday, July 2 at 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. EDT) from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Calif.   (AP Photo/NASA, Randy Beaudoin,VAFB)

Audit: NASA doesn’t have the money for big rockets

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA doesn’t have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say. The Government Accountability Office issued a […]

07/23/2014

The HealthCare . gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Undercover agents get subsidized ‘Obamacare’ using fake IDs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. The weak link seemed to be call centers that […]

07/23/2014

Two pilots from Cathay Pacific walk in the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

GAO report: Too few pilots or too little pay?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s regional airlines are having trouble hiring enough pilots, the government says, suggesting one reason may be that they simply don’t pay enough. A pool of qualified pilots is available, but […]

02/28/2014

A Southwest Airlines plane. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Higher security fee set to boost travel costs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cost of flying is headed higher now that Congress has agreed on a budget deal. The proposed deal, expected to pass in the next several days, would more than double the […]

12/11/2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Experts say HealthCare.gov fix needs more time, money

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology experts say healing what ails the Healthcare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges. “It’s going to cost a lot of tax dollars to get this […]

11/21/2013

31 percent of Calif. kids physically fit

House votes for school checks for sex offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public schools would be barred from employing teachers and other workers convicted of sexual offenses against children or other violent crimes under a bill the House approved Tuesday. The measure would require […]

10/22/2013

AP Graphic shows regional breakdown of nuclear plant violations in the U.S.

Uneven enforcement suspected at nuclear plants

BOSTON (AP) — The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent enforcement in an industry now operating mostly beyond its original 40-year licenses, according […]

10/15/2013

US Army soldier participant clears a hurdle as part of Combat Readiness Test, Fort Jackson Army Base, Columbia, South Carolina

Audit: Army paid $16M to deserters, AWOL soldiers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Even as the Army faces shrinking budgets, an audit shows it paid out $16 million in paychecks over a 2 ½-year period to soldiers designated as AWOL or as deserters, the […]

09/27/2013

The Social Security Administration's main campus in Woodlawn, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Investigators: 36,000 workers game disability system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security made $1.3 billion in potentially improper disability payments to people who had jobs when they were supposed to be unable to work, congressional investigators said in a report Friday. The […]

09/13/2013

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Photo credit: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

Personal ‘Obamacare’ accounts debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — You can now open your own personal “Obamacare” account — but you’ll have to wait awhile before you can actually use it to pick a health insurance plan. Just eight weeks before […]

08/05/2013

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