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Times News
Don’t start your golden years in the redan adult 60+ carried debt; of those households, debt averaged $40,900. Seniors
Don’t start your golden years in the red
Times News / Posted yesterday
an adult 60+ carried debt; of those households, debt averaged $40,900. Seniors are even grappling with student debt: the U.S. Government Accountability Office says that 706,000 senior households held a record $18.2 billion in student loans in... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Think Twice Before Rolling Over a 401may not hear about these disadvantages if you turn to a financial services firm
Think Twice Before Rolling Over a 401
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
may not hear about these disadvantages if you turn to a financial services firm for advice. Three years ago the U.S. Government Accountability Office mystery-shopped financial service call centers and found one-third immediately launched... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Middle-class painand 30 percent of this group also still owed money on their own student loans f
Middle-class pain
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
and 30 percent of this group also still owed money on their own student loans from decades earlier, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Access to college has distinguished the middle class from the growing pool of... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Legislation aims to rescue stranded 401(k) plansworker stays at a job for only four years. As many find out, switching employer
Legislation aims to rescue stranded 401(k) plans
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
worker stays at a job for only four years. As many find out, switching employers can upset your retirement plan. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates two in five employees cash out small 401(k) balances when they leave their... Read more
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Daily Press
Rigell on guns: No fly, no buythree days. Since this crosscheck began in 2004, people on the watch list were
Rigell on guns: No fly, no buy
Daily Press / Posted 4 days ago
three days. Since this crosscheck began in 2004, people on the watch list were involved in 2,477 background checks, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported in March. 212 sales were denied for various reasons, including felony... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
FBI wants driver's license photos from databaseMASS. – The FBI wants your driver’s license photo to help improve its facial re
FBI wants driver's license photos from database
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 5 days ago
MASS. – The FBI wants your driver’s license photo to help improve its facial recognition database. A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office shows the FBI is in talks with Massachusetts, Rhode Island and 16 other states, trying... Read more
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Orange County Register
As another plant gets set to close, some say it's 'the end of the nuclear era'for this failure, and taxpayers could fork over an additional $21 billion befor
As another plant gets set to close, some say it's 'the end of the nuclear era'
Orange County Register / Posted 6 days ago
for this failure, and taxpayers could fork over an additional $21 billion before the problem is solved, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. As a result of that paralysis, San Onofre’s operator, Southern California Edison,... Read more
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Japan Today
NIH won't cut price of taxpayer-funded prostate cancer drug ‹ Japan Todaycopayments, all justifications for the use of the NIH’s march-in rights.” Acco
NIH won't cut price of taxpayer-funded prostate cancer drug ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 7 days ago
copayments, all justifications for the use of the NIH’s march-in rights.” According to a 2009 report to Congress by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the “NIH has been petitioned formally to exercise its march-in authority three times,... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Connecticut Banks On Transit-Oriented Developmentthe station. Every station doesn't have to have every amenity, but you want a n
Connecticut Banks On Transit-Oriented Development
Hartford Courant / Posted 9 days ago
the station. Every station doesn't have to have every amenity, but you want a nice mix," she said. A 2014 study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office concluded that poorly coordinated local land-use policies can be a significant... Read more
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Island Packet
Gail MarksJarvis: Federal student loan servicing still a problem, GAO report saysimproving with a better job market, and the department has responded to critici
Gail MarksJarvis: Federal student loan servicing still a problem, GAO report says
Island Packet / Posted 9 days ago
improving with a better job market, and the department has responded to criticism about the student loan program, a May U.S. Government Accountability Office study says the servicers - under contract with the government - still are not being... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Federal student loan servicing still a problem, GAO report saysimproving with a better job market, and the department has responded to critici
Federal student loan servicing still a problem, GAO report says
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
improving with a better job market, and the department has responded to criticism about the student loan program, a May U.S. Government Accountability Office study says the servicers — under contract with the government — still are not being... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Federal student loan servicing still a problem, GAO report saysimproving with a better job market, and the department has responded to critici
Federal student loan servicing still a problem, GAO report says
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
improving with a better job market, and the department has responded to criticism about the student loan program, a May U.S. Government Accountability Office study says the servicers — under contract with the government — still are not being... Read more
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KIVI Boise
This Woman Didn't Let Foster Care Hold Back Her College Careerjust not in my head, and I had no means or resources to be able to know how I w
This Woman Didn't Let Foster Care Hold Back Her College Career
KIVI Boise / Posted 12 days ago
just not in my head, and I had no means or resources to be able to know how I was going to get there," Pritchard said. The U.S. Government Accountability Office says those graduating out of foster care face a difficult truth: It's harder for them... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
THE GUARDIANSHIP TRAP: Protecting elders, or exploiting them?newspaper, is just one of many cases of guardianship and conservatorship abuse
THE GUARDIANSHIP TRAP: Protecting elders, or exploiting them?
