18F is currently spending an average of more than $1 million per month more than it recovers from the use of its personnel and programs.
On the heels of a contentious inspector general audit that revealed the Obama administration’s tech-consulting team 18F may have caused a data breach, another investigation — this one by the Government Accountability Office — will shine a light on 18F’s finances.
The unit, which operates on a fee-for-service basis, has struggled to balance revenue and spending since its founding in 2014 and is currently facing a projected fiscal 2016 shortfall of nearly $15 million, according to a draft GAO audit.
Nextgov has reviewed parts of the draft report. GAO is expected to present its findings to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during a hearing later this month.
General Services Administration Press Secretary Ashley Nash-Hahn said the agency has not received the draft report from GAO and could not speak about its findings.