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Kirschbaum, Joseph W. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
According to the Department of Defense (DOD), the United States of America's competitors and adversaries are taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the information environment to advance their national objectives and offset the U.S.'s position as the preeminent warfighting force. DOD's military operations in the information environment play a…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Public Agencies, Military Training, Information Management
Larin, Kathryn A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the school meal programs that provide nutritious, lowcost meals to about 30 million children each day, according to USDA fiscal year 2019 data. School food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program must comply…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Food, Purchasing
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
In today's interconnected world, many career fields--such as diplomacy, national security, and business--need individuals with knowledge about world languages and cultures. To address these areas of needed expertise--both at the federal level as well as in the education, business, and nonprofit sectors--the Higher Education Act of 1965, as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Employment Potential, Grants
Farb, Jessica – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
Each year in the U.S., hundreds of individuals die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, and tens of thousands experience unexpected outcomes such as heart failure. In 2022, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that research showed more than half of rural counties lacked hospital-based services for pregnant…
Descriptors: Obstetrics, Birth, Mothers, Health Services
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
In 2019-20, over 4.6 million students attended private school. Many are eligible for equitable services--such as tutoring--under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). These federally funded services provided by school districts offer critical learning supports at private schools that opt to have their students receive them. ESEA…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, School Districts
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
The Department of Education Charter Schools Program (CSP) provides grants to open or expand charter schools. Enrollment in charter schools that received CSP grants grew from 213,576 to 1,380,530 students from school years 2006-07 to 2020-21. This report examines (1) enrollment growth at new charter schools that received CSP grants compared to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Enrollment Trends
Farrell, Brenda S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
Since its inception in 1993, the National Guard Youth Challenge Program has produced over 200,000 graduates across dozens of sites located in the states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Currently, the program operates 39 sites. House Report 117-88, accompanying the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2022, included…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Armed Forces, At Risk Students, Program Implementation
Emrey-Arras, Melissa; Bagdoyan, Seto J. – US Government Accountability Office, 2023
In August 2022, the Department of Education announced that, to address the heightened risk of delinquency and default caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it would provide up to $20,000 of student loan debt relief to borrowers who met certain income thresholds. Borrowers eligible for this relief were to receive up to the full $20,000 in relief if they…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Deception, Risk, Loan Repayment
Hinchman, David B. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic forced schools across the nation to increase their reliance on IT to deliver educational instruction to students. This amplified the vulnerability of K-12 schools to potentially serious cyberattacks. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review cybersecurity in K-12 schools. The objectives of this report…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Security, Information Security, Government Role
Emrey-Arras, Melissa; Clark, Cheryl E.; Evans, Lawrance L., Jr. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
Over the last three decades, the Direct Loan program has grown in size and complexity, with almost $1.4 trillion in outstanding federal student loans. The Direct Loan program provides financial assistance to students and their parents to help pay for postsecondary education. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to review changes…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
Cruz Cain, Marisol – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The Department of Education's (Education's) Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) initiated the Next Gen program in 2017. Next Gen's purpose was to modernize the systems and processes that students, parents, borrowers, and school partners use to apply for, administer, and/or process federal student aid. This report examines: (1) the status of FSA's…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Student Financial Aid, Best Practices, Planning
Locke, Dawn G. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The federal government helps veterans pursue skills needed in the civilian workforce. Veterans Affairs (VA) created Veterans Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) to support veterans who enroll in high-technology education programs through VA-approved training providers. The act includes a provision for the US Government…
Descriptors: Veterans, Veterans Education, Employment, Job Training
Farrell, Brenda S. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 included a provision for the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on equal opportunity claims, climate surveys, and programs to address climate issues at the military service academies. Specifically, this report addresses: (1) the extent to which…
Descriptors: Military Service, Military Training, Organizational Climate, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine the prevalence and growth of segregation in K-12 public schools. This report examined the extent of (1) racial, ethnic, and economic divisions in K-12 public schools; and (2) district secession and any resulting student demographic shifts. To determine the extent of divisions along…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Student Diversity, Demography, School Segregation
Sirois, Elizabeth – US Government Accountability Office, 2022
The Government Accountability Office's (GAO) High-Risk List identifies government operations with vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement, or in need of transformation. GAO added the area "Improving Federal Management of Programs that Serve Tribes and their Members" to its February 2017 biennial update of high-risk…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, School Administration, School Construction
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