The federal government has little hard data on private-sector pension "multiple employer plans" or MEPs, said the Government Accountability Office, making it difficult to regulate or evaluate the plans.
The GAO recommended that the Labor Department and Internal Revenue Service should further study and get more information on MEPs.
Airplane crashes and accidents decreased between 1999 and 2011, and the Federal Aviation Administration has set a goal to reduce further incidents by ten percent by 2018.
However, setting a general goal may distract the FAA from focusing on the area that most needs improvement in safety: small airplanes, said investigators from the Government Accountability Office, Congress' watchdog arm.
A high school boy asked a girl to go to a dance by having a helicopter fly over the school and drop a stuffed animal bearing the message.
But the stunt has caught not only the girl's attention, but also the government's. The boy's father is a senior air operations official at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, and federal officials are saying the date proposal used a CBP helicopter without permission, according to the Washington Post.