The government lacked a list, or “inventory,” of the various programs and initiatives it has to aid veterans and transitioning service members in finding jobs, benefits and small business opportunities, so a watchdog agency has come up with one.

“We found 11 agencies offering 45 programs,” according to a January report of the Government Accountability Office, an independent arm of Congress.

In its research, the GAO said, “We found no existing inventory that could easily give Congress or potential participants a complete picture of available benefits. The lack of such an inventory limits efforts to make government more effective and efficient.”

The GAO’s report, which was conducted from February 2018 to January 2019, was sent to the chairmen and ranking members of the House

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