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Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) speaks as Government Accountability Office health care director Debra Draper, Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, and Assistant Veterans Affairs Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Linda Halliday testify at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), center, speaks as Left to right: Government Accountability Office health care director Debra Draper, Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, and Assistant Veterans Affairs Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Linda Halliday testify at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) speaks as Government Accountability Office health care director Debra Draper, Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, and Assistant Veterans Affairs Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Linda Halliday testify at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Government Accountability Office health care director Debra Draper testifies at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A POW MIA flag is draped over a chair in the audience as Government Accountability Office health care director Debra Draper, Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, and Assistant Veterans Affairs Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Linda Halliday testify at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Gerry Connolly, Virginia Democrat, lambasted the Government Accountability Office in a hearing Tuesday after the agency's findings revealed that as much as 84 percent of government spending on autism research may be redundant, saying the findings could be misused by those who want to cut vitally needed federal research programs. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Gerry Connolly, Virginia Democrat, lambasted the Government Accountability Office in a hearing Tuesday after the agency's findings revealed that as much as 84 percent of government spending on autism research may be redundant, saying the findings could be misused by those who want to cut vitally needed federal research programs. (Associated Press)

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A Garmin GPS unit is shown inside a vehicle in Tampa, Fla. "Currently, no comprehensive federal privacy law governs the collection, use, and sale of personal information by private-sector companies," a Government Accountability Office report stated. (Associated Press)

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A Garmin GPS unit is shown inside a vehicle in Tampa, Fla. "Currently, no comprehensive federal privacy law governs the collection, use, and sale of personal information by private-sector companies," a Government Accountability Office report stated. (Associated Press)

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Large air tankers are able to carry at least 1,800 gallons of water or fire retardant and can "quickly assist in containing small fires before they become larger, costlier and more dangerous," according to the Government Accountability Office. (Getty Images)

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Government Accountability Office investigator Michael J. Courts (center) testified Thursday during a public House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that diplomatic security received a surge of funding from 1998 to 2008, but one-third of the money went to protect sites in Iraq, and much of the rest was spent in ways “more reactive than strategic.” (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A report by the Government Accountability Office described the existing Emergency Alert System as "antiquated" and "unreliable" and said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has made only "limited progress" in creating a system to replace it.