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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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DoD budget planning systems plagued by inefficiencies

Asif Khan, director of Financial Management and Assurance Issues at the Government Accountability Office, outlines some of the challenges the Pentagon faces in order to become auditable by 2017.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 05:42pm EDT
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Agencies can say no to GAO recs

By law, agencies do not have to follow GAO's recommendations but most do, says William Welch, chair of the Government Contracts Practice Group at General Counsel.

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:37pm EDT
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GAO says switch to dollar coins could save $5.5 billion

A jingling of coins may soon replace the rustling of dollar bills, if a new, money- saving plan by the GAO is enacted. The move could save the U.S. more than $5.5 billion over 30 years, GAO's Lorelei St. James told Federal News Radio.

Monday - 10/31/2011, 11:37am EDT
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GAO examines government's fiscal health

Susan Irving, director for Federal Budget Analysis at GAO, shared the findings from the GAO report, "The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Fall 2011 Update."

Friday - 10/28/2011, 07:29pm EDT
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GAO: CIOs 'limited' in budget, hiring abilities

Valerie Melvin is the director of information management and human capital issues at GAO.

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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GAO freezes hiring, considers furloughs

Government Accountability Office employees could face six days of furlough this year as the watchdog agency expects a possible cut of $35 to $42 million in its budget compared with last year.

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 01:44pm EDT

How contractors can approach a bid protest and not antagonize the agency

Bill Welch is the chair of the Government Contracts Practice Group at General Counsel.

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 06:36pm EDT
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GAO upholds two of three email-as-a-service protests

Two vendors found success in the claim that GSA was unfair in requiring data centers to be housed only in Trade Agreements Act designated countries. GAO also said GSA was ambiguous in its security requirements for cloud data centers. But the vendors lost on their protest of GSA's requirement for a "government-only" cloud.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:51pm EDT

What's wrong with EPA's budget management?

David Trimble, director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO, discussed some of the recommendations to fix EPA's budget management.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 07:35pm EDT
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GAO: Postal Service did not overpay CSRS account

The Postal Service has not paid too much for retirement benefits for employees under the Civil Service Retirement System. A report by the Government Accountability Office throws a wrench in the Postal Service's plan to return to profitability by accessing more than $50 billion now held for retirement benefits.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 01:51pm EDT
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