GAO report expected to show hundreds of duplicate programs

The Journal reported these duplications from the GAO study: 

1. Food safety: 15 agencies that implement several federal laws.

2. Defense: Duplication in the purchasing of tactical wheeled vehicles, procurement and medical costs.

3. Economic development: 80 programs spread across several agencies that share goals. 

4. Surface transportation: More than 100 programs run by five divisions within the Transportation Department.

5. Energy: Cutting ethanol production programs could save $5.7 billion each year.

6. Government information technology: 24 federal agencies handle IT.  

7. Health: The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are still working separately to update electronic health records.

8. Homelessness: There are more than 20 federal programs dealing with the issue.

9. Teachers: 82 programs and several agencies deal with teacher quality.

10. Job training: 44 employment and training programs.