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 13 days ago
newspaper, is just one of many cases of guardianship and conservatorship abuse across the country. In a 2010 report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found hundreds of allegations of physical abuse, neglect and financial... Read more
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Computer World Australia
Huge FBI facial recognition database falls short on privacy and accuracy, auditor saysdatabase used by several law enforcement agencies, a government auditor has sai
Huge FBI facial recognition database falls short on privacy and accuracy, auditor says
Computer World Australia / Posted 13 days ago
database used by several law enforcement agencies, a government auditor has said. A new report, released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office Wednesday, shows the FBI's use of facial recognition technology is "far greater" than... Read more
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Computer World Australia
Huge FBI facial recognition database falls short on privacy and accuracy, auditor saysdatabase used by several law enforcement agencies, a government auditor has sai
Huge FBI facial recognition database falls short on privacy and accuracy, auditor says
Computer World Australia / Posted 13 days ago
database used by several law enforcement agencies, a government auditor has said. A new report, released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office Wednesday, shows the FBI's use of facial recognition technology is "far greater" than... Read more
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Reuters
Sig Sauer, maker of Orlando gunman's weapon, is expanding rapidly in U.S.Glock handguns performed better during a live-fire testing. Sig Sauer lodged a
Sig Sauer, maker of Orlando gunman's weapon, is expanding rapidly in U.S.
Reuters / Posted 13 days ago
Glock handguns performed better during a live-fire testing. Sig Sauer lodged a protest, but that was denied in 2010 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. In the commercial market place, Sig Sauer has been working to expand its offerings of... Read more
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Raw Story
Sig Sauer, maker of Orlando gunman’s rifle, is expanding rapidly in USGlock handguns performed better during a live-fire testing. Sig Sauer lodged a
Sig Sauer, maker of Orlando gunman’s rifle, is expanding rapidly in US
Raw Story / Posted 13 days ago
Glock handguns performed better during a live-fire testing. Sig Sauer lodged a protest, but that was denied in 2010 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. In the commercial market place, Sig Sauer has been working to expand its offerings of... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Study ignores possibility that drugs, chemicals affect sexes differentlyfemales are receiving suboptimal care—and that treatments specifically benefiti
Study ignores possibility that drugs, chemicals affect sexes differently
News-Medical-Net / Posted 13 days ago
females are receiving suboptimal care—and that treatments specifically benefiting women are going undiscovered. As a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office study reported, 80 percent of the drugs withdrawn from the market are removed due to... Read more
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Orange County Register
California budget provision to eliminate contentious welfare policy“welfare queens” having babies to boost state aid checks. But she and others fi
California budget provision to eliminate contentious welfare policy
Orange County Register / Posted 13 days ago
“welfare queens” having babies to boost state aid checks. But she and others fighting poverty point to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that welfare caps have no impact on birth rates, and others showing the lack of money... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
California Budget to Eliminate Contentious Welfare Policy"welfare queens" having babies to boost state aid checks. But she and others fi
California Budget to Eliminate Contentious Welfare Policy
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 13 days ago
"welfare queens" having babies to boost state aid checks. But she and others fighting poverty point to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that welfare caps have no impact on birth rates, and others showing the lack of money... Read more
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ABC News
California Budget to Eliminate Contentious Welfare Policy"welfare queens" having babies to boost state aid checks. But she and others fi
California Budget to Eliminate Contentious Welfare Policy
ABC News / Posted 14 days ago
"welfare queens" having babies to boost state aid checks. But she and others fighting poverty point to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that welfare caps have no impact on birth rates, and others showing the lack of money... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
California Budget To Eliminate Contentious Welfare Policy"welfare queens" having babies to boost state aid checks. But she and others fi
California Budget To Eliminate Contentious Welfare Policy
KPBS San Diego / Posted 14 days ago
"welfare queens" having babies to boost state aid checks. But she and others fighting poverty point to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that welfare caps have no impact on birth rates, and others showing the lack of money... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California budget to eliminate contentious welfare policy"welfare queens" having babies to boost state aid checks. But she and others fi
California budget to eliminate contentious welfare policy
The Record Searchlight / Posted 14 days ago
"welfare queens" having babies to boost state aid checks. But she and others fighting poverty point to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that welfare caps have no impact on birth rates, and others showing the lack of money... Read more
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Beaumont Enterprise
Southeast Texas politicians dismiss gun debate after Orlando shootinglist in 2014, according to national reports. Being on that list does not preve
