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GAO: More input will make a better QHSR

David Maurer is the director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues at GAO.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 04:09pm EDT

Why still so many cyber weaknesses at agencies?

Patricia Titus is Vice President of CISCO at Unisys.

Friday - 10/07/2011, 04:49pm EDT

GAO: Agencies need more policing of contractors

Federal contractors may be getting away with fraud or shoddy work, according to a Government Accountability Office study of five years' worth of federal contracts. GAO found that most agencies are not using enforcement tools meant to cut off the flow of public funds to bad contractors.

Friday - 10/07/2011, 02:13pm EDT

GAO's recs to get FAA's Next Gen back on track

The Federal Aviation Administration's Next Gen system is falling behind its timeline to meet a 2012 deadline.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:50pm EDT

GAO slams agency cyber efforts

Auditors find all 24 agencies it reviewed had weaknesses in security controls. GAO also found problems with training and oversight of contractor systems. It recommends OMB and DHS provide better performance metrics.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 06:25pm EDT

DoD still has work ahead to be auditable by 2017

The Government Accountability Office is looking at the progress the Pentagon is making.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:31pm EDT

How independent are agency IGs?

The GAO's reports evaluates the independence of inspector generals in government.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:53pm EDT

Agencies using HSPD-12 as 'glorified ID cards'

The ID card hanging around your neck isn't living up to its potential. The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) cards allow secure entry into federal facilities.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 07:32pm EDT

Acquisition reform and more

Allen Federal president Larry Allen joins host Mark Amtower to talk a wide range of government procurement issues.
September 19, 2011(Encore presentation October 24, 2011)

Monday - 09/19/2011, 09:00pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 15

On today's Federal Drive: Lawmakers plan to promote structural reforms in the Homeland Security Department through its authorization bill and the Senate Armed Services Committee mulls the numbers of the top ranks of the Defense Department.

Thursday - 09/15/2011, 07:38am EDT

GAO weighs costs of DoD role in border patrols

GAO says the cost of moving more defense workers to the border will depend on how they are deployed.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 05:00pm EDT

Is deploying National Guard to fill Border Patrol gaps worth it?

A new Government Accountability Office report said the success of using National Guard troops to shore up gaps in Border Patrol personnel will depend on how the troops are deployed.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 10:04am EDT

Agencies earning a 'profit' from contract fees

GAO found four of six governmentwide acquisition contracts ended up with 'excess revenue' for the agency in each of the last four years. GSA's schedules programs earned an extra $62 million a year, while Interior and NASA earned an extra $4.7 million and $1.7 million annually, respectively.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 07:53pm EDT

GAO: Congress must act fast to stave off USPS bankruptcy

If the Postal Service were a business, it would be facing the equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. USPS lost $20 billion in last five years, and it is on track to lose more than $6 billion this year. GAO evaluates the state of the Postal Service and what needs to be done in the short-term by Congress.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 02:08pm EDT

GAO: Homeland Security 'still maturing'

Cathy Berrick, the managing director for homeland security and justice issues at GAO, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the latest progress report on the agency. This interview is part of Federal News Radio's ongoing coverage of "9/11: A Government Changed."

Friday - 09/09/2011, 10:21am EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 8

On today's Federal Drive: DHS celebrates its post-9/11 role and acknowledges the challenges that remain and the government works to keep counterfeit products out of its supply chain.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 08:40am EDT

Eight years later, GAO finds DHS halfway there

An assessment of the Department of Homeland Security's transformation since its founding in 2003 finds major operational accomplishments and lingering management challenges. GAO released a status report to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 05:25am EDT

GAO studying government's cyber hiring challenges

The federal government needs to hire 30,000 cybersecurity professionals. But does anybody out there want the jobs? That's what the Government Accountability Office is trying to find out

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 12:18pm EDT

All things acquisition

Host Mark Amtower will talk government acquistion with Jaime Gracia, President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting, and Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller.
August 29, 2011(Encore presentation September 12, 2011)

Monday - 08/29/2011, 09:14pm EDT

GAO: EPA needs more coordination at 37 labs

In the last 20 years, independent evaluations of EPA's labs have turned up operations and management problems, according to the GAO report. EPA also struggles with consolidating its labs.

Thursday - 08/25/2011, 03:54pm EDT
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