What Will the Regulatory Landscape Look Like in 2021?

Regulatory priorities and strategies are likely to hold constant in the near future.

Improving the Tax Whistleblower Program

GAO report recommends a faster claims process and protection against employer retaliation.

Lessons Learned from Katrina and Sandy

Disaster relief agency shows progress over past decade, but challenges remain.

Can Regulatory Clarity Increase Retirement Savings?

Federal auditor says that more detailed regulation may expand participation in certain retirement programs.

Are Government Benefits Going to the Wrong People?

Federal audit identifies causes and consequences of benefit overpayments to disabled workers.

Auditor Says Federal Cybersecurity Efforts are Inadequate

Government report finds that federal agencies’ cybersecurity practices are too weak.

Evaluating Disaster Relief

Government report recommends “federal mechanism” to increase oversight of the Red Cross.

Reducing Unregulated Transfers of Child Custody

Federal audit report highlights need for states to track and prevent unregulated adoptions.

Better Notification Needed for Student Loan Relief Programs

Eligible borrowers unaware of student loan repayment and forgiveness options.

How Should the Federal Government Fight Fires?

Despite improvements, agencies should develop consistent policies.

Many Railroads Will Not Have Required Safety Technology by Deadline

Auditor outlines problems and gives guidance to rail regulator over delays with positive train control.

Electronic Medicare Cards Could Reduce Fraud, Improve Care

GAO report suggests replacing paper Medicare cards with newer technology.