Southeast Texas politicians dismiss gun debate after Orlando shooting
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 14 days ago
list in 2014, according to national reports. Being on that list does not prevent someone from buying or owning weapons. A U.S. Government Accountability Office report in March 2015 reviewing FBI data found that more than 2,000 people bought guns... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlandoguns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased we
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlando
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 15 days ago
guns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased weapons since 2004, according to a 2015 U.S. Government Accountability Office report. That’s about 91 percent of suspected terrorists who attempted to buy guns.... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlandoguns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased we
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlando
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 16 days ago
guns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased weapons since 2004, according to a 2015 U.S. Government Accountability Office report. That’s about 91 percent of suspected terrorists who attempted to buy guns.... Read more
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KIVI Boise
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlandoguns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased we
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlando
KIVI Boise / Posted 16 days ago
guns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased weapons since 2004, according to a 2015 U.S. Government Accountability Office report. That’s about 91 percent of suspected terrorists who attempted to buy guns.... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlandoguns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased we
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlando
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 16 days ago
guns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased weapons since 2004, according to a 2015 U.S. Government Accountability Office report. That’s about 91 percent of suspected terrorists who attempted to buy guns.... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlandoguns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased we
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlando
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 16 days ago
guns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased weapons since 2004, according to a 2015 U.S. Government Accountability Office report. That’s about 91 percent of suspected terrorists who attempted to buy guns.... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlandoguns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased we
7 things to know about guns and gun violence after the shootings in Orlando
KGTV San Diego / Posted 16 days ago
guns online. More than 2,000 people on the FBI’s list have legally purchased weapons since 2004, according to a 2015 U.S. Government Accountability Office report. That’s about 91 percent of suspected terrorists who attempted to buy guns.... Read more
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The Mercury News
Women get less than 3% of new CEO jobsStuart. The U.S. may be 40 years from gender parity on boards even if the pace
Women get less than 3% of new CEO jobs
The Mercury News / Posted 16 days ago
Stuart. The U.S. may be 40 years from gender parity on boards even if the pace of replacement doubles, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report issued in January. The results in 2015 might be blamed partly on the fact that... Read more
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The Hill
Solving school desegregation Is not rocket scienceElementary School, in an attempt to diversify its segregated school system. Al
Solving school desegregation Is not rocket science
The Hill / Posted 18 days ago
Elementary School, in an attempt to diversify its segregated school system. Almost fifty years later, a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and a Federal court ruling in Mississippi show that school segregation remains a... Read more
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FOX Business
5 Frequently Asked Retirement Questionsmuch more. It's really just a matter of choices and priorities.2. Can I retire
5 Frequently Asked Retirement Questions
FOX Business / Posted 18 days ago
much more. It's really just a matter of choices and priorities.2. Can I retire on Social Security alone? According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, roughly 50% of retirees rely on Social Security for the majority of their retirement... Read more
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FOX Business
5 Frequently Asked Retirement Questionsmuch more. It's really just a matter of choices and priorities.2. Can I retire
5 Frequently Asked Retirement Questions
FOX Business / Posted 18 days ago
much more. It's really just a matter of choices and priorities.2. Can I retire on Social Security alone? According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, roughly 50% of retirees rely on Social Security for the majority of their retirement... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
Disney CEO: U.S. taxes are 'too high' and 'ridiculously complex'statements in 2012 ended up paying exactly nothing in U.S. corporate income tax
Disney CEO: U.S. taxes are 'too high' and 'ridiculously complex'
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 19 days ago
statements in 2012 ended up paying exactly nothing in U.S. corporate income taxes, according to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which conducted its analysis at the behest of Sanders. That's well below the 35% top... Read more
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New America Media
THE GUARDIANSHIP TRAP: Protecting Elders, or Exploiting Them?newspaper, is just one of many cases of guardianship and conservatorship abuse
THE GUARDIANSHIP TRAP: Protecting Elders, or Exploiting Them?
