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GAO: DoD needs standard training for ballistic missile program

John Pendleton is the Director of Defense Capabilities & Management Issues at GAO. His agency's report found DoD must improve training for its Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 02:34pm EDT
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GAO decries 'decentralized' DoD cyber efforts

A recently declassified Government Accountability Office report found that Defense Department cybersecurity efforts are decentralized and spread across various offices. GAO recommends that the Pentagon set a timeframe to streamline its joint cyber operations.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:52pm EDT

More guidance needed for emergency telework plans

While the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 required agencies to include telework policies in their continuity of operation plans, GAO found agencies lack a definition of what "inclusion" means.

Sunday - 07/24/2011, 06:23pm EDT

GAO: DHS needs cost-benefit analysis in IT acquisitions

David Maurer, the director of homeland security and justice issues at GAO told Federal News Radio, the latest Government Accountability Office report on DHS acquisition contains three key areas for improvement, including better defined requirements and more testing and evaluation of technologies.

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 05:25pm EDT
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GAO: Training gaps in DOD missile defense

A new GAO report shows that DOD's Ballistic Missile Defense System lacks clear oversight on training and funding.

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 06:12pm EDT

GAO gives annuities good grade; investors still wary

Charles Farrell, a principal with Northstar Investment Advisors, discussed the pros and cons of buying annuities. The Government Accountability Office recently released a report detailing various retirement strategies, including converting savings into an annuity.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 05:39pm EDT
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GAO tracking workers' compensation fraud

If you've seen evidence of workers' compensation fraud, the Government Accountability Office wants to know about it. Greg Kutz, director of GAO's Forensic Audits and Investigative Service on the effort.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 10:41am EDT
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DoD too slow in assessing workforce needs

GAO finds the Pentagon isn't moving fast enough in improving the skills of their workforce. House lawmakers focused in the acquisition workforce, specifically. DoD defended its efforts, pointing to the 8,600 new acquisition workers hired over the past few years.

Friday - 07/15/2011, 06:50am EDT

Best practices for international interagency collaboration

John Pendleton, the director of Defense Capabilities & Management at Government Accountability Office, shares what you need to do to make sure your agency works well with other agencies.

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 07:04pm EDT
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GAO investigates workers' comp abuses

The Government Accountability Office is accepting anonymous reports of workers' compensation abuses by federal employees as part of an investigation into fraud in the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA).

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 01:44pm EDT

GAO: Collaboration overseas key to fighting terrorism

A new GAO report finds gaps in the United States' collaboration with international partners on terrorism

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 07:25pm EDT

NASA should revise contract termination policy, GAO says

As terminations become more likely due to tightening budgets, GAO said NASA needs to develop more guidance for its acquisition professionals. Cristina Chaplain, director of acquisitions and sourcing management at GAO, spoke with Federal News Radio about the recommendations.

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 05:35pm EDT
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The GAO celebrates 90 years!

How will the GAO celebrate a big milestone? We hear from Comptroller General Gene Dodaro

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:06pm EDT
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Train hits bus in India, killing 35 after wedding

A train hit a stopped bus at a railway crossing in northern India early Thursday, killing at least 35 people returning from a wedding party, an official said.

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 11:52am EDT
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Wednesday Federal Newscast - July 6, 2011

The latest news affecting federal workers and government contractors. Find out what you need to know to start your day.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 08:08am EDT

Bid protests of HHS office space contract sustained

A GAO report recommends that GSA review the criteria it used for HHS office space bid.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 07:28pm EDT

GAO: How to better implement new projects

Lisa Shames is director of natural resources and environment at the Government Accountability Office and shares tips for your agency.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 03:54pm EDT
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GAO: Bureau of Diplomatic Security not ready for role in Iraq

Jess Ford is Director of International Affairs and Trade at GAO.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 05:35pm EDT
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GAO: Guam military hub to cost $23.9B

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 04:12pm EDT

GAO: DHS, HHS threat planning can be better coordinated

Building your relationship with other agencies. Get advice from GAO's Marsha Crosse, director of Health Care Issues.

Monday - 06/27/2011, 06:30pm EDT
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