Tag Archives: GAO

Taxpayer info at risk from cyberattacks as Tax Day nears?

The IRS came under fire Tuesday on Capitol Hill over fresh concerns that taxpayer information remains at risk from cyber attacks. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was called before the Senate Finance Committee to answer questions about cybersecurity, after a report from the Government Accountability Office flagged “significant” security issues — months after a breach that compromised the files of hundreds of thousands of taxpayers.

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Obamacare exchange set up money: Where did it go?

The federal government awarded over $5 billion to help states set up ObamaCare exchanges, with the vast majority – $4.6 billion – going to 16 states and Washington, D.C. But the GAO says much of that money has not been accounted for – and yet not returned, either. No one knows where it all went.

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Questions for the IRS? The price tag is $42 for 20 minutes

Taxpayers pay sky-high costs for subpar service at call centers — the ones that answer questions to the Internal Revenue Service about how much of one’s income has to be forked over to the government.

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Pentagon wasting millions on ammunition

The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources. It’s impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction — valued at $1.2 billion by the Pentagon — remains viable because the Defense Department’s inventory systems can’t share data effectively, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by USA TODAY.

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Rubio pushing bill to delay ObamaCare mandate

Sen Marco Rubio is planning to introduce legislation that would delay the health law’s individual mandate until the technical failures are addressed.  He said it would be “prudent” to delay the requirement on individuals to buy health insurance — set to kick in early next year — until users can consistently access the main website.

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Senate Dems take aim and individual mandate

There’s a group of senate Democrats that are discussing ways to take aim at the heart of the new health care – the individual mandate.

“We’re looking at everything humanly possible. I’ve always had a concern and a problem with the mandate, that we were forcing it, basically saying by the law of the land you have to buy the product,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, told ABC News today. “But on the other hand, I know that’s been the lynchpin. I’m looking for flexibility any way I can.”

ABC News

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