New America Media / Posted 21 days ago
newspaper, is just one of many cases of guardianship and conservatorship abuse across the country. In a 2010 report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found hundreds of allegations of physical abuse, neglect and financial... Read more
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CNET
U.S. report: FCC's cell phone radiation guidelines outdatedbulkier, and carried in holsters outside of clothes and not in pockets, said Ma
U.S. report: FCC's cell phone radiation guidelines outdated
CNET / Posted 22 days ago
bulkier, and carried in holsters outside of clothes and not in pockets, said Marcia Crosse, director of health care at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and co-author of the report. The report adds to mounting concern that the FCC... Read more
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KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
Government Watchdog Identifies Causes Of VA Budget Gapconfirmed the factors behind a more than $2.7 billion budget gap at the U.S. De
Government Watchdog Identifies Causes Of VA Budget Gap
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted 25 days ago
confirmed the factors behind a more than $2.7 billion budget gap at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs last year. The U.S. Government Accountability Office launched the investigation at the request of the House Veterans Affairs Committee in an... Read more
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Silicon Valley
Big government courts small startupsand other agencies are running systems that use 50-year-old components, accordi
Big government courts small startups
Silicon Valley / Posted 25 days ago
and other agencies are running systems that use 50-year-old components, according to a report released last month by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. James launched a new streamlined system in January that she hopes will make it... Read more
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The Mercury News
Big government courts small startupsand other agencies are running systems that use 50-year-old components, accordi
Big government courts small startups
The Mercury News / Posted 26 days ago
and other agencies are running systems that use 50-year-old components, according to a report released last month by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. James launched a new streamlined system in January that she hopes will make it... Read more
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The Columbian
Report: Airports need help keeping intruders outor doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a
Report: Airports need help keeping intruders out
The Columbian / Posted 26 days ago
or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report. Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate how often people get past airport perimeter security, and whether the... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Government Report: Airports Need Help Keeping Intruders Outfrom breaching their security fences. Their lack of foresight leaves runways an
Government Report: Airports Need Help Keeping Intruders Out
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 27 days ago
from breaching their security fences. Their lack of foresight leaves runways and planes vulnerable. Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate how often people get past airport perimeter security, and whether the... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders outthe federal Transportation Security Administration is not helping airports keep
Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 27 days ago
the federal Transportation Security Administration is not helping airports keep up with the threat. Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate how often people get past airport perimeter security, and whether the... Read more
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PhysOrg
New rules to hold mining industry accountable for cleanupsThese securities can take several forms, including a surety bond, insurance mec
New rules to hold mining industry accountable for cleanups
PhysOrg / Posted 27 days ago
These securities can take several forms, including a surety bond, insurance mechanism, or letter of credit. In 2005, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report, Environmental Liabilities: The EPA Should Do More to Ensure that... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Airports need more help keeping intruders outor doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a
Airports need more help keeping intruders out
Savannah Morning News / Posted 27 days ago
or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report. Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate how often people get past airport perimeter security, and whether the... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders outor doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a
Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 27 days ago
or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report. Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate how often people get past airport perimeter security, and whether the... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders outto help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government repo
Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out
Naples Daily News / Posted 27 days ago
to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report released Tuesday. Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate how often people get past airport perimeter security, and whether the... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders outto help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government repo
Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 27 days ago
to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report released Tuesday. Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate how often people get past airport perimeter security, and whether the... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders outto help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government repo
Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out
KIVI Boise / Posted 27 days ago
to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report released Tuesday. Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate how often people get past airport perimeter security, and whether the... Read more
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