"They felt they had adequately responded to the recommendations, but we disagree with that," Courts tells U.S. News of the State department response to GAO's findings. "The Department hasn't taken the steps we recommended. ... We think that's important."
The GAO, part of the Legistlative Branch of government, is Congress' main investigative arm, tasked with looking into matters regarding public funds.
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Paul D. Shinkman is a national security reporter for U.S. News & World Report. You can follow him on Twitter or reach him at email@example.com.