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Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.

Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.
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Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.

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English


Episodes

FEMA's Wildfire Response and Recovery

10/9/2019
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We're talking about FEMA's response and recovery efforts for wildfires, and the unique challenges they present.

Duration:00:05:52

Protecting Veterans from Financial Exploitation

10/3/2019
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What is being done to protect veterans from scams?

Duration:00:05:00

International Podcast Day

9/30/2019
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In honor of International Podcast Day, we're talking about one of our favorite subjects - the Watchdog Report podcast.

Duration:00:03:50

Electric Grid Cybersecurity

9/25/2019
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In this episode, we talk about the cybersecurity risks to the nation's electric grid.

Duration:00:07:57

Federal Oversight of Reverse Mortgages

9/25/2019
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We're talking about reverse mortgages, an increase in defaults, and the Federal Housing Administration.

Duration:00:04:32

Alternatives to Animal Use in Research

9/24/2019
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This episode looks at federal efforts to promote alternative research methods that don't use animals.

Duration:00:04:28

Student Parents and Federal Student Aid

9/12/2019
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We discuss the federal programs available for college students who are raising children.

Duration:00:06:16

Airport Terminal Area Safety

9/10/2019
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We take a look at FAA's role in the safety of our nation's airport terminals.

Duration:00:05:29

State's Foreign Assistance Act Compliance

9/9/2019
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The Department of State is responsible for reporting on their foreign funding allocations each year to Congress. But are they hitting their reporting deadline?

Duration:00:05:17

Food Date Labels

9/9/2019
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If you've ever wondered what "Best Before" or "Enjoy By" meant on your food, this episode's for you.

Duration:00:04:55

Income and Wealth Disparities through Old Age

9/9/2019
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Do income and wealth disparities continue through old age? If so, what effects can that have?

Duration:00:05:38

Medicare Plan Finder Website

7/30/2019
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Hear what we found after reviewing a website designed to help Americans choose Medicare coverage.

Duration:00:05:19

Are Federal Agencies Following Information Security Law?

7/26/2019
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We discuss a GAO report looking into the requirements federal agencies must follow to safeguard information.

Duration:00:06:45

Defending Against Cyber Attacks

7/25/2019
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How prepared is the federal government for a cyber attack?

Duration:00:05:23

Protecting Nursing Home Residents From Abuse

7/23/2019
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We look at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' role in protecting nursing home residents from abuse.

Duration:00:05:25

Reducing Food Waste

6/21/2019
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Hear how federal agencies are tackling the issue of food waste.

Duration:00:05:23

Auctioning Off First Responders' Radio Waves

6/21/2019
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The FCC is scheduled to hold an auction in 2021 for access to radio waves currently used by police and fire departments across the country. We discuss the effects this auction could have on the first responders whose communication systems rely on those waves.

Duration:00:05:14

Proving Your Identity on Federal Websites

6/14/2019
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We talk about how federal agencies prove your identity when you use their online services, and what could be done to keep your information more secure.

Duration:00:05:49

The Financial Risks of Caring for Retired Family Members

5/31/2019
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We explore the possible impact for those caring for related retirees in this podcast.

Duration:00:04:30

2019 NASA Major Projects Quick Look

5/30/2019
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We're catching up on the status of NASA's largest projects.

Duration:00:05:54