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Monday morning federal headlines - Dec. 5, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Monday - 12/05/2011, 08:35am EST

Analysis: Friction increasing between agencies, vendors

A new report from GAO shows vendors filed the largest number of bid protests in 2011 since 1995. At the same time, a recent report shows increased use of suspension and debarment. These two reports show a growing tension between agencies and vendors.

Monday - 12/05/2011, 05:36am EST

VA, House lawmakers spar over veteran-owned contracting program

The department must decide by Dec. 15 whether or not it will follow GAO's recommendations after losing a bid protest decision. VA tries to explain why service-disabled veteran owned firms do not receive the highest priority for all contracts. Lawmakers express frustration over the agency's explanation.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:19am EST
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GAO: Agencies struggle to define cybersecurity workforce

Several large departments have failed to close cybersecurity workforce gaps that could hinder efforts to protect their computers and networks, according to congressional auditors.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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Watchdog: Fannie, Freddie abuses went unchecked

A government watchdog said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac improperly foreclosed on homeowners and cost the government billions of dollars by not holding major banks to strict underwriting requirements.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 01:03pm EST

Can innovation survive budget cuts?

Join thought leaders from Department of Homeland Security, Government Accountability Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology and Noblis as they discuss future Science and Technology innovation for first responders. This Noblis Insights Panel is titled "Can Innovation Survive Budget Cuts?" In today's budget-constrained environment, how can government agencies do more with fewer resources?

Monday - 11/28/2011, 04:55pm EST
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Agencies have 120 days to start getting e-records in shape

In a new memo, President Barack Obama tasked agencies with reviewing their policies for storing and managing electronic communications, including emails and social media postings. Agencies must submit reviews of their current policies in 120 days. Meanwhile, the National Archives and Records Administration plans to develop a governmentwide framework.

Monday - 11/28/2011, 02:37pm EST
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GAO highlights 9 critical success factors for IT projects

A new report details how seven technology projects worth $5 billion found success. Auditors found program manager and user engagement is the one every initiative had in common.

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:39pm EST
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GAO: OMB contracting data has problems

John Hutton is Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office

Friday - 11/18/2011, 07:07pm EST
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Friday morning federal headlines - Nov. 18, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

    Friday - 11/18/2011, 08:38am EST

Push for more suspension, debarments receives mixed reactions

Procurement experts say the increased use of this punishment is the "death penalty" for the vendors. Lawmakers say agencies need penalize bad actors more aggressively.

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:20am EST
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GAO: Not enough info on border security technology

Rich Stana is director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at the Government Accountability Office.

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 06:45pm EST
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 16, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 08:11am EST

GAO pokes holes in OMB's acquisition savings claims

A new report finds agency data is dubious and lacks reliability. OFPP disagrees with GAO's findings.

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 06:32pm EST

GAO: DCMA hampered by contingency contracting, DCAA

The contract management agency has added staff in recent years and sought a pivot in strategy, the GAO found. But DCMA still faces issues, such as contingency contracting and its reliance on DCAA, that impact its ability to meet its mission, GAO's John Hutton said on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:41pm EST
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GAO: More data sharing needed in federal workers comp oversight

Greg Kutz is director of Forensic Audits and Investigations at the Government Accountability Office.

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 06:05pm EST
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 9, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 08:40am EST

GAO examines lessons learned from Fed's AIG bailout

Orice Williams Brown, GAO's director of Financial Markets and Community Investment, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the agency's recent report on efforts by the Federal Reserve during the early days of the 2008 financial crisis.

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 11:00am EST
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Senators call for probe into veteran-owned contracting

Three senators are calling for a Government Accountability Office investigation to ensure federal contracts are actually going to businesses owned by veterans and service-disabled vets.

Monday - 11/07/2011, 07:32pm EST

GAO: OMB can improve oversight of IT investments

David Powner, director of information technology management issues at GAO, shares highlights from the recent report.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 07:07pm EDT
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